You will not find pool tables or live music, or even food, at this neighborhood bar. You will find, however, that unlike its moniker, Grumpy's Bar is a nice, friendly place to meet for a drink and converse with friends. The TV is normally tuned to a sports channel but the bartender will take channel change requests if the other patrons do not mind. Or opt to pass the time with a game of darts. The beer is always cold and you will find a good selection on tap or in bottle form. Cocktails, wine and soft drinks are also served. There are two other locations in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
Lotus is one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in the city. The curry chicken is scrumptious and one of the yummiest appetizers here is the cream-cheese wanton. The interiors are simple yet charming, it is bright and clean with modern decor. Dishes to try include the beef stew pho; the stir-fry beef with broccoli; and the chicken pad-thai (prepared with a Vietnamese twist.) Go ahead and treat yourself to a simply wonderful Asian meal.
Maya is the place to walk into if authentic Mexican food is what you are craving. The restaurant offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes like tortas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and soups, all made from homemade tortillas. While their meat-based options are delicious, the restaurant also serves a wide range of delectable vegetarian dishes. You can also sip on some fresh-squeezed juice to complete the meal.
Black Sea Restaurant is a family-run, family-friendly restaurant which opened its doors in the year 2000. The eatery offers authentic Mediterranean and Turkish dishes. The menu consists of variety of appetizers, fresh salads, chicken and beef kebab preparations and doner sandwiches. Their gyros also come highly recommended as is the borek and the doner kebob. The decor here is simple and does not distract one from the delicious, exotic food that is served here.
If you're in the mood for some great Mexican food or simply want a quick-fix for lunch, Tavial Grill is a great option to try out. Though they are known for their great grilled tacos, you can also try out their Mexican dinner plates for a more filling meal. If you are in the mood for something lighter, you can simply order some fries, tortillas, chips and salsa or chicken wings.
If you are in the mood for a meaty meal, Smoke in the Pit is a great place to come to. This place is known for its great chicken wings and tender ribs, which are smoked to perfection. Their turkey legs and beef briskets are also popular in the meat options, as well as sides like coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes, all of which are prepared using family recipes.