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Sea Salt is a consternating force in the life of Twin Cities fish lovers. On the one hand, it's got the best fresh fish in town, like oysters shucked as you watch, which taste chilly, silky, fresh, and briny as ocean mornings. Like fried haddock baskets offering fish fillets so crisp they snap; like crab cakes as fresh and plump as the first spring tulip blossoms; like fresh lake Superior herring, grilled hard, hot, and fast until it's as roasty and delicious as a Spanish sardine grilled on the beach. All of this, and more, comes courtesy of two former Coastal Seafoods employees who know fish the way Picasso knows line, and know a good meal the way Michael Jordan knows hoops--which is why pitchers of local Summit beer and cheap Spanish bottles of wine are always on offer. So, what's there to be consternated about? Just that there's a two-hour wait to get in here every prime-time, sunshiney weekend night between April and October. (This restaurant in the park pavillion is, sigh, closed all winter.) Now true city seafood-lovers have been forced to think like real fishermen: The easiest catch is had when you head out early or late, or when the sky darkens with stormclouds and the faint of heart stay home.
Sea Salt Eatery 4825 Minnehaha Ave. (in Minnehaha Park), Minneapolis 612.721.8990 www.seasalteatery.com There are fish people, and then there is Chris Weglinski. Weglinski thinks an ideal summer day involves getting up early to spend a couple... More »
Sometimes you want your seafood served on fine china, gussied up with garnishes and sauce. And sometimes you want to eat it just like fresh-catch, pure and unadorned, shucked straight from the shell. When that's the case, head to Sea Salt, where the fish is as fine as if you'd just brought it off the boat. That's because the guys who select it, a couple of longtime Coastal Seafoods employees, are obsessed with the stuff—we're talking they-go-fishing-on-the-Mississippi-River-in-December obsessed. Their efforts, though, pay off on your plate, whether you're biting into a grilled marlin taco, a plump crab cake, or a crispy catfish po' boy. The best seats at Sea Salt are those out on the patio, within a stone's throw of Minnehaha Falls. When the weather is fine, a half-dozen oysters washed down with a pint of local beer is picnic perfection, for sure.
In coastal country, boiling up big batches of sea creatures out on the beach is part of the culture: Louisiana has its crawfish, Maine its lobsters, and Maryland its crabs, for starters. New Englanders gather in large groups to bake clams or shuck oysters and tip back a beverage or two. This leads us to believe that one of the best things about eating seafood is the sociability--finding companionship among crustaceans and mollusks, if you will. In landlocked Minnesota, we're creating... More »
Sometimes you want your seafood served on fine china, gussied up with garnishes and sauce. And sometimes you want to eat it just like fresh-catch, pure and unadorned, shucked straight from the shell. When that's the case, head to Sea Salt, where the fish is as fine as if you'd just brought it off the boat. That's because the guys who select it, a couple of longtime Coastal Seafoods employees, are obsessed with the stuff--we're talking they-go-fishing-on-the-Mississippi-River-in-December... More »
Lots of places have oysters these days, but when the guy behind the counter at Sea Salt tells you that the bag he's got holds the best that were available, you somehow know deep in your soul that he is telling you the truth. When he rips through a dozen with the light, quick hands of a master oyster-shucker, you know you're in for a treat. And when you finally carry them outside to have with a pitcher of beer on a pretty table beside Minnehaha Falls, your instincts are borne out: The oysters... More »
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