The Restaurant Guide 2013
HIGHLIGHTS BY RICK NELSON, MECCA BOS | LISTINGS BY RICK NELSON, VITA.MN STAFF and UNLESS
Wherever you go, there you eat: It’s Vita.mn’s excursion through 360 of our favorite restaurants — with new, classic and budget picks.
Scallops at Union in downtown Minneapolis
Pork tenderloin with cumin-carrot, red quinoa and sumac yogurt prepared by Chef Mike Rakun at Marin Restaurant & Bar in downtown Minneapolis.
Tacos at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis.
Lobster cioppino at Smack Shack in the North Loop.
Sample platter at Monte Carlo in the North Loop.
Octopus at Borough in the North Loop.
Huevos rancheros at Moose & Sadie's in the North Loop.
Foie Gras Tortelini at Bar La Grassa in the North Loop.
Hanger steak at Burch Steak and Pizza in Uptown.
The short rib yum-yum bowl at World Street Kitchen in Uptown.
Meatballs with tomato margarine sauce from Nightingale in Uptown.
Saturday brunch at Barbette in Uptown.
Mesa Pizza is located in Uptown and Dinkytown.
The Hello Kitty hand-crafted cocktail at the new Eat Street Buddha Kitchen.
Combination noodle salad is served at Jasmine Deli on Eat Street.
The Lynn on Bryant in south Minneapolis.
Cider donuts at the Lynn on Bryant in south Minneapolis.
Salt Cod Fritters at the Lynn on Bryant in south Minneapolis.
Various dishes at Rincon 38 in south Minneapolis.
Traditional Spanish langostinos sauteed in a garlic-pimenton wine sauce at Rincon 38 in south Minneapolis.
Carrot Tartare at Parka in south Minneapolis.
Moules Frites is mussels steamed with Wittekerke beer and bacon and served with fries at the Pig & Fiddle in southwest Minneapolis.
A full dining room at the Wise Acre Eatery in south Minneapolis.
Beacon Public House at the Commons Hotel at the University of Minnesota.
The Bun Mi Special at Bun Mi near the University of Minnesota.
Great precision is used in preparing the courses served at Umami in north Minneapolis.
The pickle course is prepared for guests at Umami.
Diners enjoy a course at Umami in north Minneapolis.
The signature fish & chips at Anchor Fish & Chips in northeast Minneapolis.
A wall of focaccia at Cossetta Alimentari in downtown St. Paul.
An offering at the Buttered Tin in downtown St. Paul.
Tomato soup at the Buttered Tin in downtown St. Paul.
Breakfast at Mickey's Diner in downtown St. Paul.
From the charcturie plate at Ward 6 in east St. Paul.
The relish tray at Ward 6 in east St. Paul.
The Little Oven in St. Paul.
The Nacho Libre pizza at Pig Ate My Pizza in Robbinsdale.
Pig Ate My Pizza in Robbinsdale.
The Veggie Supremo pizza at Hello Pizza in Edina.
Cupcake at Yum! in St. Louis Park.
Average dinner entree price:
$ - $10 or less
$$ - $10-$20
$$$ - $20-$30
$$$$ - more than $30