Heartland

The opening of Heartland could not have been timed better. With winter approaching, our primitive souls yearn for the comfort food that will sustain us through the next six months. Lenny Russo, the former executive chef at W.A. Frost, has crafted a North American Midwest cuisine (who knew?) consisting of all locally grown produce, nuts and berries, fish, beef and game, with a menu that changes on a nightly basis. Meat, fish, and veggie tasting menus for the hearty appetite, and a stream-lined a la carte selection for those with a smaller appetite. Heartland, however, goes international with their libations: 138 selections of wine (American, French, some Italian), regional and foreign beer as well. Dinner only. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as the restaurant only seats around fifty. Heartland, (651) 699-3536.