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Review: St. Paul's Herbst veers from New American classics, and it pays off

Chef Eric Simpson is inspired by the farm stands that supply the St. Paul restaurant.

Review: Minneapolis' Gai Noi defies expectations and redefines casual dining

The Minneapolis restaurant is the latest from chef Ann Ahmed, and an intimate tribute to her homeland.

Review: David Fhima's Maison Margaux reinventing French classics in North Loop

The Minneapolis restaurant serves brasserie fare with a side of indulgent hospitality.

The 5 best surprises for our restaurant critic so far this year

Minnesota's restaurant scene remains anything but predictable.

Review: Oro by Nixta sets gold standard for Mexican food in Minneapolis

The restaurant redefines counter culture as it steps out on its own.

Review: Does Minneapolis need Butcher & the Boar 2.0?

At the revived North Loop chophouse, some things are better left to rest.

Our critic picks his 4 favorite delis in the Twin Cities area

They are all very different from one another, and all redefine what modern delis can be.

Review: Blondette in downtown Minneapolis is rowdy, fun and wildly delicious

Chef Daniel del Prado strays from the classic French playbook with extraordinary results.

Review: Chelas in Minneapolis serves up fusion with flair

Latin and Southeast Asian flavors creatively coexist at this Tangletown newcomer.

The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

The Taste team shares the highlights of their weekly dining experiences.