Main Street Farmer Eatery Took A Risk On St. Michael...And It Paid OffWhen Jonathan Campion decided to open a higher-end restaurant near his hometown, it was a bit of a surprise.
DeRusha Eats: The Rise Of Chef Malone’s Restaurant, Grand CaféIt was a solid neighborhood restaurant for years, but when Malone and her team took it over in 2017, it started getting national attention and her Paris Brest filled with foie gras mousse in 2018 was named the dish of the year.
Brianno's Deli Italia: Packing 'Em In For 25 YearsFor 25 years, it's been a hidden gem in the southern suburb of Eagan. In fact, when Jason DeRusha posted some videos on Instagram, loyal customers begged him to keep it their secret.
DeRusha Eats: Market Bar-B-Que Moves EverythingWhen Anthony Polski moved his family's 73-year-old restaurant, Market BBQ, to an abandoned building in Northeast Minneapolis, he didn’t just pack up a few things: He literally moved everything.
James Beard Foundation, Twin Cities Seafood Eateries Strive For SustainabilityIf you see the "Smart Catch" seal, you know the restaurant is working towards doing the right thing.
For More Than 50 Years, Jax Café Creates Personal, Embossed Matchbooks For GuestsIt is one of the quirkiest, most endearing tradition at a Twin Cities steakhouse that is full of them: the personalized, embossed matchbook at Jax Café.
'A Fun Esthetic': A Look At The Neon Trend Alighting Twin Cities RestaurantsWhen Paige Alexander was planning her new Minneapolis restaurant Zettas, she knew the look would matter.
Family-Run Nordic Ware Pushes Out Millions Of Bundt Pans AnnuallyNordic Ware casts and cuts and non-stick coats 1 million Bundt pans a year, but innovation and creativity keeps the company creating new designs.
'Farmed In Minnesota': Prairie Organic Vodka Is Poised For GrowthIn the small town of Princeton, 50 miles north of the Twin Cities, a combination of modern technology and old-school farming combines to create one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks: vodka.
15 Years In The Making, Lat 14 Brings Fusion Of Flavor To Golden ValleyLat 14 is a combination of both Ann Ahmed’s and Josh Walbot’s personal histories and professional backgrounds.
DeRusha Eats: Fine Dining In North Oaks At TriaTria has maybe the best birthday deal in the Twin Cities. On your birthday, you get a bottle of wine at the same value as your age.
DeRusha Eats: Rustica's Long Road To Baguette HeavenThe baguette -- long and skinny, crispy and chewy -- has dozens of little steps to make it taste good.
White Bear Lake's Pizzeria Pezzo Perseveres After Owner's Sudden DeathPizzeria Pezzo in White Bear Lake makes incredible deep dish and coal-fired pizzas, as well as fantastic pastas and small plates. But the burning hot fires inside the restaurant’s two ovens are not what truly fuels this restaurant.
DeRusha Eats: The Best Pizzas In Chicago (Well, 4 Of Them)Chicago is a pizza town, no doubt about it, and who better to lead a tour through the region’s best pizza places than the guy who wrote the book on the subject?
DeRusha Eats: Haskell's Keeps It In The Family After 85 Years Of BusinessFor 85 years, one of two families has sold wine and spirits (legally) in downtown Minneapolis. In 1934, Benny Haskell was trying to go legit.