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The Forty-Four Best Bars

Our favorite Twin Cities spots for craft cocktails, brown booze, and wines that warm your night.

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Interior of Butcher and the Boar in downtown Minneapolis

Butcher and the Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-238-8888

This den of meat and bourbon is one of the best nights out in town. The focus is craft American cooking with housemade sausage, wild boar head cheese, cheesy grits, and a killer long rib. Bourbon flights and cocktails are strong and unfussy, the beer garden stays open all year. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American |

A breakfast sandwich at Butter Bakery in Minneapolis

Butter Bakery Café

3700 Nicollet Ave., Mpls, 612-521-7401

A brunch-all-day spot in Kingfield with killer scones and an ice cream case to boot. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery |

C & G's Smoking Barbecue

C & G's Smoking Barbecue

4743 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-825-3400

This counter-service barbecue joint gets props for its down-home atmosphere and smokehouse cooking. The menu offers ribs, chicken, fish, and sandwiches along with wings and sides. Mostly take-out, limited seating. Continue Reading

$ | Barbecue |

Cafe Ena Minneapolis

Café Ena

4601 Grand Ave. S., Mpls., 612-824-4441

This Latin fusion eatery serves meat and fish in an array of styles, and its family-recipe mole is tops. The warm colors and dark woods make this an inviting and friendly spot to gather. Continue Reading

$$$ | Latin American |

Cake from Cafe Latte on Grand Avenue in St. Paul

Café Latté

850 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-5687

Grand Avenue's destination cafeteria is known for its decadent desserts but perhaps doesn't get enough credit for a creative all-day selection of pizzas, salads, soups, and stews. Continue Reading

$ | American, Deli |

An entree from Café Levain in Minneapolis

Café Levain

4762 Chicago Ave., Mpls., 612-823-7111

Levain remains a winning choice for lovers of top-notch ingredients, authentic recipes, and careful cooking. Simple dishes such as roast chicken and celery root soup become elevated to breathtaking results. Continue Reading

$$$ | French |

Café Lurcat

Café Lurcat

1624 Harmon Place, Mpls., 612-486-5500

Though splashier places have been popping up around Loring Park, Lurcat remains a sophisticated and stylish place to eat. The bar menu's small plates are perfect for the cocktail set, and the café menu stays current yet accessible with modern preparations and fresh ingredients. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American |

Café Maude

Café Maude

5411 Penn Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-5411

This south Minneapolis hot spot has one of the most creative drink lists, both cocktails and nonalcoholic, in the city. Neighbors pack the place, sitting elbow to elbow, to enjoy the high-quality, seasonal bistro fare. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Café Minnesota

Minnesota History Ctr., 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, 651-259-3030

This bright, comfortably elegant cafeteria offers a weekly changing menu that includes dishes such as spinach-mushroom lasagna and old-fashioned chicken pot pie with carrots. Continue Reading

$ | American |

Interior of Cafe Zentral in downtown Minneapolis

Café Zentral

505 Marquette Ave. S., Mpls., 612-520-7686

Brasserie Zentral's skyway outpost is one of the best quick lunch options in town. Score cured salmon salad, warm and toasty panini sandwiches, hearty soups, and hot dogs wrapped in pretzels that defy the category. Continue Reading

$ | Bakery, Coffee House |

Caffe Biaggio

2356 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-917-7997

This small spot serves classic Italian fare. The regularly changing menu features pastas, salads, and antipasta. Continue Reading

$$$ | Italian |

California Pizza Kitchen

12489 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, 763-424-4890

Fans enjoy creative pizzas, pastas, and salads in a family-friendly environment. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Cambodia Cheng Heng

448 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-222-5577

This hole in the wall serves some of the best Southeast Asian food in town. Be sure to ask for the photo menu to help with unfamiliar Cambodian specialties. Continue Reading

$ | Vietnamese |

Camdi

1325 SE 4th St., Mpls., 612-331-4194

A Dinkytown staple for more than 20 years, Camdi is a family-run joint offering spring rolls, hot-and-sour soup, spicy prawns with lemongrass, plus several vegan options. Continue Reading

$ | Chinese, Vietnamese |

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Campiello

6411 City West Pkwy., Eden Prairie, 952-941-6868

This D'Amico trattoria is phenomenally refined for the moderate prices. People love its often superb Italian regional fare and relaxed, warm environment. Continue Reading

$$$$ | Italian |

A beer flight at Canal Park Brewery Duluth

Canal Park Brewery

300 Canal Park Dr., Duluth, 218-464-4790

This Duluth brewpub is fresh and friendly, serving well crafted beers alongside tasty tavern fare such as burgers, brats, pretzels, and of course shore lunch. Continue Reading

$$ | American |

Canoe Bay

Hogback Rd., Chetek, WI, 715-924-4594

Elegant regional American fare and superb wines are the order of the day at the Upper Midwest's only Relais and Chateaux member. The warm, Prairie-style dining room is welcoming and unpretentious. Continue Reading

$$$$ | American |

Cantina #1

Mall of America, Bloomington, 952-854-6500

Corona beer's Mexican restaurant at the Mall of America wants to be Mexican beach shack chic, with tacos and tortas and a big list of margaritas. Continue Reading

$$ | Mexican |

Cap's Grille

5000 Hiawatha Ave., Mpls., 612-722-2277

This casual café close to the LRT features some of the area's best barbecue: apple-wood-smoked spare ribs, chicken, and beef brisket. Continue Reading

$$ | Barbecue |

Carbone's Pizzeria

251 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville, 952-746-8890

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Carbone's Pizzeria

680 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-771-5553

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Carbone's Pizzeria

6445 Lake Rd. Terr., Woodbury, 651-714-5519

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Carbone's Pizzeria

1665 Yankee Doodle Rd., Eagan, 651-452-6000

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Carbone's Pizzeria

2070 Eagle Creek Ln., Woodbury, 651-436-9999

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |

Carbone's Pizzeria

3724 W. 50th St., Edina, 612-920-0400

This local pizza chain has been doling out the red sauce for more than 30 years. It's all here: lasagna, sausage and peppers, hot hoagies, and a super pie gobbed with 12 toppings. Continue Reading

$$ | Pizza |