The gist: Billy Tserenbat, the man behind Twin Cities food truck turned brick-and-mortar Sushi Fix, opened a second concept in the former Sweet Chow space last spring.
The food: Standout sushi, including the NoLo YoLo (salmon, red snapper,) Silly Billy (spicy tuna, shrimp tempura) and George Clooney (snow crab and shrimp topped with big eye tuna.)
The cost: Sushi dishes range from $7 - $25.
How to order: Order takeout on Upserve or make a reservation on Tock.
The gist: This Argentinian favorite opened a second location in January—both shops are sure to satisfy with doughy filled pockets and unique oval-shaped pizzas big on flavor.
The food: The Jamon Y Queso (fried ham and mozzarella) and Puerro (creamed leeks, gorgonzola) empanadas are seriously stellar. Boludo’s Argentinian pizzas have nice, chewy crusts, salted to the edges. Try the Peras with pear, gorgonzola, pine nuts and dill or the Campo- chorizo, mushroom, onion.
The cost: Empanadas are about $5 (you’ll want at least two) and pizzas range from $14 - $18.
How to order: Open for takeout only via Boludo’s website- note: At peak times, orders may take up to two hours so don’t procrastinate!
The gist: Acclaimed chef Nick O’Leary (Travail, Borough) began his burger shop out of dive bar Tony Jaros’ kitchen—now, he has two locations, and we’re thrilled.
The food: Everything’s good, but the Nacho Burger with tortilla chips, pico, guac and sour cream is unusual and delicious—so is the PBJ Burger with bacon, peanut butter, and jelly.
The cost: Burgers range from $10 - $12.
How to order: Online for pick-up or delivery or stop by both locations for dine-in.
The gist: The Butcher is back—and the reinvention of Butcher & The Boar promises to be better than ever by bringing back the spot’s original butcher—Peter Botcher. Got all that?
The food: Not surprisingly, lots of meat—plenty of sausages, ribs, and steaks as well as lighter dishes and rotating fish features. Also, bourbon and a mostly unchanged beer garden.
The cost: Entrees range from $29 - $69.
How to order: Make a reservation for indoor or outdoor dining on Open Table—takeout and delivery coming soon.
The gist: Centro is a colorful spot by chef Jose Alarcon housed in a former factory featuring flavorful street tacos and Viv!r is its new sibling—a Mexican cafe, market, and bakery.
The food: At Centro, we recommend the Nopales (cured cactus, mushrooms, kale) and Carnitas en Adobo (pork shoulder, pineapple, salsa verde) tacos. Viv!r’s got chilaquiles, tortas and empanadas as well as Mexican sweet bread and mole chocolate cupcakes.
The cost: Centro: $3 - $5 per taco, $6-9 for entrees. Viv!r: $3 - $22, depending on what you order.
How to order: No reservations needed. You can dine in or sit on the newly-expanded patio. Or, order curbside takeout.
The gist: This spot run by three high school friends started serving fried chicken from a walk-up window outside The Pourhouse during COVID. Now, CHX has its own address off Hennepin in Lowry Hill and will be opening once again on June 11.
The food: Chicken, duh! Hand-breaded crispy tenders with an impressive secret sauce are served in quantities of three, four, or six. The homemade honey buttermilk biscuits are some of the best you’ve had, too.
The cost: Chicken ranges from $11 - $15 per order.
How to order: CHX is on a brief hiatus during the move, but June’s just around the corner.