A Brief History of the Twin Cities Dining Scene

Minnesotans have been dining out for basically as long as L’Etoile du Nord has been a state. And while it hasn’t all been caviar and oysters, over the years our little slice of flyover country has evolved into a dining destination that can hold its own against any coastal food town. That’s why, as the pandemic suddenly threatens this amazing scene 150-plus years in the making, we wanted to dig into how it came to be in the first place.