For that can't-get-enough Mexican flavor, check out Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, where five-star dishes are just over the counter.
Fill up on healthy eats at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, a local restaurant.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
Adelita's Mexican Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Adelita's Mexican Restaurant also offers catering.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
Commute by bike to Adelita's Mexican Restaurant and find easy bike parking.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Adelita's Mexican Restaurant serves three meals a day.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Adelita's Mexican Restaurant.
For great Mexican food in a casual setting, look no further than Adelita's Mexican Restaurant.
There's no better way to celebrate Taco Tuesday than at Adelita's Mexican Restaurant, so head on over today and chow down on some unique tacos.
Crescent Moon Bakery's baked goods are sure to please every palate, as this hot spot has received positive attention from top-notch ratings.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this bakery won't cost you a sitter.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Crescent Moon Bakery.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Crescent Moon Bakery.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Crescent Moon Bakery.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This bakery knows it's carryout.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Crescent Moon Bakery also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Street parking is the only parking option close to Crescent Moon Bakery.
Satisfy your sweet tooth, and swing by Crescent Moon Bakery today.
So whether you prefer a pastry or a pie, Crescent Moon Bakery is a bakery that has something for everyone.
Spice up your sandwich at Subway — this tasty staple will not disappoint.
Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Subway also offers catering.
Subway is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Subway offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
You'll definitely regret not stopping into Subway soon for one of their tasty sandwiches.
How does a small Middle Eastern deli end up with a city holiday named after it? Well, as Wajdi Wadi learned, the first step is to make the venture a family affair. When he moved to America from Kuwait, Wajdi brought with him his grandfather's century-old recipe for pita bread. He also brought his mother and father, who contributed memorable personalities and cooking expertise to Wajdi's new business, known as Holy Land.
Holy Land really started growing when Wajdi's brother Majdi joined the business. Majdi's marketing background helped the family launch multiple expansions and earned them the aforementioned holiday: August 21, 2002, known in Minneapolis as Holy Land Bakery and Deli Day. The family has since seen the rise of their very own hummus factory, whose flavored creations have been featured in the New York Times.
Their deli location, meanwhile, remains committed to old-world cuisine cooked over wood-fired grills, in tandoor clay ovens, and on rotisserie-style spits. It fills bellies with a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, everything from tender lamb kebabs to sweet baklava. Minneapolis Eater particularly enjoyed the deli's falafel and kebabs, and the food magazine Heavy Table praised its rotisserie chicken, calling it "sensational" with "flavor [that] penetrates all the way down to the bones."
Warm up or cool off with a hot coffee or an iced tea from Sabor Latino, and soak up the vibe of this local cafe.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
Score a close parking spot at Sabor Latino.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Sabor Latino is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Sabor Latino's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
Why wait? Take a trip to Sabor Latino and try their tasty treats.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at El Taco Riendo, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Large groups will appreciate El Taco Riendo for its ability to seat them quickly.
No need to gussy up for a trip to El Taco Riendo, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Catering services are also available.
El Taco Riendo's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
El Taco Riendo is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Taste why El Taco Riendo's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Pay El Taco Riendo a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
El Taco Riendo certainly will have you begging for more Mexican cuisine, even after ordering your second plate!
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.