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Taste & Toast Lands Perfect Summer Day for Arboretum Fundraiser

If there’s a perfect setting for an outdoor summer food festival in Minnesota, it’s gotta be the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. On September 24, more than 1,000 people toured the gardens as part of Tastes & Toasts, sipping and noshing on cold beverages and small plates from more than 40 vendors, from lavender coffee spritzers to scallops wide awake on a bed of creamed corn.

Hai Hai's Nguyen Found a New Calling—Stand-up Cooking

Christina Nguyen and her husband and business partner Birk Grudem, donated their time and food to demonstrate why Hai Hai is considered one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, during Perspectives Cooking with the Stars summer series.

Chef & Restauranteur Scholarship Opportunities at the Ag Innovation Showcase

Chefs and restaurateurs are invited to a special day of education especially designed for them at the Ag Innovation Showcase, a professional educational, networking and presentation event being held at The Guthrie Theater, September 9-11. The theme of the event is the convergence of food, medicine, health, agriculture and sustainability.

Ninetwentyfive Debuts Second Summer Offerings

Only on a hot steamy night where the 90+ degree temperature was almost tied with the dew point would you see the verandas encircling Ninetwentyfive in Wayzata totally empty.

Dame It! Dollars Applications Now Being Accepted

Need a cash infusion to help your emerging food business stay on track? The Minnesota Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is accepting applications for its micro-grant program, Dame It! Dollars.

New Fair Food and Other Briefs

Restaurants are getting ready for the busy season, The Minnesota Fair, plus news about milk in schools and Open Table.

Culinary Curiosities: The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies are ubiquitous , but did you know they actually got their start at the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, thanks to a trained home economist, dietitian, food lecturer and successful restaurateur?

Rosedale's Revolution Hall is Closing After Less Than a Year

It showed so much promise. Media toured the brand new shiny revolutionary Revolution Hall at Rosedale Center in Roseville in 2018 prior to its official opening the week before the infamous Black Friday, retail’s biggest shopping day that follows Thanksgiving.

Top Chefs and Top Sports Icons Dine Together for Hunger

Wayne Kostroski, founder of the wildly successful Taste of the NFL, isn’t going to play through until every major sporting event has a fundraiser to end hunger—even golf. Here's how you can join the Party with a Purpose at a generous, but less costly amount than a $10,000 table.

Hospitality MN Golf: A Good Walk Wasn't Spoiled

Hospitality Minnesota had a beautiful day for its annual golf tournament, held this year at Stillwater Country Club.

Tiny Diner, Where Goat Isn’t on the Menu, It’s in the Parking Lot

On a beautiful spring day in Minneapolis, a group of us sat patiently on yoga mats inside a tiny pen on Tiny Diner’s parking lot listening to instructions before they let the goats in. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary things the Bartmann Group has in store for people this summer at its nine restaurants.

Jamie Malone Kicks Off Perspectives' Cooking with the Stars

Following orders from Chef/Owner Jamie Malone of Grand Café and Eastside, enthusiastic guests literally buried the whole branzino fish under an igloo of whipped egg whites and salt. Meanwhile another group tacked a flatbread and salad, while still others portioned pot de crème into round stemware (known as wineglasses in other locales) that someone had discovered in a Kids Café little used cupboard.
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