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Sole Cafe in St. Paul brings the heat

Even the boldest spice lovers might want to check themselves at this Korean fixture in St. Paul. "A Korean spice level of two is a Minnesota 10," explains Eddie Wu, the Cook St. Paul owner who once worked at the under-the-radar Snelling Avenue spot. What's equally impressive as Sole's fire-alarm dishes is that owner Kimberly Firnstahl, 63, runs the restaurant entirely by herself, save for one server on at a time. Read our full write-up here.