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The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
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July 21
The Cauliflower Takoyaki at Little Tijuana is both vegan and gluten-free.
From Filipino and Caribbean cuisine to steak and a dive bar, the local restaurant scene is as eclectic as ever.

Vinai residency gives preview of Yia Vang's long awaited Hmong restaurant

July 20
Vinai residency gives preview of Yia Vang's long awaited Hmong restaurant
The James Beard-nominated chef is holding family-style dinners at Steady Pour through September.
Eat & Drink
July 20
Francis found a permanent home in Northeast.

Vegan burger trailer upgrades to Sen Yai Sen Lek restaurant space in Minneapolis

Plus: Red Cow heads to Rochester; the Bungalow Club recovers from a crash; a new date for Lobsterfest, and more food news for the week.
Taste
July 20
Eric Seed has cast a net far and wide for distinctive, delicious wines and spirits and brings them to the Twin Cities.

Meet the Edina man who's the 'Indiana Jones' of lost spirits

Eric Seed travels the globe looking to bring distinctive spirits and fortified wines to the Twin Cities.
Eat & Drink
July 19
The latest expansion will allow Lift Bridge to keep up with demand for its beer, hard seltzer and soda.

Stillwater's Lift Bridge wins approval to build brewery and taproom in Hudson, Wis.

It's the Minnesota brewer's second expansion in Wisconsin, but Stillwater will remain its home base.
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July 15
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is holding intimate dinners in the museum.

New Minneapolis Institute of Art series offers gourmet meals amid precious artwork

Van Gogh and Japanese textiles provide the inspiration for a $375 multicourse menu from two top chefs.
Eat & Drink
July 15
Watermelon at Sandcastle.

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Taste
July 14
David Fong’s iconic Cantonese/American restaurant in Bloomington will close after 64 years in business.

David Fong's restaurant will close after 64 years in business

The iconic Bloomington restaurant known for its incredible throwback interior will close at the end of the summer.
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Rick Nelson gives you his take on what's on the menu — good and bad — at Twin Cities restaurants.
Taste
July 13
Kept in the Mulcahy family’s storage for decades, the original refurbished Mac’s Dinette sign now hangs inside the new diner. “It’s an old-sch

Landmark Mac's Diner is part of North St. Paul's landscape once again

Restaurateur Brandon Bramscher is rebuilding the neighborhood restaurant of his youth.
Recipes
July 13
A Minnesota Bootleg is a refreshing option for a summertime happy hour.

It's always happy hour with these summery cocktails

Filled with fruit and herbs, the drinks are refreshing options with or without liquor.
Eat & Drink
July 13
The pancakes from Al’s Breakfast are coming to the Hamline Dining Hall.

Al's iconic pancakes will join in the Minnesota State Fair festivities

Plus: A new tenant for the old Viking Bar, a new Vietnamese spot on Grand Avenue, a Duluth beer festival and more.
Eat & Drink
July 12
Angel Food Bakery is now a St. Louis Park staple.

A baker's dozen of Twin Cities area doughnut delights

From classic to over-the-top, Twin Cities area bakeries deliver the sweet goods.
Eat & Drink
July 11
A second location of Cardigan Donuts debuted the doughnut shop’s new line of ice cream doughnut sandwiches, shakes, coffee drinks and the full lineu

Restaurant roll call: The latest openings and closings in the Twin Cities

What's open, what's closed and what's still to come in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Taste
July 11
Spoon and Stable bar manager Jessi Pollak mixes up a Fffflip — one of the drinks she made at the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) competitio

How a Minneapolis bartender became the best in America

Jessi Pollak of Spoon and Stable talks about training, seances and staying true to herself.
Eat & Drink
July 8
The Rand Tower martini.

Downtown Minneapolis hotel getting new bars, restaurants from top chef

The first of Daniel del Prado's concepts, Bar Rufus, opens tonight in the Rand Tower Hotel.
Taste
July 8
Shrimp al ajillo is served with toast for scooping up the sauce.

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.
Eat & Drink
July 7
The lamb shank, served with flour tortillas, is the more impressive entree at Sooki & Mimi.

Review: Sooki & Mimi in Minneapolis a showcase for chef Ann Kim's worldly vision

The menu at the transportive restaurant reflects the chef's Korean heritage and love of Mexican cuisine.
Eat & Drink
July 6
The butter- and lard-laden crusts of Pie & Mighty are a thing of the past.

Restaurant closings: Pie & Mighty, Bunny's in Northeast, Burnsville's Canton

Plus other openings and closings you should know about.
Taste
July 1
Sam Nargan, Wesley Andrews Coffee’s director of coffee, pours its most recent limited offering, Colombia Miguel Angel Orgonez.

Spendy limited-edition coffees are a staple at Twin Cities coffee shops

Special roasts get the VIP treatment from producers and give coffee drinkers a chance to experience flavors from around the world.
Eat & Drink
June 30
Chef Justin Sutherland is opening a new restaurant named Northern Soul on the rooftop of Ties on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis.

Justin Sutherland kicks off busy summer with new rooftop restaurant on Nicollet Mall

Over the next few months, the celebrity chef is opening a downtown rooftop, a St. Paul steakhouse and two more Minneapolis restaurants.
June 29
Think pink at the upcoming Rosé Fest in St. Paul.

4 upcoming Twin Cities area events for your culinary calendar

Drink pink or visit Wonderland — the calendar is filling up.
Eat & Drink
June 29
Canned cocktails have eked out store shelves and the locally made options are tastier than ever.

More summer sippers: It's Minnesota's season of canned craft cocktails

Ready-to-drink adult beverages are moving into tasty new territory and local distillers are at the forefront.