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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.

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
B.A.D. Wingz

Jason’s Top 10 Picks for Chicken Takeout in the Twin Cities

Sandwiches, wings, strips, and roasted—we got 'em

Jason’s Last-Minute Foodie Gift Ideas

More than a dozen ideas: food subscriptions, classes, Justin Sutherland spices, plus ways to give back