'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's Picks: 5 Ramen & Pho Spots To Beat The Bitter BlastWe are in the middle of a historic cold snap, so cold we feel it from the inside. When it comes to comfort foods that warm our souls, there isn’t much that beats soup.
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.
DeRusha Eats: The Sunshine Factory Burns Bright In PlymouthThe Sunshine Factory opened in New Hope in 1976, and everything about it screamed the '70s.
DeRusha Eats: Famed 'Bread In Five' Book Series Tackles Sweet, Holiday BreadsThe latest version of the "Bread in Five" book series amps up the sweet factor: "Holiday and Celebration Bread In Five Minutes A Day."
Best 2018 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
'We're Creating Food For Everyone': Andrew Zimmern Has Big Ambitions For Lucky CricketBefore Andrew Zimmern was famous for his TV series “Bizarre Foods,” he was a chef and a cook in Minneapolis restaurants. Nearly 20 years after he last stepped foot in a kitchen as an employee, Zimmern is opening his own restaurant, in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park.
Jason DeRusha's 2018 Thanksgiving Wine GuideThanksgiving is almost here and it’s the busy season for asking questions at local wine shops. Something about the turkey makes people worried about what to pair. It’s hard – because you might want one wine for drinking with appetizers, another wine with turkey, and another wine with the heavy side dishes that many of us enjoy.
DeRusha Eats: San Pedro Cafe Brings Wildly Popular Caribbean Cuisine To HudsonJason DeRusha checks out the incredibly popular San Pedro Cafe, where the fire in the kitchen matches the heat on the plate.
DeRusha Eats: Maverick's Real Roast BeefIn January, the doors were closed, the slicer stopped. The original owners had endured personal and financial struggles, but Tim Hughes jumped in to buy a counter service, strip mall icon.