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PlymouthGirl Aug 3, 2009 04:02 PM

We have one last night - tomorrow night (Tuesday) with our French College age exchange student before she goes home.

We have young children - so we will be going early (5-6/630) Family friendly/cool place suggestions that she can remember when she goes home would be appreciated. We would like a restaurant with nice atmosphere - preferably on the Minneapolis side of town.

Thoughts, suggestions? Outside would be a bonus since the past two weeks have been freezing.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

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    amgarrison Aug 3, 2009 07:39 PM

    Brasa - for some awesome uniquely American food.
    Vincent - to illustrate what happens to a Frenchman living in the Midwest
    Chatterbox - (not the Edina one, it's no good) board games! Nintendo! Midwest pub-ish food!
    Matt's, 5-0-8, or The Nook - Juicy Lucy! Twin Cities institution!
    Victor's 1959 Café - awesome Cuban food
    Restaurant Alma - (not the most kid friendly I suppose) my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities
    Longfellow Grille - patio right by the mighty Mississippi
    Chuck E. Cheese - everything evil, overstimulating, and consumer gimme-gimme about American culture... ;)

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      BigE Aug 4, 2009 06:29 AM

      As AMG mentioned, Brasa is always a good choice.

      I would throw in Masa as well, although Mexican food for the last night might not be what you're looking for. Are you trying to do something Midwestern/Minnesotan for the last night?

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      Brasa Rotisserie
      600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

      Masa
      1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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        tvdxer Aug 4, 2009 04:42 PM

        Maybe Applebee's? There's a truly "typical" American restaurant, especially for college students. Bring her their for the half-price appetizers.

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          PlymouthGirl Aug 5, 2009 12:12 PM

          We ended up going to Longfellow and then to Minnehaha Falls. Thanks for the good suggestions to AMG & Big E.

          Applebees? Really? Come on now.

          No thanks to CEC.... I don't believe in gambling for young or old.

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