Best New Midwest Places to Play, Eat and Stay: 2011
Saint Paul: Heartland
Classic Midwest meat and potatoes? Well, sort of. A James Beard-nominated chef dresses up bison, duck, lamb, pheasant, and, during the winter, his own canned fruits and veggies in a new, huge location in Lowertown (651/699-3536; heartlandrestaurant.com).