Restaurants

St. Andrews Salad from Girvan Grille  

Today we're tossing out the iceberg lettuce and adding a pop of flavor, starting with homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Executive chef from Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park, Mike Nagan explained great ways to make salads taste delicious.

Good Company: Papa Tronnio’s  

Pizza night is certainly a popular night for many families and there’s one hot spot in Prescott, Wisconsin that has been feeding the stomachs and the hearts of families for almost forty years. Papa Tronnio’s is a staple. Known for its laid back atmosphere and great pizza, Papa T’s attracts people from Prescott and from all over the cities. Some families come weekly just to get a taste.

TCL in Your Town: Pie Night  

Twin Cities Live is celebrating the town of Prescott, Wisconsin!  TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson, takes us to Nesbitt’s Nursery in the town along the river for dinner.  Yes – to a nursery for dinner!  It’s called, “Pie Night.”         

Best of the Cities at the Fine Spirits Classic  

On Thursday, July 27, the Twin Cities best restaurants and distilleries will showcase food and drink at Minnesota Monthly's Fine Spirits Classic. Food critic Joy Summers stops by with a preview and a half off ticket deal for Twin Cities Live viewers!

July Restaurant Week: The Copper Hen  

Minneapolis St Paul Magazine is celebrating the best of Twin Cities Dining with a weeks’ worth of deals and The Copper Hen is one of the many places you can choose from. Chef Josh Hedquist made Lobster Gnocchi.

TCL in Your Town: Places to Eat and Shop in White Bear Lake  

Our focus for TCL in Your Town is on White Bear Lake, which has one of the largest lakes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. We asked the style and food editors from Mpls St.Paul Magazine for their favorite spots to eat and shop!  

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Best Supper Clubs   Back To Top

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!