Greater estate planning options available to same-sex married couples

Last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states affects estate planning for many same-sex married couples. Now, like opposite-sex married couples, same-sex married couples may be able to take advantage of gift and estate tax breaks such as: The marital deduction. This allows one spouse to transfer an […]

All the Pieces Fit: New St. Paul restaurant Heirloom is neighborhood fine dining done right

A tomato grown from a seed with a history of being passed down through generations becomes an heirloom tomato with an unusual shape and a wonderful taste. Recent visits to the aptly named Heirloom restaurant at Marshall and Cretin avenues in St. Paul showed me what a true heirloom is: something unique, timeless and that […]

Dennis Monroe’s Column on Restaurant Economics Debuts in Foodservice News

In its February issue, Foodservice News has launched an ongoing column by Dennis Monroe which offers a different approach to reviewing Twin Cities restaurants. Rather than focusing on the cuisine — something that is already expertly handled by a number of fine food writers in town — Dennis’s reviews will look at local restaurants from […]