New Scenic Café

New Scenic Café
Take a drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors and you’ll come across New Scenic Café.  It’s been a North Shore Dining experience for over 21 years.  They brought a little piece of Duluth to us with their new Scenic 61 Food Trailer.  Executive chef Scott Graden joins us from our parking lot! Check...

Charlie T’s Smokehouse

Charlie T’s Smokehouse
Charlie Torgeson is the person behind RC’s BBQ at the Minnesota State Fair.  He decided since the fair was cancelled this year, now would be the perfect time to open up his BBQ trailer, Charlie T’s Smokehouse!  It was his way of serving the community with pork belly, his famous ribs and more. Click here to check out Charlie T’s...

F+B Pop Up

F+B Pop Up
One of the silver-linings with the Minnesota State Fair being canceled is it has let to new ideas and partnerships have grown from it.  One of the partnerships is that of the Minnesota Farmers Union and  Birchwood Café. The F+B Pop Up sits right next to the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis and features food you could have gotten at...

Restaurant Industry Update

Restaurant Industry Update
Stephanie March, the Food & Dining Editor of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, joins us for an update on the shake-ups happening in the restaurant world. Click here for a list of restaurant closings.  For more information about CHX Minneapolis, click here.

A Taste of the Minnesota State Fair

A Taste of the Minnesota State Fair
The folks behind the Blue Barn at the Minnesota State Fair are bringing some of their fair favorites back this week.  Steph Shimp from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company shares how you can enjoy them. After their success with their pop-up over the 4th of July weekend, they are having their second and final pop-up.  This pop-up runs August...

Duluth Grill

Duluth Grill
Since 1991, Duluth Grill has been a staple for locals in the community and for tourists passing through.  They were even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Tom Hanson, the owner, explains how it’s the fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients that keep the diners coming back.

Fancy Takeout Options

Fancy Takeout Options
Going out to eat is a popular date night idea, but there are ways to get that dine out feel while actually dining in. Throughout the pandemic, restaurants have become creative with their take out menus. Stephanie March of Mpls-St. Paul Magazine joined us to share her top picks. Hewing Hotel  - Meal Kits (Beek, Lamb, Sausage and Veggie...

Bebe Zito Ice Cream

Bebe Zito Ice Cream
Chef Ben Spangler made a huge announcement on our show last year.  He was on to talk about ice cream and their new ice cream shop but he also spilled the beans about his plans to get married.  The pandemic did not stop either of their plans and photographer Drew Schingen caught up with them at their new shop, Bebe Zito Ice Cream.

Olivia’s Organic Café

Olivia’s Organic Café
If you have a food allergy, going out to eat can be a real struggle.  Its not as easy as looking at the menu, you have to figure out how its being prepared too.  Maria Vejdani of Burnsville knew the struggle all too well.  Because of her daughter Olivia’s food allergies going out to each just wasn’t an option.  So she decided to open...