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Best Restaurants
Our annual critics’ picks—and readers' poll—of the top eateries in the Twin Cities.
by Andrew Zimmern, Beth Dooley, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Marianne Miller, Peter Lilienthal, Philip Dorwart, and Stephanie March
Best Restaurants 2013
Features
Rob Miller is not so dangerous, but he is a bearded man with a plan.
Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
Restaurant Reviews
An under-the-radar cafe that might be your new go-to spot.
3 Tiers Bakery Bistro
Where and What to Eat
The (even) sweeter side of maple syrup.
One Great Plate: Gunflint Trail Whole Fruit Syrups
Wine & Spirits
March in Minnesota can wear on you. But look on the bright side—there's always dessert.
by Bill Coy
Dessert wines
Restaurant Reviews
North St. Paul’s new Hmong House is finally the Hmong restaurant Minnesota has been waiting for.
Hmong House
Video
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine food and dining editor Stephanie March gives you five picks from this year’s list of Best Restaurants.
Where and What to Eat
The food at Real Meal aims to be a stitch above some of the other soup-sandwich shops in the habitrail in that the focus is freshly-made food.
City Lunch:  Real Meal Deli
Where and What to Eat
The best way to enjoy this fun menu is right at the sushi bar while your chef is slicing fish.
Eat & Tell: Where is a sushi place where the chef can just take over?
Where and What to Eat
It’s Mardi Gras, y’all. Time to switch your plates for glasses!
One Great Glass: Sazerac
Video
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine food and dining editor Stephanie March gives an exclusive sneak peek at Smack Shack's new bricks and mortar location in the North Loop.
Wine & Spirits
The thought of France conjures up romance. So why not bring a touch home for this cold month of February?
by Bill Coy
Four French Wines for the Perfect Romantic Dinner
Where and What to Eat
The chocolate selection inlcudes a few great local brands, but it’s the international collection of chocolatiers that will send shivers of excitement through any chocofile.
Chocolate at Max’s
Wine & Spirits
When you use ice to chill and dilute a whiskey, picking the right amount can be quite a tricky thing.
by Johnny Michaels
Chilling and Diluting Whiskey
Features
Borough is casual and neighborhoody, the food is finely crafted with cool ingredients, and the basement bar, Parlour, serves craft cocktails with a Mad Men vibe.
Borough And Parlour
Features
From food truck to LynLake bricks and mortar, the expanded menu gallops giddily around the world to put some crazy fun dishes in front of you.
World Street Kitchen
Slideshow
The East African specialties served are notable for their fresh quality, low prices, substantial portion sizes, and authenticity.
by Peter Lilienthal
Tawakal
Slideshow
Louis is the new rooftop restaurant that brings the Cossetta family into the world of formal dining.
Louis at Cossetta
Where and What to Eat
Where to bring your East and West Metro buddies together for happy hour.
Where is a good mid-point between Minneapolis and St. Paul for happy hour?
Where and What to Eat
Soothe your winter comfort food craving with a creamy pot of warm, bubbly starch n’ dairy.
One Great Plate:  Mac-n-Cheese
Where and What to Eat
There’s actually quite a lot of Asian food spots in the skyway, but there is always a line outside of Asian Max.
City Lunch:  Asian Max
Where and What to Eat
The great American chestnut is on its way back thanks to the local Badgersett Research Farm in Canton.
by Beth Dooley
One Great Plate:  Roasted Chestnuts
Where and What to Eat
Did you know that January was National Soup Month? Here are some great choices to slurp up.
Eat & Tell: What Is a Not-to-Miss Soup?
Slideshow
With a menu of Frenchified dishes, the The Lynn on Bryant hopes to serve the neighborhood in as many ways as possible by offering coffee and breakfast, lunch, a formal and café dinner, and takeaway.
The Lynn on Bryant
Features
It seems like the city has been waiting for a splash, and Union hasn’t disappointed.
Union