Keg & Case

Keg & Case
Restaurants and bars are slowly reopening but with restrictions on their indoor dining.  That means Minnesotan’s are embracing outdoor spaces event more.  Kelli is live at Keg & Case Market in St. Paul showing us their brand new outdoor space.

Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog
The Handsome Hog in St. Paul is a nationally recognized restaurant.  It’s chef, Justin Sutherland is also well known for his appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef.  Handsom Hog recently opened their doors to customers again but now, they are in a new St. Paul location!

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
Our community has come together in the past few weeks to raise money to help rebuild restaurants destroyed by recent riots, donated food and supplies to families in need, and more.  One way to continue to show support is to check out one of many black-owned businesses.  Click here to check out the list that Senior Food Editor at Mpls. St....

Cheesecake Funk – 4

Cheesecake Funk – 4
It’s been less than a year since Vanessa Drews decided to step away from her job and create Cheesecake Funk.  We caught up with Vanessa at her commercial kitchen in Minneapolis to find out how she got started and how her favorite musician inspired the name of her business! Click here to find locations where you can find Cheesecake Funk...

Minnesota Ice

Minnesota Ice
On Tuesday, March 17th, Minnesota restaurants had to close their doors to the public.  It wasn’t just those establishments that took a financial hit – all of their suppliers did too.  Elizabeth met up with Minnesota Ice and found out how, instead of wallowing in their own misfortune they decided to reach out and help other businesses.

Surly’s Beer Garden

Surly’s Beer Garden
Many folks are anxiously awaiting the re-opening of restaurants, bars, and breweries.  Surly Brewing in Minneapolis has officially opened their outdoor beer garden!  We sent producer Lisa Adams over to check it out. Originally planned to open on June 1st, they postponed it to respond to our community in need.  The beer garden turned into...

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Since 2012, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen has been serving up authentic Jamaican street and comfort food.  In 2016, the owner Tomme Beevis, opened his flagship location on Eat street in Minneapolis.  Just this past week, that area has been heavily targeted by the riots.  Tomme joins us to discuss the action he took immediately to help his...

The Grocers Table

The Grocers Table
Over the past couple of months, the restaurant community has been really struggling.  Some have adjusted by offering take out and curbside pick up while others have been forced to close their doors for good. In the midst of all this, a new restaurant in Wayzata, The Grocer’s Table, is actually opening for the very first time.  Owner...

The State of Restaurants

The State of Restaurants
After weeks of being closed, restaurants in Minnesota are able to welcome customers back.  Things, of course, will be different. Joy Summers, editor of Eater Twin Cities, fills us in on what you can expect.

Meal Kits

Meal Kits
With the COVID-19 crises, the service industry had a difficult task ahead of them.  How can they still reach their customer in spite of the crises?  The results have been incredible.  DIY kits have created a new way for people to experience their favorite go-to spots. Red Wagon Pizza – Take & Make Pizzas Red Cow – At-Home...

Curbside Pickups

Curbside Pickups
A week ago, Governor Walz announced that retailers could open for curbside pickup.  This was good news for business owners.  Kelli chatted with four small business owners about the shift they’re making to reach their customers. Beloved Boutique Wild Ruffle Something Sweet by Maddie Lu   Muddy Paws 

Demi

Demi
There’s a brand new restaurant in Minneapolis and it’s the creation of one of the hottest chefs in town.  Gavin Kaysen is a James Beard Award winner and the owner and executive chef of Spoon and Stable and Bellecour.  He takes us on a tour of his newest space called Demi that serves only 40 people per night. Click here for more...

Crepe Cake Kit

Crepe Cake Kit
Diane Moua is the award winning pastry chef at Bellecour in Wayzata and Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis.  One of her most famous treats is her crepe Cake.  Now you can assemble it yourself at home!

Amore Uptown

Amore Uptown
Even though the restaurant business is one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, their generosity during this time has been amazing.  Elizabeth chats with the owners of Amore Uptown to find out how they’re focusing on the future and giving back at the same time. Click here to purchase a $50 gift card to Amore Uptown...

New Normal for Gavin Kaysen

New Normal for Gavin Kaysen
Restaurants are finding new ways to reach diners during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Restaurant owners are trying to provide for their employees, their customers and their own families.  Gavin Kaysen is the owner of Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi.  He explains how they are adjusting. In week 1, he launched a new business model...

T-Rex Cookies

T-Rex Cookies
In January our good friend and cookie connesiour, Tina Rexing celebrated five years of business. now because of these uncertain times T-Rex Cookies has had to change how they do business. TCL photographer Drew Schingen us takes to Eagen to see what’s up with T-Rex Cookies. If you don't want to make the trip to Eagan, T-Rex cookies is still...

Update on Restaurants

Update on Restaurants
There is no doubt the restaurant industry has been hugely impacted by the coronavirus.  They are still finding ways to connect with their loyal customers, however.  Food and dining editor at Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March shares what she thinks the future of dining may look like.