DeRusha Eats: Nico's Tacos, Changing The Way We See TortillasAlejandro Victoria is owner and chef Nico’s Tacos and Tortilla Bar in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since 2013, he's been serving classic recipes from his family and from his native Michoacán on Hennepin Avenue in the 612, and on Como in the 651.
Thanksgiving 2021: List Of Restaurants For Takeout Dinners, Meal Kits and PiesIf the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that many of us enjoyed not having to cook on Thanksgiving, and we enjoyed supporting local restaurants. Again in 2021, restaurants, caterers and bakeries are providing Thanksgiving meal kits to take out and re-heat at home.
Sammy Hagar To Play 2022 Lakefront Music Fest In Prior LakeHagar and his band The Circle will play July 8 at the Prior Lake event, which is held at Lakefront Park. Hagar is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hagar joins Toby Keith, Collective Soul and Ned LeDoux on the fest roster. One more artist is yet to be announced.
Minnesotans Living The Dream As Wine Makers in OregonThe rolling hills of Willamette Valley produce some of the most in-demand grapes and wines in the United States.
You Can Always Get What You Want? Mick Jagger Has 2 Juicy (Jucy) Lucys Before ConcertJagger also said he grabbed some local beers and visited Grumpy's in Northeast Minneapolis. He also addressed the crowd as "Sotans," as in "Hello Twin Cities! Hi there, you 'Sotans!"
Mike's Mix: 2 Drinks From Side Bar At Surdyk'sSide Bar at Surdyk's opened in June of 2021 as a compliment to the adjoining liquor, cheese, and deli shop. Here are recipes for two of their cocktails:
National Chicken Wing Shortage Leaves Many Restaurants Without The Popular ItemRay J's American Grill has been voted to have the best wings in Minnesota, but owners are having a hard time making sure their signature dish is available.
Hot Dogs Are Minnesota's Most Popular Barbecue ItemThe most popular in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota: hot dogs. Only North Dakota went for hamburgers, among local states.
Mike's Mix: Chankaska Spirits' Smoked NegroniAt Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, in Kasota, MN, you’ll also find Chankaska Spirits – a microdistillery producing 13 spirits on site.
Cinco De Mayo: Jason DeRusha's Recommended Latino-Owned Mexican RestaurantsThe history of May 5 dates to 1862, when Mexico’s Army beat the French at the Battle of Puebla. Today, you can celebrate by visiting one of the terrific Latino-owned restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Brit's Pub Reopens Its Doors After More Than Half A Year ShutteredAt the beginning of March last year, Brit's Pub was getting ready to celebrate its 30th year in downtown Minneapolis. Then, COVID-19 hit bringing a shutdown and restrictions.
Brit's Pub To Reopen In Downtown Minneapolis Later This MonthBrit's Pub closed last year after being damaged during riots, looting and a fire.
Top 7 Minnesota Baking And Recipe InfluencersAlong with the help of Maggie LaMaack, group director for influencer and brand partnerships at Fast Horse, WCCO's Jason DeRusha has compiled a list of the top seven baking and recipe influencers based in Minnesota.
America's Least Favorite Pizza Topping Is ... Not PineappleA new survey finds, not terribly surprisingly, that America's #1 favorite pizza topping is pepperoni, followed closely behind by sausage.
Mike's Mix: Sooki & Mimi's 'Condessa'Mike Augustyniak recently went to Sooki & Mimi, a new restaurant opened by James Beard Award-winner Ann Kim, to learn their "Condessa" Recipe.