Scores of new eateries hit the scene in 2014 and everyone brought game.Our own Stephanie March and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl led the effort to find the ones you definitely shouldn’t miss. Though it may be the staff of life, it certainly isn’t the only thing you’re going to eat today, right?

A statement from Parasole at the time said the decision was taken because "the current operating environment doesn't favor restaurants." Libertine opened in spring 2014 as a concept designed by acclaimed Twin Cities chef Tim Mc Kee, formerly of La Belle Vie.

Libertine is a casual restaurant-bar, serving New American fare and craft cocktails.

The Sri Lankan cuisine featured at this strip-mall storefront is as nuanced, complex, and multi-dimensional as any you’d find cityside.

Make the drive and you will be rewarded with one surprising great dish after another—lightly fried cauliflower florets swaddled in a chili glaze, a superlative bowl of luscious creamy dahl simmered in a coconut curry sauce, sweet ’n’ sour tempered deviled lamb incorporating lean cubes of meat with tomatoes and bell peppers, and an indigenous rice noodle dish known as “string hoppers” topped with a knock-out coconut curry sauce.

There’s much talk among the hip kids about the tasty Korean dishes that dot the menu, but really, it’s the dedicated quality of the standard American diner eats that bring a new joy to weary bones.

The creamy chicken wild rice soup is the real deal like you’ve never had before, purely creamy in the way that wipes all memories of gummy corn-starch renditions, taking the pain away with plump hunks of tender chicken.

We’ve got a breakfast joint revival, a classic run at Old World cuisine, a new dynamic duo hitting it big—heck, even a beachy bar with bottled cocktails. 13: THE COPPER HEN CAKERY & KITCHEN Bread is back, in a big way, whether it be gluten-free or gluten-full.

Tons of new talent and new ideas are raising the bar on our already-happening local eating scene.

The new Libertine will be hoping to replicate runaway success enjoyed by nearby Lyn-Lake arcade bar Up-Down, which opened its doors to gamers and drinkers last summer with a selection of 50 arcade games from the '80s and '90s, pinball machines and skee ball.

It was reported last week that Up-Down is looking to capitalize on its popularity by expanding with a rooftop patio area, with more games and a life-sized Jenga, according to the Business Journal.

After less than three years on Hennepin Avenue, restaurant and cocktail bar Libertine closed its doors on Sunday.