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NIGHTLIFE: ONE LAST TREAT -- THE BEST
LATE-NIGHT DESSERTS

"It's the king of late-night dining in downtown Minneapolis for three reasons: top-notch service, cozy setting and James Beard winner Isaac Becker." "The butterscotch budino is amazing. But for absolute decadence, order the tres leches cake."
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TOP 5 LATE-NIGHT DINING
"...some of the most craveable food in town, including a legendary fried egg sandwich with harissa, and foie gras meatballs that aren’t particularly livery, but are particularly great. "
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LUXURIOUS LATE-NIGHT DINING
"...THE RESTAURANT THAT CHANGED LATE-NIGHT DINING FOREVER..." "...AN EYE TOWARD THE ECLECTIC..."
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12 DISHES UNDER $12
"112 Eatery is chock full of delicious dishes for less than $12" ""When people eat here, we want them to feel like we're really grateful they came in," [Isaac Becker] says. "Because we are."" "...one of the shiniest gems in the Twin Cities' dining crown..."
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VITA-MN'S 5 MOST INFLUENTIAL 2006-2011
"The former punk-rocker made fine dining safe for normal people.... "...Nancy St. Pierre--[Isaac] Becker's wife and partner...runs the front of the house...with her expansive smile...." "...food-driven dining experience, full of character and ambience, but minus the snoot." "...one of the first to make brilliant food...more affordable and come-as-you-are casual...."
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26 BUSINESS TRIPS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
"The menu...is inventive and delicious...."
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BEST RESTAURANTS 2010 CRITICS' TOP 10
"...the high-style cuisine is slyly disguised as affordable, easy-eating comfort food." "...112 remains accessible, comfortable, and supremely on its game as Isaac Becker’s team continues to execute perfectly balanced, compelling food at a price far below what it’s worth."

BEST RESTAURANTS 2010
READERS POLL
-Best Restaurant - Minneapolis/West Metro-
-Best Restaurant - Late-Night Dining-

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JEAN-GEORGES'S SEVEN FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
"I make a habit of heading here after I’m through with work..."
"It’s a favorite hangout of local chefs..."
"...do what I do: Compose a meal of several appetizers..."

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2009 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
"Late Night Dining" "Date Spot"
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THE HOT 10
"DOWNTOWN'S 112 EATERY OPENED MORE THAN A YEAR AGO,
AND IT'S STILL THE "IT" RESERVATION IN TOWN..."

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BEST RESTAURANTS - CRITICS' PICKS
ANDREW ZIMMERN

"112 Eatery is special." "...the food is fantastic."
"...as good as food gets in this town..."


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WHERE TO GO NEXT: MINNEAPOLIS
"Best New Restaurants"
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RESTAURATEURS / RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
"112 EATERY IS THE PERFECT RESTAURANT." "STILL SIZZLING..."
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MINNEAPOLIS MODERN
"...WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANTS..." "RESTAURANT HOT LIST"
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LATE-NIGHT EATS
"What to order: Gougere-and-fried-mortadella sandwich"
"So shut up and eat...(at 1 a.m., no less!)"
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READERS' CHOICE SILVER SPOON AWARDS
"1ST - NEW RESTAURANT - PAST 2 YEARS"
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COUPLES WHO COOK
"I like to say the baby was planned, the restaurant wasn’t..." "It just works."

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SUMMER SIDE DISH
"Isaac Becker...serves a salad off the grill"
"...reinvigorates the usual barbecue repertoire with a bread-tomato salad enlivened with garlic, red onion, and fresh basil."

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BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES - Best New Restaurant
"...112 eatery flew in the face of conventional wisdom and proved that guts, talent, and integrity still matter."
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 WINNER
BEST CHEF - MIDWEST
ISAAC BECKER
 
JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
BEST CHEFS IN AMERICA

Nominated for 4 Consecutive Years
"...CHEFS WHO HAVE SET NEW OR CONSISTENT STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE..."

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2012 ANNUAL CRITICS' PICKS
OF THE TOP EATERIES
"112 Eatery...it's still hot."

2012 READERS POLL

CHEF OF THE YEAR - Isaac Becker
[Best] LATE-NIGHT EATS
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TwinCitiesLive

JAMES BEARD NOMINEES
"In the world of cooking the award to strive for is the James Beard Award." "Emily met up with Isaac Becker...and found out some surprising things."

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2010 READERS' CHOICE RESTAURANT AWARDS
-BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING RESTAURANT-
-BEST DATING SPOT RESTAURANT-
-BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT-

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THE RESTAURANT RATER
95.8

"[highest rating]" "a sophisticated spot serving bold food"

