Visit Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro for some true American comfort food.
Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro serves up endless healthy meal options.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro.
At Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro's patio.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro patrons come in casual attire.
You can also grab your food to go.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro is located near both options.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro and taste test your way through the menu.
Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Sunshine Factory Restaurant and Bistro and load up on some classic American dishes.
Jet's Pizza's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Jet's Pizza is creating healthy meals that are enticing to anyone's taste buds.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Keep it casual at Jet's Pizza — the pizzeria is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Jet's Pizza also offers catering.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
At Jet's Pizza, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Jet's Pizza has to offer.
Eat your way through the day at Jet's Pizza — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
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 Jet's Pizza.
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 Jet's Pizza.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Jet's Pizza, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
So head on over to Jet's Pizza and order a pizza filled with all of your favorite yummy toppings.
Swing by Frankie's Pizza and enjoy a quick slice of pizza.
If you're looking for a mean slice or a piping plate of pasta, the pizzeria is home to a generous number of offerings.
Frankie's Pizza is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Frankie's Pizza will be able to accommodate your large party.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Frankie's Pizza's complimentary wifi.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
You can also have Frankie's Pizza cater your next event.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Frankie's Pizza for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options.
Frankie's Pizza serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Frankie's Pizza?
Sarpino's Pizzeria's cheesy goodness cannot be beat — this mellow establishment has perfected the art of pizza.
Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the pizzeria's menu.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Sarpino's Pizzeria is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
This pizzeria accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
Sarpino's Pizzeria will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
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 pizzeria.
Head on over to Sarpino's Pizzeria first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Sarpino's Pizzeria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Sarpino's Pizzeria, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
Fight for a great pizza pie by placing your order into Sarpino's Pizzeria today.
On one hand, New Hope Cinema Grill is a full-service restaurant; on the other hand, it's an entertainment emporium featuring a trio of luxurious show rooms. The facility effortlessly balances the dining and entertainment worlds to create unified and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. Here's more on what Cinema Grill has to offer:
Food and drink: The menu brims with entrees, pizzas, desserts, and kids' meals. It has gluten-free options and, of course, classic theater snacks including candy and popcorn. The bar is always stocked with a variety of beer, wine, and liquor.
Show rooms: Cinema Grill enhances movie-going experiences with tableside service, but its show rooms are used for more than just film showings. Oftentimes, they broadcast live sporting events such as Vikings games on 30-foot screens—with free admission. The show rooms also host standup comedians, birthday parties, and other special events.
Fat Nat's Eggs offers an array of tempting American cuisine.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Fat Nat's Eggs' menu does not offer low-fat options.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Fat Nat's Eggs just as much as their parents do.
You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Fat Nat's Eggs, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Fat Nat's Eggs.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
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.