Every morning, the bakers at Solomon's Bakery set their alarms to wake up before the rest of Uptown Minneapolis. As the sun slowly rises into the sky, they work diligently to create the loaves, pastries, and cakes that have made their bakery a popular stop on morning commutes since 2012.
Their secret—besides the dedication it takes to stare down a baguette until it cooks—lies in their organic ingredients, which find their way into everything from pumpernickel bread to fruit horns topped with Bavarian cream. Besides breads and pastries, Solomon's specializes in fresh, made-to-order juices.
The word "karta" refers to one of the most important tools in any kitchen, especially a Thai kitchen?the pan/wok. In kartas, Karta Thai's chefs stir-fry various ingredients together to create Thai cuisine's signature flavors, colors, and aromas.
They might use a karta to craft a dish from the "Unique Entree" section of the menu, such as gang ped duck. This features sweet and spicy duck curry teeming with tomatoes, pea pods, pineapple, and basil. The chefs can also whip up sweeter dishes, such as pad mango. Much like the most memorable gift bags at a child's party, this dish is stacked with mango, bell peppers, and onions, and enhanced by a special Thai sauce.
For tasty Mexican fare, Minneapolis' Adelita's Mexican Restaurant is hard to top.
Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Adelita's Mexican Restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Perfect for after-work outings, Adelita's Mexican Restaurant's happy hour is hard to beat.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Adelita's Mexican Restaurant complimentary wifi.
Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Adelita's Mexican Restaurant has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Adelita's Mexican Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
The super-affordable fare at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.
The menu at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
How does a small Middle Eastern deli end up with a city holiday named after it? Well, as Wajdi Wadi learned, the first step is to make the venture a family affair. When he moved to America from Kuwait, Wajdi brought with him his grandfather's century-old recipe for pita bread. He also brought his mother and father, who contributed memorable personalities and cooking expertise to Wajdi's new business, known as Holy Land.
Holy Land really started growing when Wajdi's brother Majdi joined the business. Majdi's marketing background helped the family launch multiple expansions and earned them the aforementioned holiday: August 21, 2002, known in Minneapolis as Holy Land Bakery and Deli Day. The family has since seen the rise of their very own hummus factory, whose flavored creations have been featured in the New York Times.
Their deli location, meanwhile, remains committed to old-world cuisine cooked over wood-fired grills, in tandoor clay ovens, and on rotisserie-style spits. It fills bellies with a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, everything from tender lamb kebabs to sweet baklava. Minneapolis Eater particularly enjoyed the deli's falafel and kebabs, and the food magazine Heavy Table praised its rotisserie chicken, calling it "sensational" with "flavor [that] penetrates all the way down to the bones."
For a flaky croissant or old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, Crescent Moon Bakery is the best bakery around.
Eat out with the little ones at Crescent Moon Bakery, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Sit outside at Crescent Moon Bakery and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Crescent Moon Bakery is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
You can also have Crescent Moon Bakery cater your next event.
For those in a hurry, the bakery lets you take your grub to go.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Crescent Moon Bakery's Central Ave NE address.
The grub at Crescent Moon Bakery is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
Stop by El Taco Riendo Mexican restaurant for a quick bite.
None of the fare at El Taco Riendo is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at El Taco Riendo.
Get your whole crew together at El Taco Riendo, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at El Taco Riendo, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
You can also have El Taco Riendo cater your next event.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to El Taco Riendo.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.