Wrapping up 2019, we’ve been looking back on the year, as is Eater tradition, with the help of members of the local food media. We’ve talked about the best, the most obnoxious, the restaurants we can count on and in our final installment, we look ahead. These are our headline predictions for 2020.
Jess Fleming of the Pioneer Press, “As costs rise and consumers reject price increases, the Twin Cities dining scene will begin a shift to the suburbs.”
Sharyn Jackson of the Star Tribune, “X location is cursed, Downtown is dangerous, Uptown is dead.
Mike Marcotte of Twin Cities Live, “The former Rosa Mexicano/Prime 6 spot will remain empty, which is a shame. On Nicollet Mall, another spot will open and close in the Ling & Louie’s/Randle’s/Rojo spot. The suburbs will see even more restaurants opening that are worth the visit. And there’s free parking!”
Sarah Bumble and Em Cassel of City Pages, “More tears over minimum wage, more food halls, floundering breweries
Nancy Ngo of the Pioneer Press, “Hand-pulled and hand-rolled everything. Plant-based alternatives. Mushroom mania. Spins on the Big Mac. Zero-waste.”
James Norton, food editor of Growler Magazine, “Food halls are gonna… something. Start to fail? Redouble their expansion? There’s so much money being shoved into this sector on a somewhat experimental basis, and it’s really exciting, but I think everyone’s still searching for the formula that clicks best with the region.”
Joy Summers, editor Eater Twin Cities, “That beloved restaurant institution you only visit once a year closes.”