Restaurants

Taste of Italy: Amore Uptown  

If you can’t make it all the way across the ocean to explore Italy, you can still get a taste of it by taking a trip to Uptown.  Chef Tina McElveen from Amore Uptown prepares one of their most popular dishes.

Cup and Cone is Open for the Season!  

The Cup and Cone is a staple in Downtown White Bear Lake and locals look forward to opening day every year. Despite piles of snow outside and flurries coming from the sky, this walk up ice cream and sandwich shop opened its windows to a line of people and Elizabeth was there for all of the fun. For more on Cup and Cone, click here.

Best Bakeries in the Twin Cities  

The Editor of Eater Twin Cities, Joy Summers, shares her picks for the best bakeries in the Twin Cities.  

Places to Eat in Downtown Minneapolis  

In honor of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte has a guide on where to eat around downtown Minneapolis.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Deal: Tomahawk Steak  

Downtown Minneapolis has a thriving theater scene, is home to some of the best pro sports stadiums, and has some great dining.  Just blocks from the Theatre District, Target Center, and Target Field is where you'll find Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Inside is Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar and that is where you'll find some of that fine dining!  Chef Keven Kvalsten prepares is recipe for Tomahawk Steak.

Best Frozen Pizzas Made in Minnesota  

Editor of Eater Twin Cities, Joy Summers, brought in her picks for the best frozen pizzas made by Minnesota-based companies.

CRAVE’s Vegan Burgers, Fries and Nachos Are A Hit!  

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar is a restaurant favorite for Minnesotans and they are now catering to a new group of eaters: vegans and vegetarians. Elizabeth visits the West End location in St. Louis Park to learn how to make big game classic snacks like burgers, nachos and fries that are totally plant based. Elizabeth can’t believe there’s no meat or dairy in these delicious menu items.

Citrus Chipotle Tofu Salad   Back To Top

Chef Daniel Green from CRAVE stopped by to show us how to make a vegan version of their citrus chipotle tofu salad! 

TCL in Your Town: St. Louis Park – Mill Valley Kitchen   Back To Top

Mill Valley Kitchen is a restaurant and bar that features Northern California inspired cuisine with fresh, local and organic ingredients. Their mission is to provide healthy dishes to their guests but they're getting a new face to run their kitchen... Michael Shaughnessy is their new Executive Chef. He stopped by make a dish that will be featured as one of their Valentine’s Day specials.

Chef Thomas Boemer   Back To Top

Chef Thomas Boemer will represent Minnesota at the 2019 Taste of the NFL in Atlanta. The annual event, hosted the night before the Super Bowl, brings in chefs from each NFL city and repeatedly sells out. Thomas stopped by to share what he's making, a dish mixing venison with scrambled eggs.  

Vibe Organic Juice Bar   Back To Top

We're celebrating all things St. Louis Park in honor of TCL in Your Town and who knew it's the place to be if you want to get more greens in your diet? Vibe Organic Juice Bar in saint offers cold pressed juice made daily on site in small batches, smoothies, acai bowls and much more. Owner and founder, Amber Thielen stopped by with delicious ways you can add more greens to your diet.

TCL In Your Town: Eat & Drink in St. Louis Park   Back To Top

Food and Dining Critic of MPLS St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, stopped by with her top picks for TCL In Your Town, St. Louis Park. 

Pizza Karma   Back To Top

Raghavan Iyer is a culinary instructor and award-winning cookbook author. He is also behind a new restaurant concept in Eden Prairie. Pizza Karma uses naan bread in 700 degree tandoor ovens. Raghavan stopped by the studio to share what's on the menu.

CRAVE Launches New Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Items   Back To Top

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar is a restaurant favorite for Minnesotans and they are now catering to a new group of eaters: vegans and vegetarians. Elizabeth visits the West End location in St. Louis Park to learn how to make vegan Bolognese and try gnocchi and flatbread all sans meat or dairy. The goal is to include all eaters at the table at CRAVE and Elizabeth says the food is so good, even non-vegans will want to order it.

Best Sandwiches in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

The Editor of Eater Twin Cities, Joy Summers, shares her picks for the three best sandwiches in the Twin Cities.

Food & Shops in North Loop, Minneapolis   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Producer Lisa Adams learned more about the Minneapolis neighborhood of North Loop. She shared some of her favorite picks in the area. 

Eat More Green   Back To Top

If you are looking to hop out of the fast food line and eat more green in 2019. Food and dining editor of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stephanie March stopped by with three different spots to help you eat healthy.

Cargo Food Authority   Back To Top

A new spot in downtown Minneapolis is creating quite the buzz because of its unique atmosphere.  It’s a “shipping yard” turned food authority at Target Center. It’s called Cargo Food Authority and features four cargo containers, or food trucks featuring Asian Street Food, Tacos, Wings and Pizza. There’s pallet seating, large garage door and industrial finishes. And the graffiti, it was commissioned!

2019 Hot Restaurants   Back To Top

Elizabeth rounded up three Twin Cities restaurant critics -- Joy Summers from Eater Twin Cities, Jess Fleming from the Pioneer Press and Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine -- and asked what was the best thing they ate in 2018. They also chatted about the most anticipated restaurant openings for 2019.

Holiday Night Out: InterContinental Hotel   Back To Top

Chef Andy Vyskocil of La Voya Brassiere at the InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport stopped by to share a tasty salad recipe. 

Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis: Venison Tips   Back To Top

Executive Chef of Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis, Keven Kvalsten stopped by with a tasty appetizer recipe and a Dot Com Deal perfect for a holiday night out.  Check out the Dot Com Deal for Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis, click here.

New Orleans Brunch   Back To Top

There's a restaurant in Minneapolis, called McKinney Roe, which is dedicated to bringing new Orleans flavor to the Twin Cities. General manager and executive chef of McKinney Roe, Scott Pampuch stopped by to make Oyster Foch.

Coalition Restaurant - TCL In Your Town: Edina   Back To Top

Owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzien, stopped by the studio to share some tasty breakfast recipes. We are celebrating all things Edina this week with TCL In Your Town.

Good Company: Blue Plate Restaurant Company   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town takes us to Edina, home to a neighborhood restaurant that many of you are probably familiar with. Edina Grill is part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company which focuses on community-based, neighborhood restaurants. And in this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how a couple of 21-year-olds browsing through the classifieds started a Twin Cities restaurant empire. 

Restaurants By The Fire   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Lat14: Southeast Asian Foods   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.