For 16 years, the Star Tribune’s Restaurant of the Year award has honored a Twin Cities restaurant that debuted — or went through a significant change — during the previous 12 or so months. Past honorees include (other winners have closed):

Young Joni (165 13th Av. NE., Mpls., youngjoni.com, 2017)

Spoon and Stable (211 N. 1st St., Mpls., spoonandstable.com, 2015)

Burch Steak and Pizza (1933 Colfax Av. S., Mpls., burchrestaurant.com, 2013)

Butcher & the Boar (1121 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., butcherandtheboar.com, 2012)

The Bachelor Farmer (50 2nd Av. N., Mpls., thebachelorfarmer.com, 2011)

Bar La Grassa (800 Washington Av. N., Mpls., barlagrassa.com, 2009)

Manny’s Steakhouse (825 Marquette Av., Mpls. mannyssteakhouse.com, 2008)

Brasa (600 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls., and 777 Grand Av., St. Paul, brasa.us, 2007)

Midtown Global Market (920 E. Lake St., Mpls., midtownglobalmarket.org, 2006)

112 Eatery (112 N. 3rd St., Mpls., 112eatery.com, 2005)

Al Vento (5001 34th Av. S., Mpls., alventorestaurant.com, 2004)