Wine Wednesday: Nibbling at Foreign Legion

The things that make for a good wine bar often have very little to do with wine. That part, you expect they would have nailed down. But what about ambiance? Food? Entertainment? We’ve seen many a vino bar fall by the wayside for not thinking enough outside the glass. We think Foreign Legion has done the … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Duck Confit Panini at Cafe Zentral

A simple, elegant sandwich shop waits at the top of the polished staircase that rises from the lobby of the Soo Line Building. It has a European sensibility about it, with crepes and fresh croissants, and a handful of pressed sandwiches at the ready. A few stools line the interior, while petit cafe tables rest … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Nettle Tortelloni at Brasserie Zentral

By John Garland You’ll have to navigate through some scaffolding to get into Brasserie Zentral. Construction on the Soo Line Building at 5th and Marquette continues on, but once you step inside, that’s where the work-in-progress ends. Just a few weeks into service, Zentral is a den of humming efficiency and a confident contender for … [ Read more]