Posts byJill Lewis

Rita’s Italian Ice in Eagan

A new Rita’s Italian Ice franchise in Eagan dishes up slushy treats for a population that has been long deprived of the popular East Coast ices.

Blue Earth from Alemar Cheese Company

Alemar Cheese Company founder Keith Adams may be heading to California soon, but not without introducing a new Brie-style cheese called Blue Earth.

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Broasted Chicken at the Brass Rail in Grandy

The Brass Rail in Grandy serves succulent broasted chicken that’s worth the drive from anywhere in the metro.

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Nelson’s Ice Cream in St. Paul

Nelson’s Ice Cream, a Stillwater institution, brings its monstrous ice cream concoctions slightly west to St. Paul.

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Glen Lake Cafe in Minnetonka

Glen Lake Cafe in Minnetonka expertly blends sophisticated, but not stuffy, cuisine with a welcoming atmosphere many restaurants would be smart to emulate.