BEST RESTAURANT FOR APPETIZERS Minneapolis 2004 - Sapor
They've made an art form and passion of appetizers over at Sapor, just check out their One Bite, Two Bite menu for proof. That's where you'll find a dozen snacks priced to move--the latest one had crispy wasabi potato cakes with roasted peanuts for $2.50, sausage-stuffed olive poppers for $2.75, an artichoke served with zippy house aioli for $2.25, plum-ancho barbecue ribs for $3, and jerk chicken with pineapple-mango sauce for $3. Throw those savory fellows on the table with a glass of the house-featured wine for $5.50 (the latest red was Castillo del Baron Monastrell), and you're eating in a four-star restaurant for less than you'd pay for a pizza at most of the cheeseriffic chains. For reasons we never understand, Sapor remains Minneapolis's least appreciated restaurant--there's scads of free parking, a very peaceful wine bar, a sweet wait staff, a very talented chef, Tanya Siebenaler, and a coconut cream pie that's to die for. So here's a proposition: we've told you about the One Bite, Two Bite menu with all those bargains, so how about you ask your book club if they'd like to meet there sometime?