Stop shopping at the other chains when Valley Natural Foods' grocery store in Burnsville can upgrade your cuisine today.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
For those who can't cook, rest assured that the frozen foods available here will sate your hunger.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Valley Natural Foods.
At Valley Natural Foods, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Valley Natural Foods for some hydration while you're on the move.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Valley Natural Foods and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Valley Natural Foods and cure your hunger pains.
Pick up some of their quality seasonings and spices for a delicious meal that packs a ton of flavor.
Need something quick for lunch or dinner? Stop by Valley Natural Foods and pick up a sandwich for the road.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Valley Natural Foods? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Valley Natural Foods takes the word deli to a whole new level and offers much more than just sandwiches.
It's always wise to keep a little extra food around the house, just because. Valley Natural Foods encourages you to check out its amazing canned foods for just that very purpose.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Valley Natural Foods provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Whether you prep your meals for the week or take things one day at a time, Valley Natural Foods features some of the freshest food in Burnsville.
For coffee culture at its best, try Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop
cafe fans appreciate the menu selection and warm atmosphere.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop to your next party or event.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Commute by bike to Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop and find easy bike parking.
Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you're in the mood for some American classics, head on over to Shooters Billiard and Pro Shop and indulge in some great eats.
Lovebirds flock to Stephano's Italian Cuisine for Italian cuisine in Burnsville's Millpond district.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Stephano's Italian Cuisine.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Stephano's Italian Cuisine's style.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Bring the Stephano's Italian Cuisine's great food to your place.
Stephano's Italian Cuisine is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Stephano's Italian Cuisine offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
Whether you're planning a first date or a fiftieth anniversary, Stephano's Italian Cuisine is just the place to share a classic Italian meal with the one you love.
So the next time you're craving a decadent bowl of pasta or want to try a new Italian twist, Stephano's Italian Cuisine is ready for you.
Chow down on your favorite sandwich and a side of chips at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Seating is readily available at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory for those with large parties.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Blue Ox Sandwich Factory, so dress for comfort when you come.
You've heard correctly. This restaurant offers both delivery or carryout.
Blue Ox Sandwich Factory can also cater your next party; call today for details.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Blue Ox Sandwich Factory provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
The sandwiches at Blue Ox Sandwich Factory are stacked with tasty ingredients, so swing by today and try one.
Visit Roasted Pear for some true American comfort food.
The cooks at Roasted Pear know how to get creative with gluten-free ingredients.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
At Roasted Pear, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Roasted Pear, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Roasted Pear is all about comfort.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Roasted Pear also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Roasted Pear.
Prices at Roasted Pear typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Roasted Pear.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from Roasted Pear.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe in Burnsville.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Mediterranean Cruise Cafe will be able to accommodate your large party.
Hop online in no time using Mediterranean Cruise Cafe's free wifi.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, where dress code calls for business casual.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Throwing a big party? Count on Mediterranean Cruise Cafe to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
A typical meal at Mediterranean Cruise Cafe will set you back less than $30.
Mediterranean Cruise Cafe accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
Every iconic food has an origin story—or two or three. For years, diehards have debated the origins of everything from the mai tai to the Coney-style hot dog. The Juicy Lucy (or is it Jucy Lucy?) is no exception. Two Minneapolis restaurants claim to have invented the city’s ubiquitous cheese-stuffed burger, but who’s telling the truth?
On the same street in South Minneapolis, you’ll find both “original” iterations of the Juicy Lucy. But before we get into the specific of which is the real Juicy Lucy, let’s talk about what that might look like. One thing’s for sure: with the Juicy Lucy, however you spell it, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Inside this famous burger, you’ll find melted, molten american cheese—and lots of it. If you don’t want a burned mouth, it’s generally a good idea to give it a minute before biting in. When you do take that first glorious bite, the gooey cheese will rush out and everything in your life will start to make vivid sense. Now that you’re up to speed on the anatomy of a Juicy Lucy, it’s time to meet the contenders.
Matt’s BarAt Matt’s, where it’s known as the Jucy Lucy, the legend begins sometime during the 1950s. According to lore, a customer walked in one day and requested a double cheeseburger—with one slight alteration. This wild and reckless man wanted his cheese in between the patties. The legend goes on to state that this rule-breaker then remarked, “That’s one juicy Lucy!” Thus, an iconic burger was born.
