I'll be in Woodbury for a week. Looking for lunch and dinner ideas. Open to most anything, although I usually try to stay away from national chains. Local chains okay if they are actually good eats. I don't mind patronizing someone who hit the right combo and has a couple of locations. :-)
What shouldn't I miss? What's unique to the Twin Cities? Will be hitting the Mall of America for a visit to the Lego Store and would like a recommendation for that area, too. I'd love some cheap eats for lunch! Will have adventurous kid with me so places that are more bar than restaurant are out. Love Vietnamese, Mexican, Indian, just about all of it. The Kid fits in just fine at the local hole in the wall and the nicest five star so feel free to tell me where you like to eat, regardless if they are kid-friendly or not. He orders off the adult menu and likes his strip medium-rare.
I know this is the wrong forum but any shout outs for things to do, places to see are welcome. It's been decades since I was in the area and aside from touring the Cathedral, I'm at a loss!