Underrated Patios

When the weather is as pleasant as it's been the past few days...there's nothing like enjoying a meal outside. But where to go? We challenged the Food and Dining Editor of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine to determine the three most underrated patios you'll find around town. The ones not getting the praise they deserve. Stephanie March's picks are...

Bald Man Brewing

Some of the best breweries aren't in the cities, they're in the burbs. Throughout the summer, Twin Cities Live is going to feature some of them. Our first stop is Bald Man Brewing in Eagan. It's a hot spot for folks wanting good beer and a good vibe.

Badger Hill Brewing Company

Once you've had your fun at Valleyfair, take a break at Badger Hill Brewing Company! Badger Hill Brewing Company offers tours, has eight beers on tap, and growlers to go! Click here for information.

The Ultimate Asian Brat

If you'd like to cook brats on the grill at your next summer BBQ, chances are you'll boil them in beer first. Next time, try preparing them in a crock pot instead. The Executive Chef from the Mayo Clinic Foundation, Tim McCarty explained how to make the Ultimate Asian Brat.

3 Best Restaurants to Get French Fries

We challenged three Twin Cities based food critics to pick their favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities to get French Fries. It was hard for them to each choose only one! Joy Summers from Minnesota Monthly, Jess Fleming from the Pioneer Press and Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine share their go-to spot.

Taste the Trend: Mississippi Roast

Cook book author and recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller was put to the task again with a recipe for Mississippi Roast that has taken over the internet! Mary Jane actually liked the recipe as it was, saying it was "soooo yummy." What she didn't like was all of the pre-made mixes it uses because of the sodium and preservatives they contain.

Summertime Bruschetta Recipes

If you're entertaining this summer you're going want to make something that not only impresses your friends... but is also easy to make. If you can slice bread then you're on the right track. Owner of Coalition in Excelsior and Edina, Chef Eli Wollenzein showed Elizabeth and Steve how to make Blueberry and Raddish bruschetta.

The University of Minnesota’s Meat Science Lab

Tucked away on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus, the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science is busy conducting research. And they're selling ground beef, steaks and more inside a showroom, which is open to the public. Thanks to the Minnesota Beef Council, Elizabeth gets a tour of their facility. If you like a ribeye but don't...

Don’t Judge a Wine by Its Label

To grab attention in the liquor store aisles, winemakers are spending more money to make fancier labels. But don't let that be the deciding factor on what you purchase. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares four wines with less than glamorous labels that aren't worth passing up.

Best Supper Clubs

The supper club culture invites people to visit with friends, enjoy a hearty meal and remains an important part to the Minnesota dining scene because it allows guests to feel at home. Food critic for the Minnesota Monthly, Joy Summer gave a roundup of her favorite supper clubs in the Twin Cities.