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A famed popover from the Oak Grill.

The Oak Grill Closing

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Posted: January 27, 2017

January in Minnesota brings many challenges but this year was exceptional. Besides a sub-zero cold punch and bouts of political strife, the beloved Oak Grill is slated to close. Popovers are on the endangered eating list – at least in downtown Minneapolis. The Oak Grill tradition goes back a long way with my family. I can see my mother and sister seated up straight against the backdrop of over-sized chairs and an old English fireplace. Everyone is dressed in her […]

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Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

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Posted: June 14, 2014

Summer started off right at Terzo Vino Bar. The new Porchetteria sandwich bar window opened just in time for picnic weather. European charm radiates from every nook and cranny of the Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar’s window to the world. The already accomplished Broder’s trio of Broders’ Cucina Italiana, Broders’ Pasta Bar and the Terzo Vino Bar just became a fuller culinary vision. Now Terzo does lunch. Sandwiches doled out from a tiny take out window never tasted anything like […]

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Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

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Posted: May 5, 2014

Soon the Lynn on Bryant will serve its last plate. The pending closure stings. For a devoted food fan, this loss is hard to take. The innovative cuisine never disappointed and even brought smiles. Surprises were pleasant ones. Where else would planks of delicate chick pea fries be stacked up like Lincoln Logs? Fine dining and kid glove service go hand in hand. Owner and chef Peter Ireland took time to say a friendly hello to customers. Servers shared in […]

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Sparrow Café for Beverages & Birds

Sparrow Café for Beverages & Birds

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Posted: March 3, 2014

Take flight from winter. Head to Sparrow Café and ease your spring fever pains. A good cup of coffee or tea works wonders for the soul. Melt away your worries in Minnesota’s only bird friendly certified coffee shop. Dark, dreary barely get out of bed winter days, become brighter with a trip to Sparrow Café. Coffee or tea with a little sweet or savory on the side awakens the senses. The surroundings almost chirp to life with birds. Big, bold, […]

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Edina Food in 2013 – A Year in Review

Edina Food in 2013 – A Year in Review

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Posted: January 6, 2014

  Ready or not, change pushes life forward in Edina. This is a community that reveres trendy fashion and food is no exception. The only thing that stays the same is a fast pace of change.   Hellos and Goodbyes A few of my favorite food places closed their doors for good during 2013. It is almost like losing an old friend when a good restaurant or unique food shop disappears. Edina area food places that went out of business […]

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Fancy For Fresh Tomato Pie at Lola

Fancy For Fresh Tomato Pie at Lola

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Posted: July 22, 2013

  Summer means a lot of nice things here in Minnesota. At Pizzeria Lola, the famed Minneapolis palace of hand-crafted pizza, summer brings fresh tomato pie to the menu. Drop everything that you are doing and go this renowned pizza place of perfection to get your own fresh tomato pie. No, it is not that good, it is that great! Fresh Tomato Pie Fancy Fresh tomato pie how do I love thee? Let me let me start with the ingredients. […]

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How Now Red Cow

How Now Red Cow

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Posted: June 10, 2013

  “You better prepare yourself, we might just get a little crazy,” the silver-haired lady said with a twinkle in her eye that matched the glitter of her sequined shoes. The giddy group next to us was clad in neon bright hues of purple and red. Red Hat Society ladies fit right in the jovial atmosphere at the Red Cow.   During the grays of winter, the old Blockbuster on France Avenue South transformed into a slash of lively red. […]

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In Season Closing For The Summer

In Season Closing For The Summer

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Posted: May 25, 2013

Summers do pass by quickly in Minnesota. After a brief three-month warm spell, the cool days of fall come and spill into winter. For In Season and its restaurant regulars that is a good thing. Vast changes are in the works for In Season and will transform the restaurant during a summer break. A different food concept is on the way. A new menu that focuses on small plates will probably replace traditional larger entrees. Even the name is slated […]

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D’Amico & Sons – Edina Italian

D’Amico & Sons – Edina Italian

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Posted: May 6, 2013

  “Drive by pizza? Nice,” says the long aproned clad teenage waiter as he squints into the blinding rays of a late evening sun, despite the faint shadow of his black baseball cap. While savoring two super deal pizzas on an unusually warm roll up your sleeves spring evening, we suggested that D’Amico & Sons could sell pizzas to the people trapped in cars at what seemed like an all too long stand still at West 50th Street and Halifax […]

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Sun Street Breads for Breakfast and Lunch

Sun Street Breads for Breakfast and Lunch

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Posted: April 15, 2013

  Simple foods made from scratch bring crowds to Sun Street Breads. A slight southern accent of flavors, spread with a generous layer of community charm pulls everything together. This is a place where neighbors meet neighbors. In recent years, Nicollet Avenue South has undergone a culinary Renaissance from the urban business core of Minneapolis down to the upscale residential district of Tangletown. Sun Street Breads is a key player in this cultural food movement that emphasizes tasteful quality.   […]

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