Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Me and Julio.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Just around the workday bend are Me and Julio's happy hour food and drink bargains.
At Me and Julio, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
The patio tables outside of Me and Julio are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time.
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.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Me and Julio in jeans and a hoodie.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
At Me and Julio, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
For those who travel by bike, Me and Julio offers bike racks for diners.
Expect your bill at Me and Julio to come in at around $30 per person.
Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
The friendly staff at Me and Julio are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
When you're feeling hungry, come satisfy your hunger with some tasty and trendy American eats from Me and Julio.
Go beyond just beans and rice at Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Got kids? No problem at Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So come to Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
So kick back and enjoy some delicious Mexican food at Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
Las Margarita's Mexican Restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican fare in town, so head on over today and treat yourself to some authentic eats.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Enriques Taco House for a Mexican-style menu in Prescott's Prescott neighborhood.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
For comfortable outdoor service, Enriques Taco House sets up a seasonal patio.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Enriques Taco House can seat both large and small groups.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Enriques Taco House is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Enriques Taco House is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Tabs at Enriques Taco House almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Enriques Taco House.
So swing by Enriques Taco House to get a bite out of your favorite Mexican dish.
Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to Enriques Taco House!
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar in Hastings.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Green Mill Restaurant and Bar's outdoor patio.
Wifi is on the house at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this pizzeria.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar, where dress code calls for business casual.
You can also serve food from Green Mill Restaurant and Bar at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
This pizzeria serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar.
Prices at Green Mill Restaurant and Bar typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has you covered.
Craving finger food? Head to Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill and chow down on classic pub fare.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill has something that every stomach will enjoy.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Eat outdoors Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Fill your ears with the sound of live music — the restaurant often hosts a DJ or a band — as you fill your stomach with delicious food.
There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill running under $30 per person.
So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to Coliseum Sports Bar and Grill.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Dan's Bar.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Dan's Bar.
Dan's Bar is a prime location to dine with a group.
For comfortable outdoor service, Dan's Bar sets up a seasonal patio.
Put the suit away when heading to Dan's Bar — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Can't get enough of Dan's Bar's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Dan's Bar, a local restaurant.
Dan's Bar offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Dan's Bar s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Dan's Bar and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Dan's Bar.
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.