BEST PUBLIC RESTROOM - 2002
A recent study of New York City bathrooms found that of the public restrooms surveyed, 100 percent at subway stations, 91 percent at city parks, and 53 percent at public libraries were in unsanitary condition. The foregoing is by way of pointing out that we've generally got it pretty good in the Twin Cities. That said, Chino Latino goes above and beyond, from the spacious, well-lighted unisex hand-wash area (complete with swiveling mirrors!) to the stalls themselves (entered through doors labeled with a "car" and a "garage"--you're just going to have to figure this one out on your own). The Kleenex is free; Advil and other accessories (yes, condoms too) are also readily available. All in all an enjoyable experience--until you remember that one-third of all restroom users don't bother to wash up afterward.