Jason DeRusha

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DeRusha Eats: Prairie Dogs In Minneapolis

When Chef Craig Johnson turns on his meat grinder, he’s making sausages that truly reflect the Midwest. This week, DeRusha Eats at Prairie Dogs in Minneapolis.

07/02/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Loews’ Apothecary

ne of the hottest parts of the Twin Cities dining scene right now: hotels. For years, hotel bars and restaurants were afterthoughts, and had trouble getting locals in the door. But in DeRusha Eats Thursday morning, we meet the St. Paul Chef trying to change that at a Minneapolis hotel.

06/18/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Amore Victoria Celebrates 10 Years

Amore Victoria is celebrating 10 years at its Uptown Minneapolis location on Lake Street and Irving Avenue. Alex and Jenna Victoria took the cute little Mediterranean style building and transformed it into a European style bistro.

06/04/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Jason Talks With Isaac Becker & Nancy St. Pierre

His three Minneapolis restaurants are almost always packed. It started 10 years ago when Isaac Becker and his wife Nancy St. Pierre opened 112 Eatery. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason chats with the award-winning culinary couple behind Bar La Grassa and Burch.

05/28/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Seven Sundays’ Muesli

When you think breakfast, you probably think about cereal or oatmeal. But a Twin Cities couple wants you to think about muesli.

05/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Black Forest Inn Turns 50

Long before anyone called Nicollet Avenue near Downtown Minneapolis Eat Street, there was a young German immigrant with a dream. Erich Christ was just a kid. This Friday his restaurant turns 50.

05/14/2015

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Bee-Keeping On Union Depot Rooftop

If you see any bees buzzing around St. Paul they might be heading home to an unlikely place. There are five hives on the rooftop of the Union Depot with about 10,000 bees each.

05/12/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Gray Duck Chai In St. Paul

It started with one cup of chai tea a young chef brought to her restaurant coworker. That tea sparked a growing, successful company — and a loving, romantic relationship. DeRusha Eats takes a look inside Gray Duck Chai, a commercial kitchen and small – but growing – bottling line in St. Paul.

04/30/2015

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Who’s Better At Soccer — Kylie Or Jason?

The Minnesota United FC are celebrating their home opener Saturday night and they’re hoping for a big crowd at the National Sports Center. They’re facing off against the San Antonio Scorpions at 7 p.m.

04/24/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Smashburger

Last year, Forbes named it one of the most promising companies in America, and its founder lives in Minneapolis part of the year. So, this week Jason DeRusha decided to eat at Smashburger.

04/23/2015

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DeRusha Eats: The Capital Grille

Kobe beef. It is supposed to be some of the most flavorful beef in the world. And it’s usually found on high end steak menus. Kobe beef burgers can cost as much as $50! Crazy, right? But now you can get a similar flavor for a fraction of the cost at one Minneapolis restaurant.

04/16/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Animal Humane Society

Every year, 24,000 animals go through the Animal Humane Society at five locations across Minnesota. Usually an animal only spends 10 days in the shelter before being adopted, but there’s no time limit to how long an animal can stay. They couldn’t help all those animals find great homes if it weren’t for their 2,100 volunteers working with 300 staff members.

04/10/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Hola Arepa

Five years ago virtually no one in the Twin Cities had heard of an arepa. Now, thanks to one couple, arepas became a red hot food truck and a red hot restaurant. This week, DeRusha eats at Hola Arepa at 35th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis.

04/09/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Cook Saint Paul

When you take a neighborhood that’s been down and out and add some business owners like Eddie Wu. You have a recipe for a rebirth. This week, Jason DeRusha eats at Cook Saint Paul.

04/02/2015

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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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