Oak City transforms familiar American dishes into scrumptious delicacies worthy of the modern and memorably inviting atmosphere. Oak City's Bloomington and Brooklyn Center locations each offer a different menu and present a plethora of earthly and aquatic delights to hungry patrons. Hearty entrees display the best of beef, chicken, and seafood in plates such as the crusted sirloin steak ($18.95) and the gingery, glazed bang bang chicken ($14.95). Satisfy cravings for the sea with the fish 'n' chips ($12.99) and haul palates back onto dry land with a sizzling fajita ($12.49) bathed in a mélange of peppers and monterey jack cheese. Both locations also serve deluxe burgers such as the swiss-coated wild-mushroom burger ($9.99–$10.95) or the applewood-bacon-topped blue cheese burger ($9.49–$10.95). Flatbread pizzas ($8.95–$9.99), multifariously dressed salads ($10.99–$13.95), and sandwiches ($8.99–$13.95) round out the selections and ensure that tongues will be sufficiently stimulated without having to lick philosophy textbooks. Oak City's drink menu also dazzles libation-longing patrons with creative and classic cocktail selections. The stoli doli ($8.95), a house-infused smooth pineapple vodka, shares rank with a tangy top-shelf margarita ($8.95) and a wide array of beers.
Mango Tango, Island Restaurant & Tiki Bar is a hot spot in the Twin Cities! Our AMAZING menu features a mix of Caribbean and American flavors with a lot of french influence. Our Tiki bar features an array of hand crafted specialty drinks and beer from all over the Caribbean. We have a lounging patio with real fireplace!!
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001.
Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.
At Lemon Grass Thai and Sushi, Chef Ann Sengmavong draws from her travels across Asia, Europe and the United States to cultivate a menu of colorful, fragrant curries, entrees of delicate fish and savory roast duck, and fresh sushi. Thai dishes seamlessly blend complementary flavors, such as the Nuea-Sawan's savory dried beef mixed with spicy ginger and garlic, or the Black Out's earthy mix of shiitake mushrooms accented by a zesty black bean sauce. Diners at the sushi bar witness the craftsmanship and knife juggling skills that goes into each spicy salmon maki or seabass nigiri. Autumnal orange walls and blonde wood furnishing creates an earthy, inviting atmosphere in the dining area. When not whipping up curries or pan-frying noodles in the kitchen, Chef Ann teaches curious patrons in the art of Thai cooking with group lessons at Crocus Hill or private classes in clients' homes.
Crowds gather on the dance floor as a rotating disco ball and colored spotlights fill the room with confetti-shaped rays of light. The Lodge of Robbinsdale keep its regulars entertained all week long with a diverse spread of events ranging from live music to trivia nights to wrestling matches hosted in the game room. The clack of billiards divides up the litany of play-by-play announcers calling games on high-definition TVs throughout the space and on an enormous projector screen that doubles as a sail in case the bar needs to move.
Servers weave through high-top tables, their arms lined with 10-ounce sirloin steaks and half-pound, charbroiled burgers made with both buffalo and all-beef patties. Sandwiches pack thin-sliced corned beef and hickory-smoked ham in heaping portions, and wings come coated in a variety of sauces, including buffalo bourbon and teriyaki.
At El Burrito Cubano, a family of epicureans funnels three decades of restaurant experience into a menu of build-your-own burritos and classic sandwiches. The clan's Cuban heritage infuses sandwiches stuffed with roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, and pickles, which diners may recognize from the lunch menu of one of their other restaurants, Conga Latin Bistro. Brimming with seafood ceviche, curried tilapia, or shrimp creole, the Burrito Marinero summons maritime flavors as vibrant as Poseidon's party yacht. Tropical beverages such as pineapple-mango smoothies and strawberry-melon punch add a dose of sweetness.