The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant will leave you happy and full.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Your group can sit comfortably at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant, a local restaurant.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant is all about comfort.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Pablo's Mexican Restaurant.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Head on over to Pablo's Mexican Restaurant first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Pablo's Mexican Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Pablo's Mexican Restaurant.
For great Mexican food in a casual setting, look no further than Pablo's Mexican Restaurant.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from Pablo's Mexican Restaurant, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Applebee's caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Gluten-free and low-fat is the name of the game at Applebee's, where eating healthy, flavorful dishes is of utmost importance.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Applebee's offers an affordable happy hour.
Free wifi is available as well.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Applebee's — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Applebee's also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Going out can be expensive. That's why we have our own free parking lot, so you spend your money on more fun things.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Applebee's is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A typical meal at Applebee's will set you back less than $30.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Applebee's' breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Applebee's to have a bite of deliciousness.
If you have a hankering for fresh cookies, cakes, and more, check out Panera Bread in Shakopee. This bakery receives rave reviews, so your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied.
The menu at Panera Bread features both low-fat and healthy fare with bold flavors.
Not to be overlooked is Panera Bread's no-charge wifi.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Panera Bread has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Panera Bread, where dress code calls for business casual.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Panera Bread's tasty dishes at your next party.
Panera Bread is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Panera Bread.
You can fill up on Panera Bread's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
When you need to get a sugar fix, Panera Bread is the place to go, hands down.
So whether you prefer a pastry or a pie, Panera Bread is a bakery that has something for everyone.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Ruby Tuesday is a local favorite.
The chefs at Ruby Tuesday know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
No need to dress up for a trip to Ruby Tuesday — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Ruby Tuesday.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Ruby Tuesday.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Ruby Tuesday hits the nail on the head.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Ruby Tuesday's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Ruby Tuesday.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Ruby Tuesday.
Load up on toppings or opt for a simple slice of cheese at Pizza-N-Pasta, Shakopee's classic pizza venue.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Pizza-N-Pasta.
Pizza-N-Pasta will be able to accommodate your large party.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Pizza-N-Pasta's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Pizza-N-Pasta for catering.
The free parking lot next door is a steal for those dining at Pizza-N-Pasta.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Pizza-N-Pasta, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
The pizza at Pizza-N-Pasta is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
BLT, club, veggie, and more...Subway serves sandwiches in Shakopee's Shakopee neighborhood.
Subway trends toward lighter eating habits, so you won't find many dishes with animal products or gluten on the menu. Fare tends to be low in fat as well.
At Subway, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Catering from Subway will take your party to the next level.
Don't leave the car at home when you come in. We'll give you one of the great spaces in our parking lot. And for free.
Listen up, penny pinchers! Subway serves lip-smacking dishes that are full of flavor for next to nothing.
Subway dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
Between their slices of bread, Subway masterfully creates the best sandwiches around.
If you only have time for a quick lunch break, make your way over to Subway and get your food in a jiffy.
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.