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General Mills’ Archives Store a Rich Corporate History

In a nondescript building off University Avenue in SE Minneapolis hangs a “scandalous” painting of Betty Crocker.

Institutional Dining: Feeding the State Capitol

A recent tour of Taher owned-and-operated Fresh Seasons Cafe at the Capitol introduced me to Juanita Caballero, a spot-on, mid-rare, all locally produced burger and the idea that cafeteria food needn’t be impersonal or an afterthought.

Female Farmers On Why They Farm

CommonGround is a national organization of farm women who volunteer to share information about farming and food.

Canoe Bay’s Chef Creates Menu from Epic Garden

Randall Prudden went from working in the action-packed kitchen of Spoon and Stable in the North Loop of Minneapolis to the calm serenity of Canoe Bay, a 300-acre country estate in northwestern Wisconsin.

A Toast to Meritage’s 10 Years in St. Paul

When Russell Klein laps the dining room of his iconic St. Paul French brasserie and oyster bar, Meritage, to check on his guests, it’s inevitable that someone will stop him to gush, “This is my favorite restaurant,” to which he often replies dryly, “Sometimes it’s mine, too.”

How to Draw an Artist out

We were so enamored Artist Lisa Troutman's style that we asked her to draw her answers to a Q&A we usually receive written answers to.

Workplace Diversity: Inclusive Policies Help Retention

Restaurants, and especially kitchens, have had the reputation of being sexist places, but that's changing.

Social Media Influencers Are the New Tastemakers

A couple of years ago, the name Kim Ly Curry might not ring a dinner bell for many Twin Cities restaurateurs. But now the Instagram foodie sensation is a presence at every table in town.

Football Fans Converge on US Bank Stadium for Taste of the Vikings

It was indeed “a party with a purpose,” and the real reason why 20 restaurants and numerous beer and wine companies showed up at US Bank Stadium June 14 to feed the masses of Vikings fans was to “kick childhood hunger.”

Minneapolis’ Seward Neighborhood Gets the Restaurant It Wants

The Seward Creamery Cafe was a restaurant designed by committee. So, what could possibly go wrong? Well, as it turned out, nothing that couldn’t be tweaked.

Hats Off to Quirky Betty Danger’s Country Club

Betty Danger’s childhood humiliation on the golf course of a tony country club motivated her years later to open her own country club for the other 99 percent of us.

Our Reporter Catches Up With Where Zen Delivery is heading

If you want to keep up with Sean Folstad, the founder of bicycle-delivery company Zen Delivery, don’t bother. The man is a biking machine with a pair of quads suitable for the Tour de France.
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