Foodie Finds
There is no shortage of dining options, in any direction you travel.
The pizza is amazing. It's not like just going out for pizza. This is an experience.
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Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery
4154 W Broadway Ave
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The pizza is amazing. It's not like just going out for pizza. This is an experience.
Dining here is an event.
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Travail Kitchen and Amusements
4124 West Broadway Avenue
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Dining here is an event.
Vintage shoppe, coffee shoppe, and ice cream shoppe.
Bean There Coffee Shoppe
4175 W Broadway Ave
Vintage shoppe, coffee shoppe, and ice cream shoppe.
Marna's Eatery and Lounge
4150 W Broadway Ave
Birdtown's own brewery. Their beers and atmosphere are great. There are board games and a variety of food options and sometimes there's live music. They have a patio and put on an Oktoberfest worthy of a visit.
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Wicked Wort Brewing Company
4165 W Broadway Ave
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Birdtown's own brewery. Their beers and atmosphere are great. There are board games and a variety of food options and sometimes there's live music. They have a patio and put on an Oktoberfest worthy of a visit.
If you like French Onion Soup, you need to visit Milton's. It is so good, impatience will win, and you may need a sip of ice water. This soup warms you to your bones.
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Milton's
3545 Douglas Drive North
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If you like French Onion Soup, you need to visit Milton's. It is so good, impatience will win, and you may need a sip of ice water. This soup warms you to your bones.
For those non-vegetarians out there. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Head to downtown Robbinsdale and step into history at Hackenmuller Meats. You'll be happy that you have access to a full kitchen.
Hackenmueller Meats
4159 W Broadway Ave
For those non-vegetarians out there. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Head to downtown Robbinsdale and step into history at Hackenmuller Meats. You'll be happy that you have access to a full kitchen.
This is a restaurant where you go and then you think about the meal you had for a long time. I mean a LONG time. I'm thinking about the cheesey grits from my last visit as I write this, and I think that says something about how good those grits are. Not only is their food outstanding, their contribution to the community is invaluable.
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Breaking Bread Café
1210 W Broadway Ave
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This is a restaurant where you go and then you think about the meal you had for a long time. I mean a LONG time. I'm thinking about the cheesey grits from my last visit as I write this, and I think that says something about how good those grits are. Not only is their food outstanding, their contribution to the community is invaluable.
It's easy to miss this place. Don't. They make their ramen in house and it is unbelievable.
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Tori 44 - Ramen
2203 N 44th Ave
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It's easy to miss this place. Don't. They make their ramen in house and it is unbelievable.
Nothing fancy. Just solidly good Greek food. We have never been disappointed.
Athens Cafe
4080 W Broadway Ave
Nothing fancy. Just solidly good Greek food. We have never been disappointed.
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El Toro Mexican restaurant
4080 West Broadway Avenue
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Poodle skirts and more malt options than you can imagine. The placemats are the dessert menus. So many options for pies. and the chicken pot pie is one of them not to be missed.
50's Grill
5524 Brooklyn Boulevard
Poodle skirts and more malt options than you can imagine. The placemats are the dessert menus. So many options for pies. and the chicken pot pie is one of them not to be missed.
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Utepils Brewing
225 Thomas Ave N
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I think of smokey bars and Frank Sinatra and rare steak. Except, the bars are not at all smokey now. So, that, without the smoke. It has been around for a long time. They are good at what they do.
Murray's
26 South 6th Street
I think of smokey bars and Frank Sinatra and rare steak. Except, the bars are not at all smokey now. So, that, without the smoke. It has been around for a long time. They are good at what they do.
Get Outside
No matter the season, Minnesota parks always have something to offer. Whether it's ice skating at Sanborn park, snow tubing at Theodore Wirth Park, boating on one of the 10,000 lakes, or strolling around the Eloise Butler flower garden, there's something for everyone.
Ryan Lake is across the street. When we first moved to the area, this park wasn't a park and the dock was more of a dare. It took so much hard work, by so many dedicated people, to transform this park into what it is today. We went through a phase where we would bring our bird book, sit on the bench at sunset, and see what we could see. The birds are shockingly loud which never failed to amaze us.
Ryan Lake Park
4706 Xerxes Avenue North
Ryan Lake is across the street. When we first moved to the area, this park wasn't a park and the dock was more of a dare. It took so much hard work, by so many dedicated people, to transform this park into what it is today. We went through a phase where we would bring our bird book, sit on the bench at sunset, and see what we could see. The birds are shockingly loud which never failed to amaze us.
