Why just go anywhere when you can head to Hagbergs Country Feed in Lake Elmo for a fantastic grocery store with delectable food and healthy produce?
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Be prepared for emergencies by exploiting Hagbergs Country Feed's amazing stock of canned foods.
Going on a picnic or thirsting for a tasty sandwich? Why not go to Hagbergs Country Feed and pick one up for lunch or dinner!
At Hagbergs Country Feed, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
It's about time you said goodbye to cooking and said hello to the convenience of the frozen food offered here.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Hagbergs Country Feed.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
Hagbergs Country Feed serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Hagbergs Country Feed.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Hagbergs Country Feed serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
If you're driving, you'll be able to use a nearby parking lot.
Hagbergs Country Feed in Lake Elmo offers both fresh and affordable items so stop by today and get all of your grocery shopping done in one fell swoop.
Have a relaxed night out at Nacho Mamas, a local restaurant with homemade Mexican fare.
Health nuts will love Nacho Mamas for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Nacho Mamas.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Nacho Mamas diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Not to be overlooked is Nacho Mamas' no-charge wifi.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Nacho Mamas patrons come in casual attire.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Nacho Mamas will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's Main St S business.
Your bill at Nacho Mamas will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Nacho Mamas.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Nacho Mamas is a great dining option for any time of day.
Pay Nacho Mamas a visit and enjoy a relaxing night filled with flavorful Mexican cuisine.
So pay Nacho Mamas a visit and get introduced to the many flavors and spices of Mexican cuisine.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Freight House caters to those craving an all-American meal.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Freight House features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Freight House.
Freight House is a great location to host a group dinner.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor.
Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Freight House.
It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Freight House.
Freight House offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Freight House.
Don't look any further, head to Freight House for your next American meal.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Freight House is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
German eatery Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter offers an extensive and tasty Teutonic spread in the heart of Stillwater.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter will leave you happy and full.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter's gorgeous patio.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter is ultra casual.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Whether you're heading to Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
The German fare at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter is second to none. Come taste the great flavor for yourself.
Dig in to your favorite American meal at Joseph's Family Restaurant.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Joseph's Family Restaurant will be able to accommodate your large party.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Joseph's Family Restaurant's low-key style is the perfect match.
For the tastes of Joseph's Family Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Aside from the delicious, mouth-watering food and drinks, what's the best thing about us? Our free parking. Plain and simple.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Joseph's Family Restaurant.
So round up your friends and head over to Joseph's Family Restaurant for a casual American meal.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Joseph's Family Restaurant.
Visit Ruby Tuesday for some true American comfort food.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Ruby Tuesday, you can surf the web and get some work done.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Ruby Tuesday to grab a spot on the patio.
Wear what you like when you dine at Ruby Tuesday — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Ruby Tuesday is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Whether you're heading to Ruby Tuesday for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
Expect your bill at Ruby Tuesday to come in at around $30 per person.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ruby Tuesday and taste test your way through the menu.
Ruby Tuesday 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.
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.