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Best Mixologist Bars In Minnesota

Stray from your usual and mix up something fun.

07/02/2015

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Best Places For Graduation Brunch In Minnesota

After years of studying and hard work, you’ve earned yourself a world-class brunch.

05/13/2015

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Best Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Minnesota

You’ve worked hard all year, now is the time to splurge.

04/09/2015

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Best Restaurants To Reserve Your Easter Brunch In Minnesota

Easter Sunday is a time for reflection and for getting together with family and all the loved ones you hold dear. Reserve a table for everyone you hold dear at one of these local restaurants.

03/04/2015

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Twin Cities Recognized Among James Beard Award Semifinalists

Several Twin City institutions, restaurateurs and chefs were named among the semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards Wednesday. The semifinalists were chosen by the Restaurant and Chef Awards committee from a group of over 35,000 submissions nationwide .

02/18/2015

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Best Egg Dishes In Minnesota

These are a few local options that take one of the staples of breakfast and elevate it into something better. For breakfast, brunch or until whenever they stop serving them, try one of these local egg dishes.

02/11/2015

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Best Mussels In Minnesota

Taste the ocean with a plate of mussels at these fantastic local restaurants.

01/21/2015

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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch 2015 In Minnesota

Relax and go out for brunch on New Year’s Day

12/17/2014

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Best Places For Holiday Cocktails In Minnesota

Using fresh and unusual ingredients, cocktails have evolved into an art form and can excite all of the senses with just one sip. Check out these cocktail bars for some of the best and most creative holiday refreshments.

12/04/2014

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Best Pumpkin Dishes In Minnesota

Get your pumpkin fix with these festive seasonal pumpkin offerings.

10/01/2014

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Best Restaurants In Minnesota Worth The Hype

For a memorable meal in Minnesota, make a reservation at one of these local restaurants.

07/26/2014

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Best Places For Mother’s Day Brunch In Minnesota

Treat your mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at these Minnesota favorites.

04/30/2014

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Best French Restaurants In Minnesota

Celebrate the best of France at any of these great Minnesota restaurants.

04/09/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Wine Bars

It’s about appealing to the “wine snob” and the “wine novice”. To communicate what tastes good and give it to customers in a very accessible way. And to offer up amazing selections with food to match. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Wine Bars!

04/03/2014

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Restaurant Alma, La Belle Vie Top Zagat’s Local Picks

Zagat has just released its annual guide to America’s best restaurants, and if you’re looking for the best meal in Minnesota, you’ll have to head to Northeast Minneapolis. Click here to read the full top 10 list.

12/04/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Sustainable Seafood Restaurants

Seafood and what to eat has been controversial, with over-fishing seemingly emptying the world’s oceans. So where can you get the best, sustainable seafood in the Twin Cities? Dara has you covered and here’s her Top 5!

05/04/2013

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Best Crepes In The Twin Cities

From a savory concoction filled with ham and cheese to a sweet option drizzled with caramel and topped with ice cream, we’ve got the picks for Twin Cities crepes that will make you say “ooh là là.”

05/25/2011

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Best Places For Half-Priced Wine In The Twin Cities

Winding down with a bottle of wine is a symbol of relaxation. Wine calms the nerves, eases aches and pains, and may even provide health benefits depending on which news report is making headlines on a given day. We all know wine is overpriced at restaurants, but here are some places where you can score a bottle for half-price.

CBS Minnesota–01/14/2011

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Best Chef Tasting Menus In The Twin Cities

Nobody knows better than a chef what is the best thing leaving their kitchen. At very good restaurants, the servers know this and can help steer you in the right direction. Tasting menus take the guess work out of it though.

CBS Minnesota–12/23/2010

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Best Patios In St. Paul

For a couple of cities that see twice as many winter months than summer, it’s truly awesome that we have such an overwhelming selection of patios to soak in those brief summer rays.

CBS Minnesota–11/05/2010