Matt’s Bar 4/18/2014

The Jucy Lucy is a Minneapolis icon, and it’s Matt’s Bar that usually (in my biased opinion) wins the battle (or Food War) with 5-8 Club on where it all started.  This iconic burger has received national press, not only in Time Magazine as one of the 17 most influential burgers, but also when President Obama…

Quang Restaurant 1/6/2014

Another quick post for Vietnamese in Minneapolis.  As mentioned previously, Minneapolis is home to a strong population of Hmong (and Somali), and the restaurants show it, which I enjoy very much!  While Andrew Zimmern may favor Pho 79, my favorites are Jasmine Deli for pho and Quang’s for bun (vermicelli salads), both also located on…

Pho 79 5/13/2014

Minneapolis has quite a few delicious Vietnamese restaurants due to a strong Hmong population.  Most of these restaurants are concentrated in the Eat Street area of Minneapolis (Nicollet around 26th St).  While I was very familiar with Quang’s and Jasmine Deli, I had never been to Pho 79, which is one of Andrew Zimmern’s favorite…