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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Jess:

Ask the food editor: Readers seek Chinese, Hmong, African and more

It’s time once again to answer all readers’ burning questions about restaurants. → Read More

Joey Meatballs is now open in Keg and Case

The outfit, which also has a counter at food hall The Market at Malcolm Yards, is slinging freshly made pastas in a build-your-own experience. → Read More

Pizza Karma to open third location in Blaine mall

The Indian-fusion pizza restaurant has tandoor-fired pizzas, wraps, pastas and sandwiches, and they have gluten-free and dairy-free options. → Read More

Mucci’s St. Paul adding a patio, ADA-compliant bathroom – Twin Cities

The restaurant currently seats just 44 people, so adding 30 spots is a big deal. → Read More

Sawatdee’s fix for restaurant staffing problems: A robot – Twin Cities

Sawatdee is the first Minnesota restaurant to employ a robot to help with running food and busing tables in its Maple Grove and Minneapolis locations. → Read More

Join Jess Fleming in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris!

I’m prepping this week for the Pioneer Press trip to beautiful Tuscany, and I honestly can’t wait to share this travel adventure with a group of readers who I can already tell are going to be a ton… → Read More

Try Nepalese dumplings at new World Famous Momo

The Nepalese dumplings, once hard to find, have two new homes in the Twin Cities. → Read More

Dari-Ette Drive-in closes after 70 years

The drive-in, which was put on the market in early 2020, has sold. There’s no word on who the new owners are or what plans are for the site. → Read More

Neighborhood bistro coming to Marine on St. Croix

The restaurant will focus on seasonal, from-scratch cooking using local ingredients. → Read More

Nine Twin Cities restaurants that will please vegetarians — and their meat-eating friends

Many eateries are expanding their meat-free (and sometimes even vegan) options, recognizing that more and more people are eschewing meat for health and moral reasons → Read More

Chef Mik German of 328 Grill to take over Uptown VFW kitchen

German, who recently took over the kitchen at the American Legion in St. Paul Park, has signed a contract to make really good bar food. → Read More

Devil’s Advocate to open second location in Stillwater – Twin Cities

The former Famous Dave’s on the north side of Minnesota 36 in Stillwater will soon be home to a second location of Devil’s Advocate. → Read More

The St. Paul Grill to reopen Oct. 8

It has been 19 long months, but the restaurant — which was open for private dining for a while — will begin with limited hours. Dinner will be served Wednesday through Saturday from 5 t… → Read More

J. Selby’s to close dining room as COVID numbers rise – Twin Cities

Owner Matt Clayton, a physician, explained the decision to close the dining room, which had reopened in early July, with a post on the restaurant’s social media page. → Read More

Local breweries celebrating Oktoberfest in a big way

Among those celebrating are Lift Bridge, Waldmann and St. Paul Brewing. → Read More

Doge Pizza opens in former vegan spot in Midway

Specialty pizzas include a buffalo chicken, a meat attack, and even a vegan pizza. → Read More

Churchill St. aims to bring good food, community to Shoreview

The vision is an employee-friendly, environment-friendly eatery with “real, good food.” → Read More

Malcolm Yards is the food hall we’ve all been waiting for – Twin Cities

It is an absolute game-changer. The variety and quality of vendors is unmatched and there’s tons of seating, indoors and out. → Read More

It’s booya time! Here’s where to get your fill this fall – Twin Cities

Mark your calendar for the thick, rich stew, cooked over an open flame. → Read More

Tapped & Uncorked offers beer, wine, cider tastings at Roseville Oval – Twin Cities

The event offers samples of craft beer, cider and wine from local vendors. → Read More