Final Day: Al’s Breakfast

It was my last day in Minneapolis and I had plenty of time before I had to make my way to the airport. I couldn’t leave without checking out Al’s Breakfast in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The tiny diner has been featured on several food shows and draws plenty of locals and tourists with…

Surly Brewing Company

All those Minnesota State Fair eats made me thirsty, so I went to the Surly Brewing Company for an excellent selection of beer. Opened in December 2014, the large bustling beer hall offers tavern grub and its own micro brews. They offer as many as 24 Surly beers on tap at any given time. They…

Minnesota State Fair

After walking around Sculpture Garden for a bit, I took an Uber to the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul! It is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance. I was looking forward to indulging in some unhealthy but oh-so-good fair food. Chocolate Chip Cookies Minnesota State Fair 1265 Snelling…

Dinner at Bar La Grassa

It was a Tuesday night in Minneapolis and I was craving pasta and wine. I made my way to the “Warehouse District” to have dinner at Bar La Grassa. The acclaimed Italian restaurant led by Chef Issac Becker of 112 Eatery offers small plates, pastas, and an extensive wine list. It was full and bustling…

A Jucy Lucy at Matt’s Bar

Wherever I’m traveling, I have to check out those must-try dishes and iconic eats. In Philadelphia, you have your cheesesteaks. In Chicago, you gotta have deep dish pizza. In Nashville, it’s all about the hot chicken. Well, in Minneapolis, you can’t leave without having a Jucy Lucy! I headed to Matt’s Bar which prides itself…

A Nordic Lunch at FIKA

It’s not often that I get the chance to enjoy New Nordic cuisine. One afternoon during my Minneapolis weekend, I went to the American Swedish Institute to have lunch at FIKA, a small Nordic-inspired cafe inside the Nelson Cultural Center. In Sweden, Fika is a daily break that traditionally involves coffee and treats. FIKA offers…

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

After breakfast at Hen House Eatery, I took a nice stroll through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The 11-acre park showcases more then 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s collections, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. Open 365 days a year from 6am to midnight, it’s definitely worth a visit. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 726 Vineland…

Breakfast at Hen House Eatery

I am not a morning person, but whenever I travel to a new city I have to look for a good breakfast spot. Just a short walk from the hotel, I spotted a small crowd outside the Hen House Eatery. The popular cafe serves locally sourced breakfast and lunch classics. They also offer sweet treats…