Have you been driving through Northeast Minneapolis recently? You may have seen a Ferris wheel towering above the tree tops. It's the main attraction at Betty Danger's Country Club — a kitschy new eatery from the owner of Psycho Suzi's. When that restaurant moved down the street, it's former home was reborn as 'the country club for the 99%', with everything from Mexican food to mini-golf. For $29, you can enjoy a meal and a drink during a 30-minute ride on the Ferris wheel (or as they call it, 'The Danger').
After Black Bear Crossings café went down in a flurry of lawsuits with the city, St. Paul's Como Park now has new concessions — actually, a much more expansive full-service restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full bar. Minneapolis's upgraded park eateries have been a financial boon for the City, and St. Paul's former Como Park café was really underwhelming, not capitalizing on the space. The new Dockside is run by the owners of the 331 Club and Amsterdam Beer Hall and offers a New Orleans-themed menu, from beignets to po' boys.
Picnicking? Grab takeout from Corner Table's southern-themed sister restaurant, Revival, for fabulous fried chicken, biscuits, and more.