Best Restaurants in the Twin Cities  

The restaurants featured in City Pages 2017 Best of the Twin Cities issue aren't exclusively in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Food critic Mecca Bos from City Pages shares three spots worth checking out, including two located in surburban strip malls.

Brunch at The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen  

Executive Chef, Josh Hedquist from The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen made Woke Up Crabby Toast.  The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen is adding a Friday brunch starting on May 19th.

Upton 43 for Brunch  

We're celebrating the breakfast lunch hybrid all this week and today James Beard nominated Chef Erick Harcey shared some popular choices on the Upton 43 brunch menu.

Brunch at Jax Cafe  

Jax Cafe has serves steaks and seafood in an elegant, old-school setting with a garden patio. To view their weekly special or to make a reservation click here.

Best Date Night Deals in Minneapolis  

A 2016 study found that one person will spend over $20,000 on dating before finding a partner. Whether you're married or dating, the average cost for one date is more than $43 a person. In a quest to save you cash, TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, shares three date night deals at restaurants in Minneapolis.

Best Desserts from Twin Cities Restaurants  

Food and Dining Editor from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, stops by with her favorite desserts you can order in the Twin Cities!

Good Company: Sunrise Market  

Since 1913, the Forti family has been sharing their families favorite foods. Sunrise started as a bakery in Hibbing. It was started by Guilio Forti who was an Italian immigrant. He came to the United States in 1910. Known for many foods with an Italian flare, Sunrise soon grew into much more.

Twins Opening Day at Target Field   Back To Top

Baseball is back!  The Twins kick off their opening day against the Kansas City Royals. Fans flock to the stadium early to get ready for all of the festivities on Target Plaza and in Target Field.

Best Restaurants for Take Out in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

Save time and hassle cooking dinner after a long day working or running errands. Joy Summers, Food Critic for Minnesota Monthly, stops by to share places packaging up some of the best 'Gourmet To Go' in town.   

Fat Tuesday at Bistro La Roux   Back To Top

No need to go to New Orleans to celebrate, there’s a spot here in the Twin Cities that’s ready to bring Mardi Gras to you. Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines is ready for Fat Tuesday! The restaurant celebrates with traditional food and a big party for its customers.

Insider's Guide to the Food & Wine Experience   Back To Top

Over 100 wines will freely pour during Minnesota Monthly's 23rd annual Food and Wine Experience at Target Field on March 4 and 5. Food critic Joy Summers stopped by to pair the best foods from Twin Cities restaurants with beers and wines from around Minnesota and the world. Plus, get her insider advice if you're looking to purchase tickets.

Good Company: Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge   Back To Top

Despite the weather outside, there’s a spot in Northeast Minneapolis that always feels like a tropical oasis. Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge first opened in in 2003. The owner, Leslie Bock, found a niche and certainly went for it. Today, it’s still a destination for out of towners and locals.

Best Kept Secrets: Brunch   Back To Top

Joy Summers with Minneapolis Eater took us around to three of her favorite spots for brunch!

Best Barbecue in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

There’s no need to fly down south for great barbecue. Mecca Bos, the Food Editor at City Pages, shares three BBQ joints in the Twin Cities serving up fantastic food.

Week Night Date Night   Back To Top

There’s no need to wait until Valentine’s Day to enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetie. TCL’s Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, rounds up some of the best weeknight dinners for two in the Twin Cities.

TCL in Your Town: Stillwater Eating & Shopping   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town casts the spotlight on Stillwater to feature the best of that community. The Food and Dining Editor of MplsSt.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, along with the Shopping and Style Editor, Ali Kaplan, shares their picks for where to grab a bite to eat and get some shopping done.

Best Restaurant Soup To-Go in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

The Food and Dining Editor of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, shares her picks for the restaurants serving up the best soup to-go in the Twin Cities.

Good Company: St. Paul Bagelry   Back To Top

While most of us are still sleeping, the folks behind St. Paul Bagelry are up and at ‘em early making delicious bagels. And we’re talking a lot of bagels. They make some three thousand bagels every day.

Wine Bars in the Eastern Burbs   Back To Top

There are all sorts of great wine bars in the cities, but there are also some really great spots worth checking out in the suburbs. Emily Engberg teams up with Minnesota Monthly Food Critic Joy Summers. They have three spots worth toasting to on the east side.

Restaurant & Bar in Barnes and Noble Galleria   Back To Top

The next time you go to buy a book at the Barnes and Noble in Galleria, you can have a beer and some food, too. The national book store has a brand new restaurant that features everything from pastries to full entrees. The bar has coffee, local brews, and wine.

Gigi’s Cupcakes   Back To Top

From working in a bank to running her own business, you could say things are going pretty sweet for Krista Kook.  She’s now the owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Woodbury!  Krista gives Elizabeth and Steve a lesson in their signature swirl! 

Skyway Eats in Minneapolis   Back To Top

The Skyways in Minneapolis are full of offices and retail stores. It’s also full of places to check out good food. Emily meets up with Joy Summers of Minnesota Monthly to find out which stops are worth a taste and a trip.

Secret Passages at Popular Restaurants   Back To Top

The Twin Cities is full of some really great restaurants. Some of those restaurants include secrets. There are a handful of spots that have secret passages. Some are open to the public and some aren’t.

Best Pie in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

We asked the Food and Dining Editor of Mpls St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, to share her favorite restaurants serving up pie you can bring to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Good Company: Dairy Queen   Back To Top

Dairy Queen has been home to delicious frozen treats since 1940. Today, there are Dairy Queens all over the country. It started when a father son duo came up with their soft serve recipe and contacted a friend who had an ice cream shop. The owner of the shop said they could have an “all you can eat” trial run. More than 1,600 servings of ice cream were given out. The rest is history and that same recipe is still used today.

Elizabeth in New Orleans: The Sweets Back To Top

Elizabeth, along with 40 TCLers and AAA Minneapolis, took an adventure any foodie would love: a tour of New Orleans. Elizabeth came back to Minnesota with an Instagram page full of delicious photos. It also inspired her to find New Orleans inspired dishes that you can find in the Twin Cities, so she connected with Minnesota restaurant critics to find the best Big Easy sweets in the North Star State.

Taste of New Orleans in Minnesota   Back To Top

Eating through New Orleans was a big part of Elizabeth's trip to the Big Easy with AAA Travel and a bus of TCL'ers. There are places here in the Twin Cities serving up a taste of that city on the Mississippi. 

Best Restaurants in Hudson, Wisconsin   Back To Top

The Food and Dining Editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, shares three of her favorite restaurants in Hudson, Wisconsin as TCL in Your Town celebrates the best of that community. 

The Peg   Back To Top

Steve, Elizabeth, and Emily put on their aprons and find out what it’s like to work at the only full-service restaurant on the fairgrounds, The Peg.

Food & Drink of Brazil   Back To Top

All eyes are on Rio for the 2016 Olympics.  For some people, watching the games inspires them to take up a new sport.  For just makes them want to try the food and drink of the country!  Minnesota Monthly's food critic, Joy Summers, shares her favorite food and drink from Brazil that you can find right here.