Posts byTed Held

Kado no Mise in Downtown Minneapolis

Kado no Mise is a serious Japanese restaurant par excellence – no shortcuts, no dilution, just pure, restrained, elegant flavor in traditional forms.

The Lexington in St. Paul

We came to the relaunched Lexington hoping to visit an institution gazing confidently into the future and found a supper club mostly mired in the past.

Shredded Brisket Sandwich at Lucky Brisket BBQ Food Truck

With the early arrival of spring this year, we are already well into food truck season. Schedules are mostly set, […]

Brunson’s Pub in Payne-Phalen, St. Paul

Brunson’s Pub on St. Paul’s bustling Payne Avenue offers some classic, hearty fare done with smart twists and solid execution.

Sour Soup at Kolap Restaurant in St. Paul

The sour soup at Kolap in St. Paul is a under-heralded marvel of flavor, depth, complexity and pure balanced joy presented in soup format.