Twin Cities Insider Eats: 2012 Critics’ Picks
The best food nobody knows about: Our dining team reveals its black book of foodie secrets.
By Steven Brown, Beth Dooley, Philip Dorwart, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Peter Lilienthal, Stephanie March, Marianne Miller, and Andrew Zimmern
The food fanatics who make up our dining team opened their little black books to reveal all the side trips, quick stops, and favorite haunts they frequent but don’t normally get to write about. These hidden gems—the hole-in-the-wall breakfast joints, little-known lunch spots, strip mall discoveries, pop-up surprises, and ethnic eateries—often go unseen by all but the most diligent eaters. Consider this your insider’s guide to the best of the unexpected.
Warm biscuits to earthy vegetarian, morning hash to pickled herring, these spots will get you out of your breakfast comfort zone.
Shhhh, Sunday roast chicken at Café Levain, Happy Gnomes bloody mary bar, :D Spots off-the-chart wings, some secret eats of the cities.
Our favorite places for international flavors, from Que Nha's crusty-bottomed rice casseroles to Di Noko's serious deep-dish pizza.
Standout drinks and dishes from your local bar.
Don't-miss, one-of-a-kind events for Twin Cities foodies.
Mouth-watering photos of insider eats dishes.
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