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Best New Restaurants 2016

Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki, Caitlin Abrams, Ashley Sullivan, and Eliesa Johnson

Our annual critics' picks of the hottest new restaurants in the Twin Cities, plus the 30-plus dishes, drinks, and desserts you should try at these spots when you go. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:19 PM , Eat & Drink

Milkjam Creamery ice cream

Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Sometimes, it's the small yet mighty twists that make our old favorites new again. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:18 PM , Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Chef Gavin Kaysen with his signature cotton candy at Spoon and Stable

Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

From killer burger joints to the new fine dining, our critics pick the best 50 restaurants in the Twin Cities. more

Mar 2, 2016 11:41 AM , Eat & Drink

Our editors round up the best of the best dining spots in Minneapolis and St. Paul in 2016. more

Feb 29, 2016 3:39 PM , Eat & Drink

Go behind the scenes at Zen Box Izakaya, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, to see how ramen bowls of significant flavors are put together. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:17 PM Eat & Drink

Chef Christina Nguyen at Hola Arepa, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, reveals the creative process behind the South American griddled sandwich, the arepa. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:17 PM Eat & Drink

Heyday, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, reveals how its special cocktail, Old Square, is crafted from beginning to end. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:17 PM Eat & Drink

The folks at Milkjam, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, show us what goes into their stellar Blueberry Crumble ice cream. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:16 PM Eat & Drink

Saint Dinette, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, takes us through the process of making its double cheeseburger that oozes with house-made cheese. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:16 PM Eat & Drink

Get a sneak peek how Upton 43, named a Best Restaurant by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine turns crispy green leaves of Romaine lettuce, doused with "fermentation liquid," into a standout dish. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:16 PM Eat & Drink

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Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

We rank the top 13 best new restaurants in the Twin Cities that have opened since last November. more

Nov 2, 2015 8:41 AM , Eat & Drink

Smoked sea trout with beets, flying fish roe, and hazelnuts at La Belle Vie

Photos by Eliesa Johnson

Our critics pick the 50 best places to eat in the Twin Cities, including the 12 tippity top. more

Mar 5, 2015 1:53 PM , , , Eat & Drink

Our Annual Best of the Best. more

Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

In which we discuss the lack of women on the cover of the March 2015 Best Restaurants issue, in more than 140 characters. more

Feb 26, 2015 1:45 PM Foodie

Maine lobster with celery root gratin at Meritage

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine readers voted on their favorite restaurants, chefs, and trends in the cities this year. more

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

We follow some of the most important restaurants in the Twin Cities through their days to celebrate the trials and tribulations of bringing a plate to table. more

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Peer inside some of the best kitchens in the Twin Cities, including The Strip Club, Burch Steakhouse, Piccolo, Travail, Heyday, Alma, Corner Table, La Belle Vie, Saffron, Meritage, and Tilia. more

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

It's easy to get caught up in celebrating exceptional new restaurants but the real test is their ability to remain exceptional. more

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Libertine

Photos by Eliesa Johnson

There’s a new spark in the kitchens. Scores of new restaurants hit the scene in 2014 and everyone brought game. Tons of new talent and new ideas are raising the bar on our already-happening local eating scene. Our own Stephanie March and Da... more

Nov 10, 2014 1:41 PM , , , Eat & Drink

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