Restaurants

Restaurants By The Fire  

Minnesota winters can be brutally cold. So, it’s no wonder that so many people find themselves hanging by the fire to stay warm. Here’s the cool part. You don’t have to stay at home to do it. There are all sorts of spots around the cities that offer a great atmosphere, great food and a great fire. 

Best Pie in the Twin Cities  

Joy Summers, Editor of Eater Twin Cities, shares her favorite spots to get pie in the Twin Cities.

Lat14: Southeast Asian Foods  

Ann Ahmed has a reputation for putting a unique twist on twist on traditional Southeast Asian food. She recently opened up a new restaurant in Golden Valley called, Lat14. Lat14 is an Asian Eatery serving a variety of Southeast Asian Foods. She stopped by to share more about these delicious dishes.

Holiday Food & Wine Pairings  

Sommelier Greg Carlstrom stopped by the TCL studio to share some holiday food and wine pairings that are perfect for your next party.

Dining in the Dark  

There’s a new trend around the country are embracing. It’s called Dinning in the Dark and we found it at Mercy in downtown Minneapolis Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson and Producer Brittany Larson were hungry and wanted to see what the buzz was all about.

Slice of the Twin Cities  

On Sunday, October 21st, Minnesota Monthly is gathering up some of the best pizzerias in town. Katie Hickman stopped by to preview Slice of the Twin Cities.

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants  

The Editor of Eater Twin Cities, Joy Summers, stopped by with her favorite kid-friendly restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Ranking Food Delivery Services   Back To Top

Food Critic Joy Summers stopped by with a breakdown of food delivery services. And although the same thing was ordered, the prices varied greatly.

Pizza Ranch   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson has held many a job in his day, so when the folks at Pizza Ranch invited him into their kitchen to try his hand at pizza-making, he couldn’t pass it up.  Patterson’s task was simple.  Make one of Pizza Ranch’s new Stuffed Crust Pizzas.  Well, turns out it wasn’t as simple as it sounded.

Hard Rock Café Birthday Party   Back To Top

Our partner, the Hard Rock Café at Mall of America is celebrating its fourth birthday with a party and you and your little ones are invited! Elizabeth stops by with one of her favorite party dates, her 3 year old daughter Bernadette, to get a preview of the fun. You can celebrate at Hard Rock MOA's official birthday party on Tuesday, August 28th. There will be live music from 11-2 and again from 6:30-9:30. Kids eat free with a paid adult meal all day. There will be birthday presents and a cookie decorating station. Happy birthday!

Fried Chicken Sandwich Crawl   Back To Top

The Twin Cities is full of great restaurants and fabulous food. Among the must try items? Fried Chicken sandwiches. Joy Summers from Eater Twin Cities says you’re missing out if you haven’t tried these sandwiches at these three spots. Here are her three picks.

Best Fast Casual Restaurants   Back To Top

Joy Summers from Eater Twin Cities shares three of her favorite restaurants for fast casual dining.

Twin Cities Live Foodie Folder   Back To Top

Stephanie March, the Food and Dining Critic at Mpls St.Paul Magazine, stops by to explain the concept of ticketed dining and chats about what's new in the Twin Cities food scene.

TCL In Your Town: Best Restaurants in Blaine   Back To Top

TCL In Your Town features the best suburbs in the Twin Cities and we are currently featuring the north metro community of Blaine. Twin Cities Live's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, grew up in Blaine and introduces you to three restaurants worth the drive no matter where you live. 

Fine Spirits Classic   Back To Top

Food critic Joy Summers and mixologist Louie LeFleur stopped by to chat about MN Monthly's Fine Spirits Classic event.

Cornerstone Pub & Prime   Back To Top

Kelli checked out Cornerstone Pub & Prime in Wyoming, Minnesota for TCL's Happy Hour!  It's the place to go for prime rib and Bloody Mary's and everybody knows your name!

TCL Happy Hour: Admiral D’s   Back To Top

Admiral D’s on White Bear Lake is the perfect spot to enjoy a great view, some good food and even a boat ride.  Admiral D’s patio overlooks the lake. You can get a drink, an appetizer or even a full meal at the restaurant and bar.

Charred Oysters   Back To Top

Oysters can seem like a delicacy only available at resturants but owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzein, showed us how to grill them at home. 

Best Restaurants Featuring Live Music   Back To Top

If you're looking to spend a night out with your sweetie to enjoy a good meal and take in a great concert check out these restaurants that feature live music.

Happy Hour at Can Can Wonderland   Back To Top

You would never think of taking your kids to a Happy Hour right? But what if you could! You’re sipping on a glass of wine, while your kids are playing mini golf. It just so happens that at TCL’s Happy Hour takes us to a place just as magical. We found Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson hanging out at Can Can Wonderland in Saint Paul and fell in love with this adult playground!

Best Restaurants on the Water   Back To Top

The Food and Dining Critic at MplsSt.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, shares three of her favorite restaurants where you can dine near water.

Randy’s Premier Pizza Goes Gluten Free   Back To Top

We are wrapping up TCL in Your Town, North Saint Paul, by bringing a staple to our studio. Randy’s Premier Pizza has been in business for 32-years and is known for her tasty and huge pizzas.

TCL Happy Hour: Stanley’s NE Bar Room and Al’s Place   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Happy Hour kicks off Wednesday, June 13th at a special location in honor of our Patio Party show. Stanley’s NE Bar Room and Al’s Place upstairs at Stanley’s is a great spot for a drink and some good food. It’s also our happy hour location from 3-4:30 on the 13th.The spot is not only fun indoors, but the patio is what makes this spot stand out on a nice, warm summer day.

Best Restaurants for a Hamburger   Back To Top

The Food Critic for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Jess Fleming, stopped by with her favorite restaurants to get hamburgers and a cold beverage.

Foil Recipies   Back To Top

The owner of the Golden Fig on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Laurie Crowell, shares two dinner recipes you can easily make over a campfire, in the slow cooker or in the oven.