It's the cold and flu season, and the road to recovery includes eating hearty soups and broths. Here are suggestion that should help clear your sinuses.
Babani's, 544 St. Peter St., St. Paul; 651-602-9964. This Kurdish restaurant offers Dowjic, soup with lemon, chicken, yogurt, rice, basil and lemon that's sure to soothe a soar throat. Cost is $3.50 for a small bowl, $6.25 for a large one.
Grand Café, 3804 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-822-8260. The French restaurant's garlic soup puree is sure to clear sinuses and help build your immune system. Cost is $6.
Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-3908. This Irish restaurant offers three hearty soups: cock-a-leekie (chicken and leek), chicken with barley, turkey with wild rice. Cost is $2.95 for a cup, $3.95 for a bowl.
Cafe Latté 850 Grand Ave., St. Paul 651-224-5687. Try the chili varieties. The chipotle chili is a spicy treat with brown rice, corn, black pinto and kidney beans, peppers, onions and cilantro. Cost is $3.95 for a cup, $5.25 for a bowl.
Dixie's, 695 Grand Ave., St. Paul 651-222-7345. At this Southern-style restaurant, go for the gumbo at $3.95 for a cup, $5.50 for a bowl.
Duc's, 783 Radio Drive, Suite:100B, Woodbury 651-735-1044. This Vietnamese restaurant serves one of the best wonton soups in town. Served in a chicken broth with chicken-stuffed wontons and green onion, it's comfort in a bowl. $3.75.
Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steak House, 380 St. Peter St., St. Paul; 651-602-9000. The French onion soup is the one to order. Cost is $6.95 for lunch, $7.50 for dinner.
The Local, 84 S. 10th St., Minneapolis; 612-904- 1000. The chicken wild rice soup slides down easy at this Irish pub. Cost is $2.99 a cup, $4.99 a bowl.
Mickey's Diner, 36 W. Seventh St., St. Paul; 651- 222-5633. Try the navy bean with ham soup for $2.20 or the beef stew for $5.60.
Moscow on the Hill, 371 Selby Ave., St. Paul; 651-291-1236. You can't go wrong ordering borscht beet soup at this Russian restaurant. Cost is $4
Sakura, 350 St. Peter St., St. Paul; 651-224-0185. Try this Japanese restaurant's miso seaweed soup. Cost is $2.50.