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Jason DeRusha

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.

New Restaurant Review: RH Rooftop Restaurant

In which Jason tries a $26 sandwich at the hottest spot in Edina
Betty Danger's Country Club closes for winter

Winter Is the Season for Twin Cities Restaurant Closings

So far, 2020 is looking tough
Pear pizza from Boludo

The 36 Best Takeout Restaurants in the Twin Cities: 2020

To-go spots for warmth, fuel, comfort, parties, and a heathy 2020 outlook
Hot chocolate at Bread & Chocolate

Jason’s Top 5 Hot Chocolates in the Twin Cities

The best hot, chocolaty beverages you'll find around here
Chef de partie Sam Daigle prepares for service

Jason DeRusha’s 2020 Restaurant Predictions

Our food critic looks back at Twin Cities restaurants in 2019—and forecasts the dining scene of 2020
J.D. Hoyt's Supper Club is a top old-school steakhouse, says Jason DeRusha

Jason’s Top 5 Old-School Steakhouses

The best Twin Cities steakhouses for a classic, high-end experience
Pizza at Mucci's Italian

Jason’s Top 5 Spots for a Family Holiday Party

Looking for a restaurant to host your family's holiday shindig? Our food critic recommends five metro spots.
Lulus Brasilian Snacks

4 Delicious, MN-Made Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Quick, easy gifts for the foodie, beverage snob, or shop-local lover in your life
A selection of goodies at Rose Street Patisserie

Rose Street Patisserie in Linden Hills to Close

Daniel del Prado to take over the top-notch pastry shop's lease with a new concept
In Spring Park, a surprising take on octopus with lemongrass purée

Vann: New Restaurant Review

Lake Minnetonka has food critic Jason DeRusha craving seafood. Enter: A surprising take on octopus by veteran chef Erik Skaar