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Long weekend itinerary help?

beerindex | Jun 10, 2017 06:32 PM

With my sister having moved to Minneapolis a few months back, my family has decided to meet up there for the 4th of July weekend.

The onus of planning the food rests mostly with me. I've done a fair bit of research, and have a list with more places than we'll have time to eat at, so I thought I'd solicit input.

Before I get to my list, a few details:
- While I eat anything, and particularly love eating exotic meats, the other three members of my family are pescatarians whose fish consumption is infrequent. So while I don't want any purely vegan or vegetarian restaurants, it needs to have choice for people who don't really eat animal protein.

- No tasting menus. Much as I love that, nobody else in the family does.

- Not looking to break the bank. I don't have a hard price limit in mind, but places where most entrees break $40 are probably too pricey. Having said that, it isn't like we need/expect any meal to be $10pp either.

- A solid beer list is a plus, other drink options don't matter, as the rest of the family are teetotalers.

The list of places I'm looking at for lunch or dinner:

* 112 Eatery
* Bar La Grassa and/or Broders Pasta Bar and/or Red Rabbit
* Cheng Heng
* Fika Cafe
* Haute Dish
* Hell's Kitchen
* Hi-Lo Diner
* Hmongtown Marketplace
* India Palace Uptown
* Kbop
* Lands End Pasty Co
* Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine
* Pizzeria Lola or Punch Pizza or Young Joni
* Spoon and Stable
* The Happy Gnome
* World Street Kitchen

I imagine we'll stop for ice cream at least a couple of times. It seems like Milkjam and Sebastian Joe's are the places to hit?

I suspect we won't generally go for breakfast, but suggestions are welcome in case we do, especially if they are in the Golden Valley area, or otherwise proximate to "must visit" tourist attractions we'd be visiting anyway.

Glam Donuts seems appealing if we decide to go for donuts at some point. Is that the best choice?

Also, I welcome suggestions for beer spots that I can visit at night. Right now Dangerous Man, Fair State, and Town Hall seem like the most promising breweries (I really don't care about Surly based on what I've tried), and hopefully a visit to Republic and/or the Happy Gnome as far as bars go. Any other essentials?

The Happy Gnome,
Fair State Brewing Cooperative,
Dangerous Man Brewing Company,
Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe,
Milkjam Creamery,
Punch Pizza Highland Park,
Broders' Pasta Bar
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