The pinnacle of football game days is almost upon us and the anticipation has been building. There are throngs of exciting events surrounding this colossal affair. The Bold North is ready! We’re bursting with immense cultural activities, tremendous musical talent, ice bars aplenty and of course bounteous opportunities for dining and imbibing.
There is a definite synergy that binds sports & food and Minnesota has become a hot culinary destination where just about any craving can be accommodated. We can rock anything from coffee and crazy good donuts to burgers to fine dining experiences. This is a photo gallery of some of my favorite sips and bites. This is not all-inclusive as you’d be looking at pics for days. It merely scratches the surface of the first-rate deliciousness that the Twin Cities has to offer. Feel free to comment and share your top restaurant choices with us!
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Hover over the images for the restaurant/café names. See the links below the gallery for associated websites.
Alma Cafe, Restaurant and boutique hotel (Minneapolis) Pictured: Fresh Ricotta and Toast and a chocolate orange financier pastry
Anelace Coffee (Central Avenue, Minneapolis) Pictured: Hot Latte
Bachelor Farmer Café (North Loop – Minneapolis) Pictured: Latte
Barbette (Uptown – Minneapolis) – Pictured: Ham Eggs Benny
Bellecour (Wayzata) – Pictured: Macaron and the Croque-Madame
Constantine (Bar in the lower level of the Hotel Ivy – Downtown Mpls) Pictured: Mezcal Tequila and an orange slice with worm salt
Dalton and Wade (Minneapolis) Pictured: The Wade Old Fashioned
Excelsior Brewing Company (Excelsior, MN) Pictured: Big Island Blond
Five Watt (2 locations) Pictured: Latte
Fulton Beer (Downtown Minneapolis) Pictured: 2 Lonely Blonde Ale’s
George & The Dragon Pub (South Minneapolis) Pictured: The Uncle Bryan Burger
Ideal Diner (Central Ave, NE Minneapolis) Pictured: The Chorizo Eggs Benedict
Kramarczuks – Link Currently Unavailable (NE Minneapolis) Pictured: Cranberry Wild Rice Sausage
Macarons by Maddie Lu – (Mall of America) Pictured: Caramel Vanilla Macaron
Martina (Linden Hills – Minneapolis) Pictured: Martina Burger, the Lobster Toast and the Orange Brunch Cocktail
Masu Sushi and Robata ( 2 locations – NE Minneapolis and Mall of America) Pictured: Tonkatsu Ramen
Lago Tacos – 2 locations, Excelsior and Uptown (Lunch/Dinner/Weekend Brunch) Pictured: Eggs Benedict
Parlour Bar (North Loop in Minneapolis, second location just opened in St. Paul) Pictured: The infamous Parlour Burger and a Cocktail
Penny’s Coffee – (Linden Hills) Pictured: Latte
Quixotic Coffee (Cleveland Ave in St. Paul) Pictured: A Latte and an herbed goat cheese and turkey Sandwich
Revival (2 locations – Minneapolis and St. Paul) Pictured: Fried Chicken with poultrygeist sauce
Rose Street Patisserie (Linden Hills – Minneapolis) Pictured: Guacamole Toast and an amazing pastry
Sebastian Joe’s – Coffee, pastries and Ice Cream (2 Minneapolis locations)
Saint Dinette (Downtown St. Paul)
6Smith (Wayzata, overlooks Lake Minnetonka) Pictured: The Fat Burger
Small Cakes MN (Apple Valley) Pictured: Chocolate cupcake with Pink Buttercream
St. Genevieve (South Minneapolis) Pictured: Lamb Sausage topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg
Spyhouse ( 5 locations) – Pictured: Latte
Tattersall Distilling (NE Minneapolis) Pictured: The Roamer Cocktail
The Nook (St. Paul) Pictured: The Mickey’s Original Cheeseburger
Tin Whiskers Brewing (St. Paul) Pictured: Electric Love Craft Beer
Zen Box Izakaya ( Minneapolis) Pictured: Ramen of the day
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