The most hotly sought-after restaurant seats between Minneapolis and Texas have got to be the seats at Mandarin Kitchen's riotously popular weekend dim-sum brunch. Folks have been known to wait for an hour in the blowing snow for a chance to sup on the most delicate dumplings in the state. At dinnertime, Mandarin Kitchen serves fish fresh from its many live tanks, leading many to conclude it's the best Chinese restaurant in the state. Is it? Perhaps. But those who say hunger is the best seasoning have never experienced the great seasoning imparted when you've got yours, and others must stand in a Bloomington parking lot and watch.
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