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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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A first look at 5 of the newest restaurants in the Twin Cities

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.

Blistered cherry tomatoes burst with flavor

July 20
Blistered Tomato Bruschetta makes the most of sweet cherry tomatoes.
Roasting cherry tomatoes deepens their tart-sweet nature.
Recipes
July 22
Grilled Corn Salad from Maria Provenzano’s “Everyday Celebrations From Scratch” is a summer keeper.

Sunday supper: Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn SaladServes 4.You'll want to keep this recipe on hand the rest of the summer as Minnesota sweet corn comes into season. Use it…
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.
Recipes
July 20
Pan-Seared Scallops with Mango Cucumber Salsa

Brightly flavored salsa brings summer flavors to simple scallops

Choose the right scallops for a memorable summer meal.
Eat & Drink
July 20
Vinai residency gives preview of Yia Vang's long awaited Hmong restaurant

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.
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.
Inspired
July 15
Look for Leo Sanders in the produce aisle of Seward Community Co-op many days a week. He appreciates buying produce from farmers who have a long and l

Minneapolis' oldest co-op celebrates 50 years — and one member who's been there almost as long

Now retired as a manager at Seward Community Co-op, Leo Sanders remains a loyal customer.
Variety
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.
Recipes
July 15
Caramelized onions, goat cheese and tomatoes combine to make a tart that’s delicious served warm or at room temperature.

Sunday Supper: Caramelized Onion, Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion, Tomato and Goat Cheese TartMakes one 9-inch tart, serving 4.Note: Deeply savory caramelized onions offer a bold counterpoint to bright tomatoes and creamy…
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.
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.
July 13
Delicate vichyssoise can be made with any number of vegetables; this version uses zucchini.

Chill out on a hot summer night with vichyssoise

The creamy, luxurious soup is deceptively easy to make.
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.
State Fair
July 12
Deep-fried ice cream from Snack House is one of the new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2022

These are the 38 new Minnesota State Fair foods for 2022

Cotton candy flavored soda, fried chicken on a stick, vegan fried steak and more to look forward to at the fair.
Taste
July 12
Making your own peanut butter is economical and the product is delicious.

Can't find your favorite peanut butter? Make your own in a jiffy

A jar of peanuts and 5 minutes is all it takes to make some of the best butter you'll ever taste.
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.