Tap rooms and good food

Spring has arrived in Minneapolis!


And now, it’s gone. Seriously, it’s supposed to be a lot of 18 tomorrow. But for a few brief days, it was spring! In the past week, I ran outside twice. (Well, I’m using the word run rather liberally.) It reached 70° Wednesday. And Friday I saw a row of 10-12 food trucks in downtown Minneapolis, so I declared it “Food Truck Friday” and tried out The Moral Omnivore for lunch. It was a great day to step outside and have lunch al fresco. And the truck was a great choice, with a wild rice sliders topped with rosemary pickled radish, arugula and a lingonberry-wine reduction. A great surprise and nice way to start the food truck season.

On Saturday, I checked out the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis, hitting up three tap rooms just blocks apart from one another! All great in their own right, I went to Dangerous Man, 612 Brew and Indeed. I can’t wait to go back when it’s warmer out to enjoy the outdoor areas.

And to cap off the night, I got to try Restaurant Alma, which was hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had. It’s a three-course tasting menu with a separate vegetarian menu. The website says they change their menu every six to eight weeks, but the menu I had said April at the top. They use inventive flavors and textures, local and seasonal ingredients to make a truly unique dining experience. (I’ve added Restaurant Alma to my can’t miss restaurants page.)

I’m really hoping it warms up again to start exploring some of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.