100 Favorite Dishes: No. 1, Parlour's burger

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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

That's right. The number one spot on our 100 Favorite Dishes list goes to a hamburger. Don't be fooled by its humble appearance. Between these two toasty buns lies the single best bite of meat and cheese you may ever experience.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 2, Corner Table's Char Siu pork jowl

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Joy Summers
A cheeky little dish

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

Last year, Corner Table astounded us with their perfect pork belly and now we're in love with another part of the pig as prepared by this expert team. The first time we tasted their take on the Char Siu we were blown away. Now we know we can count on this spectacular dish inside Corner Table's new location.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 3, Piccolo's carrot salad with Stilton

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Joy Summers
An innovative take on a carrot salad
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

Here's a dish that will really get the Easter Bunny hopping. This adorable taste of spring is the kind of stunning display of complex flavors, astounding technique, and whimsy we've come to expect when dining inside Doug Flicker's Piccolo.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 4, The Lynn on Bryant's Chicken Grand-Mère

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Stephanie A. Meyer
Humble, perfect, homey roast chicken -- better than Grandma used to make
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

When a plate of foie gras and heritage breed chicharron arrives at your table, it's easy to deduce that the cook might just be showing off a bit. But the trick to great cooking, whether in the home kitchen or at a restaurant, is to take humble ingredients and cook them well. This is exactly what Peter Ireland is doing with his Chicken Grand-Mère at the Lynn on Bryant.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 5, Sea Change's langoustines

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Joy Summers
Exquisite simplicity
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

Everyone needs an editor. Whether it's food bloggers (ahem) or incredibly talented chefs, creative talent needs a judicious eye to pull back and know when it's time to simplify. The raw bar inside Sea Change is the perfect seat to discover all the ways a delicate taste of the sea can be simplified, amplified, and perfected.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 6, Burch's sea bean salad

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Enjoy a summery salad at the bright and airy Burch in Uptown
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

If kale was the hot ingredient of the 2012-13 restaurant season, then sea beans are this year's kale. Those briny, snappy succulents that look something like a cross between a very thin stalk of asparagus and a branch from an Evergreen tree appeared on the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants including Sea Change and Union Fish Market. But their best, most pristine use was in the summery sea bean salad at Burch Steakhouse. 

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 7, La Belle Vie's pappardelle with rabbit bolognese

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Rich, rabbit bolognese with perfect noodles at La Belle Vie


As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

Now, we know that La Belle Vie is better known for its lavishly prepared, special occasion dishes than for its rustic pastas. We also recognize that dishes from La Belle Vie could easily take up our entire top 10. But the thing that makes this pappardelle with rabbit bolognese so special is not only that it's incredibly delicious, but that it's also the perfect example of how accessible La Belle Vie can be.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 8, Harriet Brasserie's crab cake Benedict

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A bistro brunch classic done the French-Brazilian way

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there! 

Crab cake Benedict is on just about every upscale brunch menu in the Twin Cities. But no one does it quite as ingeniously as chef Fernando Silva at the Harriet Brasserie. It's one of the most popular brunch items at this pleasant Linden Hills cafe and the balance of flavor, unexpected twists, high-quality ingredients, and lovely presentation hit all the right notes. 

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 9, Salty Tart's cream-filled brioche

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Sweet and simple: Cream-filled brioche at Salty Tart

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there!

When you peer into the brightly lit pastry case at Salty Tart in the Midtown Global Market and see the mini lemon tarts, golden as the yolk of an egg, or peek behind the counter to get a glimpse of Surly chocolate cupcakes being piped with buttercream, you may be tempted to pass over the item that's just about the best thing at this bakery or any other: The cream-filled brioche bun. 

It's not flashy or overly-decorated. Even its name is a little vague-sounding, like it might be just a sort of sweet dinner roll. But that's far from the truth. These profiterole-like pastries go down like a dream and require serious skill to make, which is why we leave that up to the professional: James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer.

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100 Favorite Dishes: No. 10, Tenderloin tartare egg rolls at the Strip Club

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Mostly raw beef, creamy egg yolk, crispy egg roll skins




As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish has been serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes. Now it's time to grab your tickets to the Best of the Twin Cities party on April 24 at Muse. Enjoy complimentary samples from some of the city's best eateries, drink specials, live music, and more. Click here to purchase, and we'll see you there!

This quest to document our 100 favorite dishes has brought us a long way, but we've now entered into the top ten and to step things up, we bring you the tenderloin tartare egg roll from the Strip Club Meat & Fish in St. Paul. 

The Strip Club is known for insanely delicious cocktails, perfectly prepared meat and fish dishes, and of course, the tireless pursuit of top-notch service, but this next dish adds another feather to that cap: chef J.D. Fratzke's clever and creative approach to dishes. The tenderloin tartare egg roll is an exceptionally delicious interpretation of a tried and true classic.

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