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The Eater Mpls Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, etc., and more often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What is the "it" (ie, newest) place of the moment?

Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change often to continually highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at this very second. This time around, please welcome three new spots: The Rabbit Hole, Honey & Rye Bakehouse, and Umami Dim Sum.

Did we miss your personal favorite hot, new restaurant? By all means, let us know in the comments or email the tipline.


10/3/13: Added Seventh Street Social, Eat Street Buddha Kitchen, and Union Fish Market

9/5/13: Added Umami by Travail

8/1/13: Added: Ideal Diner, Town Hall Lanes

7/11/13: Added: Verdant Tea Tasting Room, The Buttered Tin, Terzo Vino Bar, Sandcastle

6/16/13: Added: Pig Ate My Pizza, Smoke in the Pit

5/2/13: Added: Potter's Pasties, Daily Diner Frogtown

4/4/13: Added: Spill the Wine, Origami Uptown, The Sample Room

3/7/13: Added: Rincón 38, Smack Shack, Burch Steak & Pizza Bar, One Two Three Sushi

2/7/13: Added: Parka, Blue Door Longfellow

1/3/13: Added: Borough, Parlour

12/6/12: Added: World Street Kitchen, Union

11/15/12: Debuted: The Lynn on Bryant, The Left Handed Cook, Fika, Icehouse, The Gray House, Nightingale, The Kenwood, Café Maude at Loring, New Bohemia

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Honey & Rye Bakehouse

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4501 Excelsior Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
(612) 844-2555
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This new St. Louis Park bakery offers fresh-baked breads (both standards and daily rotating specials) and sweets, plus they should be adding soups and sandwiches to the menu soon.

2. Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

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2550 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Eat Street Buddha Kitchen makes it on the heatmap for its location alone, at the hot, hot corner of 26th and Nicollet. Is the food and drink any good? Can it give "Asian fusion" a better name? It's not clear yet, but it's definitely a spot for food obsessives to...obsess over.

3. The Rabbit Hole

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920 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 236-4526
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The Rabbit Hole is the first full-on restaurant from the folks behind ever-popular Midtown Global Market Stand The Left-Handed Cook. Expect Korean street food with a twist (garlic soy wings, rice cakes with duck confit), as well as an extensive cocktail list (including kegged cocktails).

4. Union Fish Market

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733 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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Less than a year after opening, downtown's Union (known for its retractable rooftop) has launched another concept: restaurant-within-a-restaurant Union Fish Market. Located in the multi-floor restaurant's main floor, the Fish Market serves a wide variety of sustainably-sourced seafood, from lobster banh mi and shrimp corn dogs to razor clam crudo with buttermilk and peaches.

5. Seventh Street Social

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2176 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 330-4688
This new addition to the St. Paul dining (and drinking) scene is focused on upscale comfort food and cocktails. Think skillet roasted lobster pot pie, pot roast, and home-baked burger buns, plus an extensive cocktail menu.

6. Umami Dim Sum

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904 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 246-9939
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Once Umami by Travail, intended to be a month-or-so-long pop-up restaurant, the space has been renamed Umami Dim Sum and taken on a year-long lease in North Minneapolis. Helmed by Geoff Hausmann (formerly of the Sample Room), the restaurant features dim sum served from carts at lunch and brunch.

7. The Buttered Tin

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237 7th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-2300
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This breakfast/lunch spot boasts a menu designed by Muffuletta alum Jason Schellin and Salty Tart alum Anna Berzelius, plus pastry treats from Alicia Hinze, a winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. It also serves coffee, beer, and wine.

1. Honey & Rye Bakehouse

4501 Excelsior Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
This new St. Louis Park bakery offers fresh-baked breads (both standards and daily rotating specials) and sweets, plus they should be adding soups and sandwiches to the menu soon.
4501 Excelsior Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

2. Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

2550 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Eat Street Buddha Kitchen makes it on the heatmap for its location alone, at the hot, hot corner of 26th and Nicollet. Is the food and drink any good? Can it give "Asian fusion" a better name? It's not clear yet, but it's definitely a spot for food obsessives to...obsess over.
2550 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

3. The Rabbit Hole

920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Rabbit Hole is the first full-on restaurant from the folks behind ever-popular Midtown Global Market Stand The Left-Handed Cook. Expect Korean street food with a twist (garlic soy wings, rice cakes with duck confit), as well as an extensive cocktail list (including kegged cocktails).
920 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

4. Union Fish Market

733 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Less than a year after opening, downtown's Union (known for its retractable rooftop) has launched another concept: restaurant-within-a-restaurant Union Fish Market. Located in the multi-floor restaurant's main floor, the Fish Market serves a wide variety of sustainably-sourced seafood, from lobster banh mi and shrimp corn dogs to razor clam crudo with buttermilk and peaches.
733 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Seventh Street Social

2176 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55116
This new addition to the St. Paul dining (and drinking) scene is focused on upscale comfort food and cocktails. Think skillet roasted lobster pot pie, pot roast, and home-baked burger buns, plus an extensive cocktail menu.
2176 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55116

6. Umami Dim Sum

904 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Once Umami by Travail, intended to be a month-or-so-long pop-up restaurant, the space has been renamed Umami Dim Sum and taken on a year-long lease in North Minneapolis. Helmed by Geoff Hausmann (formerly of the Sample Room), the restaurant features dim sum served from carts at lunch and brunch.
904 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

7. The Buttered Tin

237 7th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101
This breakfast/lunch spot boasts a menu designed by Muffuletta alum Jason Schellin and Salty Tart alum Anna Berzelius, plus pastry treats from Alicia Hinze, a winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. It also serves coffee, beer, and wine.
237 7th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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