Food & Drink

Lefse is a Minnesotan favorite

The North Star State, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Gopher State, the Bread-and-Butter State—though Minnesota has numerous trademarks, its culinary scene is also unlike any other.

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Madeleine Miller

Apple pie.

“I wouldn’t live in Minnesota,” wrote 19th-century celebrity newspaper editor Horace Greeley while visiting our state, “because you can’t grow apples here.” And, until 1861, that was a true statement. Minnesota was too cold for the varieties of apple being grown at the time.

Veteran chef Lenny Russo has six James Beard nominations and a 14-year run at the helm of St. Paul’s Heartland under his belt.

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Dane Huckelbridge

At only a year old, the French-inspired Wayzata bistro Bellecour, run by owner and chef Gavin Kaysen, received the prestigious Twin Cities Charlie Award for Outstanding Restaurant.

Instagrammers rejoice! Deacon Eells and Eli Wollenzien launched a new dining concept—at the site of Victor’s on Water—in the heart of Excelsior last Christmas.
 

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The Copper Cow is coming this summer to the Glen Lake neighborhood of Minnetonka. Owners Chris and Danielle Bjorling are excited to bring their locally sourced and homemade cuisine from Minneapolis to the lake area.

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