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Rancher's Legacy Helps Japanese Journalists Find the Beef

In September, the Minnesota Beef Council hosted a group of journalists from Japan interested in learning more about the beef industry in the U.S. Journalists who participated included a food blogger; a writer for a food and wine magazine, writers for both a men’s and a women’s magazine, a photographer, plus a representative of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Keg and Case Offering MN Nice by the Slice

When does John Kraus sleep? The opening of the St. Paul Rose Street Patisserie was our October cover story and now he's in the pizza business?

New look, menus as Campiello turns 20

After 20 years at its Eden Prairie location on City West Parkway, Campiello was due for a refresh. The D’Amico & Partners mainstay got a comprehensive décor and menu update this summer and showed off its new look and flavors during a menu tasting event October 9.

Henke Foods Turns a Corner at Retailer Rose & Loon into a Treat

Michael Larson, marketing and sales executive for Henke Foods, the parent company of Annie B’s caramels and popcorn and B.T. McElrath chocolates, attended the Rose & Loon grand opening party as vendor. And while he didn’t help guests make caramels or popcorn as other vendors did with their products, he did have the makings for s’mores and free samples of candy.

Red Rabbit Brings Its Italian Cuisine to St. Paul

What was the Wild Onion on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue for more than 20 years is now Red Rabbit, the rustic Italian concept from Luke Shimp’s kindRED Hospitality, also behind the Twin Cities’ four Red Cow restaurants.

Park Square's New Play Highlights Winey Customers and Life

Servers especially will appreciate the humor in the Park Square Theater’s latest production, Sometimes There’s Wine, a two-woman play about relationships fueled by wine.

The Hosts With the Most (Culinary Gigs) in Town Return to the Charlies

The Charlie Awards is pleased to welcome back the all-star food-reporting team of Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers as hosts of the 2019 Charlie Awards, Sunday, January 27, at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis

October 17 is Deadline for Charlies Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Charlie Awards were kicked off September 17 at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka. If you weren't able to make it, use this QR code on your phone's camera to nominate your favorites.

Why Denmark Has Some of the Best Restaurants in the World

To prepare for my two-week trip to Denmark, my daughter, who was going to there to teach for a year, gave me the book, How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark. I didn’t open it until after I had spent a week in Copenhagen and was wowed by the food.

A menu rebirth at Bardo

As Remy Pettus places the plate of chevre agnolotti with sweet corn, bacon and English peas on the table, the chef and owner of Bardo explains this is the fifth iteration of the pasta dish, an evolution that illustrates his overall approach to running his restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis.

It’s all fun and games until the nominations are in

Plan to join us at the kick-off for the Charlie Awards Monday, September 17, at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka, from 4 to 6 p.m.. Have a glass of wine or a beer from Bang Brewing, one of the finalists in last year’s Beverage Innovator category. Missing the MN Fair’s fare? Nosh on cheese curds, mini donuts, pizza (including a special Charlies-inspired pizza) and the obligatory veggie tray.

Charlies Season Kicks Off with Nomination Party Sept. 17

Monday, September 17 is the first day the Twin Cities food and beverage community can nominate their peers for the 2019 Charlie Awards at the official Charlies kickoff at the Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka from 4 to 6 p.m.
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