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Southern Hound Needs Minn. Help

Kevin N. | Sep 27, 200309:33 AM

Hi Minneapolis Hounds,
I'll be taking a short business trip to Minneapolis next week. I'll be staying at the Grand Hotel Downtown for two nights and will not have a car. Also, it's my first visit to Minneapolis.
The first night I have to attend a banquet so I wouldn't mind suggestions for a place to go after the banquet for drinks or dessert. I've read a little about Izzy's and Pumphouse Creamery on this board and would appreciate a sense of which is more convenient to my Hotel.
For the second night of my stay I'm open to any kind of cuisine. However, I'd like the atmosphere to be conducive to conversation with colleagues, the location to be convenient to the Grand, and entrees to average less than $25. And perhaps this will be the easiest request -- I'd like the experience to be something I can't enjoy in Chapel Hill NC (i.e. great ethnic food, midwestern, etc.) One caveat, I have to be able to "sell" whichever restaurant I'm interested in to my colleagues as I'm the most junior person on the trip.
Thanks for all of your help. Kevin N.

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