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Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch in Mpls/St.Paul June '15

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With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmaps, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find which restaurants feature the hot new (or newish) brunches in town. We've updated the Eater Brunch Heatmap, which includes some brand new spots serving up brunch and some known favorites that have something new you should know about. So, without further ado, 9 places to eat brunch in the Twin Cities right now, bringing you everything from crepe cake to breakfast pizzas and most importantly, day drinking.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Nighthawks

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Chef Landon Schoenefeld's south Minneapolis spot is a newcomer to the brunch scene and there's plenty of sweet and savory items to try. Check out fried chicken, the huevos rancheros dog, caramel rolls, and a foie gras and cheese omelet served up counter-side or at a booth.

The Strip Club

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An old standby, the Dayton's Bluff restaurant continues to kill it at brunch. From the massive specialty doughnuts and house-made biscuits from chef de cuisine Chris Uhrich to the well crafted, thoughtful spring/summer cocktails from barman Ryan Ecklund, the Strip Club remains the hot spot for brunch.

Red Wagon Pizza Company

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Red Wagon's brunch game is strong. They're doing skillets and bialys (a cross between an english muffin and bagel) plus egg-topped breakfast pizzas with suggested beer and wine pairings. It's never too early for pizza and beer and the beer list is one of the best in town.
Chef Jim Christiansen's Lyn-Lake brunch menu remains on the heatmap and the team at Heyday continues to innovate. Dishes like the croque Heyday and the biscuits and gravy will kill any hangover especially if you pair them with Britt Tracey's expertly crafted brunch cocktails. Look for quarterly brunchy events including an upcoming disco brunch.

Spoon and Stable

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Gaven Kaysen and team expanded into the brunch scene earlier this year. Menu items include grilled oysters, red wine poached eggs, and grilled chicken paillard but you'd be a fool to pass up on Diane Yang's brunch pastries. The spread, including the crepe cake, are lovely to look at but even better to taste.

La Ceiba Bistro

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Opened less than a month ago, the Hector Ruiz bistro in the Powderhorn neighborhood is gaining loyal fans. Caribbean inspired food is also served for breakfast (desayunos). Cubano, ropa vieja, and corn pancakes are a few dishes to keep on your radar.

The Third Bird

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Get in while you can before Lucas Almendinger leaves at the end of the month to take the helm at Seward Co-op Creamery. Seeking Scott Seekins? He's typically there for brunch so snap a picture of him then sit down with that pork belly or biscuits and gravy and take in the scene.

Red Cow North Loop

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Red Cow does burgers but they're quickly becoming known for their stellar cocktails. Ian Lowthar has created the cocktail menu which includes the Sex on Tap--coconut infused rum, house-made grenadine, Peché, orange, pineapple and it's on nitro. Kickstart your weekend with one of those and a breakfast burrito for real.

Mon Petit Cheri

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Looking for less of a party brunch? Opened in February, the Seward bakery is a neighborhood charmer. Dogwood coffee, specialty pastries, pies, cookies, and cakes are served up plus classic breakfast dishes.

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Nighthawks

Chef Landon Schoenefeld's south Minneapolis spot is a newcomer to the brunch scene and there's plenty of sweet and savory items to try. Check out fried chicken, the huevos rancheros dog, caramel rolls, and a foie gras and cheese omelet served up counter-side or at a booth.

The Strip Club

An old standby, the Dayton's Bluff restaurant continues to kill it at brunch. From the massive specialty doughnuts and house-made biscuits from chef de cuisine Chris Uhrich to the well crafted, thoughtful spring/summer cocktails from barman Ryan Ecklund, the Strip Club remains the hot spot for brunch.

Red Wagon Pizza Company

Red Wagon's brunch game is strong. They're doing skillets and bialys (a cross between an english muffin and bagel) plus egg-topped breakfast pizzas with suggested beer and wine pairings. It's never too early for pizza and beer and the beer list is one of the best in town.

Heyday

Chef Jim Christiansen's Lyn-Lake brunch menu remains on the heatmap and the team at Heyday continues to innovate. Dishes like the croque Heyday and the biscuits and gravy will kill any hangover especially if you pair them with Britt Tracey's expertly crafted brunch cocktails. Look for quarterly brunchy events including an upcoming disco brunch.

Spoon and Stable

Gaven Kaysen and team expanded into the brunch scene earlier this year. Menu items include grilled oysters, red wine poached eggs, and grilled chicken paillard but you'd be a fool to pass up on Diane Yang's brunch pastries. The spread, including the crepe cake, are lovely to look at but even better to taste.

La Ceiba Bistro

Opened less than a month ago, the Hector Ruiz bistro in the Powderhorn neighborhood is gaining loyal fans. Caribbean inspired food is also served for breakfast (desayunos). Cubano, ropa vieja, and corn pancakes are a few dishes to keep on your radar.

The Third Bird

Get in while you can before Lucas Almendinger leaves at the end of the month to take the helm at Seward Co-op Creamery. Seeking Scott Seekins? He's typically there for brunch so snap a picture of him then sit down with that pork belly or biscuits and gravy and take in the scene.

Red Cow North Loop

Red Cow does burgers but they're quickly becoming known for their stellar cocktails. Ian Lowthar has created the cocktail menu which includes the Sex on Tap--coconut infused rum, house-made grenadine, Peché, orange, pineapple and it's on nitro. Kickstart your weekend with one of those and a breakfast burrito for real.

Mon Petit Cheri

Looking for less of a party brunch? Opened in February, the Seward bakery is a neighborhood charmer. Dogwood coffee, specialty pastries, pies, cookies, and cakes are served up plus classic breakfast dishes.

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