Want a more affordable alternative to the $66 collard greens Neiman Marcus is featuring in its annual holiday catalog? Twin Cities restaurants have you covered. Here are three delicious local options:
Brasa: These greens are thick with sauce without losing their texture or deep green coloring and perfectly accompanied by chunky bits of smoked chicken ($3.25 to $12.25).
Getting there: 600 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612-379-3030 and 777 Grand Av. St. Paul, 651-224-1302, brasa.us
Revival: Sheer simplicity just about reaches perfection here, where that distinct, southern-inspired taste gets all gussied up by just a touch of brown sugar ($4.50).
Getting there: 4257 Nicollet Av., Mpls., revivalmpls.com, 612-345-4516
Saint Dinette: There's nothing wrong with the classic: those leafy greens blanketed in beautiful fat and peppered with ham hocks and chilies ($6).
Getting there: 261 E. 5th St., St. Paul, saintdinette.com, 651-800-1415