22 Favorite Midwest Downhome Restaurants
Editor Pick Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbecue, Saint Paul Follow the barbecue smoke to the latest venture of friends Bob Edmond, Gene Sampson and Ron Whyte on Saint Paul's University Avenue West. Fans overlook the limited hours (Friday and Saturday only) and plain decor to get their hands on the so-tender ribs and chicken -- not too salty, just the right spice with the smoky taste of hickory (651/222-2516; bigdaddysbbq-stpaul.com).
Reader Pick Nicklow's Cafe and Bar, Blaine "Great Greek food overlooking a lake. A hidden gem" (763/784-8566).