Restaurants

Sushi in the ‘Burbs  

Sushi has become a staple meal for many folks in the Twin Cities.  But you don’t have to hit the cities to get the best sushi.  Restaurant and Dining Editor from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, fills us in on the best places to grab sushi in the suburbs. 

Droolin’ Moose  

Emily could not stop drooling over the chocolate from the Bloomington company, Droolin’ Moose.  She went to check out how the sweet company got it’s start. 

Paczkis  

It's a huge Fat Tuesday tradition and it's also one of Elizabeth's favorites. It's called a Paczki, a Polish donut that's only sold once a year. Emily heads to Kramarczuk's in northeast Minneapolis to find out what makes them so special.

Mystic Lake Desserts  

There’s a new buffet at Mystic Lake and they have it all.  From a Friday fish fry and steak to a Sunday champagne brunch with bottomless champagne and mimosas.  Of course, you can’t have a buffet without desserts and you can’t have desserts without finding Emily around! 

Cow Bella Gelato  

Cow Bella Gelato in St. Paul uses local products and all natural ingredients.  Emily found out how they make the delicious treat and how they get the best taste.

Cool Nights Out: Scotch Tasting  

Elizabeth took her husband don’t let this cold weather keep them in.  They headed out to Merlins Rest Pub in Minneapolis for “a cool night out” with a little scotch tasting.

Romantic Restaurants  

It’s probably too late to get your reservations in for Valentine’s Day if you want to dine at a romantic restaurant.  City Pages food columnist, Joy Summers, has some ideas for places that you can go that are romantic anytime – not just Valentine’s Day!

Underrated Restaurants in the ‘Burbs   Back To Top

Food Editor of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, knows the best places to eat in the cities no matter what kind of cuisine you are craving.  We asked her to head out of the cities and let us know what restaurants in the suburbs should we be hitting up.

Restaurant Icon: Murray's   Back To Top

It was an 80 year journey for Murray’s to become the iconic Twin Cities restaurant known for their silver butter knife steaks in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.  Chris dropped in to get the story behind their success.   

Restaurant Icon: JD Hoyts   Back To Top

Despite the changing neighborhood, JD Hoyts in Minneapolis continues to thrive.  Emily visited the long standing restaurant to find out about their history. 

Restaurant Icon: Cosetta’s   Back To Top

Cosetta’s in St. Paul began with an Italian immigrant couple selling produce.  Micheli Cossetta and his wife, Irene, moved to the Little Italy of St. Paul with the hope of fulfilling the American Dream.  He began work selling produce and in 1911, Cosetta’s was born.

Lady Elegant Tea Room   Back To Top

There is an authentic English tea room in St. Paul called Lady Elegant’s Tea Room that we thought would be perfect for Elizabeth to go check out.  We also thought we would try to crash her tea party with some unexpected guests.

Famous Faces in the Kitchen: Chris Coleman   Back To Top

St. Paul’s mayor, Chris Coleman, comes from a family of six siblings and has lived in St. Paul his entire life.  He’s here to talk about what he loves about the city – and that includes his favorite spots for dining!

Teresa's Mexican Restaurant   Back To Top

Join Chris Egert at Teresa's Mexican Restaurant Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:00 for a Halloween Pre-Party! Before the festivities kick off, Chris stops by to try some adventurous foods.

Cupcake Wars Winner   Back To Top

There is a place right across the street from Twin Cities Live that is a great go-to spot for a little sweet treat called Cupcake.  It was not surprise to us when the owner took home the grand prize on The Food Network show, Cupcake Wars!  Kevin Vanderaa is here with his winning cupcakes. 

Silver Sevens Bar & Lounge   Back To Top

On Friday, October 11th, we will be up at Grand Casino for our live show there and we are looking forward to it!  After the show Chris, Elizabeth, and Emily are hanging out for a special meet and greet at the newly renovated Silver Sevens Bar and Lounge.

Super Fun Night   Back To Top

Actress Rebel Wilson stars in a new show that follows three nerdy friends who decide to change up their Friday night traditions and spice it up.  The show is called Super Fun Night and it’s premiering on ABC on Wednesday, October

Dietitian Food Picks from the Fair   Back To Top

Even our dietitian can't get enough of the State Fair. She shared the foods she's willing to indulge on at the Great Minnesota Get Together.

Working at Turkey to Go   Back To Top

One of our favorite State Fair stops is the Turkey to Go booth. Elizabeth, Emily and Chris went behind the counter to see what it was like to work there.

What's Hot at the Fair #3   Back To Top

The heat won't keep Emily out of that Twin City Jacuzzi hot tub. She reveals another thing that "hot at the Fair" this year: Mancini's!

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen   Back To Top

The owners of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen not only had the ambition to start their own restaurant, but also won the public over to get a spot at the food court at Burnsville Center, rent free.

New 2013 Fair Foods   Back To Top

There are many State Fair food vendors who also have restaurants around town. We stopped by O'Gara's, Izzy's and Axel's to see what their newest creations are for the 2013 Great Minnesota Get-Together.    

Patiopalooza: Acqua   Back To Top

Chris stops by Acqua in Forest Lake for the last TCL Patiopalooza in 2013!

Patiopalooza: Mallards on the St. Croix   Back To Top

Elizabeth will be heading to Mallards on the St. Croix in beautiful Bayport for Patiopalooza.  She went ahead to check it out before the event to see what she could expect. 

Andrew Zimmern: Bizarre Twin Cities Food   Back To Top

Our guest today is one busy guy. His Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods America was just renewed for a fifth season. He's an author of multiple books, runs a food truck, and still has time to host a weekly podcast Go Fork Yourself, Twin Cities Live is excited to welcome back Andrew Zimmern.
 

Patiopalooza: Kozlak’s   Back To Top

We love it when you join us on the patio for our Patiopalooza’s.  But with the mosquitoes this year, having a screened in area – that’s definitely a bonus!  That’s one of the things Kozlak’s Royal Oak Restaurant has going for it.  Another thing?  How about a ghost named George! 

The Best Burger   Back To Top

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s next issue is all about finding the best burger in town.  Elizabeth was asked to be one of the judges of the competition and was ecstatic about it!  The competition is down to the final four and Food Editor, Stephanie March brought those picks in.

Patiopalooza: Sole Mio   Back To Top

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means….another Patiopalooza!  This time you’ll find Emily haning out at Sole Mio in Woodbury!  She went over ahead of time to get a taste of what to expect and to meet the Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Angelo Montes.

Patiopalooza: 5-8 Club   Back To Top

The 5-8 Club has been around since prohibition times.  The original Minneapolis location operated as a speakeasy, illegally serving up beer and cocktails to Minnesotans.  In the 50’s, Minnesota’s favorite burger – The Juicy Lucy – was born.  Their popularity has grown and has become a staple in the Twin Cities.

Truce Juice   Back To Top

Juicing has become quite popular in homes.  Now Juice Bars are popping up and folks are claiming that the juice you get there provides you with the most vitamins and minerals possible.  Even more than the juice you can make at home.