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This is another successful endeavor by the Blueplate Restaurant Company (no relation to H. W. Longfellow and his penciled ponderings!). In this grill, dark wood rules the interior, and the many windows allow for natural lighting. Dine on the patio and watch the Mississippi flow by, or inside, where the feisty waitresses are at your beck and call. An entree like the French Quarter Fettuccine should not be given a miss, unless you opt for the Gorgonzola Tamales. Enjoy the funky paintings as you wait for your meal to arrive.
Hop on to Izzy's Ice Cream if you are craving for some delectable ice creams. A part of the frachise of the same name, this ice cream parlor is known for offering various flavors of ice creams. You can choose from the regular chocolate, vanilla flavors to satiate your sweet-tooth cravings or go for something exotic like the pumpkin ice cream. In case you are feeling a little more indulgent, try their signature Bon Bon, Peppermint, Salted Caramel, Nut Crazy flavors. All in all, Izzy's Ice Cream is a must-go-to place for all the dessert lovers.
This family owned restaurant is run by two brothers who bring to the table authentic Chicago fast food. If a hearty all-American meal is what you need in a rush, Chris & Rob's Chicago's Taste Authority is a nice place to visit. Part of a chain of restaurants, this no-frills branch is especially known for its amazing hot dogs and roast beef sandwiches. The buns for the burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs are also made from the typical Chicago poppy-seed buns.
With its spacious interiors, a patio with lots of seating, a vegetable garden surrounding the restaurant and a walking path, it’s a delight to visit The Tiny Diner. Favorites include Grass-Fed Beef Burger and Fresh Cut Linguini. Many of the dishes can also be prepared vegan or gluten-free allowing everyone to taste the deliciousness of the food here. Save some room for the Flourless Chocolate Cake which is served with fresh blackberries and sweet mascarpone. You can also wash down your meals with classic cocktails such as White Porto and Tonic, beers on tap or other bottled brews. There is also a limited selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t be surprised if you see this restaurant packed with people.
If it is fresh, delicious ice cream you crave, then the Pumphouse Creamery is just the place for you. Only fresh, seasonal, locally sourced fruit, and organic cream and milk go in to the creation of these delicious all-natural treats. Even the cookies, nuts and other delicious bites blended in are all natural and organic. Door Country Cherry, Passionfruit-mango-vanilla, Sea salt caramel-pecan and Rum raisin are just a few of the delectable flavors on offer. The shop serves up a rotating selection of 20 flavors alongside shakes and sundaes made with homemade sauces and non-dairy ice creams. Pick up a pint or quart to go, or a single scoop to enjoy on the spot. Try the tasting plate that offers five differently flavored mini-scoops if you find that you can't bring yourself to pick just one.
Established in 1996, Sovereign Grounds is a friendly neighborhood coffee shop in Minneapolis serving freshly baked goodies and home-roasted coffee in a family-friendly atmosphere. The interiors are casual with bright yellow colored walls, carpeted floors, circular wooden tables and comfortable seating options. Each mug of coffee that is served here is made of roasted Arabia green coffee beans that are imported straight from Turkey, giving the coffee an exotic aroma and texture. Sovereign Grounds also features a large play area where children can just be themselves.
If you are craving something sweet or simply want to beat the summer hear, a visit to Sebastian Joe's is just what you need. This ice cream shop, with its chalkboard menus and cozy outdoor patio, makes this a great go to spot for families. Try out evergreen flavors like Oreo and Strawberry or be more adventurous with options like Pumpkin, Plum Ginger Sorbet, Passion Fruit Sorbet and Cinnamon.
This French bakery located in the unassuming neighborhood of Kingsfield serves pastries fit for royalty. Patisserie 46 is an oasis of baked goodness known for its wide range of stunning desserts, light and crusty baguettes, exceptional croissants and fresh loaves. French classics like pain au chocolat, macaroons and eclairs are baked to perfection, while also serving daily soups, sandwiches and quiche specials. It gets really busy on the weekends, so be prepared to wait in line for your turn.