Tongue In Cheek

“There’s a bit of a renaissance happening here,” says chef Leonard Anderson, speaking at his new restaurant Tongue in Cheek, which just opened in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood. Eastside St. Paul’s culinary scene has long been anchored by the Strip Club steakhouse, but Tongue in Cheek is one of many new dining hotspots popping up in the area. Anderson’s menu is also decidedly meat-centric, with plates that range from two-bit teasers to full entrees.