My wife and I will be travelling to Minnesota from Ohio in July. We will be in the Twin Cities for part of our visit, as well as in Duluth and we will also be taking a short trip Itasca State Park. We have lived in the Twin Cities twice in the past, but that was a long time ago (the Lincoln Del was still packing them in, at all their locations) but we could really use some advice about where to eat now.
We’re specifically looking for ideas for great food at more modest restaurants. We are open to any kind any kind of ethnic food (we love Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, etc.). When we lived in Saint Louis Park, or later in Excelsior, we tried lots of interesting places at the time (510 Groveland, New French Café, The Lexington, etc.) but we are retired now and the expense account meal is a memory from the past. We spend a lot of time in Duluth because of relatives and we love the Anchor Bar in Superior, WI, the new Scenic Café, Northern Waters Smokehaus, Sarah’s table at Chester Creek Café, etc., but we just don’t know the Twin Cities as well. My wife is a Katie so we never head back to Ohio without having a meal at Cecil’s in Highland Park. Thank you very much for your help.