At Steven Brown’s award-winning Tilia in south Minneapolis, you won’t find mac and cheese on the “Cootie Catcher” kids’ menu. The shrimp fried rice is good, real, scratch cooking. But Brown’s making good kids’ food inside and out of his restaurant.
Appreciate a craft beer in a Minnesota bar.
There’s no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale — and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.
We’ve all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we’ve been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.
Steven Brown has proven that simple ingredients and an easy approach — both in the kitchen and out — can make for some extraordinary results.
For Steven Brown, it all began with Betty Crocker. That iconic red-and-white cookbook started the spark that eventually spun into being named “one of the best cooking talents this town has ever produced.”
This week the Twin Cities food community honored a dozen restaurants and chefs with the Charlie Awards.
Well, it’s that time of year again — time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what we’ve learned, the new places we’ve enjoyed and the events that made up 2011.
There are so many family friendly spots across the Twin Cities, but it’s hard to beat the southern Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills.
At a friend’s 30th surprise birthday party last week, I spent the majority of the night drooling, as I listened intently to the riveting raves of a friend’s recent visit to Tilia.