Minneapolis restaurant named one of best in America ... again

Eater has released its 2017 list of America's 38 Essential Restaurants.
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Gavin Kaysen has been showered in plaudits since opening Spoon and Stable in the North Loop three years ago, and it shows no sign of letting up.

For the second year in a row, his Minneapolis restaurant has been named on Eater's America's 38 Essential Restaurants list.

The annual list highlights the very best in dining across the country, with Spoon and Stable the only Minnesota entry.

Here's what Eater had to say about the restaurant this year:

At his versatile, handsome restaurant (yes, once a horse stable), Gavin Kaysen marries upper Midwest ingredients with a world of ideas — but he also keeps it close to home with comforts like fried cheese curds over creamed greens.

The restaurant got more of a write-up by Eater last year, when it was one of the new entries on the list, and described as serving "modern American cooking at its most fully realized."

"He draws on cuisines from around the globe for inspiration, but he always links his menu back to the upper Midwest with splendors," again referencing the cheese curds and spinach dish as well as the famous bison tartare.

Spoon and Stable is no stranger to the spotlight, having been named on numerous "best restaurant" lists since opening in November 2014.

Since then Kaysen has been spreading his wings, opening the hugely popular (difficult to get a table at) Bellecour in Wayzata.

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