As Minnesota dials back in-person dining and entertainment to deal with the up-tick of Covid-19, restaurants have been shut down for indoor dining. That means those restaurants need our help. Steph Shimp from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company fills us in on how we can do that.
Musician Phil Thompson joins us to give us a taste of A Minnesota Holiday Volume 12 that is on sale now at Kowalski’s Markets. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland.
Plus, Twin Cities Live and Explore Minnesota want to encourage you to continue to support small businesses and restaurants throughout the state.
Many restaurants, bars, and breweries have relied on their patios to get them through the pandemic. Now with winter on the horizon, much of that business will be lost. Broken Clock Brewing has plans to utilize the patio even with snow on the ground.
Reporter Kristin Haubrich checks out the igloos they are getting ready to use during the...
Restaurants have been hit hard during the pandemic and as the colder weather creeps in they are finding creative ways to keep the patio season rolling. Producer Lisa Adams shares a few that you’ll want to check out this winter.
Forgotten Star Brewing Company
Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen & Brewery
TCL reporter checks out Baldamar, who was recently named Best New Steakhouse by Minnesota Monthly. They show us some of the tricks to having restaurant quality steaks at home.
Stephanie March, the Food & Dining Editor of Mpls.St. Paul Magazine, shares which new restaurant had the best and most successful pivots when the pandemic hit.
Take Out Windows
Re-invention of Saint Dinette
Stephanie also gave us her picks for the best pie in town:
More and more people are talking about gluten sensitivity and and being gluten free. It could be a challenge when it comes to eating out. TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich checks out Olivia’s Organic Café where avoiding gluten is the norm.
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There’s an authentic French bakery new to town and their golden-baked croissants are already creating a lot of buzz in the Twin Cities. TCL reporter, Kristin Haubrich put her baking skills to the test when she went to check out La Delicious Bread.
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With plenty of space to sprawl out and sip a cocktail, customers are flocking the newly revitalized restaurant in St. Paul. The Gnome boasts the largest patio in the entire Twin Cities.
Even with all that the restaurant industry has gone through during this pandemic, there is one chef that has a lot of hope. Chef Brian Ingram opened a new restaurant called Woodfired Cantina & Lounge last week and business is booming.