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If you're looking for traditional Mexican tortas, look no further than Manny’s Tortas. This amazing eatery is located inside Midtown Global Market and is regarded as one of the best places for tortas in the Twin Cities. Manuel Gonzalez, the owner, succeeds in refining Mexico City's favorite sandwich, the torta into a gourmet dish which appeals to both native Mexicans and Americans alike. The tortas at Manny's come loaded with cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, jalapenos, avocado, fried beans, chipotle pepper mayo, and diverse proteins like eggs, chicken, breaded steak, and Mexican sausage.
Just off the Lumber Exchange Building's glorious two-story marble lobby rests this small eatery. Early risers come at opening for a quick breakfast of tasty pastries, muffins, coffee and juice. Be prepared for a worthwhile wait at lunch as the crowd lines up for what is perhaps the best gyro in town. Eat like a Greek god, digging into a generous pile of seasoned beef and lamb on a warm pita topped with a cool cucumber-yogurt sauce and a handful of lettuce and tomatoes. Get a garden-fresh tabbouleh to go with the fabulous two-fisted gyro sandwich and you have one delicious, healthy fast-food lunch. Soups, salads and deli sandwiches round out the menu.
If you are a lover of ice cream, you will definitely want to check this place out. The creamerie serves a variety of ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats and shakes. Their signature ice cream is a blend of condensed milk, regular milk and goat milk which are blended together to create a unique and rich combination. Try out flavors like Fishing Blues, Pikachu, Turkish Coffee Toffee and Toasted Coconut.
Previously only a food truck company, the Red River Kitchen is now a cozy place to go to grab some food or an after-work drink. The bar is located in the historic City House, which has been restored as a park pavilion and given the title of a national heritage site. Though known for their great selection of craft beer, zippy cocktails, cider and wine, the hearty food is also worth trying out. With views of the Mississippi river, the bar also makes for a nice spot for a date night. The Red River Kitchen opens seasonally, and remains closed for the winter.