Sue Z Says
Be sure to check out Avocados World Bistro (1190 16th St. SW, Rochester), the new Caribbean-themed restaurant in Rochester, where chef Christopher Ray, formerly of the California Cafe in Bloomington and the San Pedro Cafe in Hudson, heads up the kitchen. He’s serving everything from conch chowder to chorizo chicken.
Watch for the opening of Via Cafe & Bar (6740 France Ave., Edina), Mission American co-owner Anoush Ansari’s new restaurant in Edina, located in the old Pizzeria Uno space across from Southdale Center. Via will be open for lunch and dinner daily, plus Sunday brunch. And they’ll have a pretty outdoor patio with fire pits to keep guests comfortable as the weather cools.
If there were a competition for interesting food combinations, I’d cast my vote for the cauliflower flan at Saffron Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Minneapolis, where chef/co-owner Sameh Wadi’s innovative recipe produces cheers for what is usually an unpopular veggie.
Sue Zelickson is the host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.