Food & Drink

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

The Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Local wine expert Nikki Erpelding shares some of her favorite books filled with wine knowledge.

A martini made with Gray Duck Vodka

Test your vodka knowledge!

Vanilla bean crème brûlée

This five-ingredient vanilla bean crème brûlée for two is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!

Tiny Diner, a Kim Bartmann restaurant in South Minneapolis.

Kim Bartmann has turned the Tiny Diner space from a gas station to a vibrant garden and restaurant.

Two bottles of shrubs from Sharab Shrubs and The Twisted Shrub.

In the world of cocktails, shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, can be enjoyed straight up or in a cocktail or nonalcoholic drink.

James Beard-winning chef Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

James Beard–winning chef Gavin Kaysen opened Demi, his third restaurant in the Twin Cities, this year in Minneapolis. We chatted with him about the three distinct brands, what he loves about cooking in the Twin Cities and what’s on the horizon.

Alexandra Motz, one of the chefs being mentored by Gavin Kaysen through the Ment’or BKB Foundation.

Minneapolis-based chef Gavin Kaysen mentors young chefs.

A dish from Grand Cafe, one of our favorite summer dining restaurants in South Minneapolis.

For our Best of City South issue, we revisit some of our favorite local restaurants.

The Veggie Love Burger, a vegan burger from Red Cow Uptown

Red Cow has recently broadened its menu to include plant-based options for its vegetarian patrons.

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.