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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WCCO’s Jason DeRusha has been nominated for a James Beard Award in Broadcast Media for his TV segment, “DeRusha Eats.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, right outside the WCCO building!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.