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The Salty Tart

A five-star pastry chef at the Midtown Global Market?

Naviya’s Kalico Elephant

A Thai fine-dining restaurant gets a blue-collar cousin

Beef Stick Charcuterie

Old World Meats in Duluth makes art of this truck-stop classic

Barbecue Buccaneers

Smalley’s in Stillwater serves up barbecue—pirate style.

Dancing Ganesha

Not the same old, same old sambal

Paris, Minnesota

Who else but Patrick Bernet, Minnesota’s foremost French baker, could make the height of blueberry season so elegant?


Fun, fresh, creative Mexican comes to Uptown

Burger Kings

Our intrepid food writer has found the 18 burgers in Minnesota you have to eat before you die.

Fundamentally Great

Meritage honors New York–French

Liquid Assets

Minnesota boasts more than 10,000 lakes, and we scoured the state to find the best. A primer on how to spend your precious summer days.