I have five days this week in the Twin Cities. I always look for the authentic, unique foods unavailable to other parts of the country. I'm also interested in the "best of" foods. Pizza, burgers, chicken wings..etc Any ideas and suggestions?
This will be my first trip to Minnesota since I was a young boy. I was hoping to rollerskate around the Metrodome..à la Ditka... but I read they blew that thing up!
This WT is currently in rural Tennessee, and there's nowhere good to eat here. (I am in southern food restaurant h€ll. As in greasy, fried meats and potatoes, canned vegetables and lots of biscuits and gravy.) Thank goodness my daughter is an excellent cook.
Haven't been to MSP in quite a long time either. Best of luck, bro P. Hope others chime in with more currency than I (and hope you will end up dining a whole lot better than I am! )
Yes, you just missed the Metrodome demolition!
Minneapolis/St. Paul doesn't really have its own culinary identity. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson had a Scandinavian restaurant there, thinking that it would be a big hit in the land of the ethnically Nordic. But the restaurant eventually closed because it was too exotic for the locals! Sad, but true! I loved it, though!
Here are some suggestions:
If you are a foodie, try Borough in the North Loop of Minneapolis:
For Neapolitan style pizza, try one of these which are spread throughout the Metro area:
Moscow on the Hill in St. Paul is good if you like eastern European:
For Middle Eastern, try Beirut in St. Paul:
Matt's Bar in Minneapolis is home to the original "Juicy Lucy" burger:
I say that the best Marriott-branded hotel in Minneapolis is the Hotel Minneapolis!
I have an upcoming reservation at Marriott West where you are staying, so I look forward to a report on how that was for you...have not stayed there but have a wedding in the vicinity.