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The Hottest Restaurants in Minneapolis Right Now, May 2015

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: What's new? What's hot? Where should I eat right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the Twin Cities, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change on a regular basis to always highlight where the crowds are flocking to at the moment.

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Nighthawks

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The new venture from HauteDish chef Landon Schoenfeld opened just yesterday in Kingfield. Menu items include frito pie, a giant pastrami sandwich, and a smash-style cheeseburger that's inciting whispers of Parlour cheeseburger-level greatness.

Revival

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Revival is non-stop buzzing with fried chicken hungry patrons daily. Monday lunch? Busy. Friday dinner? Good luck. From the Tennessee Hot fried chicken to the ham and cheese stuffed Johnny cakes, Chef Boemer's new spot is absolutely slaying it.

Surly Brewing Company

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The Surly Beer Hall continues to pack in the thirsty masses and induce hog frites cravings. Now that spring has arrived, the giant beer garden is the new draw and the place to be for outdoor drinking. The beer garden is complete with grassy knolls, fire pits, an eventual Surly food truck, and additional outdoor beer windows to assure minimal waiting in line time. [Photo courtesy Surly]

Urban Bean

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Unless you're in the neighborhood or an avid Instagram user, you might be unaware that the new second location of Urban Bean quietly opened last week. Finishing touches are still being applied but the space is officially serving up Intelligentsia pour-overs and Four Barrel lattes. The super chic space is adorned with a the likeness of Gary Coleman and Hervé Villechaize which will no doubt be one of the most photographed spots in town.

Prairie Dogs Hot Dogs & Handcrafted Sausages

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The decadent dogs and over-the-top milkshakes continue to delight at Prairie Dogs. New items are being added to the menu often including a non tube-meat option that is a Braunschweiger platter. Also, the Lyn-Lake spot is finally serving up craft beer plus happy hour deals.

Spoon and Stable

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Gavin Kaysen's North Loop restaurant is still the most sought after reservation in town. Brunch service has been added, Bill Summerville has left the building, and the gang's back in town after invading Chicago for the Beard Awards. The menu is constantly evolving and the the late night bar fare surprises continue to draw in food fanatics.

Café Racer

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"Food truck turned brick and mortar" seems to be one of the most highly used phrases around town and for good reason. Cafe Racer set up shop in the Seward neighborhood and is serving up Colombian fare including pulled meats, a street-style hot dog, and a carrot soufflé that seems to be on everyone's list. [Photo courtesy Cafe Racer Facebook Page]

The Rabbit Hole

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Although The Rabbit Hole has been around for awhile now, the Korean-town style bar and restaurant started doing "once a month brunch". The first iteration kicked off in March with a music vibe (think Hall & Oatcakes and Mo Tacos Mo Flava) and followed up with a Hawaiian theme. Pineapple upside-down griddlecakes anyone? We have yet to see what's in store for this month but it is sure to be badass.

Nighthawks

The new venture from HauteDish chef Landon Schoenfeld opened just yesterday in Kingfield. Menu items include frito pie, a giant pastrami sandwich, and a smash-style cheeseburger that's inciting whispers of Parlour cheeseburger-level greatness.

Revival

Revival is non-stop buzzing with fried chicken hungry patrons daily. Monday lunch? Busy. Friday dinner? Good luck. From the Tennessee Hot fried chicken to the ham and cheese stuffed Johnny cakes, Chef Boemer's new spot is absolutely slaying it.

Surly Brewing Company

The Surly Beer Hall continues to pack in the thirsty masses and induce hog frites cravings. Now that spring has arrived, the giant beer garden is the new draw and the place to be for outdoor drinking. The beer garden is complete with grassy knolls, fire pits, an eventual Surly food truck, and additional outdoor beer windows to assure minimal waiting in line time. [Photo courtesy Surly]

Urban Bean

Unless you're in the neighborhood or an avid Instagram user, you might be unaware that the new second location of Urban Bean quietly opened last week. Finishing touches are still being applied but the space is officially serving up Intelligentsia pour-overs and Four Barrel lattes. The super chic space is adorned with a the likeness of Gary Coleman and Hervé Villechaize which will no doubt be one of the most photographed spots in town.

Prairie Dogs Hot Dogs & Handcrafted Sausages

The decadent dogs and over-the-top milkshakes continue to delight at Prairie Dogs. New items are being added to the menu often including a non tube-meat option that is a Braunschweiger platter. Also, the Lyn-Lake spot is finally serving up craft beer plus happy hour deals.

Spoon and Stable

Gavin Kaysen's North Loop restaurant is still the most sought after reservation in town. Brunch service has been added, Bill Summerville has left the building, and the gang's back in town after invading Chicago for the Beard Awards. The menu is constantly evolving and the the late night bar fare surprises continue to draw in food fanatics.

Café Racer

"Food truck turned brick and mortar" seems to be one of the most highly used phrases around town and for good reason. Cafe Racer set up shop in the Seward neighborhood and is serving up Colombian fare including pulled meats, a street-style hot dog, and a carrot soufflé that seems to be on everyone's list. [Photo courtesy Cafe Racer Facebook Page]

The Rabbit Hole

Although The Rabbit Hole has been around for awhile now, the Korean-town style bar and restaurant started doing "once a month brunch". The first iteration kicked off in March with a music vibe (think Hall & Oatcakes and Mo Tacos Mo Flava) and followed up with a Hawaiian theme. Pineapple upside-down griddlecakes anyone? We have yet to see what's in store for this month but it is sure to be badass.

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