Need more TC Bests? Andrew weighs in with his personal bests for food and restaurants. Check out his picks for burgers, pizza, and more!
Best Burger: Victory 44.
Best Pizza: Punch.
Best Szechuan: Szechuan Spice.
Best Vietnamese: Que Nha.
Best Lunch (fast, cheap, and AWESOME): The food court at Hmong Village Marketplace in St. Paul.
Best Pho: Pho 79.
Best BBQ: I am going with Brasa. I know it’s nontraditional. I say it because our BBQ scene needs some rejiggering, and I know how unpopular it is to make a statement like that, but all the others are fine, but none are great.
Best Sandwich: Fish taco torta at Tilia (with a ginger beer).
Best New Restaurant: Butcher and the Boar.
Best New Thing in Town: The beer movement.
Best Dessert in Town: Vincent’s Three Creams.
Best Cup of Coffee: Rustica.
Best Sushi: Fuji Ya in Minneapolis.
Best Pastry Shop: Salty Tart.
Where I Eat the Most: Piccolo. It’s easy and simple fare, I can sit for 10 minutes or two hours and eat a little or a lot, and the food is superb.
Where I Wish I Ate More: La Belle Vie. Best crew, best food, best service, best vision, and best bar. Enough said.
Best Deli: Wish there was one.
Best Korean: Same issue.
Best Thai: Bangkok Thai Deli in St. Paul.