From local goods to national brands, the grocery items at Jensen's Foods in Coon Rapids are sure to meet your standards.
Stock up on all of your deli favorites, such as salads, meats and cheese, at Jensen's Foods and enjoy every bite.
For fresh and tender meat that slides right off the bone, head on over here and browse the latest selection of meats.
Jensen's Foods offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
If you're looking for an alternative to everyday cooking, the frozen bites here are a great way to go.
Here you can find a large number of high-quality staples, such as tasty and healthy oil and vinegar options.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
A healthy and light snack from Jensen's Foods is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Jensen's Foods.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Jensen's Foods will certainly come in hand.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Jensen's Foods.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Create your own sandwich or choose one of the signature sandwich options at Jensen's Foods.
If you prefer to commute by car, take advantage of the many parking options in the area.
A great meal starts with a great grocery store. With a selection of trustworthy produce and exceptional goods, Jensen's Foods will help feed you well in Coon Rapids.
Fans of Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this Coon Rapids hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Score happy hour deals and steals at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar.
Wifi is on the house at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Large groups will appreciate Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar for its ability to seat them quickly.
For comfortable outdoor service, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar sets up a seasonal patio.
Give the pizzeria 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 need to put on airs for a trip to Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar — the dress code and ambience at this pizzeria are totally laid-back.
Grab your meal to go at this pizzeria if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Catering from Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar will take your party to the next level.
At Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Everyone's talking about Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar has you covered.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Sammy's Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of Coon Rapids will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
The menu at Sammy's Pizza is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
This pizzeria's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Wifi is on the house at Sammy's Pizza, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Sammy's Pizza in jeans and a hoodie.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Sammy's Pizza is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Planning a night out? Check out the affordable food and beverage menu at Sammy's Pizza.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Sammy's Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Sammy's Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Sammy's Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Sammy's Pizza serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
So when you need a quick solution for lunch or dinner, stop by Sammy's Pizza and enjoy a hot and tasty pizza.
Chanticlear Pizza in Coon Rapids does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Guess what? Chanticlear Pizza serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Skip long waits and head to Chanticlear Pizza with your large group for easy seating.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Chanticlear Pizza has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria and enjoy!
Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Chanticlear Pizza.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Chanticlear Pizza.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Chanticlear Pizza as often as you like!
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Chanticlear Pizza.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Chanticlear Pizza.
Grab a bite at Minneapolis' The Well Sports Tavern and Grill.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at The Well Sports Tavern and Grill.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at The Well Sports Tavern and Grill, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at The Well Sports Tavern and Grill.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
You can also have The Well Sports Tavern and Grill cater your next event.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), The Well Sports Tavern and Grill serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
After immigrating to the United States at age 20, Greece native Dino Adamidis cut his teeth in the restaurant industry as an employee at his sister’s steakhouse. He enjoyed the work, but still aspired to own his own business, a dream he carried with him from Greece. In 1982, he and his wife Vona decided to pursue that dream by opening a small white and blue stand at a local art fair where they sold gyros to spectators, often cinching a sale with free meat samples, saying, “We knew if the people would try it they would love it.” Love it they did, but it wasn’t until 1986—four years and several food stands down the road—that the couple opened the first freestanding Dino’s Gyros with only eight booths and a single particle accelerator.
Today, Dino’s is run by the two oldest children and serves quick Greek and Mediterranean cuisine from six locations. The menu still highlights the classic gyro, often with innovative twists, such as the Greek Philly, a gyro-meat mound sautéed with onions, green peppers, and swiss cheese. Catering services offer the same delicious fare as box lunches, family-style buffets, or busts carved from gyro meat.
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.