100 Favorite Dishes: Kafé 421 "signature dips"


As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

No. 92: Kafe 421 "signature dips"

Don't let a little indecision get you down. That's what Kafé 421's "signature dips" seem to coo in your hesitant ear. Here is one of those rare occasions when a crippling inability to lay down the law actually serves you, and serves you well. While the restaurant permits you to get any of the dips individually or with one another, there's no question you must get all four. The superfecta includes tapenade, hummus, roasted eggplant, and tzatziki, and comes surrounded by a star-shaped arrangement of soft, toothsome pita. The eggplant is assertive and lemony, the black olive tapenade salty and rich. These bold flavors are balanced by the creamy, garlicky hummus and the mild yogurt-based tzatziki dip. Embrace your indecision!

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi No. 99: Eclair at Butter No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French