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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.

Four Twin Cities Restaurants to Watch This Fall

New options for pizza, soul food, hot chicken, and more await
OMC Smokehouse

Jason’s Top 5 Dining Outings to See Fall Colors

The best restaurants that skirt leafy autumn beauty in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Elotés

On Appropriation, Restaurant Names, and Reading the Room

A white-owned St. Paul restaurant coming under fire for using sacred Mexican name, Elotés, raises lots of questions

The Long Wait Pays Off for The Grocer’s Table in Wayzata

Everything is elevated beyond expectation at Lindsay Pohlad’s new café/market/deli/bakery/restaurant

Now Open: Surdyk’s Cheese Shop

This remodel in northeast Minneapolis is part of a golden age of gourmet specialty shops

Now Open: Coastal Seafoods Market, Cafe, and School

The longtime seafood source has expanded in south Minneapolis

New Restaurant Review: Mill Valley Market at Theodore Wirth Park

There's fresh new life—and delicious sandwiches—at the Trailhead

Billy Sushi Brings a Fun-Loving Attitude to North Loop

Billy Tserenbat is bringing in the highest quality fish I’ve seen in a Twin Cities restaurant
The egg roll on-a-stick by Que Viet Concessions

Top State Fair Food Substitutes: Jason’s Picks

Make your next takeout or dine-in experience a slice of the Minnesota State Fair that never was (plus, so many cheese curd options)

Curbside Takeout & Dine-In: LoLo American Kitchen in Stillwater, Hudson

Cocktail kits and decadent take-home meals—with a spot by the St. Croix River, if you're feeling it

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