What does it mean to cook "authentic" cuisine? How about a Palestinian chef serving up a Korean rice bowl? Or Indian curry wrapped up like a burrito?
Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is calling for the reexamination of what makes food authentic.
Moskowitz Grumdahl says it's time to stop looking for carbon copies of meals past and look at what chefs are turning out now.
She joined MPR News' Tom Crann to chat about a handful of Minneapolis restaurants that are putting their own — arguably authentic experiences — on a table near you.Twitter for food truck locations.
What is it? Indian flavors in more familiar formats. Dara's standout dish: The Indurrito. A house-made roti filled with flavors like chicken curry and spinach paneer. Location: Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St. Check Twitter for food truck locations.
3) NighthawksWhat is it? A postmodern take on the urban American diner. Dara's standout dish: A classic chicken soup, prepared with care and high-quality ingredients. Location: 3753 Nicollet Ave. S.
What is it? A Korean immigrant, inspired by the pure love of food, joy and her mother's own delicious cooking, quits her day job, opens an artisan pizza pie place and names it after her dog. Dara's standout dish: Korean BBQ Pizza with Niman Ranch beef short ribs, mozzarella, scallions, arugula, sesame and soy-chili vinaigrette. Location: 5557 Xerxes Ave. S.
What is it? A Minneapolis restaurant inspired by Japanese cuisine. Dara's standout dish: Hot dogs, whose toppings range from avocado, egg and Japanese mayo to stir fried noodles and red ginger. Location: 3758 Nicollet Ave.