Restaurants

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

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants   Back To Top

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.