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Bar Brava (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Upper Midwesterners are a cautious lot and have been slow to embrace natural wine. Now they can take a deep dive into any of 150 red, white, pink and orange wines from that realm at Bar Brava. Co-owner Dan Rice and beverage director Jill Mott traveled exhaustively to...Read Full Story

Martina (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At Martina, chef Daniel del Prado deftly fuses Argentinian and Italian cuisines, as he learned to do while growing up in Buenos Aires, where his grandmother made pasta every Sunday. That means he fills his empanadas with gorgonzola and uses the wood-fired grill to turn out flatiron...Read Full Story

Grand Café (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The name’s the same, and so is the homey neighborhood vibe, but the reopened Grand Café is now in the hands of the formidable Jamie Malone, who won national attention for her stellar turn at Sea Change. She deftly melds old-school and new-wave cooking...Read Full Story

Bellecour (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The menu at Bellecour would look right at home in Paris’s Marais neighborhood: foie gras au torchon with strawberries, grains of paradise and toasted brioche; soupe à l’oignon; moules frites with sauce marinière; and pommes de terre infused...Read Full Story

Esker Grove (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

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...Read Full Story

St. Genevieve (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

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...Read Full Story

Henry & Son (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

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 and...Read Full Story

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