- THE PICKLED PARROT
Corner of First Ave and Fifth St.
This is a uniquely designed bar and restaurant reminiscent of of Cuba in the 1940's. Foods from the Southwest, Caribbean and Mexico are made from the very best of local and imported ingredients and are prepared on their 100% hard-wood burning grill. They have some of the best ribs, and killer Bloody Mary's are their specialty. In the winter months, you may get lucky and find they have Real stone crab claws flown in from Joe's Stone Crab in Miami!!
695 Grand Ave.
An adventure in fine Japanese dining awaits you at
Saji-Ya, a fixture on Grand Avenue for 20 years. Saji-Ya
has been voted the Twin Cities’ best Japanese restaurant
and features award-winning sushi made with fish flown in
fresh from Los Angeles. You’ll also find country-style
specialties like heavenly light shrimp tempura, steak
sukiyaki and teriyaki chicken breast. Saji-Ya also offers
an array of traditional Japanese items, including yose
nabe, okisuki, ten zaru and salmon chazuke. Open for lunch weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m.; dinner served Sun. through Thurs., 5 to 10 p.m.; Fri.
and Sat. until 11 p.m.
- THE LOON CAFE
500 1st Ave. N.
The Loon Cafe is a nationally known, upscale meeting,
eating and drinking locale, which is now celebrating their
17th year as the cornerstone of The Warehouse District.
A magnet for sports fans, who can catch up on the latest
scores, or gather for pre- and post-game huddles. They
offer full bar service and an extensive menu, featuring
several varieties of award-winning chili, American items
(including Minnesota wild rice soup), Mexican cuisine,
excellent pizzas, tempting salads and daily specials.
Open Monday through Saturday,
11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
- FAMOUS DAVE'S BBQ & BLUES
3001 Hennepin Ave.
Rockin' blues and award-winning barbecue share the
spotlight at Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues, a wildly
popular bar and restaurant reminiscent of an old Chicago
blues club. For lunch and dinner any day of the week, you
can get a plate stacked high with barbecued ribs, beef
brisket, pork or chicken, served with an assortment of
made-from-scratch side dishes and homemade desserts.
While the hot blues music is a big attraction, it’s the
award-winning food that makes Famous Dave’s such a
big hit. Live music is performed Thursday through
Saturday nights, starting at 9:30 p.m.
Four Points Minneapolis Metro North
1330 Industrial Blvd.
Anchorage restaurant, voted Best Seafood Restaurant by
the readers of Mpls.St.Paul magazine, specializes in
seafood, all flown in daily. Steaks, chops and beef entrées
are also expertly prepared. The dining room’s brass and
polished wood provide an intimately warm dining