There are times when a long, flowery introduction is necessary. There are restaurants that require a surfeit of words to convey all the subtleties of a room's ambiance, or scenarios in which, to understand the new direction of a particular restaurant, you must first understand its history. This isn't one of those times. "I mean, the food isn't great," said my dining companion matter-of-factly after a visit to JJ's Coffee and Wine Bistro, the new Minneapolis outpost of the Eden Prairie ladies-who-lunch staple. "It's the kind of meal my parents would throw together if I were to show up at their house on a weeknight and they had to quickly make something I'd be able to eat," the veteran vegetarian continued. "But the thing is, really, if I'm coming here for a glass of wine and to chat with a friend, I wouldn't be mad... More >>>