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Expertly displayed cuts of beef and pork rest behind the counter at Center Cut Meats. The staff uses their more than 25 years of experience processing meat to create not only traditional cuts, but spiced and prepared options that are ready to take home. They specialize in smokehouse cuts, deli meats, fresh seafood, and both brats and raw sausages. During the week, they put these proteins to use to create a daily lunch buffet. For three hours, they keep restocking the buffet with homestyle favorites such as beef stroganoff, enchiladas, and meatloaf, which pair with side items such as salad, soups, and meatballs.
13004 Main St.
Rogers,
MN
US
Ethnic Foods Co helps its clients appreciate the process of making and eating international cuisine in their own homes. Oojas? instructors comprise skilled chefs who focus on equipping students with quick, practical solutions to produce an array of global flavors, whether they?re working with seasonal fall veggies or Indian spices. They conduct most classes as a bit of a performance, showing off their skills as they prepare a host of familiar and original dishes. Students join in, too, as instructors teach them to prepare a variety of global dishes. And guests don?t go home hungry, as they can sample tastes of the myriad colorful and flavorful cuisine.
204 Central Ave
Osseo,
MN
US
Chef Antonio Cecconi was born in Sardinia and learned to lovingly craft traditional Italian fare from his mother. Dive teeth first into a three-course vegetarian feast, which begins with a garden salad, then takes forks for a spin around bow tie pasta laden with crisp vegetables and a choice of marinara, rosa, or mushroom alfredo sauce. Freshly baked Italian rolls accompanies eating escapades, and the meal comes to a dazzling finish with a choice of chocolate-covered strawberries or cream-filled profiteroles drizzled with chocolate sauce. Carnivores can request meat for an additional charge, while all diners can peruse The Italian Gourmet's gallery for a sneak peak of the sumptuous feast and a rare rendition of the Mona Lisa painted in marinara sauce.
8594 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins,
MN
US
When she’s not hosting radio shows, serving meals at local shelters, or blogging for Minneapolis St. Paul magazine's Foodie File, Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef Marianne Miller helms Saga Hill Cooking & Events. She describes her style as "audacious, yet feminine," adding, "my preparations are often bold, but with a light-handed approach that brings out the natural flavors in each dish." Alongside her staff, she leads culinary classes and parties that shy from incorporating fad kitchen gadgets or diets. Instead, their goal is to teach practical, science-based cooking techniques that can help students prepare simple meals, gourmet treats, or decadent brown-bag lunches.
5735 Country Club Road
Excelsior,
MN
US
Shake off your long day with a meal from The 508 Bar and Restaurant, a casual American restaurant. Come prepared to feast at The 508 Bar and Restaurant — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from The 508 Bar and Restaurant delightful drink menu. Make sure to check out The 508 Bar and Restaurant's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The 508 Bar and Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to The 508 Bar and Restaurant — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. The 508 Bar and Restaurant is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). You can also grab your food to go. You can also serve food from The 508 Bar and Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Menu items at The 508 Bar and Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
508 1st Ave.
Minneapolis,
MN
US
Local D?Lish's owners Ann and Yulin Yin source all their food from more than 200 farmers throughout the Midwest. But the inspiration for their business came from their time spent living in China. Each morning they'd go down to the market to get fresh meat, produce, and tofu directly from farmers. As they got to know each farmer, they came to understand and trust the processes by which their food was produced. That experience also stuck with them when they moved to Minnesota, where their journey inspired them to recreate that market experience and start up Local D?Lish. Above all, they help their customers connect with their food and understand where it all comes from. Beyond carefully curating the foods on their shelves and deli counters, they host in-store events where farmers and customers can meet and greet. They even lend space for cooking classes and demos that help students identify seasonal produce and turn it into delicious meals by following simple instructions such as "Take a bite, chew, and swallow."
208 N 1st Street
Minneapolis,
MN
US
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