BEST CAESAR SALAD (1998)
Of all the 50 states, none beats Minnesota when it comes to a predilection for putting mayonnaise on Caesar salads. But rest assured, at 128 Cafe every single thing that comes out of the kitchen is personally supervised by one of the chefs, so everything--including the Caesars--is done right. An absolutely fresh dressing with a rosy spiciness of garlic and anchovies is tossed with freshly torn romaine and crowned with crisp, buttery homemade croutons and just-grated imported Parmesan cheese. Pair it with a glass of wine from 128's nicely chosen little list, and you'll banish those Miracle Whip nightmares forever.