Restaurants

James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim of Young Joni embraces her mother.

The most prestigious awards in the restaurant industry have been handed out, and one Twin Cities chef is heading home with some hardware.

Medina's Oak Eatery

Whether it be burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads or other classics, owner Dawn Nelson focuses on quality ingredients.

Why have just one meal when you can try a bit of everything by sharing? Two local restaurants offer their take on a spread for four that’s meant to be shared or served family style. Here are some tasty-sounding meal ideas that start with appetizers and end with delicious desserts.

There’s just something about pizza. Its melty, drippy, gooey, crispy, crunchy goodness satisfies deep-down cravings. There are nearly 70,000 pizzerias in the United States. Arrive at the intersection of I-494 and Hwy 55, and you’ll find four within a dough-ball’s throw.

One of the most iconic sights in the Twin Cities, Murray’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis has welcomed generations of diners with its bright neon sign and electric blue façade.

Ah, the allure of chocolate. With Valentine’s Day coming up, desserts are fashionable and chocolate makes them more so. Rich chocolatey desserts are especially appropriate during February. Split the chocolate love and share and share alike. How can you not fall for chocolate?

2016 has been the year of the burger, with red meat options dominating local menus and new gourmet toppings created seemingly every hour. There are clever and novel burgers with a full rainbow of colors piled high inside the bun.

When you want to pamper your palate for breakfast – something sugary will do the trick. Satisfy your sweet tooth with everything from portable to-go breakfasts to elaborate brunch buffets.

At the height of summer’s blazing heat, we spend our leisure hours in a state of sun-soaked repose. We subsist on drinks packed with ice through much of the day until the sun begins its lazy descent and our appetites, tame and sleepy, begin to awaken.

A sweet tropical escape is easy to come by in Plymouth. All you have to do is sample these delicious desserts that are powered by tropical fruits. Pineapples, kiwis, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, lemons and limes shine as dessert stars.

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