Chorizo, chihuahua cheese, lemongrass, and bamboo shoots are equally at home in Se?or Wong?s kitchen, where the executive chef fills the menu with Asian Mexican fusion plates. Tacos topped with barbacoa or smoky black beans join entrees such as szechwan steak stir-fry served with jasmine rice. Se?or Wong also pairs more traditional bar bites, such as what the Star Tribune thinks ?might be the best sweet potato fries in town,? with 18 draft craft beers from breweries such as Surly Brewing Co. and Summit Brewing Company. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Weekly special events such as trivia and karaoke further foster the laid-back pub vibe, as patrons can sample sakes or sing lullabies to the Paloma En Fuego cocktail, which mixes Hornitos Reposado tequila, serrano pepper, grapefruit soda, hopped grapefruit bitters, limeade, and smoked salt rim. Friday and Saturday nights also feature live music from various local musicians.
Focusing on fare sourced locally from family farms, the WA Frost menu features dishes dictated by the growing calendar and micromanaging harvest gods. For the nonce, you can sample small-plate selections such as homemade rutabaga gnocchi tossed with Brussels-sprout petals, Parmesan, sage, pancetta, and truffle syrup ($8.50), and marinated diver sea scallops bedded in a grapefruit, apple, and radicchio salad with verjus vinaigrette ($9.50). Grilled sustainable Wisconsin rainbow trout ($21), monkfish chioppino ($25), and Norwegian grilled salmon with black trumpet mushrooms and cabbage ($24) all star in WA Frost's featured dinner entrees, with assists from collard greens and smoked ham hock, vegetable mélange, or Yukon Gold potato puree ($6 each). Follow up the feast with a sophisticated sweet ending like the organic carrot cake ($6.75) mounted with chevre-cream-cheese mousse. WA Frost also boasts an impressive wine list with a strong representation of Bordeaux, California cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay, as well as a wide range of vintage and non-vintage champagnes and sparkling wines.
At Dive Bar & Grill, the rules are simple: the party goes late, flip-flops are permissible, and cowboy hats are always welcome. The sports bar and dance club fires up a group party each night with thumping DJ sets, group events, and VIP bottle service. Take a break from the action to scarf down sizzling bar treats from the kitchen, including tater-tot nachos, crinkle-cut fries, and burgers stuffed with fillings from mushroom and swiss to jalapeño bacon. The kitchen also serves breakfast dishes all day, and tosses wings in a choice of eight sauces, one for each nostril on Mount Rushmore.
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.