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Sue Z.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.

Sue Z.’s Picks: Two Minneapolis Restaurants to Check Out

Heather's and Central N.E. have set up stellar dining options
The Irish Fair of Minnesota "resumes shenanigans" this weekend

Sue Z.’s Picks: Irish Fair and a Food Truck Festival

This month, Irish festivities resume and Anoka hosts a food truck fest
From left to right: Pete Kostroski/Taste Fore the Tour; Andrew Zimmern; Kyle Rudolph; Joe McDonald/CEO of VEAP; Dan Fagen/Pres & CEO of Tradition Capital Bank

Sue Z.’s Picks: Local Celebrity-Studded Cookbook

A new cookbook combines recipes from Justin Sutherland, Ann Ahmed, Gavin Kaysen, and others for a good cause

Sue Z.’s Picks: Where to Find Free JonnyPops in Minneapolis

Swing by Midtown Global Market later this month for a series of special events

Sue Z.’s Picks: Mother’s Day and National Hamburger Month

Some plant-based finds from Ruth’s Vegetarian Gourmet, plus burgers that give back at Andy's Diner in Uptown
This is a photo of my grandson when I took him to the farmers market when he was young. He turned 29 last Friday.

Sue Z.’s Picks: Farmers Market Fare and Tea for Two

In the Twin Cities: fresh produce at St. Paul Farmers Markets and freshly milled matcha at the Northeast Tea House
Oasis Market & Deli at Midtown Global Market

Sue Z.’s Picks: New Restaurant and a Golf Event

Midtown Global Market welcomes a new Mediterranean eatery, and Thr3 Jack hosts a viewing party

Sue Z.’s Picks: Wellness at the St. Paul Farmers Market

Microgreens, a St. Patrick's Day bone stock stew, and more this Saturday
Dinner is served at the Brundidge family during the filming of Family Dinner

Local Stars Andrew Zimmern and Sheletta Brundidge Team Up

On his new show "Family Dinner," Zimmern learns about Louisiana cooking from a WCCO Radio personality
"Beyond the Eats: Live" stars TV food personality Alton Brown

Sue Z.’s Picks: Alton Brown Stops in Minneapolis Next Fall

The ”Iron Chef” host is scheduled to swing by State Theatre with food, music, and comedy in ”Live: Beyond the Eats”