Visit Meisters for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Shoreview's Arden Hills - Shoreview.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Meisters.
The patio tables outside of Meisters are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Meisters can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Meisters' guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Meisters and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Meisters.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Meisters s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
Meisters has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Meisters.
So round up your friends and head over to Meisters for a casual American meal.
Green Mill Restaurants is home to the familiar hot slice and relaxed pizza house atmosphere.
Eating right doesn't have to be hard. Head to Green Mill Restaurants for a healthy or gluten-free meal.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this pizzeria's menu.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Green Mill Restaurants.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Green Mill Restaurants' free wifi hotspot.
Green Mill Restaurants is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Green Mill Restaurants is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Green Mill Restaurants will ensure that it is delicious.
Dine at Green Mill Restaurants and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
With a casual atmosphere and great pizza, you can't go wrong by dining at Green Mill Restaurants.
Fight for a great pizza pie by placing your order into Green Mill Restaurants today.
If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house Red Robin in Saint Paul's Arden Hills - Shoreview region.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
This burger joint also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this burger joint — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Volume at this burger joint can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Red Robin, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Or, take your grub to go.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
At Red Robin, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Your bill at Red Robin will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
So when you're feeling hungry, pay Red Robin a visit and indulge in a creative and juicy burger creation.
Red Robin takes burgers to a whole new level. Swing by today for a casual and tasty bite to eat.
Score your next slice at Fresh Picked Pizza — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Health-conscious dieters love the low-fat fare and fresh plates served at Fresh Picked Pizza.
Families will feel right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
At Fresh Picked Pizza, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Fresh Picked Pizza when the weather is warm.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Call Fresh Picked Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Drive to Fresh Picked Pizza and find parking in the area.
So come taste the pizza at Fresh Picked Pizza for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
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 Fresh Picked Pizza.
With a casual atmosphere and great pizza, you can't go wrong by dining at Fresh Picked Pizza.
When you are in the mood for a delicious, mouthwatering pizza, pay Fresh Picked Pizza a visit.
Lewis Walter "Lindey" Lindemer spent years trying to find a Minnesota restaurateur who would serve his steaks. And when he finally found one who said yes in 1958, he was only allowed to set up shop in the St. Paul restaurant's basement. It was no matter, because even from that subterranean dining room, word about his delicious steaks spread quickly, and within a few years he was putting a deposit down on his very own restaurant.
Lindey's Prime Steak House opened in the spring of 1961 in Arden Hills, with their menu that, to this day, remains refreshingly simple. At dinner, there are only four options: Lindey's special sirloin, prime sirloin, broiled shrimp, or prime chopped sirloin. Though Lindey's sons now prepare each steak, they use the exact same recipe their father crafted more than a half-century ago. The decor is similarly vintage—the dining room resembles a mid-century cabin with knotted-cedar paneling, and a stone fireplace.
At Jade House Chinese Restaurant, guests can sample the Chinese menu and choose from numerous highly-rated options.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Jade House Chinese Restaurant.
This restaurant also offers delivery and carryout if you're in the mood for the restaurant's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience.
Catering services are also available.
In addition to its great location, Jade House Chinese Restaurant is also located near plenty of parking options.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Jade House Chinese Restaurant has to offer.
For an upscale take on traditional Chinese cuisine, look no further than Jade House Chinese Restaurant.
Switch up your normal lunch or dinner routine and head on over to Jade House Chinese Restaurant today for a delicious Chinese meal.
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.