Spanky's Stone Hearth and The Fireside are two of 25 Minnesota restaurants that have earned Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards.
Both restaurants received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, which recognizes they each have at least 90 wine selections, have well-chosen wine producers, and the wine matches the menu's price and style, according to a news release.
Spanky's website says it received this award from 2012 to 2015, and the Wine Spectator's website showed they also won it in 2018. The Wine Spectator's website also shows that The Fireside won in 2017 and 2018.
Nineteen of the 25 Minnesota winners are restaurants in an hour range of the Twin Cities. They received either the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence or the Grand Award. This year, 3,800 dining destinations across all 50 states and 79 countries received an honor.