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Jason DeRusha

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.

Nectar of the 'Burbs

Exotic wines! In Osseo! A town worth getting to know.

DeRushaEats: Incredibly Loud Restaurants

Am I getting old, or is a super-loud restaurant more annoying than really bad service?

DeRushaEats: Are Corporate/Chain Restaurants Evil?

Can you be big and still create amazing food and amazing experiences?

DeRushaEats: Food Truck Explosion

My hesitations to jump on the food truck bandwagon were foolish.

DeRusha Eats: The Charcuterie Renaissance

I've been missing out on ordering some of these incredible plates o'meat until about a year ago.

DeRushaEats: What's the Story With Three Appetizer Portions?

Can you help me understand? Three portions for four people drive me crazy.

Taters Topped

The Lodge isn’t going to win any culinary awards, but the food is solid and in some spots, surprisingly good.

DeRusha Eats: The Worst State Fair Review You'll Read All Year

You'll read incredible posts waxing poetic about the fair. This isn't it.

DeRushaEats: Top Five Lunches In Downtown Mpls.

I've eaten approximately 1875 lunches downtown, and here are my favorites.

Steak-house Living on a Burger Budget

Suburban Sampler: Pittsburgh Blue