I originally invited a group of 6 relatives over for dinner this weekend. Somewhere in the midst of planning the dinner, my husband and I threw in the towel, and decided we'd like to surprise them with a trip out to dinner somewhere instead.
*said relatives are all very non-Chowhound types - i.e., all living in far outer suburbs they rarely leave, who think Papa John's is the best pizza and Culver's serves the best burger. However, I think they will be willing to try new things (and we will be plying them with alcohol at our place beforehand).
*this is a special occasion: we're moving away and we rarely have them to dinner "in the city," and would like to make this like a surprise adventure experience for them.
*we're ready to spend some money, but within some reason.
*it will be a party of 8 adults.
*we will want to stay in the inner city, Minneapolis or St. Paul is OK!
*no Chino Latino or Psycho Suzi's, please and thank you.
We originally thought of carting the group to the Midtown Global Market for a big ol' ethnic picnic, but we wouldn't get there until around 8PM - when most places there close.
We'd love to take 'em to a sushi joint for a big feast......but OMG $$$$$$!!!!
Any suggestions appreciated!