Bite of the Week: Margherita Pizza at The Dough Room

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. The Dough Room is one of those places that make you wonder what, exactly, is going on in the ritzy suburb of Wayzata. It’s a pasta-and-pizza place, but its appearance is almost entirely unlike your classic red sauce … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Chicken Adobo at Mi Casa Su Casa

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Food from the Philippines is having a moment in Minnesota, with the recent opening of Apoy on Eat Street and Mi Casa Su Casa on University Avenue. And it’s a moment that’s long overdue—Pinoy cuisine bursts with flavor … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Classic Cheeseburger at Home Street Home Cafe

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Burgers come in as many variations as there are stars in the sky, achieving deliciousness (or crashing and burning) in countless ways. There’s a lot in play: the quality and size of the bun, the seasoning and fat … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Falafel at Fig + Farro

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Change is afoot at Fig + Farro, the stylish eatery in Uptown’s Calhoun Square. The restaurant recently hired chef Charlie Baez (who has worked at The Copper Hen, Young Joni, and Grand Cafe), and he has—as of this … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Crab Oscar Benedict at Benedict’s Morning Heroes

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. Eggs Benedict is one of those things in the culinary world that seems fairly self-explanatory but—in fact—contains a world of complexity. The basic elements are clear: English muffins, poached eggs, thin slices of ham or Canadian bacon (or … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Apple Cinnamon Donuts at Apple Jack Orchard

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler. You’ve got less than month to get out to an orchard and drink in the pure glorious beauty of an Upper Midwestern autumn, and we highly recommend that you consider Apple Jack Orchard in Delano, Minnesota, as … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Teasers at Tongue in Cheek

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. This week’s Bite of the Week is five for the price of one. If you go to St. Paul’s Tongue in Cheek restaurant, you can order a collection of five amuse-bouches for … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Banh Mi Pizza at Red Wagon Pizza Co.

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. It’s a pretty familiar trick: You name a thing—a burger, a pizza, a sandwich—after a totally unrelated thing as an excuse to steal some of its flavors. When you order a … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Tacos at Animales Barbecue

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad.  One of the hallmark joys in the major culinary capitals of the South is one’s ability to find excellent meats in unlikely places. A random outing in Tucson, Austin, New Orleans, … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Hawaiian Grilled Cheese at All Square

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad.  The newly opened All Square in South Minneapolis is an unconventional spot. First and foremost, it’s more than a restaurant: it’s also a self-described institute dedicated to ensuring that “formerly incarcerated … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Hot Fudge Sundae at Sweet Chow Ice Cream Shop

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad.  It takes a lot for a hot fudge sundae to make it onto our radar; this classic American dessert is omnipresent and rarely better than “pretty good,” as mid-rate ice cream … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: French Toast at Highland Grill

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. Other than scrambled eggs, there may be no breakfast item more forgettable and less celebrated than plain old French toast. What is it, really? Bread soaked in eggs and milk (or … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Oki Dog at Lil Jam

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. The hard-hustling Wadi Brothers (Sameh and Saed) are at it again. After strong roll-outs of Saffron (R.I.P.), World Street Kitchen, and Grand Catch, the brothers and their crew have taken over the … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: Mango Coconut Creme Pie Puff at Edwards Dessert Kitchen

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. Edwards Dessert Kitchen is so perfectly situated in its place (the North Loop) and time (2018) that it would be hard to design anything more nestled into its niche: It has … [ Read more]

Bite of the Week: The Chilled Seafood Platter at Martina

Bite of the Week is a weekly feature showcasing an exceptional meal or dish, curated by The Growler and supported by our underwriter, Bite Squad. How crazy hot is Martina? A full nine months after the Argentinian-inspired seafood restaurant’s opening, we got reservations for a Monday night and found the place utterly rammed with people … [ Read more]