Minneapolis Food/Drink Guide for Grace Hopper Conference 2013

These are listed in no particular order and almost are within 5-7 miles of the convention center.

Food Ordering/Delivery: BiteSquad

Random Specialties:
Farmers Market Saturday Morning - Mill City Farmers market, don’t miss this!
Donuts – Glam Doll Donuts
Paleo Friendly – Brasa Rotisserie
Beer Geeks – Dangerous ManIndeed Brewery, and Fulton
Vegetarian / Vegan - Birchwood CaféEcopolitan Restaurant, Himalayan Restaurant, Modern Times...most places in MSP will have an option for you.
Ice Cream – Izzy's  and Sebastian Joes (Hennepin and Franklin)
Dancingsomewhere not poppyClub Jager
Bowling and food: Townhall Lanes and Bryant Lake Bowl
Gay Bars19 Bar (heard it’s the best, never been)

Coffee and Tea:
Spyhouse on Nicollet Ave (Stumptown Coffee)
Glam Doll Donuts (Intelligentsia)

French Meadow Bakery - sooo many options, veg friendly 
Eat Street Social - crafty 
The Bachelor Farmer rated best restaurant in msp, Sunday no res
Al’s Breakfast - classic eats, a must go in msp
Barbette - french bistro

Casual Lunch:
World Street Kitchen for Tacos - fun and recently in bon appetit 
Common Roots - chill and easy to eat with computer
Food Truck Schedule/Map: 
Roaming Hunger 

Appetizers and drinks:
Parlour (below Borough) - great ambiance
Marvel Bar (below bachelor farmer) - in nytimes for best bar in america, speakeasy
Bradstreet Crafthouse - known for amazing cocktails 
Icehouse - (live music too) great sipping cocktails 
Butcher and the Boar - (known for beer garden and whiskey)

Butcher and the Boar - meats, cocktails, beer garden
Eat Street Social - gastropub
Aster Café - I love this place, live music every night
Union Restaurant - rooftop and semi-fancy
Smack Shack - fish tacos are bomb :)
Red Stag - northeast msp favorite 
Café and Bar Lurcat - classy, great wine
Black Sheep Pizza - never been but pizza looks yum (no gluten free crust avail)
Barbette - french: frites and champagne

Big Group:

Kind of far but amazing:
Pizza Lola - amazingggg woodfired pizza (has gluten free crust avail)
Wise Acre Eatery - local farm, organic eats, small place 
Blackbird - local, small and great noodle dish
Foxy Falafels - great for catering as well
Pig ate my pizza - awesome experience and pizza is originally funky (has gluten free avail)
The Nook - known for their juicy lucy's

Area for walking around, shopping, eating:
Lyndale and Lake Street

Running or Biking:
Bikes for renting:
- Nice Ride (our bike sharing program, stations everywhere, enter for credit card, 5$ for 24 hours, you need to bring it back every 30 minutes and switch bikes, i.e. I bike to work, return bike to station, and after work I enter my credit card again (they will not charge your card again) it will give a different code and you can ride to the next station...so on.)
- If you want to go on a longer ride, all of the bike shops in town rent their bikes out for daily, weekly and weekend trips.
Lake Calhoun: 3.2 miles around
Lake of the Isles: 2.7ish around
Lake Harriet: 2.6ish around 
Midtown Greenway: Bike, walk, and run highway that goes for miles. Convenient place to start is near the Midtown Exchange, Chicago and Lake street.

Corepower Downtown
Yoga Center Minneapolis

If you are from MSP and I forgot your favorite local spot. tweet me. @bobbilee19