OT- Best places to eat...JNUC 2013

AndyBeaver
Contributor II

I am curious to hear about the, "If you go to Minneapolis you better try..." places. So where should I eat? #bacon

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

evanmellichampe
New Contributor III

If you like fish, go to Zelo on the Nicollet Mall. http://www.zelomn.com

evanmellichampe
New Contributor III

But then again, there's a lot to savor in Dinkytown, too...

Loring Pasta Bar http://loringpastabar.com
Kafe 421 http://www.kafe421.com
Vescio's http://vescios.com

christos
New Contributor II

Butcher & Boar.
http://butcherandtheboar.com/

Stuffed Jalapeños (with peanut butter cream cheese)
Wild boar sausage Berkshire pork with cheddar sausage
Berkshire double cut pork chop
Ribeye
Long rib

Pace yourself.
Christos.

spotter
New Contributor III

This will be my first time attending the JNUC, which i'm looking forward to... I will be coming from Dallas so any suggestions on sights and food please share...

DVG
New Contributor III

McCormick & Schmick's on the Nicolette Mall...but if anyone mentions "Let's go to Brit's Pub" after the meal, run to your hotel room or eat enough that you don't feel like a beverage. Also, avoid the Old Speckled Hen adult beverage...it's the Devil.

Dusty VanGilder

RobertHammen
Valued Contributor II

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...

eric_hutter
New Contributor

The Wienery is reasonably close to the Guthrie. Bring cash

Oh, and J.D. Hoyt's has awesome pork chops

nsdjoe
Contributor II

Last year I loved hitting the Crooked Pint for pub fare and good micro brews!

The Crooked Pint
http://crookedpint.com/

I'll be there every night at JNUC 2013 🙂
~Joe

spotter
New Contributor III

I may have to join you for a few nsdjoe....

nsdjoe
Contributor II

Sounds good Potter [thumbs up]!

annmariec
New Contributor III

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)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-1029-bar-minneapolis
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)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pig-ate-my-pizza-robbinsdale
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)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kramarczuks-sausage-company-minneapolis
Eastern European staple food in NE Minneapolis
Cafeteria style
* Ever heard of a Kolachi? Yum.

Second Christos recommendation on Butcher & the Boar (cab or ambitious walk)
* Get reservations!

kitzy
Contributor III

If you're into more of a divey bar, I'm a big fan of Grumpy's on Washington.

http://grumpys-bar.com/downtown/

Good food, good beer selection, short walk from the Guthrie, and probably the most likely place to find me when I'm in Minneapolis.

bentoms
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Someone put together an intinery & guide us Minneapolis noob's around.

Will be fun! (Well for me!!)

spotter
New Contributor III

@bentoms... I with you on that request...

I'm really looking forward to it...

spotter
New Contributor III
 

AndyBeaver
Contributor II

JAMF bus tour around Minneapolis? Stopping at pubs and local restaurants. That would be a fun bus.

pditty
New Contributor

Crooked Pint Ale House
501 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN ?
(612) 877-6900

Nice craft beer tap selection. Lots of local brews and the food is good.

krichterjr
Contributor

@ Andy

I like that idea...JNUC pub crawl. I would throw money in on a bus m/

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

LOL...it'll be the JAMF version of The World's End. 🙂

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-betsy-worlds-end20130905,0,5077320.st...

external image link

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https://donmontalvo.com

krichterjr
Contributor

Exactly!

bentoms
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Yes!!

Let's sort it.

I'm now @ the aloft too.

elislider
New Contributor

I'd be down for a pub crawl as well. Just booked my room at the Aloft!

AndyBeaver
Contributor II

I too will be staying at the aloft. Would love to crawl with y'all! <-- Missouri for lets do some drinking.

krichterjr
Contributor

I've created a mini event for us all to get something organized.

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/jnucEvent.html?eventId=25

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.