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The best Minnesota restaurants to visit this summer

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Travail kitchen staff
The kitchen staff at Travail.
Courtesy Travail via Facebook

Rick Nelson, the Star Tribune's food critic, has his work cut out for him this year.

New restaurants have risen from old ones, like Rookery out of Travail in Robbinsdale. Up north, long-time favorite New Scenic Cafe in Duluth is giving us a glimpse inside with a cookbook.

Nelson joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the latest news in the Minnesota food scene. 

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EXCERPT: "New Scenic Cafe: The Cookbook"

What restaurant--familiar or brand new--should we eat at next? Leave your suggestions in a comment below.