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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.

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

New Beer at the Minnesota State Fair, by Location

Where to find all the new suds at the 2019 State Fair

All 53 New or Exclusive Beers and Beverages at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Plus the big sippable trends—from cotton candy to wine drinks

Restaurant Review: Giulia

Yes, it’s the place that pulls the mozzarella at your table. But it’s also a lot more.