In Brief

Pub 819 in Hopkins

A new whiskey-focused pub in Hopkins has potential, but isn’t quite there yet.

Lunch Special at Royal Bangkok in St. Paul

Royal Bangkok’s $5 lunch is a hot spot on the quality-to-price index.

Daniel Murphy / Heavy Table

Dining at Surly Beer Hall

The dining program at the Surly Beer Hall, a pastiche of highbrow dishes and bar food, has its ups – and its downs.

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Odenthal Meats in New Prague

Old-school values and local meat make Odenthal butcher shop a draw.

Caitlin Borgert-Spaniol

Collegeville Artisan Bakery in St. Joseph, MN

The art and craft of the Collegeville Artisan Bakery in St. Joseph produces some delectable loaves and killer croissants.