Food & Drink

The best dishes in MSP that you won't find on any menu

Published On 09/13/2013 Published On 09/13/2013
The Devil's Advocate Buffalo ball pasta
Drew Wood
The Strip Club
Drew Wood
Isles Bun & Coffee
Pig Ate My Pizza
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1. The Strip Club Meat & Fish 378 Maria Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106

Grass-fed beef is the name of the game at St. Paul’s premier meatery, an independent St. Paul chop and fish house, helmed by chef JD Fratzke. Strip House exhibits incredible use of ingredients from small, local farms, but it’s also distinctly unique and almost rustic despite its overall level of refinement and balance. The drink menu changes seasonally and the results are always spectacular, but even the long-standing staple drinks, like the Cobra Kai, are simply stunning.

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2. Devil's Advocate 89 S 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

40 expertly curated taps, root beer-glazed pork belly, and hands down the best cheesesteak in the Twin Cities? Cha-ching.

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3. Republic Uptown 3001 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

In a republic, the affairs of the state are a "public matter", so in this case, those affairs are more than 50 taps, an extensive cocktail menu and plenty of delicious food to soak up said beer and cocktails.

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4. Isles Bun & Coffee 1424 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

A quirky coffee shop with every kind of brew you could ever want, plus their famous Puppy Dog Tails, addictive cinnamon twists that were named by the nursery school children next door.

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5. Pig Ate My Pizza 4154 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

This pizzeria started by the gang at molecular gastronomy hotspot Travail is known for its gourmet, porchetta filled pies. The namesake Piggy Pie is a must-try for local foodies: the gloriously doughy pizza contains an incredible amount of pork on a thick, buttery brioche crust. It’s as delicious as it sounds. Run, don't walk to this one.

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6. Punch Neapolitan Pizza 210 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Serving authentic Neapolitan 'za (including the San Marzano tomato sauce), Punch is one of the best pizzerias in the Twin Cities.