Hello! My name is Rachael, and the gentleman in this picture is Aaron. I come from a smaller city in Wisconsin, and Aaron has been near the cities his whole life. I moved here in 2013, and when I met Aaron he opened my eyes up to a lot of different amazing foods. We love going out, and trying new places! This is why we created @eatdrinkmpls to share our experiences. When we are not out on food-ventures you can find us at out favorite local dive bar! We love this city, and are excited to share some of the things we love about it!
1. NO SLEEP TILL PIZZA
Galactic Pizza
Galactic Pizza is out of this world! This is a favorite in uptown Minneapolis for pizza! We got the Paul Bunyon which has bison, wild rice mushrooms, and tomato sauce! We also had a BBQ chicken pizza called the Alamo. Want delivery? Galactic Pizza is delivered by drivers in super hero outfits in electric cars. How fun is that! You can also save your pizza box, and if you bring it back you get $1 off your order! Saving the planet one pizza at a time!
2. TACO TUESDAY
Sonora Grill
It's Taco Tuesday! Sonora Grill is must try in the cities! It's a Latin American and Spanish infusion restaurant. They have fantastic tacos, the best elote around, and stellar margaritas. The Shrimp Tempura taco is amazing, and was voted best of MN! Our favorite margarita is the Obregon, which is infused with basil, and serrano peppers!
3. OPEN MIC NIGHT
Acme Comedy Club
We love to laugh, and Acme Comedy Club is our favorite place to go! We enjoy going to open mic to see local comedians, or going to see some of our favorite well know comedians while on tour! There is really no place near the cities that compares to Acme! They also have a really fun drink menu where you can get anything from a huge Bomb Pop drink to a Big Ginger! We enjoy eating in their bar before hand, and they have good food at good prices.
4. TAKE A BAO
moto-i
Moto-I is a Ramen and Sake house located in Uptown Mpls. Want something amazing? Try the Benny Bun: two house made buns, panko fried poached egg, candied miso bacon, scallion, chili powder, miso bearnaise. We crave this on a regular basis! We also love their hot sake which is brewed on site!
5. PHILLY PLEASE
The Bulldog
The Bulldog in uptown is one of our local favorites for good food, and a great beer selection. We highly recommend the Chicken Philly, or one of their many Vienna hotdogs choices. Any Bulldog you step into in Minneapolis or Saint Paul is great! They all have their own unique food options! We usually go to the uptown location the most just for convenience!
6. SOY DELICIOUS
Masu Sushi & Robata
Masu Sushi and Robota is fun Japanese eatery in Minneapolis! It's all in the name! They have amazing sushi and Robota! We also enjoy their steamed buns, and amazing noodle dishes. When going to Masu the Robota is a must try! They also have a fantastic happy hour!
7. BREWS, CHEWS, & VIEWS
Lynlake Brewery
Lynlake Brewery is a great craft brewery located in uptown. This is one of our favorite spots in the summer when the rooftop patio is open, and you can enjoy a great beer overlooking the city! They have great flag ship beers, and always have a bunch of seasonal beer like the Big Dill infused with chili peppers in this picture! They also partnered with Taco Cat, Galactic Pizza, Amazing Thailand, and World Street Kitchen for delivery so you can eat, and enjoy their awesome beer inside their brewery. I like that they also have non-alcoholic drinks like homemade root beer, and kombucha.
8. THE JUICY LUCY
Matt's Bar & Grill
Matt's Bar and Grill is best known for being the home the Juicy Lucy. It's iconic for Minneapolis! We won't get to much into the history of the Juicy Lucy but, we will tell you it's a cheese stuffed burger. Expect to stand in line for a little bit when arriving at Matt's Bar. The line is normal, and the staff do a great job of keeping everything moving smoothly! They have good bar food, and have been in business since 1954. This is a must stop when in the cities!
9. SUSHI & CINEMA
Chino Latino
Chino Latino is one of our favorite happy hour destinations! They have really good drink and food specials from 4:30-7PM! They also have a cool deal called Sushi and Cinema for $40 where you get 2 tickets for the Uptown Theatre or Lagoon Cinema, and then you dine at Chino where you share two classic mojoitos, and a sushi sampler platter. Their food is really good, and the drinks are really neat as well.
10. CLAWFULLY TASTY
Smack Shack
Who loves Lobster?? We do!!! Smack Shack started as a food truck in Downtown Minneapolis, made a partnership with a local bar to serve their food and ended up on Diners, Drives, and Dives, and then opened up a full restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis. They are best known for their amazing Lobster Rolls! We recommend The Connecticut! We had the daily special which was a Crab Croquette which was amazing!
11. INDIAN
Darbar Indian Grill
We really love Indian food, and Darbar Indian Grill is the place to go for amazing Indian food in Minneapolis. Our favorites are Palak Paneer, Chicken Josh, and Beef Vindaloo. We usually get this delivered to us but, they do have a great restaurant located in uptown Minneapolis.
12. FUN BRUNCH
Burch Steak & Pizza Bar
Burch Steak and Pizza Bar has the best brunch I have had in my life! Our favorites are the crab toast and the french toast. I can't even begin to explain, you just need to try them. Want a fun drink? They have various brunch cocktails including this Tomatillo Bloody Mary! The waiter also told us the crab toast is legendary, and is the most instagrammed item on the menu. If you love brunch you must go to Burch Brunch!
13. GAME NIGHT
Up-Down
Up-Down is an arcade bar with 60 different craft beers, a pizza window, throw back television, and classic arcade games! Want to play giant connect four, or jenga? You can! Just check out their patios when the weather is nice. We love going on Sundays for six pack and a pound. This means you get six tallboys, and a sweet fanny pack full of a pound of arcade coins. This place it just too fun!