Twin Cities is one of the nation's next 'hot' food cities, Zagat says

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Twin Cities is one of the nation's next "hot" food cities, Zagat says, thanks to its evolving dining scene.

The restaurant review publication polled chefs, avid diners and industry insiders across the country to narrow down its list to 10 up-and-coming food cities around the country, and Minneapolis and St. Paul came in at No. 5.

The Twin Cities, Zagat says, has an "exploding number of options and an influx of talent," noting chefs "aren't limiting themselves to any particular cuisine, and they're as fluent in Asian herbs and spices as they are in European earthiness and Scandinavian simplicity."

The publication notes the state's craft brewery scene, specifically Minneapolis breweries Surly, Fulton and Indeed, and the area's modernist cuisine with it's high-low cuisine mash-ups like foie gras meatballs or housemade tater tops at eateries like Travail Kitchen and Amusements in Robbinsdale.

It also suggests that the revitalized North Loop district in Minneapolis is the place to go for the some of the best eats in the metro area, with restaurants like The Bachelor Farmer, Spoon and Stable, Black Sheep Pizza and Smack Shack among those getting a mention.

The top 10 cities on Zagat's list:

  1. Birmingham, Alabama
  2. Oakland/Berkeley, California
  3. Detroit, Michigan
  4. Asheville, North Carolina
  5. Twin Cities
  6. Nashville, Tennessee
  7. Louisville, Kentucky
  8. Durham, North Carolina
  9. Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona
  10. San Antonio, Texas

Next Up

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

Malik Beasley

Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

aldi grocery store

Aldi is opening its first store in Winona next month

The new store is part of Aldi's $5 billion expansion across the U.S.

coronavirus, COVID-19 test

COVID-19: Minnesota planning rapid testing for young adults

Health officials are in the planning stages of launching a rapid testing option for 18 to 35 year olds.

grocery shopping

Money Gal Coaching: 15 money-saving tips you should consider

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

Vikes

Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

trick-or-treating, Halloween

Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

android sanitizing station CBP

Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

Related