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posted on June 30, 2017
Esker Grove
review by Bill Ward

At Esker Grove in the Walker Art Center, Doug Flicker is creating dishes as noteworthy as the museum’s avant-garde art. Flicker, who previously ran Auriga and Piccolo—which Anthony Bourdain called “the most inspired and inspiring” restaurant in the country ...Read the full review

posted on June 13, 2016
St. Genevieve
review by Bill Ward

St. Genevieve aptly bills itself as a buvette (refreshment room), but a case can be made that it’s also Minneapolis’s first Champagne bar. Whatever the designation, St. Genevieve is thoroughly French in its design and menu (including six stellar tartines) and thoroughly Champenoise in its libations list. ...Read the full review

posted on May 19, 2016
Henry & Son
review by Bill Ward

Gretchen Skedsvold and Mark Henry wanted the sort of wines they used to pick up when they lived in Brooklyn, New York. Since they opened Henry & Son in Minneapolis, it has become a must-stop for locals seeking hard-to-find bottles from small-scale producers—ranging from Broc Cellars in California ...Read the full review

posted on April 13, 2011
Ike’s
review by Dara Moskowitz

Ike’s is a brand new downtown retro bar and burger spot that only seems like it’s been around since the dawn of time. Here, perfectly poured Prohibition-era elixirs - Sidecars made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, utterly correct Old Fashioneds sparkling with pretty spirals of orange peel, and ...Read the full review