Venue

Spoonriver

750 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-436-2236
http://www.spoonriverrestaurant.com

Capsule review:

Owner Brenda Langton remains dedicated to locally grown and organic ingredients, but with surprising and delicious twists. Want a robust mushroom-pistachio terrine, a terrific pulled pork sandwich or thick slices of shoulder steak popping with big, beefy flavor? Not a problem. Add in Kristen Schafbruch's show-and-tell desserts, a stellar weekend brunch and the compact room's looky buildout and you have a winning combo. (Rick Nelson, 4/9/2009)

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