Described as an “unlikely savior” of a “decades-old bar,” by the Star Tribune, retired research analyst Bob Rick took over when the former Bullwinkle’s shuttered its doors in early 2011. After myriad updates to the kitchen and bar, Bullwinkle’s reopened as Bullwinkle Saloon, a neighborhood pub that serves Coney Dogs alongside wings and full glasses of beer. A lineup of daily specials ranges from 33-cent wings to 400-cent buckets of Lucky IPAs.
Tin Cup quiets vociferous stomachs with a multifaceted menu of regional pub favorites and classic ale absorbers. Embark on a masticatory celebration with an appetizer such as Tin Cup wings ($6.95), or jump straight to a burger-esque Juicy Lucy—the Minnesota specialty whose core of dripping cheese and other ingredients is enveloped in flame-licked beef and partnered with toppings such as caramelized onions, a fried egg, and hot sauce ($8.99). Other hunger-halting hand-helds include margherita flatbread pizza ($4.95) and the stately Governor sandwich, which takes a break from signing meaty bills into law to quell appetites with a combination of USDA choice steak, american cheese, onions, a fried egg, and Texas Pete's hot sauce ($8.99). A breakfast menu dispels early-morning mouth boredom on weekends.