McCoy's Public House serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Gluten-free lovers don't worry! McCoy's Public House is serving up g-free dishes that are delicious.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Got kids? No problem at McCoy's Public House! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at McCoy's Public House for your next big event.
At McCoy's Public House, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
McCoy's Public House offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than McCoy's Public House, so dress for comfort when you come.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from McCoy's Public House.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At McCoy's Public House, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot.
At McCoy's Public House, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Menu items at McCoy's Public House tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
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.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to McCoy's Public House.
Make your way over to the highly-rated McCoy's Public House and taste your way through some great American dishes.
When you have a hankering for American fare, head on over to the trendy McCoy's Public House and get your fix.
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Mill Valley Kitchen, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Mill Valley Kitchen.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Mill Valley Kitchen's private rooms are a great venue to host any occasion.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Mill Valley Kitchen's complimentary wifi.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Mill Valley Kitchen, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Mill Valley Kitchen encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Diners can take advantage of curbside valet parking or lot parking close to Mill Valley Kitchen.
Mill Valley Kitchen offers safe bike parking outside.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Mill Valley Kitchen, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
Don't look any further, head to Mill Valley Kitchen for your next American meal.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Mill Valley Kitchen.
Get your naan on at Best of India, and enjoy authentic Indian fare that's hard to beat (as ratings prove).
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Best of India is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Best of India wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
Can't get enough of Best of India's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Best of India.
Best of India is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Best of India hits the nail on the head.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Best of India.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Best of India is a great dining option for any time of day.
Whether it's curry or somosas you love, it's time to try the oh-so-highly-praised Indian recipes at Best of India.
So when you're feeling hungry, stop by Best of India and fill up on some great Indian eats.
For true American comfort food, head to Crave for a sandwich or side of fries.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Crave.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Crave.
Access the Internet free of charge via Crave's complimentary wifi.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Crave's style.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Crave will ensure that it is delicious.
Valet parking is available at Crave's W End Blvd location.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Crave.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Crave hits the nail on the head.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Crave.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Crave and taste your way through some great American dishes.
So give into your craving and stop by Crave for some trendy and tasty American cuisine.
Thanh Do Restaurant in Minneapolis offers a unique blend of Asian flavors and spices.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Thanh Do Restaurant.
At Thanh Do Restaurant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Keep it casual at Thanh Do Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Thanh Do Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
At Thanh Do Restaurant, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Thanh Do Restaurant.
Thanh Do Restaurant is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
So for a bit of culture in every bite, Thanh Do Restaurant's fare is the perfect blend of Asian influences. It's too tasty to pass up!
So when dinnertime rolls around and you're looking for a chill place to dine, make sure Thanh Do Restaurant tops the list with its undeniably tasty Asian fusion fare.
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.