As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.There are few things as tempting and perfect as a freshly shucked oyster. Each year, Meritage's owners, Russell and Desta Klein round up some of the best oysters from both ... More >>
Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>
The front of the house is what makes the back of the house dance in the footlights. What would Meritage be without Desta Klein? It's her touch of genius to create an atmosphere in which the lovely French-kissed food coming from the kitchen is delivered to the right table at the right time with the ... More >>
Lars LeetaruLocal restaurateurs switch to an Open Table alternative. A recent Dish column looked into online reservations' impact on Twin Cities restaurants. While many restaurants, especially those that are new, off the beaten path, or have many seats to fill, are benefiting from using the ... More >>
Oysters and absinthe are coming our way.Downtown St. Paul goers now has one more reason to rejoice: The loveliest of French bistros, Meritage, is starting construction on its expansion that has been two years in the planning. Owners Russell and Desta Klein are taking over the former card shop ... More >>
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