In the past couple months, I've probably gone to more new restaurants and tried more new foods than I ever have in a year before. Most of the time, I'm not very adventurous in what I order, but I've had some interesting and delicious dishes.
The Wilde Roast is an elegant, almost European feeling, restaurant/cafe on the river in Minneapolis. Their creme brulee French toast is very tasty!
This was the biggest stretch for me - Thai food. The Pad Thai was probably not my favorite of the new dishes, and I probably wouldn't ever specifically request having it again if I got to choose, but at least now I know there's something I like at Thai restaurants.
I'm not too picky when it comes to pancakes, but this one was exceptional. We went to a cute, modern downtown style restaurant called Moose and Sally's, and I ordered the orange ricotta pancake. The cake itself was had a refreshing orange flavor and the ricotta cheese made it so moist. It was served with chopped pistachios and a rhubarb sauce on top - I definitely would never have expected all those flavors to go so well together!