The Charlie Awards

The Charlie Awards is a new Twin Cities event that recognizes the exceptional contributions that our Twin Cities metro area restaurant, food and drink industry make to ensure a diverse, vibrant and creative Twin Cities lifestyle and economy. In 2012, Gayer won "Outstanding Pastry Chef" and in 2013, she will be presenting the award to the next recipient. Read More

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DeRusha Eats: The Salty Tart

This is the season of baking. But if you want to leave it to the professionals, we’ve got one of the best in the nation, right here. Jason DeRusha takes us inside Midtown Global Market, and eats at The Salty Tart. Read More

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The Salty Tart: A Five-Star Pastry Chef

Michelle Gayer is one of the most acclaimed pastry chefs in the country. Nominated for a James Beard Award for her work at Charlie Trotter's in Chicago, she currently does pastry for two of Minneapolis's best restaurants, La Belle Vie and Solera. So what's she doing selling $4 sandwiches and pans of take-and-bake brownies from a tiny bakery off a food court?


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