So you’ve found yourself in Minneapolis, eh? Perhaps for a layover? A friend’s wedding? Or perhaps you happen to know Minneapolis is growing culinary hotbed in the Midwest and wanted to find out what all the fuss was about?
Where to go for breakfast: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
If you happen to be a little OCD about your vegan food and potential gluten allergies, French Meadow is the place for you. Or if you just love great food, it’s the place for you, too. We don’t mean great food like a well prepared burger is great food, but great food as in quality, fresh, organic foods with a taste you can’t beat. As the first organic bakery in the US, French Meadow knows what they’re doing.
Where to go for lunch: Brasa Rotisserie
Brasa Rotisserie is a Southern and Caribbean restaurant located on E. Hennepin Ave. It’s the type of place that will make your mouth water and your bum sink into your seat upon trying their famous pulled pork sandwich. We especially recommend this place if it happens to be below zero during your visit to Minneapolis – their savory rotisserie chicken, yams, rice and beans will warm you right up.
Where to go for dinner: Bar La Grassa
Bar La Grassa is a culinary gem not only in Minneapolis, but quite possibly the entire world. Patrons often report feeling overwhelming gratitude, especially if they were smart enough to order the Lobster and Soft Egg Bruschetta. This place is not only delicious, it’s fun, lively, and they serve great drinks. Don’t be afraid to set your expectations high, because this James Beard Award winner will not disappoint.
Where to go for drinks: Brit’s Pub
Let us fill you on what Brit’s Pub is all about: Ales, Scotch eggs, lawn bowling and “futbol”. It is truly a slice of English heaven right on Nicollet Avenue. They even serve High Tea from 2:00-3:30pm Monday through Saturday complete with buttery scones and Harrisons & Crosfield teas.