Does anyone have any suggestions for these areas? I'll be visiting my sister north of St. Paul next week---Shoreline, Shoreview, someplace like that?---and while she has certain plans, there might be a chance to slip in a chowhound-recommended restaurant or two. Kid-friendly is a necessity in this case.
Also, we'll all be driving from St. Paul to Chicago and then to Madison (for the tremendous beer festival---yes, I have gotten tickets), and so anything along the way worth stopping at would be helpful, especially along the long St. Paul-Chicago leg of the journey.
Thank you for any help, and please write me if you ever need advice for Seattle!