Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Broadway Bar and Pizza in Crystal.
Enjoy Italian at its best and choose from specialty pastas and pizzas just the way you like them.
This pizzeria also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Skip long waits and head to Broadway Bar and Pizza with your large group for easy seating.
Sit outside at Broadway Bar and Pizza and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Broadway Bar and Pizza.
The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Broadway Bar and Pizza — noise levels can reach the upper registers.
The dress code at Broadway Bar and Pizza is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Broadway Bar and Pizza cater for you.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Broadway Bar and Pizza is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Broadway Bar and Pizza is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Broadway Bar and Pizza.
Broadway Bar and Pizza truly is the best pizza place for your dollar in the area.
Whether you prefer your meal mild or with a spicy kick, the top-rated Mexican fare at El Loro Mexican Restaurant hits a home run with each and every order.
Discover a new dish at El Loro Mexican Restaurant, a popular restaurant with both low-fat and healthy options.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on El Loro Mexican Restaurant's outdoor patio.
Put the suit away when heading to El Loro Mexican Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
El Loro Mexican Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drive to El Loro Mexican Restaurant and find parking in the area.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated El Loro Mexican Restaurant.
So come on over to El Loro Mexican Restaurant to get a taste of their delicious Mexican classics.
Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to El Loro Mexican Restaurant!
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Crystal's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste.
Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Buffalo Wild Wings, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Buffalo Wild Wings' happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Buffalo Wild Wings' outdoor patio seating.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Buffalo Wild Wings cater for you.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
The menu at Buffalo Wild Wings includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Buffalo Wild Wings' wings will keep you happy and coming back for more!
More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half-century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.
In life, there are few things better than pulling the arm of a slot machine, watching the wheels spin their mad dance, and hearing the klaxons that signal a big, fat jackpot. In fact, the only thing that might rank higher is "doing that exact thing, except on a cruise ship." That dream becomes reality at Blue Horizon Casino Cruises, where players live the lives of Vegas-style gamblers aboard a well-appointed cruise ship. After taking on passengers in Palm Beach, the ship heads to international waters, where players can partake in games ranging from slots and bingo to craps, roulette, and blackjack. The gaming isn't the only facet of Vegas found aboard Blue Horizon's cruises; guests can also hit the buffet at Rebecca's Grille, grab tapas-style bites at K.T. & Jessie's Place, or revel in live music at Deck Three's lounge.
It's not uncommon to find quality Chinese dishes packed with rave reviews at renowned spot Jin's Chow Mein.
Jin's Chow Mein is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Jin's Chow Mein's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
For the tastes of Jin's Chow Mein from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Forget circling the block, Jin's Chow Mein has plenty of nearby parking options.
The only payment method that Jin's Chow Mein accepts is cash.
For upscale and delicious fare with a Chinese twist, look no further than Jin's Chow Mein.
Isn't it time for an impromptu takeout night with the delicious Chinese food at Jin's Chow Mein?
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.