Edit ModuleShow Tags

DeRushaEats: The Traveling Foodist


Published:

I've got food on the mind, as I often do, but more so because I'm about to embark on a vacation!

There's something exciting about experiencing food in other cities. Maybe it's just the change of scenery—it's the chance to experience something different, it's the escape from the preconceived notions I have about various restaurants around here.

I've always considered myself a combination of high-brow and low-brow, and this coming trip will certainly be that: a couple days in Buffalo, New York (home of the beef on weck and buffalo wings, obvi), followed by a trip to Niagara Falls (I will not be entering Canada via tightrope), and a couple more days in Toronto, Canada.

My wife Alyssa usually does the pre-trip research, checking websites and reviews. I usually ask the smartest Twin Cities food people I can find. And then we combine our lists.  (Clearly I'm asking you for your Buffalo and Toronto suggestions—let me know in the comments.)

I'm a big advocate of the staycation—where you go to a downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul hotel, and then explore our cities like you would if you were a tourist. I think it's a smart thing to do with food, too—come downtown, take taxi cabs to restaurants or walk to places in the city core, and forget about the kids.

If I had to design a Minneapolis staycation right now, I'd probably stay at the W or the Grand Hotel, have breakfasts at Hell's Kitchen and Haute Dish, lunch at Birdhouse and Pizzeria Lola, and dinners at Corner Table and Strip Club Meat & Fish. I'd have a second dinner and drinks at La Belle Vie's lounge, and Saffron.

How about you? Design your two-day Twin Cities food vacation in the comments!

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Gin Kicks Up Cool Summer Cocktails

The cool kick of gin is the quintessential summer refresher in a selection of cocktails beyond the ol’ Gin & Tonic

Casual Restaurants with Incredible Food

Why should the super-fancy places get all the critical love? See: St. Paul's Revival and Saint Dinette

The Day of the Daiquiri

Raise a glass to summer and National Daiquiri Day with a cool twist on the cocktail—the Badaiquiri
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Recent TC Taste Posts

Gin Kicks Up Cool Summer Cocktails

The cool kick of gin is the quintessential summer refresher in a selection of cocktails beyond the ol’ Gin & Tonic

Casual Restaurants with Incredible Food

Why should the super-fancy places get all the critical love? See: St. Paul's Revival and Saint Dinette

The Day of the Daiquiri

Raise a glass to summer and National Daiquiri Day with a cool twist on the cocktail—the Badaiquiri

Quick Bites: Sandwiches, Huge Flavors, and Cocktails

Two great eats, two stellar drinks: Esker Grove, LoLo in Hudson, the Original on 42nd, and Smith & Porter

Driscoll's Blueberry Pancakes

Whether you're hosting friends from out of town or leading the extended family charge to the cabin, there is one breakfast that always satisfies even the most discerning of young palates: blueberry pancakes.

Driscoll’s names Twin Cities No. 1 Raspberry-Loving Market in America

Driscoll’s, the leading brand of fresh, delicious berries, revealed today the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area is the raspberry consumption capital of the country.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Rosemary Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

A fresh take on chicken salad packs easily for a picnic or potluck and offers a lighter option at backyard barbecues

Up Your 4th of July Party Game with This Edible Showstopper

Independence Day is almost upon us and it is the best excuse to break out the water balloons, invite a slew of neighbors over and feast before the fireworks.

Pryes Brewery Opens Taproom to Test Beer in Warm, Wooden Space

Elegant yet easygoing, Pryes’ new taproom lets visitors experience exclusive beers and locally made food in an inviting environment.

Vietnamese Marinated and Caramel Glazed Back Ribs Recipe

Bring the sweet and tangy taste of Asian cooking to your backyard grill

Bourbon, French fries, Pride, and Fried Chicken

Three must-eat dishes for this week

Mixed Berry Care & Handling

Summer is heating up! Take care of your ripe berries.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Maybe the city's most underrated restaurant, Heyday tries to figure out tipping

A 15-percent service fee supposedly takes care of tipping—but does it go to the server?

French fries, chocolate chip cookies, and a new twist on the iced latte

Three Twin Cities treats from the Lynhall, Sandcastle, and Meritage

Celebrating Father's Day

This Father's Day, let's treat our dads to some special treats
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags