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Consider the Egg

Local eateries launch new ways to grub on breakfast and brunch

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  • HEARTLAND RESTAURANT & FARM DIRECT MARKET
    Find this duck egg and house-cured ham version of a Benedict, challah French toast & lake trout gravlax. 289 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-699-3536, heartlandrestaurant.com
  • ASTER CAFÉ
    At this weekday morning hot spot, dig into a breakfast pizza with chorizo & chimichurri, a breakfast burrito, local sausages & house-made granola. 125 SE Main St, Mpls, 612-379-3138, aster-cafe.com
  • VICTORY 44
    On a daily basis you can get satisfying biscuits & gravy, an eggwich with garlic aioli, fat little breakfast tots, and a waffle and Bennie du jour. 2201 44th Ave. N, Mpls, 612-588-2228, victory-44.com
  • HEIDI'S
    Heidi's Sunday brunch has a chef's egg sandwich with arugula & pork. The omelet features Mangalitsa ham & wild rice pancakes have foie gras butter. 2903 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, 612-354-3512, heidis.com
  • HAUTEDISH
    With a bourbon bloody or frozen screwdriver, brunchers will find chicken & waffles, a monte cristo with foie gras & ropa vieja with hot sauce. 119 Washington Ave N, Mpls, 612-338-8484, haute-dish.com

It's the most important meal of the day, or so we're told from a young age. There's been a bit of an uptick in the quality of the morning meal as local eateries launch new breakfast and brunch hours as a wake-up call for your palate.

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