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Jason DeRusha

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Jason DeRusha is Minnesota Monthly’s food critic and editor. He was a James Beard Foundation Award finalist for his TV work covering food and is also WCCO-TV’s morning news anchor. Follow him on Instagram, @DeRushaJ, and Twitter, @DeRushaEats.
Vikings and Goddesses Pie Company

Jason’s Top 5 Pie Shops in Minnesota

Sure to start some arguments

Jason Reviews New Minnesota State Fair Foods of 2021

Bring back the stick—this stuff is tough to carry

New Restaurant Review: StormKing Brewpub + Barbecue

The founder of Black Sheep Pizza has mastered the smoker in the North Loop

New Restaurant Review: Side Chick

Pair the Twin Cities' fried chicken craze with chef Justin Sutherland and you get long lines in Lyn-Lake

New Restaurant Review: Duke’s on Seven

Rotisserie chicken, a huge patio, cookies with CBD sugar, and the strawberry frosé I thought I'd hate—all in Minnetonka
Butcher and head chef Peter Botcher

New Restaurant Review: The Butcher’s Tale

The Butcher is back as a new yet familiar chapter opens in downtown Minneapolis dining

Top 5 Birria Tacos in the Twin Cities

Jason names his favorite places to order dip-ready "red tacos" in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Just Announced: 56 New 2021 Minnesota State Fair Beers

The fair just announced the list of new beers—how about a Tropical Smoothie Sour?

New Restaurant Review: Josefina

Chef Daniel Del Prado is bringing pizzas, handmade pastas, and gloriously roasted vegetables to the tony shores of Lake Minnetonka

New Restaurant Review: Frank’s Levee Tavern

The newest addition to Cossetta's claims to serve the “world’s coldest beer"