Posts byAmy Rea

Red Bench Bakery in Chaska

Stellar sandwiches and soups, a changing assortment of French and American pastries, and a charming, historic location make Chaska’s Red Bench Bakery a food destination in the western suburbs.

The Noble Lion in Victoria

The Noble Lion in Victoria, Minnesota brings a deft touch to “heritage fare” – German and Scandinavian favorites done with elegance.

Brooklyn Park’s Vietnamese Food Scene, Part 2

Three Brooklyn Park Vietnamese restaurants – Hip Sing BBQ, Thanh Vi, and Vietnam House – reviewed as part of an ongoing exploration of the scene.

Gramsky’s in Brooklyn Park

Under the cover of a low-key exterior, Gramsky’s is putting out some stellar sandwiches and worth-the-trip fried catfish in Brooklyn Park.

Hai Hai in Northeast Minneapolis

With a strong, cohesive menu composed of bold flavors and bright colors, Hai Hai brings a sense of exuberance and joy to diners.