Food & Drink

Haute bites in the 'burbs

Those stupid Pilgrims clearly landed at the wrong Plymouth, as sailing to the one in Minnesota would've meant a Thanksgiving with less "maize" and more artisan charcuterie plates, thanks to Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar

With barnwood and polished concrete inside, Plymouth's new palace of modern American is ready to stuff any American with its open kitchen's suburbanite spread: there's the "Eat Plate" (charcuterie including housemade bologna and Summer sausage, aged ham, and pickled whitefish), entrees like fried shrimp w/ cheddar popcorn grits, sides ranging from mac & cheese to glazed carrots, and sammies including a burger topped with cheddar, fried egg, hot sauce, and pickled peppers. Booze includes 15+ MN-heavy taps (and a load of cans/ bottles) with requisites like Summit and Surly bolstered by even localer tastes like Excelsior's Big Island Blonde, plus there're specialty cocktails including the Plymouth Peach with Belvedere, St. Germain, peach puree, and a "splash of bubbles", also what happens when one of those blondes jumps in at Big Island

And, since it'd be a shame to only see the inside of a resto instead of epic views of strip malls and a marsh, Eat's got a massive patio that's heated by dual fire pits at night, and during the day remains completely sun-soaked, so stay out there and you Mayflower.