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Nick Peterson

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butter, fried egg, tarragon, celery
📍 Found at Martina in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Sunday, Oct. 20th 2019
“Let’s go to Martina,” is a statement I will never say no to. Only a fool would do that.

One thing to know about me is that I’m not too religious. However, I must say I’m something of a believer now.

If there is a God, or some higher power, they reached into the ocean, grabbed this certain lobster, and made sure it was in the restaurant that day. God also must be a hell of a baker because the bread the lobster found itself on was of its own divine right. The fried egg? Perfectly so. Butter? Angelic. Tarragon and Celery? Taken straight from the Garden of Eden.

Finally, the plate arrives at the table, and a ray of sunshine broke through, beaming over the dish signifying; here’s your sign, it’s time to indulge.

It also happened I was doing the lord’s work this weekend being sober cab; do not sleep on the N/A drinks Martina has to offer. Pictured is the Limonata, which is comprised of: amalfi lemon, chinese black tea, co2 and it all pairs perfectly well if you choose not to indulge in drinking the Devil’s nectar.

After maybe one too many religious references that will last me the rest of the year, hopefully now you may be somewhat of a believer yourself. The next time a friend or your significant other says, “Let’s go to Martina,” get in the car, and go.
butternut squash purée, sage brown butter
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Thursday, Oct. 17th 2019
What started out as a trip to Cossetta for supplies to make pizza turned out into an excursion into the culinary unknown for me.

Tucked above St. Paul’s favorite spot for a quick Italian food fix, Louis is true to it’s position, right on top.

Upon walking in, a large photo of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, a signed message on a picture of Frank Sinatra from 1993 welcomes you into the restaurant. Let’s just say, if it was good enough a joint for the Sultan of Swoon, I’m assuming management still expects Nothing but the Best.

I’m a sucker for a special. It’s like rolling the dice, and seeing Frank Sinatra’s message of gratitude, I put myself into the restaurant’s hands. They did not disappoint. I tried to savor the dish as long as I could, ending up mopping the sauce up with an extra bread course. We had fun, we ate well. Life, as they say, is better with food made by those who truly care about it.
Plum compote
📍 Found at Bellecour in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Monday, Sep. 23rd 2019
I usually stick to the classics when coming to Bellecour, but this time, I had to get the special. Pain Perdu with a Plum Compote, a treat my sweet tooth couldn’t pass up.

I’m a big French toast fan, and this was made with some of the best brioche I’ve ever had grace my palate. Once again, Bellecour knocks it out of the park.
Potato puree, crispy onion, parmesan cream
📍 Found at 6Smith in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Wednesday, Oct. 16th 2019
It’s not a magic trick, there IS steak under there. Juicy marinated flank steak atop a bed of mashed potatoes and parmesan cream topped with crispy onions.

The amount of food is astounding to the point where you should skip the appetizers and just order right away when the server gets to the table. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

For the appetizer course, get Bread Is Life. Need I say more? I think not. A French baguette accompanied with a fantastic flight of honey ricotta, butter and green chimichurri make for a killer opening to a night of exceptional cuisine.

My fiancée had the Miso Marinated Seabass which was by far one of the best pieces of fish I’ve ever had ever grace my palate. Make sure to order that if you’re feeling fishy.
Ginger, Jalapeño and Thai Chile, Scallion, Sweet and Sour Sauce
📍 Found at Peeps Hotbox in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Tuesday, Aug. 6th 2019
My fiancée and I love the food truck boom happening right now and happened to stumble upon Peeps at Tattersall Distillery. We weren’t super hungry, so I settled on the Cream Cheese Wontons after speaking to the peeps from Peeps saying that would be the best option.

Now most places you get wontons from skimp out on the main ingredient, cream cheese. When I bit into this wonton, the cream cheese both filled my palate and the wonton in the basket below. It was jam packed in the best of ways. The sweet and sour sauce was the perfect accompaniment, gracing the outer edges of the crisp wonton with the gooey center. This classic has been elevated in the best of ways, a true “Must Have App.”
Ramp risotto, breadcrumbs, burnt onion
📍 Found at Martina in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Sunday, Oct. 20th 2019
The vibe alone at Martina is enough of a draw to go in for dinner or brunch. It just so happens that they also put out great food and drinks.

I definitely recommend getting a reservation a week or two in advance. It’s one of the harder tables to get during prime dinner time.
jalapeno, cabbage, fresno mayo, cilantro
📍 Found at Colita in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Wednesday, Jun. 12th 2019
From Chef Daniel del Prado, Colita is a Mecca for high end Mexican fare. We looked around at other diners and were told to order a few plates to share for our table. I highly recommend doing this.

The flavors are diverse and compatible. Smoke is definitely noticeable throughout the menu. And do not forget to order the extremely instagram-able drinks they serve. Pictured above is the Five Suns. To me, the drinks were about as fun and surprising as the food.
Fermented honey, yam, cara cara orange, confit leg
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Tuesday, Jun. 4th 2019
Trying new things is something I’ve been doing for the past few years now, and duck is one of those things on the list. Sitting elbow to elbow inches away from strangers looking for local celebrities, our former governor being one of them, coming to Spoon and Stable is always an experience I can’t begin to pass up.

The team takes care of you the moment you walk in until you leave. From the bread course to the bill, you always feel like one of the VIPs you might find walking through the door.
English muffins, two eggs, lemon-rosemary hollandaise sauce, bacon
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Wednesday, Apr. 10th 2019
If you know anything about me, I’m a sucker for Eggs Benedict. I always get them wherever I go. The lemon-rosemary hollandaise was by far the best part of the meal.

By the way, the name of the restaurant may say Bad Waitress, but the service was prime. Get the Delmonico Eggs Benedict and enjoy the ride.
dry-aged beef, bibb lettuce, raclette black truffle sauce, brioche bun, pommes frites
📍 Found at Bellecour in Twin Cities
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📷: Photograph by @ nick_peterson4
📝: Curated by Nick Peterson
🗓: Published by BestFoodFeed on Monday, Apr. 8th 2019
I love cleverly named menu items, and with it being my first brunch at Chef Gavin Kaysen’s French bistro Bellecour in Wayzata, I went with the appropriately named Dirty French Burger.

Burgers are my usual go-to for afternoon meals, and this one was right on the money. This dish holds its own amongst the other items on the menu. Brunch isn’t just for eggs benedict anymore.