4000 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tue. through Sun.
Patti Soskin's dine-in/take-out venture hasn't Changed Dining As We Know It, but through smart packaging and an obvious attention to detail, shen has forged a concept that feels perfectly calibrated to our casual, time-pressed times and comfort-seeking tastes. The menu, which changes twice a month, has a similar ease: nothing fancy, just fresh ingredients, clean flavors and uncomplicated preparations. (Rick Nelson, 2/16/2006)