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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: The Fitz

Can Justin Sutherland find success where others have failed—with deep dish, no less?

New Restaurant Review: Prieto Taqueria Bar

Does Uptown need another taco spot? Prieto has a taco with French fries on it, so…

New Restaurant Review: Magic Noodle

Does hand-pulling noodles actually do anything? That, and much more in St. Paul.

First Look: Thr3 Jack Brings Food, Booze, Virtual Golf to the North Loop

The restaurant/bar/golf simulator opens soon—and the food is less bro-tastic than you might expect

Lucky Cricket Is Back: New Leadership, New Menu, New Chance

Will diners give Andrew Zimmern a second chance after his Chinese concept Lucky Cricket landed in hot water last year?
At Beast Barbecue

Jason’s Top 8 Chicken Wings in the Twin Cities

These metro spots do wings the best
MyBurger (No. 3)

Jason’s Top 6 Restaurants for Gopher Tailgate Food

These restaurants near the University of Minnesota serve up the goods on game day
Kabab rolls at Elephant Bar

New Restaurant Review: Elephant Bar

The St. Paul spot defies categorization, blending modern American with South Asian influences

Jason Reviews the Minnesota State Fair’s New Foods

What to eat, what not to eat, at the 2019 State Fair

The Hottest New Sandwiches in the Twin Cities

Four necessary new lunch stops—from fried chicken to roast beef and banh mi sandwiches