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11 Minneapolis restaurants ranked in national Top 100 for local, sustainable food

The Good Food Network's award system recognizes restaurants that are sustainable and eco-conscious.

Minnesota is one of the best states in the nation to find restaurants using locally- sourced, environmentally-conscious food.

That's according to the Good Food Network, which has revealed its list of 100 eateries nationwide that meet its high environmental standards, of which 11 are in Minnesota.

That puts Minnesota joint 2nd for having the most restaurants on the list alongside California, with the two states behind only Colorado, which has a whopping 40 on the list.

Restaurants that make the list are given ratings from 1-6 that shows how many sustainable practices they have in place, with restaurants ranking for using locally-sourced, environmentally-conscious food supplied by ethical producers.

Of the 11 recognized in Minnesota, eight of them are owned and operated by Kim Bartmann and her restaurant group.

Here are the Minnesota eateries featured, along with their rating in "links."

6 links

Barbette, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis (Tracy Singleton)

Book Club, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

Bread & Pickle, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

Gardens of Salonica, Minneapolis (Anna Christoforides)

Gigi's Cafe, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

Pat's Tap, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

Red Stag Supperclub, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

The Bird MPLS (Bartmann Group)

Tiny Diner, Minneapolis (Bartmann Group)

5 links

Common Roots Cafe, Minneapolis (Danny Schwartzmann)

Bartmann told the Good Food Network: "Good Food 100 Restaurants brings metrics along with education to the championing of sustainable practices in our food production, I'm proud to be a part of the effort!"

You can find the full list here.

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