Along with Fujiyama, this is one of our staples in Deerfield. The lamb briyani is spicy and delicious, and perfect after a long day of work!
3 Dots and a Dash
This was a great tiki bar in Chicago and I had their pineapple guacamole with puff chips as a nice starter to go alongside their tropical drinks. Great place to pregame prior to dinner and more drinks!
When I have to fly out on a Sunday, I will get the meat and cheese plate. Sausage, proscuitto, parmesan and bleu cheese with crostini and mustard. Makes up for the sleepless nights!
Bar la Grassa
2 Issac Becker restaurants in one birthday? I am a lucky girl! With some of the best friends ever, I got to eat at Bar la Grassa, an amazing italian restaurant with freshly made pastas. I started off with the marinated pork shoulder bruschetta, which was a beauty when it was brought out. Unlike most bruschettas, the pork shoulder was piled 3 inches high and was so soft and moist, which was nice with the crunchy toast. We then got 3 pastas to share: the cavatelli with braised rabbit, which was my favorite! We also had the gnocchi with cauliflower and orange, which was surprisingly delicious despite me being confused by the orange. Our final pasta was the pappardelle with veal ragu which was thinly made but not my favorite of the 3.
For dessert, we had the the strawberry tart and the ice cream tasting: raspberry, salted caramel, chocolate and a vanilla and cookies. Perfect end to the night!
On my birthday, Paul took me to 112 Eatery, a place that I have been wanting to go to dinner for since coming to Minneapolis! I have heard such amazing things and I finally made it! We started off with the 112 Steak Tartar, which was so flavorful. The beef was mixed with a 112 sauce, scallions and topped with thinly fried onions. This went well with the toasted bread, all made fresh in house.
For our meal, we went overboard and got the cauliflower fritters and the tagliatelle with foie gras meatballs. The foie gras meatballs were so light and the hand made pasta topped with parmesan cheese just pushed it over the edge. As if we hadn’t ordered enough food, we then got the duck pate banh mi and the 112 cheese burger. The banh mi sandwich was dynamo and the fattiness of the pate was cut by the sourness of their freshly made pickles. The same goes for the burger, which honestly was the best burger ever. Toasted english muffin, amazing beef patty topped with guyere cheese, I couldn’t ask for more. I was so full, I couldn’t even order dessert. Best meal ever in the Twin Cities.
During my summer internship at Target, one of the best food trucks I ate at was Hola Arepa. Recently, I found out that they opened a restaurant and I decided to pay a visit after long week at work.
We came in during Happy Hour and I had one of their classics, the chimmichuri chicken with a salsa verde sauce and greens, in between one of their delicious arepas. It reminded me of that summer and I can’t wait to come back for more!
Butcher and the Boar
One of my absolute favorite spots in Minneapolis! I had visited the Beer Garden multiple times and one of my favorite dishes is the Footlong dog. A footlong hot dog, topped with a jalapeno slaw, potato crisps and some mayo and mustard. Super filling and spicy and then on the side, I have my favorite hot brussel sprouts. The best thing during the summer, especially with a whiskey sour.
Been here multiple times, but this time, I was with U.Chicago friends! I usually get the Kenwood burger, but this time, I decided to go a different route and get their huevos rancheros. Pickled jalapenos, pulled ork, potatoes, pico de gallo and a sunny side up egg, I was able to mix it all up and get bites of all the flavors into one bite. Heavenly brunch!
Boneyard Kitchen and Bar
I am all about southern food and when this place opened up in Minneapolis, I knew I had to try it! Appetizers at this place were great from deviled eggs with jalapenos to a plate of pimento and bean dip accompanied with veggies, I was already in heaven. Then, I got my main course. It took everything in me not to order the chicken and waffles so instead, I got the Ultimate burger. A juicy patty topped with brisket, onion straws and arugula, I was in heaven! What i loved was also their thick cut fries and the pepper they stick on each bun. Delicious!