I'm the same " Prairie Gal" (logged in on my laptop; different name. Oops) who got the wonderful advice about La Belle Vie, for our 30th anniversary. We have reservations for this coming Saturday. Yeah!
Giiven that we're going to the Guthrie another night, and the fancy hotel's costing us for three nights, we're likely to need CHEAP food for the rest of the meals, this weekend (Okay, toss in your favorite brunch, anywhere, too, perhaps?).
We're adventurous, not afraid of restaurants that look frayed around the edges <g>, not afraid of ethnic neighborhoods, want to find some exotic foods that aren't available in Iowa...and some down home, Minnesota authentic "hot dish/Scandinavian" food too, maybe? Last time we were in the Twin Cities, we found a long, fascinating street/neighborhood of one after another small, ethnic restaurants, interspersed with specialty groceries (Asian, African, etc.) and lots of immigrant hustle and bustle. We loved it, but it was too late on a Sunday for much to be open. Could that have been along University Ave.? We can't remember...
Oh. We're staying at the Sofitel in Bloomington, but going to be up around the Walker one day, maybe downtown another, want to check out the Mid-Town uhm...what the heck was it?--Multi-Cultural Market (I've forgotten the name!) as well.
La Belle Vie
510 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405