John Garland threw together a wonderfully detailed survey of all of the tap rooms in Minneapolis-St. Paul, including Excelsior Brewing, Fulton Brewing, Harriet Brewery, Indeed Brewing, Lift Bridge Brewery, and Summit Brewing. It’s complete with hours of operation, food options, locations, and our picks for can’t-miss tastes!
Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities
Unbeknownst to him, James Norton started the research for his newest book, Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities (Globe Pequot Press), long before its recent publication. Norton, the editor of The Heavy Table and who also has written for City Pages, Minnesota Monthly, and Chow.com, drew on his five years of eating all over the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to develop a snappy yet comprehensive overview of the most noteworthy restaurants, markets, and unique culinary offerings.
Recipes, road trips, and recommended food blogs — Norton covers them all. Paging through the book, out-of-towners will be amazed at the variety of food-fueled experiences this area has to offer, while we locals can boast of the tasty bounty we get to enjoy any day of the week.
via Heavy Table.
Very cool, way to go James!
Wow, the Heavy Table listed all the just opened/coming soon restaurants in the Twin Cities today. Visit their site to see the full list.
•The Kenwood, 2115 W 21st St, Minneapolis | 612.377.3695
•Cafe Maude at Loring, 1612 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis | 612.767.9080
•Murray’s, 26 S 6th St, Minneapolis. Open again after remodel. | 612.339.0909
•Little Tijuana, 17 E 26th St, Minneapolis | 612.872.0578
•Eat Shop Kitchen / Bar, 16605 County Rd 24, Plymouth | 763.270.5929
•Yogurt Lab, 80 8th St S, Minneapolis (IDS Center skyway) | 612.886.3084
•Copper Pot Indian Grill, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis | 612.331.6677
•Glory :Days. 500 5th Ave NW, New Brighton. Revamped sports bar from :D-Spot owner. | 651.633.2226
•Five Guys, 2300 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis | 612.224.9161
•Foxy Falafel, 791 Raymond Ave, St. Paul | 651.243.0813
•Indeed Brewing, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis | 612.643.1226
•People’s Organic, IDS Center Crystal Court (80 S 8th St), Minneapolis | 612.208.0021
•Lone Oak Grill, 3010 Eagandale Pl, Eagan | 651.789.2081
•Spice Thai Cafe, 7704 160th St, Lakeville | 952.997.7423
•Bon Vie Cafe / A Piece of Cake, now combined at 485 Selby Ave, St. Paul | 651.846.0016
•Pizza Luce, 800 W 66th St, Richfield | 612.767.8603
•El Burrito Mercado, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market)
•Masu Sushi & Robata, Third Floor, Mall of America | 952.896.6278
•Somos Peru, 6009 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis. | 612.244.3400
•Rusty Taco, 522 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis | 612.278.5630
•Nadia Cakes, 11650 Fountains Dr, Suite 207, Maple Grove | 763.575.8885
•Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub, 2724 E 38th St, Minneapolis. Opens next week. | 612.328.1450
•The Gray House, 610 W Lake St, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Nightingale, 2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Bar Louie, 1348 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis. Opens in September.
•Northgate Brewing, 3134 California St NE, Minneapolis. Opens for growler sales in October. | 612.234.1056
•Sabbai Cuisine, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market) | 952.233.5662
•Well Seasoned, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis (Midtown Global Market) | 612.886.2489
•Azia Market Bar & Restaurant, 2550 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis | 612.813.1200
•Smack Shack, Washington Ave N and 6th Ave N, Minneapolis.
•The Belmore, 25 4th St N, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•Blue Door Pub, 3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•Republic, 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Opens late fall.
•The Lynn on Bryant, 50th St and Bryant Ave, Minneapolis. Opens this fall.
•New Bohemia, 233 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
•Tangiers Eatery and Lounge, 116 First Ave N, Minneapolis.
•Dangerous Man Brewing, 1300 2nd St NE, Minneapolis | 612.209.2626
•The Original Just Turkey Restaurant, 3758 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis
•Yogurt Lab, 5007 France Ave S, Minneapolis; 309 SE Oak St, Minneapolis
•Rincon 38, 3801 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis | 612.408.7063
•Fitger’s Brewhouse, 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•Burch, 1942 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Isaac Becker’s planned steakhouse in old Burch Pharmacy; opens in late 2012 / early 2013.
•World Street Kitchen, 2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•612 Brew taproom, 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012.
•Union, 733 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Opens in November.
•Origami, 1352 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis. Moving from Minnetonka location; opens Dec. 1.
•Unnamed Kim Bartmann restaurant, 1014 E 38th St, Minneapolis
•Mill City Cafe, NE Minneapolis. Still searching for new location.
•Rocky and Shem’s Ice Cream Shoppe, 56th St and Chicago Ave, Minneapolis. Opens late 2012 / early 2013.
•Sandcastle, Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis. Doug Flicker’s concessionaire restaurant at the lake. Opens spring 2013.
Minnesota’s First Gastro-Poster Sale
via Heavy Table, click pic for deets
A Warehouse District Brunch Tour
The mood in downtown Minneapolis during the sunlit Sunday morning hours oftentimes feels hauntingly vacant. Gone are the quick-footed downtown employees rushing about sidewalks and skyways. The swarm of people who wait patiently at food trucks and peruse the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market have retreated, not to be seen until Monday comes again. Sure, there are stragglers wandering amid Block E, but perhaps they’re retrieving their car after a late Saturday night or simply a pair out-of-towners wandering the streets in hopes of a photo op in front of the Mary Tyler Moore statue and a view of the city from the Foshay.
via Heavy Table, click pic for full story
Try El Meson on 35th & Lyndale Ave S, OR head over to the Heavy Table website, and send their editor James Norton an email asking him what he thinks.
You can tell James I told you to email, and that I know he’d have the most spot on answer.
(don’t worry, it’s cool, me and James have eaten Dagos at Dusty’s bar together before)
Gelato in Minneapolis-St. Paul
If ice cream and pudding had a baby, they might call it gelato. It’s frozen, it’s silky, it’s custardy. It’s Italian ice cream. But why can’t it play nice with the little tubs of American ice cream in the shop?
via Heavy Table
What about cupcakes? YOU DIDN’T ASK ABOUT CUPCAKES!
Look, I don’t get out enough to give many food recommendations, so trust me when I say this, for local foodie questions go to http://heavytable.com/. These folks are on top of the local food scene, and they have a tumblr blog! http://tumblelog.heavytable.com/
New Food Truck Roundup 2012: Minneapolis Edition via Heavy Table
Standing outside Butcher & The Boar, waiting for our dining companion and a table, we had some time to consider the name. It sounds like a sequel to one of Hemingway’s novels, substituting a noble and tusked wild pig for the old marlin. If it were, burned out English majors would only have to wander down Hennepin Avenue to find out how the epic battle ended. There the scent of roasted pork, sweet and smoky, lingers outside the restaurant’s doors — clearly, the butcher has triumphed.
via Heavy Table.