The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Wifi is on the house at Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Catering from Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant offers free parking just steps away from the door.
Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant.
So head to Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant for some tasty Mexican fare.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant for a tasty Mexican meal.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Tops Pizza and Hoagies, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Tops Pizza and Hoagies features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
This pizzeria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Tops Pizza and Hoagies.
Access the Internet free of charge via Tops Pizza and Hoagies' complimentary wifi.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Tops Pizza and Hoagies to grab a spot on the patio.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the pizzeria dress informally.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Tops Pizza and Hoagies also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria and enjoy!
At Tops Pizza and Hoagies you can save some cash on parking when you park in the free lot down the street.
Prices at Tops Pizza and Hoagies are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Tops Pizza and Hoagies is at the top of the list.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Tops Pizza and Hoagies' pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from Tops Pizza and Hoagies.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Tops Pizza and Hoagies has you covered.
Ole Piper, located in Rosemount's Lakeville neighborhood, is a great spot to grab a hot slice.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Ole Piper.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this pizzeria's menu.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Looking for a good happy hour? Head to Ole Piper and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price.
Wifi access is totally free at Ole Piper, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Ole Piper is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Ole Piper's style.
Ole Piper is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
Ole Piper's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Ole Piper offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Ole Piper.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Ole Piper has you covered.
Check out Rosemount's Rudy's Redeye Grill.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Rudy's Redeye Grill to grab a spot on the patio.
Rudy's Redeye Grill is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound.
It's time to take out your best dress and get ready for a beautiful meal.
Catering services are also available.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Save some dough on parking at Rudy's Redeye Grill.
At Rudy's Redeye Grill, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
For that fresh, out-of-the-oven feel, Carbones serves mouthwatering pizza with a down-home feel.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Carbones, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Get online gratis thanks to Carbones' complimentary wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Carbones, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Skip long waits and head to Carbones with your large group for easy seating.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Catering services are also available.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
When you just want to relax in a casual setting and enjoy some pizza, make your way over to Carbones.
When you need a quick dinner option for the whole family, stop by Carbones and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Celts Irish Pub and Grill, a local pub.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Celts Irish Pub and Grill offers an affordable happy hour.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Celts Irish Pub and Grill.
Celts Irish Pub and Grill tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Celts Irish Pub and Grill also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Our customers come for our delicious food. They stay in our free parking.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Celts Irish Pub and Grill.
Isn't it time to go to a pub that doesn't take their food lightly? Celts Irish Pub and Grill makes tasty bites that maximize the meaning of indulgence.
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.