Nancy Ngo, Pioneer Press

Nancy Ngo

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Twin Cities, MN, United States

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Past articles by Nancy:

Our favorite new restaurants in the Twin Cities suburbs

From killer roast beef to an authentic British pub, there are lots of reasons on this list to take a drive or to check out a new spot in your neighborhood. → Read More

Twin Cities chefs dish on the fast food pleasure they can’t resist – Twin Cities

Following Chef Justin Sutherland’s hit show “Fast Foodies,” we asked local restaurateurs and chefs about their fast-food guilty pleasures. → Read More

From waterfront to hot spots, our annual patio guide has it all

This year’s patio guide contains a dozen newly minted outdoor spaces we’ve visited this past year and can’t wait to tell you about. → Read More

Readers give their take on restaurants worth recommending

Here’s why these restaurants are worthy of our readers’ love, and why they should be on your radar too. → Read More

The Butcher’s Tale opens this week with a meat-centric menu and veteran cast – Twin Cities

The Butcher’s Tale is slated to open Wednesday, May 12, in the space where Butcher & the Boar once sat. → Read More

Midtown Global Market welcomes three new food concepts

Midtown Global Market continues to expand its range of food offerings, with a few added to the mix. — Soul to Soul Smokehouse recently rolled out, featuring smoked meats, wings, sandwiches, s… → Read More

Barbecue, smoked meat tacos and chicken sandwich spot opens in Roseville

Tony Delaney, whose barbecue gained fanfare following the rollout of his Pig Approved BBQ food trailer in the fall of 2018, now has a bricks-and-mortar spot in Roseville by that same name. → Read More

11 favorite places to eat in Mac-Groveland

We picked our current favorites — the restaurants we recommend when people are nearby and ask for a place to eat. → Read More

Reader’s quest for local market carrying Hungarian sausage comes full circle

Last week when we ran an Ask the Food Writers installment, we were stumped by one reader’s quest for Hungarian sausages. So we put out a call to readers to help with this search. And readers sure c… → Read More

Weekend fire at Pajarito started in ductwork; reopening expected soon

Just as the owners of Pajarito in St. Paul were getting ready to open for seven days a week again for the first time since the pandemic started, a fire Saturday set back those plans. → Read More

From where to get great eggplant parmesan to outdoor brewery spaces: You asked, we answered

It’s time once again to answer your food and restaurant questions! → Read More

Surdyk’s new restaurant reopens – Twin Cities

The restaurant reopened April 23 with a new chef and menu. Chef Randall Prudden is now heading the kitchen. → Read More

Hotspots: Where to eat in St. Paul right now

Here’s the latest roundup of St. Paul hot spots, the new kids on the block, the bold and the brave who have thrown open their doors in recent months. → Read More

Brazilian steakhouse in Lowertown opens this weekend

Bullvino’s Churrascaria, the Brazilian steakhouse slated to go into the former Octo Fishbar space in Lowertown, is set to open Saturday, April 24. → Read More

Blue Door Pub in St. Paul will not reopen

Blue Door Pub’s location in St. Paul has been closed during the pandemic. And on Monday night, the owners announced the location on Selby Avenue will not reopen. The spot is known for its Blucy’s, … → Read More

St. Paul Farmers’ Market ready to roll, expects ‘bountiful produce season’

The St. Paul Farmers’ Market in Lowertown kicks off for the season the weekend of April 24-25. → Read More

Gross. But Yum. These combos sound gross, but taste great.

It seems some chefs have taken things too far. But one bite of these undelectable-sounding dishes, and it’s clear they went just far enough. → Read More

Famous Dave’s, Cowboy Jack’s in Woodbury to merge under one roof

Famous Dave’s plans to close its current Woodbury location at the end of the month and move to the Cowboy Jack’s a little over two miles away, where the restaurant and bar powerhouses will co-exist… → Read More

Smack Shack adds a Bloomington location

Fans of Smack Shack will have a south metro option for getting lobster rolls, shellfish boils and beyond. Owners Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitzgerald are opening a location in Bloomington in the former … → Read More

Surly announces reopening date; changes imminent

After announcing last November that it would close indefinitely amid the pandemic, Surly Beer Hall and Beer Garden has announced plans to reopen. → Read More