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Paleo Friendly Restaurants in Downtown Minneapolis?

smsiegel Oct 16, 2012 09:11 PM

hi Hounders,
I'm in Minneapolis for the evening (staying at the Westin) for work and one of my colleagues is a dedicated paleo-diet enthusiast (no dairy, no carbs). Seafood and various meats are OK. Saffron looks interesting but I'm not sure where else to go - any ideas? Price is not an issues and a fun atmosphere would be welcome - nothing too formal but not too bar-style either.
Any thoughts?

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: smsiegel Oct 17, 2012 01:49 AM

    Fogo de Chau? http://www.fogodechao.com/index.php?i... (it's a chain, just FYI)


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen
      shadowfax RE: The Dairy Queen Oct 19, 2012 01:06 PM

      That was my first thought. Meat coma!

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      keg RE: smsiegel Oct 17, 2012 03:52 AM

      Butcher and Boar, Brasa (casual meat centric). Forgo FOGO.

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      1. re: keg
        The Dairy Queen RE: keg Oct 17, 2012 04:02 AM

        haha forgo Fogo. I totally would try Butcher and Boar before Fogo, though I haven't had a change to go yet (it's newish)! I love Brasa, but it is a tiny bit out of downtown area. But I still love it.


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        bkmnus RE: smsiegel Oct 17, 2012 03:55 AM

        JD Hoyt's, Manny's, Murray's, Capitol Grill, most any steak house you could search for on google would fit the bill.

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          lizpeck RE: smsiegel Oct 17, 2012 02:07 PM

          I second the rec for Butcher and Boar. Very meat centric plus a much more fun atmosphere than the steak houses. Saffron is excellent too, though.

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            JimGrinsfelder RE: smsiegel Oct 17, 2012 07:03 PM

            Sashimi at Origami?

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              KristinT013 RE: smsiegel Oct 20, 2012 12:12 PM

              I eat paleo and love Saffron and Brasa! I haven't tried Butcher & Boar yet, but they are on my list. If you are willing to go to Brasa's neighborhood, Gorkha Palace is another fantastic option. They make their own ghee (usually paleo folks will eat that) and the food is out of this world. Just order strategically.

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              1. re: KristinT013
                smsiegel RE: KristinT013 Oct 20, 2012 03:03 PM

                Thank you all! Great recommendations- I'm going to try for butcher & boar- great food options and an incredible beer menu (for me). Really appreciate the help! I'm planning in trying the other places next time around.

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