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DeRusha Eats: Joan’s In The Park

When Chef Susan Dunlop and her partner in business and in life, Joan Schmitt, bought a former pizza place in St. Paul, they had to pick a name. “‘Joan’s In The Park’ sounds better than ‘Susan’s In The Park,'” Susan said.

03/28/2015

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‘DeRusha Eats,’ Spoon And Stable Nominated For James Beard Awards

WCCO’s Jason DeRusha has been nominated for a James Beard Award in Broadcast Media for his TV segment, “DeRusha Eats.”

03/24/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Progressive Workouts

Getting in shape doesn’t mean dumping all your money on a gym membership and equipment. Ire Collins from 9-Round joins us to show WCCO This Morning some simple, and effective, workouts using just two items – a medicine ball and a jump rope.

03/23/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Pieology Pizzeria

It’s been around for thousands of years, but right now it doesn’t get hotter than pizza. Matt Kalil is a 25-year-old offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, and the big name behind Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, St. Paul and Mankato.

03/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Crapola

It started as a joke, an offhanded remark about granola between an Ely man and his wife. Eight years later, that joke has turned into a full time job and a company with a name you won’t forget: Crapola.

03/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Patisserie 46 Eclairs Among World’s Best

A national semifinalist for best baker and an international competition winner, all tucked away in a South Minneapolis neighborhood. John Kraus is winning awards and has been winning over customers here for nearly five years.

03/07/2015

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Jason & Jamie Test Out Midwest Hand-Crafted Bloody Mary Mixes

This Saturday and Sunday is the Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience. Dozens of restaurants and more than a hundred wines will be featured, but that’s not all. Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas had the chance to test out five brands of Midwest hand-crafted Bloody Mary mixes.

03/05/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Sea Change At The Guthrie Theater

With Sir Tyrone Guthrie overlooking the front door, it’s almost a given that every dish at Sea Change would be a little theatrical. Chef de cuisine Ryan Cook has worked in restaurants since he was a teenager — no fancy culinary school for him.

02/28/2015

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‘Survivor’ Returns For 30th Season Wednesday

The 30th season of Survivor begins Wednesday night. It’s the longest running reality-competition series on TV. Since the premiere of the show on May 31, 2000, 460 contestants have participated since the show.

02/25/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Red Cow

In a town where there’s a Juicy Lucy on almost every menu, Red Cow is going all-in on one 7-ounce hand-pattied burger. Luke Shimp created Red Cow in 2013. “When you do ‘em right, people just love it,” Shimp said.

02/21/2015

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Oh, I Wish I Got To Drive The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, right outside the WCCO building!

02/17/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Decadent Honey Bon-Bons For Your Valentine

On Valentine’s Day, Jason DeRusha turned his attention to chocolate. More so. That’s because one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America is right here in St. Paul.

02/14/2015

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The 31st Annual Chilly Open Tees Off On Lake Minnetonka

It’s one of the strangest events on ice you’ll ever see; a golf tournament on a frozen lake. Saturday marks the 31st annual Chilly Open on Lake Minnetonka. This year’s theme is ‘Gone Country,’ so make sure to bring the cowboy hat and boots.

02/07/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Cured Meats At The Red Table Meat Co.

In his restaurants, he was known for his incredible skill in creating delicious cured meats — salamis and coppas and sopressatas. Now, a local chef has created his own company hoping to create world-class charcuterie right here in the Twin Cities.

02/07/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Murphy-Goode Winery

As a kid growing up in Edina, his dream was to be a rock-and-roll drummer. He didn’t quite make it. But, that’s a good thing for thousands of people who love wine.

01/31/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Franklin Street Bakery

The Super Bowl is just one week away, which means it is also just one week until an event that’s become a huge part of Super Bowl Weekend – Taste of the NFL. Taste of the NFL was founded by a Minneapolis bakery owner and restaurant guy when the Super Bowl was in Minnesota in 1992.

01/24/2015

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‘Studio/E’ Aims To Guide Entrepreneurs In Right Direction

St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”

01/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: The Sioux Chef

Minnesota is a state known for its large Native American population. But, can you name a single native restaurant? Not yet. A local chef who grew up on a Lakota Indian reservation is looking to change that.

01/17/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Life Cafe

It is the New Year, and folks are filling up local gyms. But did you know you can also fill up at many local gyms? At nearly 20 Life Time Fitness locations around the metro you can get in shape by working out on the machines and eating a nutritious meal at the café.

01/10/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Juice So Good

Earlier this week, WCCO showed your pick for the Best Juice Bar in Minnesota. No doubt in the coming days, you’ll hear from friends or family who are going on a juice cleanse for the start of the New Year.

01/03/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: 6 Tricks For Home Improvement

We’ve got a little bit of a different Get Movin’ Monday for you this week. The holidays are pretty much over, you’re cleaning up from parties and perhaps starting to think about some projects around the house.

12/29/2014

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DeRusha Eats: World Class Wines

Wednesday is New Year’s Eve, so you know what that means! The champagne toast! But this year, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Jason DeRusha visited World Class Wines and found easy ways to find the perfect bubbly, some even without breaking the bank!

12/27/2014

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The Morning Show Cookie Decorating Contest Winner Is …

Have you decorated your Christmas cookies? Look no further than our WCCO This Morning studio for some decorating ideas. Jason DeRusha, Jamie Yuccas, Kim Johnson and Ali Lucia put their skills to the test.

12/17/2014

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DeRusha Eats: McGarry’s Irish Pub

Minnesotans love Irish pubs, so Jason DeRusha took a drive to Maple Plain, Minnesota, and found a classic pub in an unlikely spot.

12/13/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Half Time Rec

Half Time Rec is a St. Paul institution. It was even the backdrop for the movie “Grumpy Old Men.” This place defines dive bar. Scott and Steve Mars are the brothers who’ve tried not to mess this place up the past five years. “It is a dive bar, and we take pride in that,” Scott said. “We want to keep it a fun dive bar atmosphere.”

12/06/2014

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