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  photo by Brianna Stachowski for the Heavy Table

photo by Brianna Stachowski for the Heavy Table

  photo by Joe Krummel for the Heavy Table

photo by Joe Krummel for the Heavy Table

  photo by Sara McGee for the Heavy Table

photo by Sara McGee for the Heavy Table

"But what really knocked us out? The Machete ($9, above). This is Taco Libre’s heavyweight champ, a javelinlike Man-vs.-Food-style taco that’s more than a foot long and best battled with a friend. Unlike the other menu items, this corn tortilla is made from scratch in the kitchen, and it arrives still warm and glistening from the fryer."

–"Taco Libre in West St. Paul," THE HEAVY TABLE

 

"The corn cake itself is excellent. It resembles a pale, chubby English muffin; it’s soft and fluffy with a bit of exterior crispness from the grill. The cake is split like a hoagie and deftly stuffed so that the whole thing stays clean and compact and bears the pleasant stone-weight of a full meal."

--"Teque Arepa in Eden Prairie," THE HEAVY TABLE

 

"Made with actual liqueur (unlike Fat Lorenzo’s candy-sweet version, we suspect), it zaps your glands the second it touches your tongue, and as it melts it slowly sizzles, like a nostalgic mouthful of Pop Rocks. Impress your friends with a pint, clean your sinuses with a mouthful. This stuff’s amazing."

–"Gelato in Minneapolis-St. Paul," THE HEAVY TABLE