The staffers at Acme Deli may be paid by the shop’s owner, but they actually work for you. Standing at the ready behind the deli counter, they’ll whip up any sandwich your heart desires from an array of nine breads, 10 meats, eight cheeses, and more than 15 toppings and dressings. Classics and quirky choices emerge from their expansive list, such as egg salad and hot pepper cheese on pumpernickel or ham, havarti, and sprouts on an onion roll. They also assemble time-tested Acme specialties, including the grilled cheese with tomato and onion or the Italian sub. You can get your meals to-go or via delivery, or feed a group with Acme’s box lunches.
Minnesota Monthly's 2008 Readers' Choice Silver Spoon Awards named Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop one of the top takeout spots. Yelpers give Minneapolis's 1500 4th Street location (not included in today's Groupon) an average of 3.5 stars.
Chorizo, chihuahua cheese, lemongrass, and bamboo shoots are equally at home in Señor Wong’s kitchen, where executive chef Cody Monson 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. Señor 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. 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 Yuzo Sour Baby cocktail, which mixes rye whiskey, sour mix, egg whites, and lemon-peel essence.
Tacos Nachos & Beer’s menu is divided into three sections—you can probably guess their titles. However, the eatery isn’t completely characterized by simplicity. As Thrillist notes, it emphasizes from-scratch cuisine—its tortillas are even made onsite in an old-school Tortilladora Monarca. And its gourmet proteins are equally thoughtfully prepared: nachos and tacos come crowned with grilled and seasoned prime rib, pastor, chorizo, and chicken breast.
The eatery’s salsa bar tops everything off with six salsa styles ranging from mild avocado and pico to super hot habanero. The beer selection complements the food with pours such as Dos Equis, Corona, and Modelo.
Faces mears park bakery boasts all-natural ingredients in alliance with its daily scratch-made breads, pastries, and salads. Sweet teeth turn into butter with the soft crunch of the chocolate croissant ($2.95), and macaroons ($2.25 each) melt the taste buds of sweet seekers without the inclusion of refined sweeteners—whose costly education did not increase their manners.
Described by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's editors as "as close to an authentic Japanese sushi bar as we come in the Twin Cities," Fuji Ya is a destination for sushi and sake served in a "hypnotic atmosphere." At each of its two locations, chefs diligently slice freshly flown-in yellowtail and surf clam, all of which populate the extensive menu. Sidle up to the sushi bar to watch the assemblage of maki rolls and sushi platters, or gather in private zashiki rooms to dine on hot entrees of sesame-crusted tuna and roasted duck with citrus soy glaze.