Food & Drink

Flour mills  established Minnesota as the grain capital of the country.

Cadawallader C. Washburn &

Charles A. Pillsbury

With stories replete with stolen secrets, special spying endeavors, and dramatic devotions to be the dominant flour industrialists of the mid-1880s, Washburn and Pillsbury had quite a rivalry as Minnesota millers! In 1880 Washburn flour brands won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Millers’ International Exhibition which led to the launch of the Gold Medal Flour brand. Not to be outdone, Pillsbury declared its flour to be “blue ribbon” quality. All that award-winning milling product came together as General Mills in 1928.

From Grains to Groovy,

Minneapolis has a great foodie scene!

  • 2012~Food & Wine named Minneapolis the nation’s best, and best-priced, new food city.

  • 2015 ~ Saveur named Minneapolis the “next great American food city”

  • 2015 ~ Bon Appetit named Spoon & Stable, Hola Arepa, and Heyday three of the 50 best places in the US for a meal

  • 2016 ~ Food & Wine named Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing one of the 10 best restaurants of the year.

     James Beard Foundation

    Award-Winning Chefs

  • Restaurant Alma ~ Chef: Alexander Roberts
  • 112 Eatery ~ Chef ~ Isaac Becker
  • Bachelor Farmer ~ Chef: Paul Bergland
  • Spoon & Stable ~ Chef: Tim McKee
  • Hola Arepa
  • Heyday

Local Faves

— Christos Greek Restaurant — 2632 Nicollet Ave

  • Our favorite Greek food in the city!!!
  • The creamy hummus, the succulent gyros, the savory tomato basil soup — all make Christos the go-to server for office parties and celebrations

— Spoonriver — 750 South Second Street

  • “contemporary gourmet natural cuisine from locally produced products”
  • closed Mondays

— Brit’s Pub –1110 Nicollet Mall

  • Lawn Bowling (think Bocce Ball) on the rooftop
  • open bowling 12 noon – 11:00 pm on Saturdays & Sundays
  • $10 per person
  • no reservations are taken
  • strictly served on a first-come, first-served basis

— Tugg’s Tavern — 219 Main Street SE

  • deck seating overlooking the Mississippi River
  • known for its stuffed burgers, homemade chili, and beer rockets

— Monte Carlo — 219 3rd Avenue N

  • Established in 1906, the Monte Carlo is Minneapolis’ oldest bar/restaurant
  • steaks, seafood, chicken wings

— Prohibition — 821 Marquette Ave

  • 1920s inspired cocktails
  • located in Wilbur Foshay’s boardroom
  • the sky lounge has a gorgeous view of Minneapolis at night

— Saffron — 123 North Third Street

  • modern Mediterranean Middle Eastern food

— Borough — 730 N Washington Ave

  • innovative menu
  • landed a spot on Bon Appetit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants in America in 2013

–FireLake Grillhouse — 31 South 7th Street

  • restaurant in Radisson
  • chef Jim Kyndberg has put together an eclectic and delicious menu

— Mill City Farmer’s Market — 704 South 2nd Street

  • Saturday, September 10, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • vegetables * fruits * flowering plants * single-hive honey * mouth-watering cookies

Eat & Sip Food Tour

Monday, September 12, 2016

11:00 AM

Admission $60

Tour limited to 12 people

Explore the famous skyway system of Minneapolis and taste great bites along the way!

Three-hour, one-mile walking tour with approximately 5 stops and 10-12 tastings along the way