In winter, weather permitting, Sanborn Park has ice skating and a warming house in the winter. This park has a great play area for kids to get their squirrelies out.
Sanborn Park
In winter, weather permitting, Sanborn Park has ice skating and a warming house in the winter. This park has a great play area for kids to get their squirrelies out.
This is the flag that you see from the house. The memorial was built to honor fallen soldiers. There is a service here, each year, on Memorial Day. Veterans come from all over. The entire parkway is a memorial.
Victory Memorial Parkway
4499 Victory Memorial Drive
This is the flag that you see from the house. The memorial was built to honor fallen soldiers. There is a service here, each year, on Memorial Day. Veterans come from all over. The entire parkway is a memorial.
This park is not in walking distance and it is very much worth the drive. The outdoor play area for the kids is fun for kids of any age. ANY age. Walking trails and sledding in winter, make this a family favorite.
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Clifton E. French Regional Park
12605 Rockford Rd
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This park is not in walking distance and it is very much worth the drive. The outdoor play area for the kids is fun for kids of any age. ANY age. Walking trails and sledding in winter, make this a family favorite.
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
1 Theodore Wirth Parkway
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So much work has been put into this park in the recent years. A completely remodeled play area for kids, a boardwalk that goes out over the Crystal Lake. This park is a favorite.
Lakeview Terrace Park
3769 Crystal Lake Boulevard
So much work has been put into this park in the recent years. A completely remodeled play area for kids, a boardwalk that goes out over the Crystal Lake. This park is a favorite.
On the other side of Minneapolis, way on the south side, is this magical waterfall called Minnehaha Falls and time seems to stop when you're there. You're compelled to stop and stare at the power of that waterfall. In the winter, it freezes. All of that power, is halted mid roar.
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Minnehaha Falls
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On the other side of Minneapolis, way on the south side, is this magical waterfall called Minnehaha Falls and time seems to stop when you're there. You're compelled to stop and stare at the power of that waterfall. In the winter, it freezes. All of that power, is halted mid roar.
This is an absolute hidden gem. Steps from the freeway, you are suddenly in the middle of the woods with the river. There's a wonderful interpretive center that often has free family programming on the weekends. You forget that you are in a city when you're here.
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North Mississippi Regional Park
5116 North Mississippi Drive
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This is an absolute hidden gem. Steps from the freeway, you are suddenly in the middle of the woods with the river. There's a wonderful interpretive center that often has free family programming on the weekends. You forget that you are in a city when you're here.
21 hole disc golf course
Wintercrest Park
10300 Woodcrest Drive Northwest
21 hole disc golf course
Bassett Creek Disc Golf Course
5524 29th Avenue North
Sunny Side Disc Golf Course
Sightseeing
If you've ever wanted to ride a ferris wheel and have a cocktail, here is your chance! Plus, there is mini golf and all kinds of other zaniness. It really is an experience to visit this place.
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Betty Danger's Country Club
2501 Marshall Street Northeast
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If you've ever wanted to ride a ferris wheel and have a cocktail, here is your chance! Plus, there is mini golf and all kinds of other zaniness. It really is an experience to visit this place.
You can spend hours wandering around the the different shops and food stands at the Midtown Global Market. There's often live music happening. This is on the other side of Minneapolis, and if you are looking for a really cool place to spend some time, check it out. It's not very touristy. It's this mix of food and crafts and cultures and I absolutely love it.
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Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street
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You can spend hours wandering around the the different shops and food stands at the Midtown Global Market. There's often live music happening. This is on the other side of Minneapolis, and if you are looking for a really cool place to spend some time, check it out. It's not very touristy. It's this mix of food and crafts and cultures and I absolutely love it.
It's a Tiki Lounge on the Mississippi River, with cocktails that taste like Willy Wonka invented them. It's fabulous.
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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall Street Northeast
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It's a Tiki Lounge on the Mississippi River, with cocktails that taste like Willy Wonka invented them. It's fabulous.
You can't visit Minneapolis without stopping at the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. Take the time to wander through the rest of the sculpture garden. There's an amazing greenhouse as well.
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Place
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You can't visit Minneapolis without stopping at the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. Take the time to wander through the rest of the sculpture garden. There's an amazing greenhouse as well.
