Welcome to Week in Reviews, a semi-sporadic feature wherein Eater rounds up the latest reviews from across Twin Cities food media.
Just-opened World Street Kitchen gets double early-review treatment this week. Minnesota Monthly's Jason DeRusha gives the restaurant an unequivocal rave, highlighting its affordable menu and dishes like the MFC (Moroccan Fried Chicken sandwich): "It's everything today's diner wants: high quality food, innovative flavors, served quickly and all around the magical $8-$10 price point." [Minnesota Monthly]
Over on her blog for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl gives WSK one of her signature "too early" reviews. While her take is somewhat more mixed, her overall take is positive: "All in all: Go! Most of the food is less than $10 and while your first-look, knee-jerk reaction to the spot may be, 'Middle Eastern Fusion Chipotle,' I think on second look you'll find something a lot more ambitious, in terms of the food, and Minneapolis, in terms of the scene." She cites the culinary ambition, the lemongrass meatball wraps, and—that Uptown staple joke—the "hipster-oriented" scene. [Dear Dara]
[Photo: World Street Kitchen website]