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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: Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Plus, beer bread using a Finnegan's stout
White Castle

Sue Z.’s Picks: Chili, Sliders, and Valentine’s Day

This month: a White Castle tradition reimagined, chili samples by Midtown Global Market, and more

Sue Z.’s Picks: Non-Alcoholic Beers Perfect for Keeping That Resolution

Hairless Dog Brewing Company, the Minneapolis-based brewer for sober living, cuts out alcohol but not taste
Revolver Ribs at Hot Indian

Sue Z.’s Picks for Holiday and New Year’s Meals in the Twin Cities

Restaurants like the Lynhall, D'amico & Sons, and Hot Indian are doing delicious things for the holidays and New Year's

Sue Z.’s Picks: Día de los Muertos at Midtown Global Market

Market restaurants of Mexican heritage present festive, family-based recipes
Ember & Ice

Sue Z.’s Picks: First Look at Omni Viking Lakes Hotel’s Upscale Dining

The Eagan hotel features a new restaurant created by Ann Kim and an antler-decorated bar

The Arboretum’s AppleHouse Is Open After a Great Season

Honeycrisp, SweeTango, First Kiss, and other new apple varieties flourished this year
The Lynhall's patio

Sue Z.’s Picks: Top Twin Cities Restaurant Patios

More restaurant patio rankings? Yep. Sue Z. lists her favorite places for eating outside and ordering takeout in the Twin Cities.
Try one of the deliciously sweet piña coladas at Manny's Tortas, located in the Food Building

Sue Z.’s Picks: State Fair Food Finds

These Twin Cities restaurants offer nostalgic State Fair bites (including Sweet Science Ice Cream, Manny's Tortas, and the Produce Exchange)

Want to Try Pickling? Farmers’ Markets Are Your Chance

Sue Z. has tips for seasoning and timing your pickled veggies (hey, she didn’t win second place at the Minnesota State Fair for nothing)