After your visit to Spoonbridge and Cherry, it's easy to walk across the street and stop in the Walker Art Center.
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Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
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After your visit to Spoonbridge and Cherry, it's easy to walk across the street and stop in the Walker Art Center.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
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Minnesota Makers
4180 West Broadway Avenue
For Kids
This Tony Award winning children's theater has last minute same day rush tickets sometimes.
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Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South
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This Tony Award winning children's theater has last minute same day rush tickets sometimes.
We lived here when our kids were little. We had a membership, we drove across town, and we went at least weekly. If you have young children, this was made for them.
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Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th Street West
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We lived here when our kids were little. We had a membership, we drove across town, and we went at least weekly. If you have young children, this was made for them.
The Science museum, which also happens to house the contents of The Museum Questionable Medical Devices, is multilevel with rotating touring exhibits. The questionable medical devices exhibit is a fun one. There are also exhibits with sound waves, lights waves, and electricity. They have live, interactive shows daily, and there's an IMAX theatre. There's an area for DNA labs and there's an entire exhibit with looming dinosaurs. It's a good way to spend a day.
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
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The Science museum, which also happens to house the contents of The Museum Questionable Medical Devices, is multilevel with rotating touring exhibits. The questionable medical devices exhibit is a fun one. There are also exhibits with sound waves, lights waves, and electricity. They have live, interactive shows daily, and there's an IMAX theatre. There's an area for DNA labs and there's an entire exhibit with looming dinosaurs. It's a good way to spend a day.
This bookstore is a destination. There may be a chicken or a cat or a chinchilla hanging out. This is a children's bookstore that kids and adults love to go to.
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Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street
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This bookstore is a destination. There may be a chicken or a cat or a chinchilla hanging out. This is a children's bookstore that kids and adults love to go to.
Lodestone Coffee and Games LLC
10982 Cedar Lake Rd
Make yourself at home
Where the locals shop
The dining options inside Hy-Vee are a great affordable option for families. They have lots of carryout options enough to satisfy most picky eaters. They also have a full service restaurant. This is a good place to go for firewood for the backyard.
Hy-Vee
3505 Bottineau Blvd
The dining options inside Hy-Vee are a great affordable option for families. They have lots of carryout options enough to satisfy most picky eaters. They also have a full service restaurant. This is a good place to go for firewood for the backyard.
Old school movies. This is a family run place. And this family, they are such dedicated members of the community. They have free family movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Not rent one get one. Just free. I cannot say enough good things about the lone little video store called Video Universe. It's like a trip through time. They still have VHS tapes! We love it.
Video Universe
4114 Lakeland Avenue North
Old school movies. This is a family run place. And this family, they are such dedicated members of the community. They have free family movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Not rent one get one. Just free. I cannot say enough good things about the lone little video store called Video Universe. It's like a trip through time. They still have VHS tapes! We love it.
Neighborhood grocery store that has a surprisingly large selection. In the summer, their peaches have been noteworthy.
north market
4414 Humboldt Ave N
Neighborhood grocery store that has a surprisingly large selection. In the summer, their peaches have been noteworthy.
European style grocery store. You can't beat the prices. Bring a quarter to use a cart. You use a quarter to unlock a cart, and then get your quarter back when you return the cart. They do not provide bags so we have left some for your use. The checkout person will be sitting and scanning and putting your items efficiently into a new cart. What will happen next is this, your groceries will fill the new cart. You will pay, take your new cart with your efficiently stacked groceries, leave your other, now empty, cart behind, and move on to the bagging area. This part is pretty self explanatory. It's the bagging area. When you return the cart and lock it, you get your quarter back. I love this grocery store so much. It hasn't always been in this country. There's a special place in my heart for the chocolate section.
ALDI
5620 W Broadway Ave
European style grocery store. You can't beat the prices. Bring a quarter to use a cart. You use a quarter to unlock a cart, and then get your quarter back when you return the cart. They do not provide bags so we have left some for your use. The checkout person will be sitting and scanning and putting your items efficiently into a new cart. What will happen next is this, your groceries will fill the new cart. You will pay, take your new cart with your efficiently stacked groceries, leave your other, now empty, cart behind, and move on to the bagging area. This part is pretty self explanatory. It's the bagging area. When you return the cart and lock it, you get your quarter back. I love this grocery store so much. It hasn't always been in this country. There's a special place in my heart for the chocolate section.