Posts byTed Held

Biergarten Germania in Lowertown, St. Paul

Biergarten Germania, with its relatively light culinary touch, emphasis on being of Lowertown, St. Paul (a drink named for Bill Murray is a nice touch), and informal vibe is a welcome twist on the German theme-restaurant formula.

Special Pho at Pho #1 in Downtown St. Paul

The Special Pho at Pho #1 is big as bucket and full of well-cooked, flavorful, tender cuts of meat and delicate noodles.

Sift Gluten-Free Bakery in Nokomis, Minneapolis

Sift Gluten-Free Bakery in Minneapolis may lack gluten, but flavor is there in spades, for gluten-free and gluten-ful diners alike.

Martina in Linden Hills

From the space, to the food, which was remarkable without exception, to the hustle of the staff, Martina makes a bold and impressive statement.

StormKing Barbecue in Minneapolis

StormKing Barbecue is at the head of the pack of Minnesota restaurants bringing honor to the old and distinguished art of uniting smoke and pork.