Heartland restaurant to close on New Year’s Eve

Heartland Restaurant // Photo via Visit St. Paul

Heartland Restaurant // Photo via Visit St. Paul

Fine dining in the Twin Cities has been dealt yet another blow: the Star Tribune reports that Heartland Restaurant in Lowertown St. Paul will close at the end of the year.

The restaurant first opened in 2002 in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, and in 2010, moved to its current 26,000 sq. ft. location on the north side of the St. Paul Farmer’s Market.

Chef Lenny Russo has been chief among the vanguard of Minnesota restaurateurs promoting the use of locally raised foods. His cookbook to that effect: “Heartland: Farm-Forward Dishes from the Great Midwest” was published earlier this year.

[H/t Star Tribune]

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