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Eat & Drink
August 12, 2017
Like Spoon and Stable, Bellecour’s crisply elegant interior was designed by Minneapolis design firm Shea, but with a more intimate scale.

In Wayzata, a four-star French bistro from star chef Gavin Kaysen 

REVIEW: At Bellecour, Gavin Kaysen pays homage to his mentors, to the benefit of diners.
Eat & Drink
August 2, 2017
The Lynhall marries high culinary style with quick service and moderate prices.

10 reasons why Lynhall in Minneapolis is casual dining's new role model 

REVIEW: Innovative, flavor-conscious and surprisingly affordable, the stylish Lynhall pushes all the right fast-casual buttons.
Eat & Drink
July 26, 2017
The Lexington’s clubby bar got a makeover.

Legendary Lexington returns with well-rendered classics from a top-shelf chef 

The old-but-new supper club is back after sitting dormant since mid-2013.
Eat & Drink
July 12, 2017
Bellecour is among the thriving eateries in Wayzata.

Twin Cities' 6 best new restaurants of the year (so far)

Six months in, and a flurry of dynamic newcomers have added to the local dining scene. Here's a subjective list of the top performers.
Eat & Drink
June 14, 2017
Pajarito's Salsa and chips — Ancho-Guajillo, Charred Tomato, Avocado-Serrano, Arbol Cashew, Chipotle, Habanero. Guacamole.

St. Paul's Pajarito takes a fresh approach to Mexican food 

REVIEW: A pair of Uptown chefs have fired up a wood-burning grill to create a St. Paul hot spot.
Eat & Drink
May 24, 2017
Gnocchi with spring greens, mushrooms, watercress and ramp butter.

With new chef, new owner, Lucia's in Uptown Minneapolis still impresses

REVIEW: New owner Jason Jenny and his group of investors clearly maintain a healthy respect for Lucia's illustrious prairie-to-plate past, and seem dedicated to preserving as much of the status quo as possible.
Eat & Drink
May 17, 2017
CHICKEN PARMESAN: Red sauce, fontina, parmesan, lemon at Red Rabbit.

Red Rabbit draws a crowd in North Loop, for good reason 

REVIEW: A skilled chef — and a terrific bar — are the secret weapons at casual, affordable Red Rabbit.
Eat & Drink
April 1, 2017
Chef/owner Alex Roberts has revitalized his 17-year-old operation with the addition of an all-day cafe and a small hotel.

Four stars for the remade Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis 

REVIEW: The 17-year-old landmark restaurant, recently expanded and refreshed, is a paragon of Midwestern greatness.
Eat & Drink
February 15, 2017
The crackling pork shank with roasted root vegetables, Granny Smith apples and cider demi-glace at McKinney Roe.

Downtown East's McKinney Roe serves up a showy room, familiar menu 

REVIEW: At McKinney Roe in downtown Minneapolis, a crowd-pleasing menu is served in a splashy setting. But when there's a stab at a signature dish, the results don't quite jell. | ★★ out of 4 stars
Eat & Drink
February 9, 2017
The brisket burger with crispy potatoes at Barnes & Noble in Edina.

Barnes & Noble's new Edina restaurant has the makings of a bestseller 

REVIEW: Go figure. The most impressive chain restaurant to land in the Twin Cities in — well, we can't remember when — is located inside a bookstore. | ★★½ out of 4 stars
Eat & Drink
November 23, 2016
Restaurant Alma's breakfast tartine is built on a thick slice of gently tangy sourdough, which bread baker Tiffany Singh enriches with crème fraîche

Wake up with one of these seven breakfast sandwiches

Thanks to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of chefs and bakers across the metro area, there has never been a better time to enjoy breakfast sandwiches.
Eat & Drink
November 16, 2016
Chefs Charles Stotts and Kacey White at the Town Talk Diner.

Town Talk Diner again the talk of Minneapolis 

REVIEW: New ownership at the Lake Street landmark is ushering in a new (and tasty) era.
Eat & Drink
September 29, 2016
Owners Eric and Vanessa Carrara at the front door of the Italian Eatery.

Italian Eatery serves up success in south Mpls., but there's a big but 

REVIEW: The meals go beyond the usual suspects. Think brunch, for starters. However, there is one area where the kitchen's wobbliness is most evident: the pasta.
Eat & Drink
August 14, 2016
The Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis.

Hi-Lo Diner lights up Lake Street with classic food 'from scratch' 

If you've ever wondered what fast food looked like before McDonald's ran roughshod over the American landscape, the hash-slinging Hi-Lo is a good place to start.
Eat & Drink
June 1, 2016
Lou Nanne greeted patrons during the lunch rush at his restaurant.

Lou Nanne's, where celebrity and steaks meet, holds its own 

REVIEW: Lou Nanne's name may imply a sports theme, but this Edina restaurant holds its own on food.
Eat & Drink
May 11, 2016
The historic (and well-preserved) art deco bar at the Commodore Bar and Restaurant. It’s the work of theatrical set designer Werner Wittkamp (the Le

St. Paul's classic Commodore returns, minus a jazzed-up menu 

REVIEW: After a decades-long hiatus, the landmark restaurant has reopened, with a pretty room/pleasant food mandate.
Eat & Drink
March 16, 2016
Swedish meatballs being plated in the kitchen.

Upton 43 puts a modern spin on Nordic food 

REVIEW: At the wildly original Upton 43, chef Erick Harcey puts a heartfelt spin on his Nordic heritage.
Eat & Drink
February 17, 2016
At Scena Tavern in Uptown, all baking is done on site under the care of Johnny Silvera.

Crudo, pizza, cocktails lead at Uptown's Scena Tavern 

REVIEW: Skilled cooking, reasonable prices and a well-tuned bar outweigh the spotty service and characterless surroundings.
Eat & Drink
February 10, 2016
The salmon at Cedar + Stone, Urban Table.

Mall of America dining just got better with Cedar + Stone, Urban Table 

REVIEW: A restaurant inside the new JW Marriott hotel raises dining standards at the Mall of America.
Eat & Drink
January 29, 2016
Burger Friday: Manny's sirloin burger is a steakhouse powerhouse

Burger Friday: Manny's sirloin burger is a steakhouse powerhouse

The downtown Minneapolis destination incorporates all kinds of steak know-how (and a hefty dose of its own brand of excess) into fashioning a first-rate sirloin burger.