Jason tries room service restaurant experiences at the Hewing Hotel and newly opened Rand Tower Hotel

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New Restaurant: Vivir Looks Ahead to Spring Patio Season

The Mexican market, bakery, and café has carved out a Twin Cities niche

New Owners Set to Revive Butcher & the Boar

Jester Concepts (P.S. Steak, Borough) says it will bring back the restaurant in new space

Fish Fry at Your Place

Cook a healthier take on fried fish with Crispy Baked Cod Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo and Pickles, Cod with Lemony Veggie Zoodles + 5 more fish recipes
The No. 1 South Philly with Wiz, served on bread baked in philadelphia

New Restaurant Review: Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks

Jason judges a Philly-style sandwich haven in St. Paul

Nashville Coop Opens St. Paul Location for More “Cluckin’ Hot” Chicken

The hot-chicken concept has expanded from food truck to St. Paul brick-and-mortar, making now a good time to learn the Mohamed brothers' story
Folly Coffee in St. Louis Park open's brewery-inspired coffee tasting and tour room

Folly Coffee Introduces Brewery-Inspired Tasting and Tour Room

Folly Coffee’s new set up allows guests to learn how its brews are made and taste the finished products, all in 30 minutes
 

New Restaurant: Vivir Looks Ahead to Spring Patio Season

The Mexican market, bakery, and café has carved out a Twin Cities niche
The No. 1 South Philly with Wiz, served on bread baked in philadelphia

New Restaurant Review: Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks

Jason judges a Philly-style sandwich haven in St. Paul
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
 

Margarita Recipe Roundup

Celebrate National Margarita Day with the ever-popular classic formula and delicious twists

Weekend Best Bets: Feb. 18-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: snowshoeing at the Walker's Sculpture Garden, curling at Forgotten Star Brewing, the Ice Sculpture Exploration, and more

Where and How to Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

Ways to pop a cork on Thursday, whether at home or at a Twin Cities winery or wine bar
Two hands holding champagne flutes and bottle

Wine of the Month: The Best $15 Sparkling Wine You’ll Ever...

Jason says it’s better than most entry-level $40 Champagnes
 
"Land of 10,000 Plates: Stories and Recipes from Minnesota" by Patrice Johnson

Three New Cookbooks With Recipes Tied to Minnesota

Each book explores different cuisines, including hearty soups, East African flatbread, and a fresh take on hotdish

Recipe: Sarah Kieffer’s Neapolitan Cookies

The MN baker (and pan-banging queen) shares her Insta-famous Neapolitan cookie recipe from her ”100 Cookies” book
Chicken, Rosemary and Farro Soup and Chicken, Olive and Red Pepper Sandwiches

Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Soup, Plus Sandwiches

Enjoy two meals from one—Chicken, Rosemary, and Farro soup today and flavorful Chicken, Olive, and Red Pepper sandwiches tomorrow

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)