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

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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

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