Fresh from my recent visit to Travail I was in the mood yet again to scope out another neighborhood eatery known for its casual feel, but more importantly for a refined and adventurous menu. Although a long time resident of my “must try” list for restaurants around town, Victory 44′s location up in the northwestern part of Minneapolis has kept me from it, and wrongfully so. My early arrival at 5:10pm was greeted with a full parking lot, a minor inconvenience that served as an indicator to the restaurant’s popularity.
When I took some time to reflect on 2013′s culinary journey I had few regrets. However, among just the few was the regret for never dining at In Season prior to its permanent hiatus. The chef of In Season, Don Saunders, was made known to me through favorable recommendations from a few local Twin Cities food aficionados. Fortunately for me – and others who missed out on In Season – Chef Saunders’ food can still be enjoyed at The Kenwood.