Eight scene-making first-time restaurateurs. Re-introducing a Midwestern supermarket icon, one T-shirt at a time. A game-changing food truck. The place to be before (and after) Twins games. A pair of best-selling cookbook authors, and a pizza slice shop masquerading as a cinnamon roll bakery. A farmers market dynamo and the anti-Coca-Cola. A quarter-century of campus wake-up calls, a victory for North Minneapolis and the comic behind the Twin Cities' funniest fortune cookies. That's right, it's our seventh-annual countdown to 50 inspiring, trend-setting tastemakers. The fun begins here

text by

RICK NELSON

photos by

TOM WALLACE

The Taste 50 Address book:

Where to find our top choices for our fifty nifty people, places, products and ideas in Minnesota.

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