Minnesotans are many things. We're hearty enough to withstand cold weather and warm enough to help out our neighbors with a jump start or a hot dish. It's seldom, however, that we are considered "cool." Suddenly, that's changing. The world seems to be adopting our ways and snapping up our locally made products, and no one celebrates all that makes Minnesota hip like the folks at the Bachelor Farmer. From the country-blue wallpaper to the Scandinavian-influenced menu, this nationally lauded restaurant takes everything we love about where we live and elevates it through an elegant food and beverage program. Cured salmon shines like jewels on a plate. Cardamom-dusted buns are peddled through the dining room over brunch. The cocktail program is as thoughtfully considered as the dinner menu (one of our favorite food trends of late). Although the North Loop neighborhood is suddenly packed with fantastic dining selections, no one does Minnesota cool like the Bachelor Farmer.