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New Hotspots for Summer Dining


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This week on Moveable Feast, Rachel and John discuss new summer restaurants in the Twin Cities—perfect for a Father’s Day dinner.

Follow the Ferris wheel peeking out of the treetops in Northeast Minneapolis to Betty Danger’s County Club. When Psycho Suzi’s moved a few blocks down the street, owner Leslie Bock used the empty space to create “a country club for the 99 percent” in its former location. The kitschy spot has everything from Mexican food to mini-golf. For $29, you can get a meal and drink to enjoy on a half-hour Ferris wheel ride—talk about dining with a view.

Minneapolis is booming with lakeside concessions, and St. Paul is starting to follow suit—especially after the downfall of Black Bear Crossings Café. The owners of 331 Club and Amsterdam Beer Hall transformed Como Park Café into Como Dockside, making use of its spacious pavilion overlooking the water. The new and improved park eatery is equipped with a full-service restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sure to fulfill your southern cravings, the New Orleans–themed menu offers classics like beignets to po'boys,

To listen to the full Moveable Feast episode, check out Classical MPR’s site.

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