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SECOND CITIES TAKES OFF
"...gastro-temples...Isaac Becker’s 112 Eatery."
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READERS POLL - 10 BEST RESTAURANTS
"1. 112 Eatery" "1st late night dining, 3rd comfort food"
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BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES
"BEST NEW RESTAURANT"
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36 HOURS IN MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL
"That's Some Meatball" "...go to the upstairs bar for the tagliatelle with foie gras meatballs..." "...the kind of culinary adventure that earned Isaac Becker a 2008 best Midwest chef nominee from the James Beard Foundation."
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RHAPSODY IN LAMBCHOPS
"DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS'S NEW 112 EATERY CONQUERS, SERVES THE HOLY GRAIL: COZY, CHEAP, CHARMING FINE DINING TILL 1:00 A.M."
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THE EXPANDING MEATBALL UNIVERSE
"At 112 Eatery in Minneapolis, Isaac Becker grinds
top-quality chicken with foie gras..." "...came about from [an]...experiment."
"...intense consommé that became the foundation..."
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BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES...
"BEST NEW RESTAURANT" CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
"BEST RESTAURANT FOR LATE-NIGHT DINING" CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN YEARS
"It strikes every note perfectly."
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112 EATERY LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION
"Isaac Becker's 112 Eatery is, indeed, worth the wait." "...everything we ordered...was nigh perfect."
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TOP 10 CHEFS
“Isaac Becker has managed to turn a cursed spot into one of the hottest restaurants in town...." "The food is approachable, not at all high-brow.”
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DINING OUT. THE HOT FIVE.
"...No. 1-with-a-bullet late-night destination..."
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NOTABLES: GUILTY, AS CHARGED
"...culinary guilty pleasures."
"Ramen noodles...skin-on hot dogs...hit the spot at 2 in the morning."
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A WEEK ON THE EAT BEAT
"WEDNESDAY...Everyone wants to eat at this new...hotspot..."
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CHEF ISAAC BECKER INTERVIEWED
in the March/April 2005 edition.
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BURGERS IN THE LAND OF 10,000 LAKES/font>
"Late-night food of the gods."
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FEAST WITH FRIENDS
Isaac's Recipe:
Monkfish with Ham–Hock Red Wine Sauce and Sweet Potatoes
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OLD/NEW TASTE SENSATION
"...chicken gizzards...ventriglio..." "...all for an anti-foie gras. $6." "...for people looking for something different..." "...another 112 talker: Veal tongue, served with soba noodles, for $10."
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BEST CHEF IN MIDWEST: ISAAC BECKER
"...NAMED BEST CHEF: MIDWEST BY THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION" "...BECKER ACCEPTED THE AWARD WITH HIS BEAMING WIFE AND CO-OWNER, NANCY ST. PIERRE, AT HIS SIDE...."
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MEET JAMES BEARD WINNER ISAAC BECKER
"HERE'S HIS TAKE ON BEING A WINNER AT THE OSCARS OF THE FOOD WORLD."
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2009, 2010, 2011 EDITIONS - AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS
"TOP 10 LIST OF TWIN CITIES RESTAURANTS" "FOOD: 28"
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WHEN CHEFS COOK AT HOME
"...weekend meals don't necessarily include elaborate dishes with unusual ingredients."
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TALKING WITH MINNESOTA'S JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS NOMINEES: ISAAC BECKER
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BEST BURGERS - LUXURY BURGERS
"Number 1" " ...exceedingly delicious, offbeat..."
"This is arguably the richest burger of our survey." "...superbly craveable."

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BEST RESTAURANT DISHES
"...THE LAMB SCOTTADITO..." "...A PRIMAL DISH..."
"...112 EATERY IS MINNEAPOLIS' TOP CHEF HANGOUT..."

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BEST RESTAURANT FOR LATE-NIGHT DINING [CRITICS]
"The food at 112 is so good that it's nearly impossible to find a table during peak hours without a reservation. But if you go late, you can reap the rewards of spontaneity."

READERS' POLL WINNERS
"Best Restaurant - Minneapolis"

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EATING LOCALLY IN THE MIDWEST
"...internationally inspired..." "...we had great lamb chops and also quarter-size foie gras meatballs lounging on house-made tagliatelle and a blizzard of cheese."
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THE TASTE 50
"BETTER HALF" "NANCY ST. PIERRE...FRONT-OF-THE-HOUSE SMOOTHIE, DESERVES A HEFTY CHUNK OF THE CREDIT FOR MAKING THE TOUGHEST TABLE IN TOWN ALSO ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE."
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MISSING THE TASTE OF FOIE GRAS
"...a favorite off-hours haunt for local chefs." "And there it was: foie gras meatballs with ethereal home-made tagliatelle." "...little lamb chops you could nibble right off the frenched bone..." "...creamy tres leches cake to die for."
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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
"112 EATERY STRIKES A CHORD IN THE TWIN CITIES --
AND WINS A STANDING OVATION FROM DINERS."

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A FOODIE SCENE IN THE TWIN CITIES
"...innovative restaurants have expanded the city's culinary landscape..."
"...112 Eatery serves an international medley of flavors ..."
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THREE MINNEAPOLIS CHEFS EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION
"...three Minneapolis chefs are finalists for an award that is the top honor in the culinary world." "[112 Eatery] is an urban setting that always is packed and it seems the customers always are smiling." "While the award comes down to five nominated chefs we should all take note of how lucky we are as customers, because we can walk into the kitchens of three of those best here in Minneapolis."
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112 EATERY IS HUMBLE HIGH-BROW

"112 Eatery is proof of two culinary axioms: Good food can be either fancy or rustic, and neither has to be expensive."
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10 HOT NEW RESTAURANTS
"The freshest spots for taste bud titillation"
"112: the most sought-after-tables in town."

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FIVE BIG SMALL-PLATE DESTINATIONS
"...you won't want to give up so much as a forkful..."
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EAT + DRINK
"I want people to come in with the goal of eating,
not having some crazy experience." -Chef Becker-
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GO FIGURE, MORE RESTAURANTS CHOOSING NUMBER NAMES
"Their instincts were right, the restaurant has been a hotspot since day one."
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COUNTER INTELLIGENCE:
"112 Eatery didn't put foodie to shame."
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TOP T.C. CHEFS NAME THEIR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
"...Twin Cities chef's...reveal their favorite treats."
"...anything Isaac Becker has on the menu...I love that place."
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