Dining

  • Toasting Oktoberfest

    These festive tributes to Bavarian tradition put the oompah into fall.

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  • Pizza on the farm

    In Wisconsin and Minnesota, dinner guests flock to the country for ultra-fresh ingredients and idyllic settings.

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  • Where to eat in Duluth

    Once famous for dives, this Lake Superior tourist magnet now boasts brewpubs and locavore cafes.

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  • Capitals of treats

    Kringle, cashew crunch and frozen custard . . . when you're on a road trip to temptation, here's what to eat.

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  • The chocolate cure

    When winter's allure wears off, drown your sorrows with sweets.

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  • Bacon bashes

    If you fry it, they will come. Here's where to pig out around the Upper Midwest.

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  • Into the belly of Chicago

    A food tour points us toward pizza, spice and everything nice.

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  • Sweet spots

    On road trips, make a detour to some of these great chocolate shops.

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  • Grazing in southwest Wisconsin

    In southwest Wisconsin, where the Badger state began, Old World flavors remain.

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  • Madison for foodies

    From street carts to fine-dining shrines, Wisconsin's capital city worships food.

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  • A chocolate tour of Madison

    For people who want the best in bonbons, this town is a decadent destination.

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  • Wisconsin's cheese country

    Limburger makes its last stand in Monroe, where the Swiss stay true to the flavors of their forebears.

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  • Feasting on Fat Tuesday

    When Lent approaches, it's time to seek out the fried, fruit-filled doughnut at Polish bakeries in Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago.

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  • Seeking the best soft-serve

    Their ranks are thinning, but old-time ice-cream stands still brighten road trips through Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

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  • Table-hopping in bluff country

    On a culinary adventure to Decorah, we tighten our belts, then let them out.

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  • Time to feast

    During Restaurant Weeks, you can be a glutton with a good conscience.

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  • Tours for foodies

    In tourist towns, guides are feeding a growing appetite for culinary walking tours.

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  • Dining on Minnesota's North Shore

    Finally, the cuisine matches the scenery on a favorite tourist route.

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  • 10 perfect places for a picnic

    You'll get spectacular scenery with your sandwich at these spots in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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  • Eating in the Amana Colonies

    In eastern Iowa, a historic village has a long tradition of feeding people well.

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  • Dining up north: Pequot to Crosslake

    Deep in Paul Bunyan country, we find the best lakeside supper clubs, roadhouses and bistros.

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  • Dining up north: Brainerd to Nisswa

    We give you an insiders' guide to restaurants in Minnesota lake country, from nachos to filet mignon.

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  • Dining up north: Longville to Walker

    A bicycle trail connects towns and lakes en route to Minnesota's newest fine-dining destination.

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  • Chow-down in Chicago

    In a city of neighborhoods, cooks from many countries stir the pot.

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  • The dish on Dorset

    Tiny 'Restaurant Capital of the World' is just a burp on the road.

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