Or was it?5-8 ClubThe folks at another Minneapolis institution would beg to differ. At the 5-8 Club, where the standard spelling is embraced, the staff will vehemently argue that their Juicy Lucy is the first and most faithful iteration of the famous cheeseburger. So are they right? Well, they sort of have time on their side, but the details are a bit murky.
Opened in 1928, the 5-8 Club initially functioned as a speakeasy that served light fare. Sometime during the 1950s (sound familiar?), american cheese shimmied down off the patty and right into the midst of things, and the 5-8’s very own version of the Juicy Lucy was born. Since then, it’s been scarfed down by Adam Richman on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and even made a bucket list of “50 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.” In 2008, the cooks set the world record for creating the largest Juicy Lucy ever made—it comprised more than 80 pounds of beef and 30 pounds of american cheese.
The Winner Is … We may never know who was responsible for the first Juicy Lucy, but the cheese-stuffed burger has since become a staple at some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, and that’s certainly something we can get behind. At times like these, it’s best not to think of things in terms of who’s right and who’s wrong. When it comes to the Juicy Lucy, pretty much everyone wins.
Photo: courtesy of the 5-8 Club's Facebook page
As many know in Saint Paul, restaurants aren’t necessarily the best place to find their favorite dish. Mention the word booya to someone from the St. Paul-East Metro region, and the wave of nostalgia is palpable as they remember neighborhood gatherings, playing games with their cousins and classmates, the grownups dancing, their uncles ladling fragrant stew into bowls and freezer containers.
Mention the word booya to anyone outside the area, even other Minnesotans, and you’ll likely get a confused high-five. The dish is so regional that many Minnesotans who aren’t from the St. Paul area have never heard of it.
You Won’t Find Booya at a RestaurantAs mentioned, you probably won’t find booya served at Minneapolis restaurants—unless, that is, there’s a special event. Also known as booyah, bouja, or other phonetic iterations, its roots, like those of many regional dishes, are murky. According to the most told tale, a schoolteacher organized a community picnic. To feed everyone, he gathered ingredients from neighborhood families for a traditional Belgian soup he called bouillon.
The word booya also refers to the gathering at which the booya is served. Usually a community event in the fall, such as a church or school fundraiser, some booyas have been running for decades.
But What Is Booya?At its most basic, it’s a thick soup or stew ostensibly of Belgian origins, per that schoolteacher. Its broth is made from pig bones. It usually includes pork, beef, and chicken, sometimes oxtail as well. Chopped veggies and beans are added.
The seasoning blend that each crew uses is heavily guarded. Longtime booya chefs cook from top-secret recipes that have been passed down from chef to chef, some for decades. Fans are known to wait ardently all year for their favorite booya, toting to-go containers so they can freeze some at home.
Never Too Many ChefsEven the crafting of the booya is a community endeavor. Neighbors donate ingredients, such as vegetables and meat, lend the cooking team tools and utensils, and most of all give their time to the dish’s creation.
A good booya can take up to three days to make—some even go for a week. As it’s meant to feed many mouths, it requires prep time for pounds of vegetables and meats and hours upon hours of stirring and simmering and stirring some more. It takes at least two people to pull it off; some booya chefs put together teams of sous chefs and simmer attendants to help with the work.
And then there are the pots. Booya is cooked and served in enormous batches, enough to feed hundreds, and therefore requires huge kettles to make sure it’s cooked properly. Some municipalities own their own set; the Highland neighborhood’s kettles are more than 50 years old and collectively simmer over 350 gallons of the stuff. Another crew’s pots are so big, they stir their booya with canoe paddles.
Where to Get ItIn the St. Paul areaHere are some traditional booyas that serve up a stew many residents say might be better than what’s served at the best restaurants in Minneapolis:Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill holds a booya in the fall plus one for New Year’s Eve.Even if you miss the yearly fall booya at the Church of St. Agnes, you can pick up some frozen at the church kitchen on Sundays.For a hearty breakfast, hit up Maplewood’s St. Jerome Catholic Church, where the ladles hit the pots at 7 a.m. for the fall festival.You have to act fast to get some of the Roseville Fire Department’s fall booya—they start serving at 11 a.m. and usually run out by 1 p.m.Out of StateAs booyas are also popular in Wisconsin (and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), you can find the dish at these restaurants:Motor Bar, the café at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, serves a bowl of booya stew made with chicken and beef.Green Bay’s Kroll’s West Restaurant serves slow-cooked booya in a diner-style setting.Find chicken booya crafted by comfort-food specialists The Rite Place, also in Green Bay.