New Food Trend: Ghost Kitchen

New Food Trend: Ghost Kitchen
The term “Ghost Kitchen” might have you conjuring up images of a spooky kitchen with ghosts flying around, right? But that isn’t what it means at all!  It’s the newest trend in the restaurant industry.  The Food & Dining Editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March, explains what the concept is all about. Kitchens...

Olivia’s Organic Café

Olivia’s Organic Café
Eating out with dietary restrictions can be a challenge.  Celiac disease, in particular, would need to ensure they are avoiding cross contamination of gluten down to the size of a bread crumb.  Olivia’s Organic Cafe is dedicated to serving gluten free and dairy free foods but still has something on the menu for everyone, even if you’re...

Eats with Eddy: What’s For Dinner?

Eats with Eddy: What’s For Dinner?
With indoors dining getting the ok, the age old question of “where do you want to eat” is back.  There is a new website that takes the guesswork out of deciding where to go.  With just a few clicks, Eats with Eddy, will give you a curated personalized restaurant list. Click here and get 10% off Yum Club Membership when you use the...

Mort’s Deli’s Matzo Ball Soup

Mort’s Deli’s Matzo Ball Soup
On days like today, you crave comfort food and what is more comforting than Matzo Ball Soup?  Mort’s Café and Deli in Golden Valley is perhaps the most quintessential destination for home-style comfort food.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich gets a lesson in making their famous soup. Twin Cities Live Special Offer: Now through the end of...

MinnyRow Market

MinnyRow Market
Seven years ago, Dana and Peter Smith put pen to paper and wrote down their dream to open a local market.  The dream has turned into reality with MinnyRow Market. MinnyRow Market is located right on Mainstreet in Hopkins.  For more information, click here.

Gavin’s Kitchen

Gavin’s Kitchen
Restaurants and bars have been given the green light to open up to indoor dining at 50% capacity.  Restaurant owner and chef, Gavin Kaysen says he plans to open up his restaurant Demi on January 21st.  Spoon and Stable, his other restaurant, is planned to open for indoor dining in February. In the meantime, Spoon and Stable is introducing...

Pizza Dough Throwing

Pizza Dough Throwing
Randy’s Pizza Salute serves all natural, gluten free, wheat free pizza with dairy free, organic, vegan and vegetarian options.    Randy Hueffmeier and his team have won numerous awards with their pizza tossing skills.  Nick Diesslin is a self-taught artistic dough thrower and his skills were just recognized on prime time TV.  Nick and...

The Freehouse

The Freehouse
Today marks a big day for restaurants in Minnesota.  As of today, you are allowed to dine inside of Minnesota restaurants.  Reporter Kelli Hanson is live at The Freehouse in Minneapolis with Steph Shimp, the owner of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company.

Restaurant Update

Restaurant Update
The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic and our local restaurants are struggling to stay open.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Food and Dining Editor, Stephanie March gives us an update on the industry and shares how we can help. Link: Chef’s Calendar

#TwinCitiesTakeout

#TwinCitiesTakeout
Five Eyewitness News wants to help local restaurants get the word out.  The #TwinCitiesTakeout page presented by Minnesota Rusco and Companies is a place to give your favorite restaurant for takeout a plug.  We chat with Jay Deems, owner of Minnesota Rusco, about why it’s important to him to support local businesses.

Forgotten Star Brewing Co.

Forgotten Star Brewing Co.
With Governor Walz’s new guidelines, bars, restaurants, and breweries just got the green light to serve customers outside.  That may seem tough in Minnesota but reporter Kristin Haubrich found one brewery that is making it happen!  She’s at Forgotten Star Brewing Co. in Fridley who just put in an ice rink. You need to have reservations...

Chankaska Winery for the Holidays

Chankaska Winery for the Holidays
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery has been able to safely remain open during the pandemic.  They have great holiday gift ideas for those on your list. Popular Wines: MN Marquette Creekside Red Creekside White Click here and get 15% off MN Marquette when you purchase online!  Offer good until December 19th. Blind Wine...

Restaurant Update

Restaurant Update
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.

11/16 Host Chat

11/16 Host Chat
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.   Offering Curbside...

The Igloos at Broken Clock Brewing

The Igloos at Broken Clock Brewing
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...

Outdoor Patios

Outdoor Patios
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 Smack Shack Hola Arepa 

Baldamar

Baldamar
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.

Restaurant Update

Restaurant Update
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 Heather’s Just/Us Re-invention of Saint Dinette Nashville Coop Stephanie also gave us her picks for the best pie in town: RandyPie Pop...