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Continued: Restaurant year in review

  • Article by: RICK NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 26, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Also in the western suburbs, 318 Cafe owner Tom Peterson converted a former bakery into the neighborhood-minded Glen Lake Cafe.

Second iterations of Acqua, Bar Louie, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Surdyk’s Flights, Origami, Rojo Mexican Grill and the Blue Door Pub also materialized.



Wine bar, plus

When the Broder family — brothers Thomas, Charlie and Danny and mother Molly — opened Terzo, the companion to their 19-year-old pasta bar and 31-year-old deli, they showed the Twin Cities exactly what a wine bar could (and should) be, and then some.



Other significant openings

The jam-packed year of restaurant debuts also included Eat Street Buddha Kitchen Lounge, Groundswell, Lake & Irving, Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, Milton’s, Prairie Tap House, Royal Bangkok, Seventh Street Social, the Tan­giers, Teque Arepa, Vitali’s Bistro and Vo’s.


Cover chef

Jamie Malone of Sea Change joined the prestigious fraternity of Food & Wine magazine’s annual “Best New Chefs” issue, the first Minnesotan to be so honored since 2006.


A “Top Chef” first

It took 11 seasons, but Minneapolis finally fielded its first “Top Chef” contestant in 2013: Sara Johannes. The Shoyu chef did well for herself, competing through the ninth episode before being eliminated.



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