Best Restaurants

Best New Restaurants 2011

A bevy of chef changes, openings, closings, and flashy new ideas made this another wild year in our local food scene.

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The Bachelor Farmer

Eric and Andrew Dayton opened a new restaurant last summer that celebrates all the old ways in just the right new light. 50 2nd Ave. N., Mpls., 612-206-3920,

Read our full review from the November issue.

Eater’s Guide

Speakeasy Below.

Don’t be afraid to go through the back door, past the garbage area, in order to get to Marvel Bar, the sister mixology lair run by Pip Hanson.

Urban Gardens Above.

Bachelor Farmer’s rooftop is an urban garden where many of the Farmer’s herbs and ingredients are grown.

Dear Farmer.

At the end of your meal, you will receive a Moleskine diary in which to record a note, a love song, a rant, what have you. Go ahead, be un-Minnesotan and tell them what you really think.

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