…I lost my heart to Minneapolis and its awesome restaurants, bars and bakeries. I loved the impressive avant-garde food scene that’s not at all pretentious (in fact, it’s the opposite of pretentious); the places that showcase the Midwest’s great pork and produce; and the ones that so smartly update local German and Scandinavian baking traditions. Plus, it’s hard not to adore a city where such good restaurants are so inexpensive, at least when you’re used to New York City prices. In Manhattan, a 10-course tasting menu for two can easily run more than $300; just outside Minneapolis, you can find that deal for $80.
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