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Eat and drink enough at Alma and you'll earn a virtual master's degree in contemporary food and wine. Chef Alex Roberts, a veteran of such white-hot New York City kitchens as Bouley, Union Square Café, and the Gramercy Tavern, builds dishes around strong flavors, painstaking prep work, and classic French technique. A typical result is the Portuguese-style stew crowned with perfectly tender in-the-shell clams, buttery squares of roast chicken, and slices of zippy chorizo, all tied together with a delectable, garlic-flecked tomato broth holding bland but necessary white beans.
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's a chilly January evening, but the soft yellow walls, honey-colore... More »
Thursday morning, a small but impressive group including Andrew Zimmern, Lenny Russo, Lucia Watson, Tracy Singleton, and Erick Harcey, as well as representatives from several nonprofits, a cookbook au... More »
For the second year in a row, a Minnesota chef has been named Best Chef Midwest at the James Beard Awards, as Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa took home the honors at last night's ceremony in... More »
Restaurant Alma 528 University Ave. SE, Mpls.; (612) 379-4909 Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 10:30 p.m.; closed Sundays Here's every restaurateur's nightmare: The critic shows up to research her first review of... More »
Alex Roberts was one of the first chefs in town to pull the white tablecloth out from under fine dining. After more than a decade in business, his Restaurant Alma serves some of the Cities' most creative, flavorful dishes from a spare dining room in a decidedly unsexy University neighborhood (it's across the street from Santana Foods, if that means anything to you). Roberts's fare—rustic corn-and-black-bean griddle cakes mounded with sweet king crab, braised lamb wrapped in crisp pastry and served with sweet tomatoes and feta—is as refined as a tenured professor, yet fantastically unfussy and utterly devoted to highlighting the seasons. Oh, and did we mention that the $42 mix-and-match prix fixe is the best upscale dining deal around? This past year, Roberts turned his attention to casual eats and opened Brasa Rotisserie, focusing his chef's ethics and intensity on humble roast pork, rotisserie chicken, and a smattering of Latin and Southern sides. This means the meats come from animals raised naturally on nearby small-scale farms, and the cooking and seasoning is always spot-on. It's entirely different from Restaurant Alma, but just as perfect.
Alex Roberts was one of the first chefs in town to pull the white tablecloth out from under fine dining. After more than a decade in business, his Restaurant Alma serves some of the Cities' most creative, flavorful dishes from a spare dining room in a decidedly unsexy University neighborhood (it's across the street from Santana Foods, if that means anything to you). Roberts's fare--rustic corn-and-black-bean griddle cakes mounded with sweet king crab, braised lamb wrapped in crisp... More »
If those Sunday suppers weren't beguiling enough--$20 three-course meals just made for grown-up family dining--this year Alma added weekend brunch, full of things like ricotta pancakes with lemon zest, a scattering of fresh raspberries, and organic maple syrup. Spread out a newspaper on the sunny tables and the room feels completely different than it does at night, when the stark arrangements of twigs give the room an elegant feel that's perfect for romantic tête-à-têtes.... More »
There are two basic things that define the best restaurant in Minneapolis--and make no mistake, this is a hotly, hotly disputed category. Basically, the two things are bliss and its necessary support, friendly pleasure. Bliss for what is on the plate or in the cup, and pleasure in the overall experience. There can be bliss on the plate, but no pleasure in the experience if your server is eavesdropping on your table in an oily, obnoxious way. There might be bliss in your Champagne flute, but... More »
Like Bonnie and Clyde, like Batman and Robin, like Chico and the Man, sometimes a duo gets things done better. Nowhere can you see this dynamic in action more clearly than in the jewel of southeast Minneapolis, Restaurant Alma. Venture in to find talented veteran Jim Reininger managing the gem-studded wine list and baking the extraordinary breads while wunderkind Alex Roberts sends out plates of food so imaginative, but also so well-prepared and refined, customers are swooning. All you... More »
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