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.
Despite the changing neighborhood, JD Hoyts
in Minneapolis continues to thrive. Emily visited the long standing restaurant to find out about their history.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Chris stops by Acqua
in Forest Lake for the last TCL Patiopalooza in 2013!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Elizabeth visited Hazellewood Grille and Tap Room
in Tonka Bay this past winter and checked out their sweet indulgence, the donut French toast, Twin Cities Live fans wanted to check it out for themselves. Elizabeth decided to take it upon herself to invite herself back and all of you for a Patiopalooza!
Minneapple Pie first became popular at the Minnesota State Fair. Then it spread to Target Field. Now they have their own food truck! Emily takes us to the place in the north suburbs that serves them up all year round.
Ask a Minnesotan what their favorite outdoor dining spot is in the Twin Cities, and you’ll get a hundred different responses. One thing is for sure. Minnesotan’s definitely like to take advantage of the warm summer weather when it comes to summer dining.
When it comes to food, fashion, and fun – there are some things we just keep coming back for more. Chris, Elizabeth, and Emily share their favorite summer eats that they “Just Can’t Get Enough” of!
Ashlee Olds says her tasting events can attract more than 500 people, even in the rain, just to sample her hand crafted ice cream treats. In the name of research, Kelli Hanson finds out what the buzz behind the science of the sweet treat is.
You can’t go to Duluth without having a meal at Grandma’s. We aren’t talking about your grandma’s. We are talking Grandma’s Saloon & Grill
. The establishment has been a staple since 1976 and it’s definitely the place to be when you are in Canal Park.
in Eden Prairie gives you a taste of what it’s like to be sitting on the volcanic island in Greece, overlooking the sea. Chris went to check it out before his big Patiopalooza party!
Today is National Sushi Day, but the thought of eating raw fish makes some folks nervous. So, why not try cooked sushi? Food Editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, has her picks of spots in the suburbs for good sushi and what you should try if you are a sushi novice.