Restaurants

Top Choice Pizza in Minneapolis

Young Joni

Young Joni fuses two seemingly unrelated types: pizza and Korean food. So you can order a wood-fired, crisp-crusted prosciutto, gruyere and ricotta pie with a side of spicy clams, kimchi and tofu. It sounds odd, but…
Top Choice American in St Paul

Cook

This cute, sunny spot serves creative diner dishes (gingery French toast, curried veggie burgers, braised short rib sandwiches), including some with a spicy Korean twist. Cook also hosts Korean dinners on Friday nig…
Top Choice American in Duluth

New Scenic Cafe

Foodies travel from far and near to New Scenic Cafe, 8 miles beyond Duluth on Old Hwy 61. There, in a humble wood-paneled room, they fork into rustic salmon with creamed leeks or a slice of triple berry pie, all ser…
American in Minneapolis

Bachelor Farmer

The dishes at this fun restaurant play on the region's Scandinavian heritage: smoked fish, meatballs and cheese-and-pickled-mushroom-topped toast making frequent appearances on the ever-changing menu. The chef grows…
American in Minneapolis

Butcher & the Boar

The coppery, candlelit room is carnivore nirvana. Get your carving knife ready for wild boar ham with country butter, chicken-fried veal sausage and many more house-crafted meats. Sampler plates are the way to go. T…
Ice Cream in Minneapolis

Milkjam Creamery

Soon you'll be craving flavors you never knew existed, such as spicy pineapple (with Thai chilies), Indian Elvis (curry, peanut butter and banana) and black fig and mescal. The rich, wild line-up changes regularly, …
Southern US in Minneapolis

Revival

Fried chicken, shrimp and grits, peppery mac and cheese, smokey collard greens and buttery biscuits hit the close-packed tables. Sunlight pours in the windows, and the flowery wallpaper and delicious smells make it …
Cafe in Bemidji & Chippewa National Forest

Minnesota Nice Cafe

What better place than Bemidji, purported birthplace of Paul Bunyan, to fork into a lumberjack breakfast (eggs, hash brown casserole, sausage and pancakes)? Berry crepes, caramel apple French toast, wild rice omelet…
American in Duluth

Duluth Grill

The garden in the parking lot is the tip-off that the Duluth Grill is a sustainable, hippie-vibed place. The dineresque menu ranges from eggy breakfast skillets to curried polenta stew to bison burgers, with plenty …
Bakery in Minneapolis

Glam Doll Donuts

These tattooed ladies with bright-hued hair make seriously badass doughnuts (including many vegan ones) in their punk pink shop. Blissful kudos to the Calendar Girl (salted caramel and chocolate) and Chart Topper (p…