Jason DeRusha's Top Not-New State Fair FoodsIt may shock you, but one of the State Fair's biggest-selling items misses Jason's top 10 favorites.
From Cabin To Contemporary: Famous Dave's New LookTwin Cities-based Famous Dave's has been in a free-fall: 6 CEOS over the last 6 years. But closing a bunch of money-losing locations and making some drastic changes at a north suburban test restaurant appears to be paying off.
Sweet Tooth? Minneapolis Restaurant Only Serves DessertIt feels fresh, and exciting and so does the menu. It's divided by type of dessert, not by flavor profile.
After Resisting The Taproom Trend, Summit Opens The Rathskeller"It really is a personal experience for beer drinkers. They want to touch it and drink it and they want to be in the environment so to speak.”
The Family Secret Behind Woodbury's Oldest RestaurantRon and Ally Henry opened the pizza spot in 1973, when Woodbury was mostly made up of farm fields.
Minn. Mother Makes 'Craftmade Aprons' For Sons & Chefs Everywhere This is a story about a mom, her three sons who are all chefs, and an apron that’s made in Minnesota.
Brooklyn Park Drive-In Like A Time Machine TripPicture a 1964 Pontiac, a hot fresh cheeseburger, and a uniformed employee hanging your tray on your driver’s side window.
From Zipp's Liquors to Oregon's Wine CountryThis is a love story about a grape, a woman, and German wine. They all came together for Bill Hooper one night at the Turf Club in St. Paul about 15 years ago.
DeRusha Eats: The Father-Daughter Duo Of Mpls’ Peppers & FriesBurgers and burritos might not be the most logical pairing for a restaurant menu, but that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Peppers and Fries in Minneapolis.
DeRusha Eats: T-Rex Cookie CaféIf the half-pound cookies aren't big enough, Tina Rexing has created a five-pound, $40 cookie.
Mpls. Chef A Finalist For Nat’l Culinary Award With 'Young Joni'From an Ivy League education, to a career as a professional actor, to the chef and owner of three restaurants now up for the most prestigious award in the culinary world.
After 20 Years, Oceanaire Still Serves Cities' Special OccasionsOceanaire was the first Twin Cities restaurant to really show that seafood can be fantastic in the middle of landlocked Minnesota.
DeRusha Eats: Smokey's Pub N Grill In Coon Lake BeachThe brisket is smoked for anywhere between 10 and 12 hours, but the secret seasoning is where it's at.
DeRusha Eats: Xavi Restaurant In South Mpls.It doesn't get more neighborhood restaurant, than Xavi. It’s right across the street from a now snow-covered South Minneapolis softball field.
DeRusha Eats: Better Beef At Gianni's SteakhouseGreat steaks start with great beef, and one Wayzata chef knows his way around beef.