From Our Editors
Kari Bartmann and her sister, Kim, were already feeling nostalgic for Wisconsin when they stumbled upon a warehouse with a ceiling of sturdy Douglas fir. Beneath those boards, inspiration struck. They decided to found a supper club in the Wisconsin tradition—a dining room with refined food, classic cocktails, and nary a whiff of elitism. Today, their creation is still going strong. Some highlights include:
It's Minnesota's first LEED-CI-certified restaurant. The place is environmentally friendly from the compost pile to the light fixtures, all outfitted with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
The food is local and organic. That applies to dinner dishes like duck breast with sour cherry gastrique, and brunch dishes like brioche French toast.
Wisconsin is well-loved there. That French toast, for example, comes with Wisconsin maple syrup, and traveling families of cheese curds eat for free.
You can get a burger all day. At lunch and dinner, there's one with truffle aioli and pickled red onions. The brunch one, on the other hand, comes with a fried egg and a drizzle of green tabasco.