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$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Fare
Expert culinary team wraps baked brie in walnut crust ($10), fills a pork tenderloin roulade with chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes ($25), and pairs grilled rack of lamb with shiitake-mushroom polenta and sautéed asparagus ($34). See full dinner menu and wine list.
Linn Street Cafe
Only after studying wine literature, discussing options with distributors, and attending tastings do Frank and Abby Bowman decide which reds and whites will join their already massive stock of approximately 200 wine varietals. Their temperature-controlled wine cellar stores nearly 1,500 bottles, which the Bowmans—Linn Street Cafe's owners since 1996—uncork at daily meals, wine tastings, and multi-course wine-pairing dinners. Along with wine pours, their 70-seat restaurant houses contemporary American dishes crafted from sustainable seafood, local farmers' produce, and meats hand-plucked from Iowan gardens. The elegant meals continue to win raves from critics and outlets such as CityVoter, which awarded Linn Street Cafe a finalist position in its 2011 Best Romantic Restaurant competition.