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Scandinavian Revival

For a meal that honors Minnesota’s Nordic heritage, look no further than The Bachelor Farmer. The restaurant, which opened its doors last year, recently landed the No. 6 spot on Bon Appetit’s Hot 10 list of America’s Best New Restaurants. While the food changes on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis, the ingredients are always fresh and organic when available. This is made possible, in part, by the restaurant’s rooftop farm—the first of its kind in Minneapolis—where vegetables and herbs are grown. On the menu you’ll find a variety of appetizers, toasts, entrées, sides and desserts that put a modern twist on Scandinavian cuisine (dill pickled herring with rullepølse, anyone?). The food, however, isn’t the only thing with Minnesota roots. Owners Andrew and Eric Dayton’s family tree boasts the minds behind Southdale Center and Target, not to mention their father, Governor Mark Dayton. Those roots plus a carefully selected chef, cocktail programmer and team of experienced employees equals the recipe for one of Minneapolis’ new hot spots.

50 N. Second Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-206-3920, www.thebachelorfarmer.com