Featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, Brasa offers classic American favorites with a twist. Try the Creole Style Rotisserie Chicken or the Spicy and Sweet Braised Beef. Brasa also features a decent selection of beverages, including cane sugar sweetened sodas. If you're having a hard time deciding what to order, try one of the combination plates, which includes a "sides only" plate. Brasa is definitely an excellent choice for all the carnivores in the Minneapolis area.
La Cocina de Ana is located in the Zona Dorada of Mazatlan. This place specializes in a hearty and delicious buffet lunch. Types of food, in addition to local traditional favorites, rotate during the week, and the days Ana serves Chinese food, many will agree it is the best Chinese food in the city. They also offer takeout so you can enjoy Ana's delicious food for dinner as well. It is only open for a few hours each day, so make sure you show up before the food is gone!
Pizzeria Lola is charming, intimate and quirky, making it the perfect place for a one-of-a-kind date night. Inside, you will find a disco ball and photo booth, making this a date that's about more than just the pizza - although the pies are pretty noteworthy as well. Try the Korean BBQ or Sweet Sausage pizzas to get a taste of Pizzeria Lola's eclectically brilliant recipes.
One of the most beloved and festive restaurants in downtown Minneapolis, Butcher and The Boar brings delicious modern American cuisine to the table. With dishes such as the lobster mac n cheese, stuffed jalapeno poppers and Wild Key West Rock Shrimp, it is no wonder that this restaurant is a local favorite. As a bonus, there is also a beer garden and full bar - the perfect place to mingle with co-workers and friends.
This charming, busy, family-owned Italian spot in South Minneapolis is a great choice for everything from a family dinner to a date. The portions are generous at this local favorite and the pasta is homemade with deliciously fresh ingredients. The menu is seasonal, but the classic favorites remain year round to the delight of those that frequent this neighborhood gem. Broders' is no secret and often becomes quite crowded. Reservations are not taken for parties of fewer than six, but if you call ahead you can put your name down on the wait list.
Cossetta is a comfortable, cozy and beloved Italian restaurant located in the heart of St. Paul. This family-friendly eatery specializes in delicious and classic pizza, such as cheese and pepperoni, and more decorated pies with up to four toppings. The menu also boasts sandwiches and a wide variety of pastas, making Cossetta the definitive destination for all of your Italian carbohydrate cravings.
This down to earth restaurant serves up home cooking at its best. The original restaurant on Raymond Avenue opened in 1973 and always has a line waiting for breakfast. And since breakfast is served throughout the day, the place always seems to be packed. The customary breakfast staples can be found here, along with a few surprises, including a Mexican Omelet and Bran Apple Walnut Pancakes. Lunch offers meatloaf and potatoes and roast beef, grilled pork chops, liver with onions and bacon and other comfort foods make patrons feel right at home. Soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers are also served at lunch and dinner. There are a number of locations throughout the Twin Cities. All serve breakfast and lunch, but only a few locations stay open for dinner. Check website for more details.
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.
Hi-Lo Diner is based in a vintage structure with characteristics typical to that of a bustling diner. Staying true to its nature, it serves diner food, however, with a little bit of Hi-Lo creativity. The menu is composed of items like Quack of Dawn- a Hi-Lo variant of Egg Benedict, American breakfast plate, fluffy pancakes, Mac N cheese and some delicious pies like Pie Caramba. Along with these sumptuous meals, it features beverages which includes cocktails, wines and beers on tap.
Surly Brewing Co. is counted among the most renowned breweries in the city. The brews from here, that have garnered a lot of praise include, Coffee Bender, Furious, Surly Hell and many others. The brewery is one of the best in the city, providing tours to all beer enthusiasts, giving a detailed account on how their delicious beer is prepared. There is a restaurant housed within the campus of the brewery, offering sandwiches, pretzels, BBQ dishes as well as toothsome desserts. Take time out to visit Surly Brewing Co. and spend time relishing some of the best beers, in town.
Delighting locals and travelers with their quintessential Latin menu, Cafe Racer Kitchen is a great spot to spend a lazy afternoon. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambiance with ample of seating spaces that can easily accommodate families and friends. The patio is especially endearing as it is here that you can devour empanada, chimichurri laden steaks, Columbian-style pulled pork and many other dishes under the cool shade of tall trees. Eclectic beers from local breweries are available to wash down these delectable dishes.
If you are in the mood for a quick but filling meal, step into Raising Cane's on Washington Avenue Southeast. Part of a chain of restaurants, the restaurant is especially known for their delicious chicken fingers, although their crinkle-cut fries, sauce and coleslaw are also popular items. You can simply go for a combo meal for a quick lunch with the family. The ambiance at this particular location, with its open-brick walls and framed photos, is also quite cozy.