Dining Out

A couple enjoys a Valentine's Day date night at Red Sauce Rebellion.

Plan a sweet Valentine’s Day date night—and keep it close to home with these spots that specialize in the romantic and decadent.

Agra Culture, opening this spring in the Finn in Highland Park, offers a variety of food that appeals to many diets including paleo, vegan, gluten free and vegetarian.

Entrée Nous founder Elizabeth Menke visited a European food festival that offered a guide to the area’s best dining spots. Afterward, she decided that the Twin Cities could use a similar approach to our beloved mealtimes.

Ask Margo Bredeson about the early days of her career, and she might mention working in a tiny bakery—eventually covered in flour, fully immersed in the art of baking Swiss and Austrian pastries—as a college student in Madison, Wisconsin.

On any summer night, you can pull into the Minnetonka Drive In, roll down your window and be transported right back to the ’60s.

At the corner of Randolph and Cleveland, two authentically Italian restaurants don’t need to compete. The reason? They’re both owned and run by the Smith family.

Stephanie Shimp and David Burley met in college waiting tables and had a big idea: to open their own restaurant. Shimp sold her car and Burley saved tip money, and in 1993 they opened Highland Grill.

It’s May. The winter boots have gone into storage. The temps are steadily short-sleeve-worthy. And if you’re like most Minnesotans, you’re coming out of hibernation in search of anything that feels—or tastes—like summer.

Mother’s Day is this month, which means one of the biggest Sunday brunches of the year at Maynard’s in Excelsior.

In Novermber, ICA Food Shelf hosted The Great Taste event, an evening that showcased the local restaurant scene. Attendees began the night with appetizers and cocktails provided by area restaurants while they bid on silent and live auction items and a fund-a-need for all ICA programs.

Tim Niver and J.D. Fratzke: You know these guys. If you don’t, you know someone who does—a neighbor who went on a great date, a friend who went on a bad date or perhaps a co-worker who had a killer night out with friends.

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