Restaurants

Underrated Patios  

When the weather is as pleasant as it's been the past few days...there's nothing like enjoying a meal outside.  But where to go? We challenged the Food and Dining Editor of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine to determine the three most underrated patios you'll find around town. The ones not getting the praise they deserve. Stephanie March’s picks are below.

Caribbean Backyard Bash  

If you've got a summer BBQ in your upcoming plans, we want you to put down that package of hotdogs. Don't even think of buying that relish tray. Instead, escape to the Caribbean. The owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas, stopped by to show us how to pull together a Caribbean Backyard Bash.

Bald Man Brewing  

Some of the best breweries aren’t in the cities, they’re in the burbs. Throughout the summer, Twin Cities Live is going to feature some of them. Our first stop is Bald Man Brewing in Eagan. It’s a hot spot for folks wanting good beer and a good vibe.

Gala Apple Salad with Cork Wine Bar and Restaurant  

Bob and Billy Martin from Cork Wine Bar and Restaurant show Steve how to make a refreshing summer salad, perfect for a hot day. They also sampled a few other offerings from the Anoka restaurant.

3 Best Restaurants to Get French Fries  

We challenged three Twin Cities based food critics to pick their favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities to get French Fries. It was hard for them to each choose only one! Joy Summers from Minnesota Monthly, Jess Fleming from the Pioneer Press and Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine share their go-to spot.

Summer Kick off Party at The Lookout Bar and Grill  

The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove is the perfect spot to celebrate the start of summer.

Best Supper Clubs  

The supper club culture invites people to visit with friends, enjoy a hearty meal and remains an important part to the Minnesota dining scene because it allows guests to feel at home. Food critic for the Minnesota Monthly, Joy Summer gave a roundup of her favorite supper clubs in the Twin Cities.

Good Company: Hogan Brothers Back To Top

Northfield is a cute, quaint town that has lots of character. Some of that character is because of its local businesses. That includes Hogan Brothers’ Acoustic Cafe.

Best Restaurants in Northfield Back To Top

TCL In Your Town is celebrating the best of Northfield! To kick things off, the Food and Dining Editor at Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, shares three restaurants in the community worth the drive.

Twin Cities Burger Battle   Back To Top

On Saturday, May 20, over 20 restaurants will battle for your vote at the Twin Cities Burger Battle. We invited two chefs to share what they'll be serving.

TCL In Your Town: Something Sweet with Maddie Lu   Back To Top

Maddie Lu from Something Sweet by Maddie Lu paid a visit to our studio to help us celebrate TCL In Your Town: Coon Rapids!

Best Restaurants in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.