The Porchetta Sandwich at Smoqehouse in Faribault, Minn.

Faribault’s Smoqehouse is serving up some fine BBQ fare including a porchetta sandwich that must rank amongst the best in Minnesota.

Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in Hudson, Wis.

“Famous” Dave Anderson is back with a new line of barbecue restaurants, the Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse. We gave the food a thorough review.

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Smoked Brisket at Erik the Red

The barbecue brisket at the new Erik the Red speaks to the promise and the pitfalls of this stadium-proximate bar and barbecue joint with a Nordic twist.

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The Tap: Worshiping the Fire God

Hunks of homemade bread, local cheese, grilled fish, sausages – that’s the peasant end of the table, and where some of the future of food must lie.

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Hoban Korean BBQ in Uptown

If you’re looking for an interactive meal, Hoban Korean BBQ in Minneapolis would make an impressive date or group outing with old friends on a late night.