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Destination Dining

Off the beaten track but still top-flight, these far-flung restaurants go the distance.

Fork in the Road

Will Brenda Langton’s Spoonriver make healthy food hip?

Choice of the Heart

Jun Bo, Richfield’s sprawling new Chinese restaurant, serves the state’s most ambitious dim sum.

Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

From four-posters to fainting couches, English-style buttered “soldiers” to breakfasts bound up in brown paper, we’ve found nine restful retreats—plus one with an outhouse—where you can get your relax on.

Maria’s Café

WHEN YOU WALK INTO MARIA’S CAFÉ, you feel as if the owner, Maria Hoyos, has welcomed you into her living room. A stack of Gente de Minnesota Spanish-language newspapers sits next to the counter...