My wife and I are getting ready to spend 3 days in Minneapolis to attend a series of baseball games at the metrodome. We will be meeting my Dad and his wife there. They are coming from Oregon and we are coming from Washington DC. We like local and organic - I'm pescetarian and we tend to lean toward Asian cuisines. We are totally spoiled by the ethnic diversity of DC. On the other hand, dad likes meat and potatos, but enjoys the super fresh seafood (especially Salmon) of the Pacific Northwest. They are not adventurous eaters, but my wife and I are up for almost anything yummy (but without meat). I'm not crazy about tourist-y restaurants, but will be willing to try places that will make the trip fun for all of us - despite our different tastes.
We will be staying at 405 South 8th street (6 blocks or so from the metrodome) and will probably eat most of our meals in that area.
So, we are looking for recomendations for restaurants that can satisfy both couples - meaty and traditional, but with great options for nonmeateaters. Since we will be eating all meals out, it is probably best if we keep the dinner prices in the moderate range (entres under $25?or so. We might all be happy with divey breakfast joints or after-game pizza or fish and chips ? I've been on the east coast for a long time and haven't had a good deep dish pizza in years. I'm really looking forward to a pizza with a thick crust. Anything in the area around our hotel?
As an aside - what is a good walking neighborhood with lots of independent, local, flavorful shops and cafes and bars? I like bookstores, so is the neighborhood around Magers and Quinn good for pedestrians?