McCormick & Schmick's is a chain. Avoid chains when you travel, why eat somewhere that you can eat when you're at home?
Chip Pearson raves about Spoonriver, next to the Guthrie, but I've never been.
Barrio tequila bar on Nicollet is good. Lot of different varieties.
Kindee Thai close to the Guthrie is OK. Grumpy's bar (next to the old JAMF HQ) for tater tots!
Hell's Kitchen and The Foshay = great breakfasts.
Minneapolis has a vibrant local restaurant scene...
Now this is my kind of discussion! All of them are within cab distance, and well worth your time & money while in Minneapolis
1029 Bar (cab)
Minnesota dive bar with lobster dishes on their menu (literally)
Seat yourself, nothing fancy!
Lobster Mac n' Cheese seen on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives
Pull tabs, awesome bloody marys, karaoke, bras in the rafters, sassy waitresses...perfection really
Pig Ate My Pizza (used to be Travail, same cooks) (cab)
Have unique pizzas, but, do the small plates or the 8 course tasting menu for two ($60 total for two people on Tuesday and Wednesdays) if you have time
No reservations, wait is worth it and have good drink selection
Chefs have been getting recognition nationally (including a James Beard nomination)
Everything I've ever had is good
Kramarczuk's (walking, about .6 miles)
Eastern European staple food in NE Minneapolis
* Ever heard of a Kolachi? Yum.
Second Christos recommendation on Butcher & the Boar (cab or ambitious walk)
* Get reservations!
LOL...it'll be the JAMF version of The World's End. 🙂
I've created a mini event for us all to get something organized.
Since I don't know when everyone arrives and departs I've made it for the finial evening. Plus, I figured no one wants to attend any sessions at 8:00am following this event.
This will be my first JNUC so if there is typically something already planned during this time we can certainly change it.
From the looks of it there are a fair number of you staying at the Aloft. I'm new to Minnesota but I've heard of both Grumpy's & Crooked Pint a few times around town. Since they are within crawling distance of the Aloft I thought we would at least start in this area.