Meet The Family Behind Holy Land, The Hummus Mecca Of MinneapolisHoly Land is far more than just the restaurant: It’s a one-of-a-kind butcher shop and grocery store, bringing Middle Eastern flavors to the Midwest. It’s also a production facility, where every day they turn 2,500 pounds of dry chickpeas into the now legendary Holy Land Hummus.
DeRusha Eats: ‘Crisp And Green’ Franchises Growing With Help Of Fmr. NBA Player Kris HumphriesIf you want evidence that healthier eating is more than a trend, look no further than the North Loop of Minneapolis, and the latest Crisp & Green.
DeRusha Eats: Hopkins High School Offers Global School Lunch OptionsThe deli roast beef isn't from a package, it's eye of round, sliced in the school cafeteria. Pizzas aren’t frozen either, the kitchen hand-makes sauce and rolls out dough for 300 pizzas a day.
Rockford High School Boasts High-Tech Garden, 'Rock Star' ChefOn an early Tuesday morning, the only real sound in Rockford High School's cafeteria is the sizzle of a large pan loaded with vegetables. Chef Harlan Adelman is preparing mirepoix for soup and sandwich day.
DeRusha Eats: Fresh-Made Pasta On The Menu At Waconia High SchoolWhen you think of farm-to-table food, you might imagine fresh produce or local meats. But how about pasta? That’s what they make fresh every day at Waconia High School.
DeRusha Eats: School Lunches At Prior Lake-Savage SchoolsThey are the busiest restaurants in the southern Twin Cities suburbs -- 10 Prior Lake–Savage schools serve around 4,500 lunches every day.
Mendoberri Celebrates A Decade Of Bringing Local, Chef-Inspired Food To The SuburbsIt is hard to overstate how big a risk it was in 2010 to open a chef-driven restaurant, focused on local sustainable produce and proteins, in a strip mall in the southern suburbs of St. Paul.
How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown RestaurantNot many restaurant stories start with a run around a Minneapolis lake, but Kate Sidoti wouldn't live in Minnesota, running her own restaurant, if not for that one single moment when she saw the man who would become her husband.
Fig + Farro Overcame Challenges To Become A Top U.S. Vegetarian EateryMichelle Courtright's dream is as atypical as her path to becoming a Minneapolis restaurant owner.
DeRusha Eats: Best Sparkling Wines To Try This Holiday SeasonWhen you think of wine between Christmas and New Year’s Day, you probably think about bubbles and champagne.
DeRusha Eats: St. Paul's Legendary Lexington Is ResurrectedIt doesn't get much more iconic than The Lexington in St. Paul, which has undergone a true renaissance.
New Yorkers Say Joey Nova's In Tonka Bay Has Real-Deal New York-Style PizzaThe humble strip mall location is nothing special, but Joey Nova's is nestled along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, near Mound, Wayzata, and Excelsior.
Why Is Mama's A St. Paul Staple? 'It's Not Just The Pizza'To make it more than 55 years in the restaurant business, it takes more than a great crust, or sauce or toppings. And Mama’s Pizza is more than just its terrific pizza.
DeRusha Eats: Angelo’s Pizza In South St. PaulIf a square-cut slice of pizza can be directly linked to a town, Angelo’s is South Saint Paul.
DeRusha Eats: Latuff’s Pizzeria