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Photos: Twin Cities' newest foodie hot spot is North Washington Avenue

Arts & Culture Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Bartender Jesse Held mixes a drink Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Parlour, the cocktail bar in the lower level of Borough, on North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. 
2 One of the cocktails at Parlour called "Bullet and a Target" at the bar located below Borough on Washington Avenue North in Minneapolis. It's made with Russell's Reserve Rye, Averna, maple, lemon, egg white and chocolate bitters. 
3 Chef Tyler Shipton, left, cooking at Borough, one of the new restaurants along North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. 
4 Diners at Borough, a new restaurant in the North Loop, can sit at the chef's counter overlooking the kitchen in Minneapolis. 
5 The burger at Borough, a new restaurant on North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis, comes topped with cheese foam. 
6 Bartender Jesse Held mixes a drink at Parlour, the cocktail bar in the lower level of Borough, on North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. 
7 Tod Kujawa, a cook at Smack Shack, lifts a lobster from the lobster boil at Smack Shack on Washington Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis. 
8 Live lobsters in giant tanks at Smack Shack on Washington Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis. 
9 One of two bars at Smack Shack surrounds the live lobster tanks at the new restaurant in Minneapolis. 
10 The Smack Shack's lobster roll at the new restaurant on North Washington Avenue. 
11 New restaurants, like Smack Shack and Borough, as well as existing favorites like Black Sheep Pizza and Bar La Grassa, make North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis a destination for foodies.