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.
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.
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.
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'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.