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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.
The No. 1 South Philly with Wiz, served on bread baked in philadelphia

New Restaurant Review: Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks

Jason judges a Philly-style sandwich haven in St. Paul
Golden Fig Fine Foods

Jason’s Top 5 Twin Cities Specialty Grocery Stores

For the finer foods you'll find, including Golden Fig

Map: Jason’s Guide to Great St. Paul Restaurants

This Google Map of top dining spots is perfect for both newcomers and a veteran 651ers
Kyndred Hearth

New Restaurant Review: Kyndred Hearth

Jason visits the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel’s restaurant, created by James Beard winner Ann Kim
Margherita and funghi wood-fired pizzas

New Restaurant Review: Rosalia Serves Up Argentinian Pizza

Jason reviews a new South Minneapolis spot balancing comfort, creativity, and thick crusts
Two hands holding champagne flutes and bottle

Wine of the Month: The Best $15 Sparkling Wine You’ll Ever Drink

Jason says it’s better than most entry-level $40 Champagnes

Pajarito Owners Group Just Bought 11 Restaurants

Eclectic Culinary Concepts' portfolio now includes Lucky's 13 Pub locations, other spots in Minnesota and North Dakota

New Restaurant Review: Woodfired Cantina

Jason discovers the best salsa he didn’t have to pay for in a restaurant—plus Takis on elotes

Jason’s Top 5 Warm Beverages in the Twin Cities

Sipping chocolate, ginger-infused Jameson with apple cider, something called "Dreamsicle Green," and more

First Look: Two Minneapolis Hotels Debut Luxury In-Room Dining

Jason tries room service restaurant experiences at the Hewing Hotel and newly opened Rand Tower Hotel