When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities' most popular eateries, plus recommendations from the chefs. Check out more of our Eat This posts here.
|What to order at D'Amico Kitchen? (Hint: the chef likes the hanger steak.)|
Most popular: "We have a crudo dish here, which is a yellowfin tuna, that just flies out the door," says Justin Frederick, D'Amico's new chef. "We only use the best, No. 1 tuna out there," he says, and he serves the appetizer ($11) atop avocado with melon and a lemon jam. As for entrees, one of D'Amico's top sellers is the house-made ravioli with ricotta, Stickney Hill Dairy goat cheese from Minnesota, a tomato-based sauce, speck (an Italian smoked bacon), and basil ($10 as a small plate; $19 as an entree).
Chef's choice: "I think we have a fantastic beef carpaccio here," Frederick says of his favorite appetizer ($11). He prepares it using a Creekstone all-natural beef tenderloin, with green olive aioli, capers, and sea salt. His favorite entrée? "I personally really like the grilled hanger steak. We actually cut our hanger steaks in-house, which allows me to have more control on the flavor. We use Meyer Ranch beef, which is a really, really good-quality beef." It comes with pancetta-wrapped radicchio for $23. More »