Standing right in the heart of downtown NE lies Masu. After passing by Masu well over a dozen times, we finally made our way inside for some sake and noodles. After entering the restaurant, we couldn’t help but notice the unique layout. In the center of the restaurant, there is an enormous curved bar followed by a handful of neon bright Pachinko games tucked in the back corner. If you are looking for more of an intimate setting, the left side of the restaurant has just what you need.
Masu has it all really: it is an aesthetically pleasing restaurant with delicious food, great sake, and an attentive staff. When it comes down it it, we plan to be back for seconds. Most importantly, If you’re looking for a decent bowl of pork belly ramen – look no farther.
Where: 2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Hours: M-TH 7am-9pm | F-SAT 7am-10pm | SUN 8am-3pm |
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in NE, lies Hazel’s. Hazel’s serves up home-style cooking with some of the finest ingredients around Minneapolis. Whether you are looking for their famous pancakes, or want to indulge in their lunch/dinner menu – Hazel’s has it all.
The establishment itself is relatively small, but they will serve even the largest of appetites. Lastly, the place has really good happy hour specials, which include $3 taps and $2 appetizers. If you are coming in for lunch, we recommend the Audobon sandwich – it is full of delicious cheese, turkey and ham, all served on cranberry wheat bread.
Where: South 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN | M-F 11am – 2am, Sat & Sun 10am – 2am |
Devil’s Advocate is a one of a kind establishment in downtown Minneapolis. First off, the restaurant has 40 beers on tap, which come from all around the world. Every week, Devil’s Advocate finds a way to bring in a great mixture of brews into their door, leaving beer connoisseurs coming back for more; the fun doesn’t stop here though.
DA has a very unique menu, allowing its wide variety of beers to be paired well with their delicious food. Those who come to eat at DA, they think of their world class meatballs. You have never had real meatballs until you have tried these wonderfully scrumptious…balls. They offer falafel, pork meatballs, polenta, buffalo meatbealls and many other dishes that don’t feature the ball.
Whether you are coming in for a quick bite, or simply looking for a new brew to try, Devil’s Advocate does it as well as anyone else.
This past Friday, Beasthead held down The Nomad to kickoff the Halloween weekend. The night featured a variety of local artists – all of which, are a unique blend of genres. It was free to enter with a costume, which made it that much more of a reason to come out and support local acts – and aren’t we glad that we did. Make sure to visit the links above and browse the pics below. Don’t forget to continue to stay locked for more recaps to come!
Little over a week ago, we finally made our way over to Insight Brewery in NE., MPLS. After the visit, we found a delicious IPA, which can now be found in stores.
Grabbing a growler and finishing this one in one sitting, was no problem. The West Coast Styled IPA, is refreshing to say the least. Full of tropical fruit flavors and hints of lemon zest – this brew would go down easy as a day beer. Sitting at a solid 7% ABV, you can expect a bit of buzz after finishing a jug of this brew. Keep your eyes open locally and make sure to grab yourself some Troll Way.
Last night, we made our way over to the Skyway Theatre to catch Dwynell Roland, paired with The Rotation. Opening up the night with 98 Regal’, which possesses all the tools to be a classic – the crowd instantly moved in on the stage. This is nothing new, as the Dwynell and the crew set fire to the stage captivating those in the venue. Playing new tracks to a few older, we saw a variety of what Dwynell has behind the belt. If you missed the show last night, make your way over to the U of M campus this Saturday.
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