Upton 43 nominated among best new restaurants in the nation by USA TODAY

USA TODAY’s 10Best editors, in tandem with a panel of food and travel experts, have searched (and tasted) the country high and low for the best new restaurants that have opened within the past year-and-a-half. And one Minneapolis eatery is on the leaderboard: Upton 43. Opened in December 2015, chef Erick Harcey is at the culinary … [ Read more]

Embracing limitation at The Draft Horse

“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” says Geoff King. “We’re just trying to showcase these ingredients.” The Draft Horse opened in the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis two months ago with a straightforward mandate—show off the meat and cheese. Located down the hallway from Red Table Meats and The Lone Grazer Creamery, the café … [ Read more]

The Copper Hen competes tonight on “Restaurant Startup”

The Copper Hen will be featured tonight on CNBC’s reality show “Restaurant Startup” at 9pm CST. The show follows restaurateur/TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef/restaurateur Tim Love as they look to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe could make them millions. Each week, two teams are invited to pitch their restaurant ideas to the investors. The … [ Read more]

How to Get Half-Off Meals at Sea Change

Sea Change Restaurant and Bar is offering half-off dinner food now through November 10. The only catch? You need the password to get the discount. The password: “Robb Sandberg.” H/T City Pages

A celebration of fermentation at GYST

A California-inspired concept has taken root a block from Eat Street Photos by James Eastman Yeast is a remarkable thing. It’s wild, temperamental, and unpredictable. Under the right circumstances, it creates some of the tastiest edibles on the planet—ones currently being gathered under the same roof in South Minneapolis. Gyst is an Old English word for … [ Read more]

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In The Loop: Red Cow Restaurant and Bar

By John Garland Photos by Daniel Murphy In just two years, Luke Shimp has grown a simple burger concept into a bona fide powerhouse chain. But how will the newest Red Cow fare in the star-studded North Loop? As the dining identity of the Twin Cities grows ever-more confident, it’s about time we made a … [ Read more]

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