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Restaurant Recommendation - Spring Lake Park / Brooklyn Park, MN

Inasuitcase Oct 7, 2009 05:21 PM

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow night. I'll be running an errand in Spring Lake Park. She lives in Brooklyn Park. Anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant near those areas? Reasonably-priced and delicious are the only two requirements, although Southern Cuisine would be great! She's from Atlanta and missing "True Southern Cooking". Thanks:-)

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    BigE Oct 8, 2009 06:59 AM

    -My first thought for good, home cooking is Carol's off Central between 117th and 121st.

    -Your best bet for 'southern' cuisine would be driving down Central into NE and going to Brasa. Well worth the drive, in my opinion.

    -I've heard good things about Cru, which is a newer place on 103rd and Central.

    Otherwise, the SLP/Brooklyn Park area is a little bit of chain hell, as you probably know.

    Brasa Rotisserie
    600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Carol's Restaurant
    11888 Aberdeen St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

    Restaurant Cru
    10340 Baltimore St NE, Blaine, MN 55449

    1. k
      kevin47 Oct 8, 2009 08:25 AM

      Not sure true southern cooking can be had in this state, much less in that area. Brasa is good, but will be about 25-30 minutes each way.

      Lemongrass Thai in BP is very good. Be sure to get the sausage app. if you go.

      Sweet Basil is good Thai/Laotian near the border of Champlin and BP. Good papaya salad.

      Girvan Grille is in BP, but I can only nominally recommend it. It's a notch above Houlihans with the same sort of fare (and prices). Their chili is good, though.

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