Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.
This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden in Eden Prairie.
The menu is loaded with numerous pizza and pasta offerings, so you can catch up on all your favorite carbs.
Plan to indulge a bit at Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden offers a variety of drink options.
Wifi here is on the house.
Skip long waits and head to Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden with your large group for easy seating.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden.
Meals at Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria Eden usually set you back about $30 per diner.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Great Mandarin Restaurant in Eden Prairie is sure to hit the spot.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Great Mandarin Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Great Mandarin Restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Great Mandarin Restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Great Mandarin Restaurant, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Catering from Great Mandarin Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Great Mandarin Restaurant.
An average meal at Great Mandarin Restaurant will set you back about $30.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Successful restaurateur Supenn Harrison made her first foray into the restaurant business more than 30 years ago, when she bought a burger joint in the Twin Cities. For Supenn, slinging patties wasn't enough to satisfy her love of the culinary arts; the Thailand native and former teacher quickly traded deep fryers for woks and opened her first Thai restaurant.
She eventually launched the first Sawatdee in 1983 in an abandoned warehouse, transforming the unlikely setting into something you might see in the heart of Bangkok, with gold-leaf ceilings and traditional artwork. Now, Supenn owns seven Sawatdee restaurants throughout Minnesota and has expanded the menu to include sushi dishes. Besides sharing her culinary skills through hands-on cooking classes, Supenn has disseminated her authentic Thai fare by catering birthday celebrations, family reunions, and the Rolling Stones' anti-retirement party.
Pasta Zola is a locally owned business to its core. Founders Mitch and Kris Thayer have lived, worked, and dined in the western suburbs of Minneapolis for decades. They decided to put their experiences to the test by building a business from the ground up, and in the process, they've established a place where visitors can do some building of their own, too.
Pasta Zola, found inside the Eden Prairie Center food court, lets diners customize their pasta dishes. They choose from six different types of pasta, such as rigatoni and whole-wheat penne, before picking from 10 kinds of sauce, such as creamy alfredo or roasted red pepper. Then, instead of shipping uncooked dishes across the globe through an outsourcing program, Pasta Zola has its chefs prepare creations right on the spot. They'll even add extra goodies, including veggies and meats, upon request.
Sever’s Corn Maze isn’t just a cornfield with some paths cut into it. It’s a full-scale celebration of the autumn season, combining traditional harvest activities and treats with bounce pillows, petting zoos, and magic shows. The farm welcomes in guests from mid-September through the end of October, inviting them to share in the fun of picking their own pumpkin, biting into a crisp caramel apple, or finding all of the checkpoints in a themed maze without running into the centaur scarecrow. The Severs offer enough activities to keep families busy all day, including seeing which little piglet will win the derby race. Knowing that guests can work up an appetite between all their activities, the Severs offer a range of autumn goodies including brats, kettle corn, cheese curds, and steaming mugs of hot cocoa and cider.