Fresh crop: Twin Cities restaurants we're looking forward to in spring 2014

Spring has sprung, supposedly, and over the next few weeks that means we’ll see signs of life at a handful of new Twin Cities restaurants. Like crocuses peeking out of the dirt, these eateries will be popping up, shaking off the shackles of winter, and promising to brighten our lives with everything from sourdough pizza to raw plates to Southern fried chicken. Continuing arguably the biggest trend from last year, we have a brick-and-mortar version of one of Minneapolis’ most beloved food trucks in the works; a second act from the team behind the most innovative steakhouse in St. Paul; and a long-awaited bistro with late night service hours tailor-made for its Uptown surroundings. Here’s a rundown of the spring openings we’re most looking forward to. PHOTOS BY E. KATIE HOLM

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