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Two Restaurants Honored Among “America’s Top 50” Independents

In its July issue, FSR Magazine (a prominent trade publication for full-service restaurants) honors America’s Top 50 independent restaurants, and two of them are in the North Loop: Spoon and Stable and Red Rabbit.

In its entry for Spoon and Stable, they write: Since its opening, Spoon and Stable has garnered widespread acclaim for its exceptional cuisine and elegant atmosphere. James Beard Award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen crafts a menu that seamlessly blends classic French techniques with contemporary American flavors, utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The open kitchen allows diners to witness the culinary magic, while the restored historic space–which was formerly a horse stable– features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, a striking bar area, and stylish decor.

And as for Red Rabbit, they write that it… has continually evolved since its launch in 2016, expanding to a second location, refining its bar offerings, and adapting during the pandemic to introduce meal and cocktail kits. With a culinary style centered around uncomplicated, authentic Italian dishes paired with craft cocktails and wines, Red Rabbit provides a casual yet satisfying dining experience. Owner Luke Shimp is also behind Red Cow, a local chain with six locations in the Twin Cities. 

To read about the others in the Top 50, check out the article here.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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