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The city owes its existence to the Mississippi. Water-powered sawmills along the river fueled a boom in timber in the mid-1800s. Wheat from the prairies also needed to be processed, so flour mills churned into the next big business. The population grew rapidly in the late 19th century with mass immigration, especially from Scandinavia and Germany. A more recent wave of immigration in the past few decades, from places like Vietnam and Somalia, have added new layers of complexity, as well as some very good places to eat.

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$52 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kramarczuk Sausage CompanyTour introduction here and then experiencing food offerings from Kramarczuk's while learning the story of the restaurant.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chute SquareBrief history stopDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MinnesotaHistory stop during the tourDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gorkha PalaceEating food offerings from a Nepali, Tibetan, North Indian restaurantDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gardens of SalonicaDesserts from this Greek RestaurantDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Punch Pizza NortheastSelections of pizza and other offerings while visiting and learning about Punch RestaurantsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Wilde Cafe & Spiritstaste homemade gelatoDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Lunds & Byerlys Wine & Spirits - Downtown MinneapolisSample local cheesesDuration: 10 minutes

$75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minneapolis Brewery All-Inclusive Guided Tour with Tastings

Join other craft beer lovers for an all-you-can-drink craft beer tasting tour. This is the most popular tour option and a great way to learn more about Minneapolis, taste great local craft beers, and experience Minnesota's unique craft beer culture. At each brewery stop, there will be an opportunity to taste flagship beers, as well as some new craft beer creations and seasonal specials. Here are just some of the breweries we visit: Bauhaus Brew Labs, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Modist Brewing, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, Inbound Brewco, La Dona Cerveceria. The tour lasts approximately 3-hours, with 45 to 50 minutes at each brewery.

$50 Tours & Sightseeing

Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour

Your food tour along the river in Minneapolis starts at Gold Medal Park, where you'll meet your guide. You'll be introduced to a variety of culinary highlights in the city as you sample dishes at the first Thai restaurant in Minnesota, drink regionally brewed craft beer along the oldest street in Minneapolis, and enjoy a local favorite—cheese curds. Taste pasta at a eatery in the historical Chase building, sample homemade gelato, and nosh on savory European-style baked bread as your stroll through the farmers' market.In addition to food tastings, you'll also visit the Mill City Museum, stroll by the Guthrie, and admire views of St. Anthony Falls as you cross the Mississippi River on the Stone Arch Bridge into historical St. Anthony on Main. Learn about the history of both these neighborhoods, and enjoy chatting with other food-loving participants. By the end of the tour, you'll have an appreciation for these distinct districts that some visitors never see.Example tasting menu (subject to change): • Unique mouth watering pasta with an amazing atmosphere • You haven't been to Minnesota until you've tried the Cheese Curds! • Dessert from a local chef Nominated for the James Beard award and featured on many baking TV shows • Authentic fresh Thai spring roll from the first Thai restaurant in Minnesota • Variety of Minnesota brewed craft beers (non-alcoholic tastings available) • Delicious and most popular Thai dish, you better eat it all, you don't want to enrage the "God of Rice" • Gelato that is sure to please your taste buds • Gooey cheese-bread made from a local bakery • Award winning coffee including local favorite Noreast Mud (only in private tours)Please note: Some tastings are only available on specific tour dates. Market is closed for Thursday tours. Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. The Mill City Museum is closed on Thursday evenings.

$65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minneapolis Craft Brewery Tour Including Beer Tasting

Beer lovers hop on-board the trolley! You will se the best the local brewery scene has to offer – the tours are fun, safe, and affordable for all! Go to more breweries to taste more beer so you can experience more of the brewery scene in Minneapolis! The guides will share their deep knowledge of each brewery and the history of the Twin Cities while also providing personalized tasting recommendations. The tours are priced so you can join time and again - you can visit different breweries each day, book multiple tours to visit more breweries!You are transported in a minibus and will be taken to taste the town. Meet your guide in the parking lot of 56 Brewing.  Tours begin with a facility tour and samples at 56 Brewing. From there you visit three additional breweries and receive a token for a beer at each stop. Thursday56 BrewingBauhaus Brew LabsInsight Brewing CoHeadFlyer BrewingFriday56 BrewingAble BrewingInbound BrewingClockwerks BrewingSaturday56 BrewingDangerous Man Brewing CoSisyphus BrewingUtepils BrewingSunday56 BrewingBoom Island Brewing CoModist Brewing CoLakes and LegendsHistoric Downtown Walking TourModist Brewing CoFulton BreweryClockwerks Brewing

$32.49 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America

Back in 1971, Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London. Their landlord didn’t think they could pull it off, so he granted them a three-month lease. How wrong that landlord was. Today, the franchise - which includes cafes, casinos and hotels - can be found in more than 63 countries. The franchise owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, and you can see it on display at its locations around the globe. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu at the Hard Rock Cafe at Mall of America, Minneapolis. Each meal comes with a dessert and your choice of tea, coffee or soda. See the Sample Menu below for entrée options.ACOUSTIC • Main entrée: Choice of any Hard Rock signature burger, hickory smokehouse sandwich or Texan, entrée salad or sandwich from the menu* • Choice of soft drink, coffee or tea • Chef’s Dessert*Restrictions apply ELECTRICChoice of main course, soft drink and dessert: • Steak, chicken or shrimp fajitas • Grilled salmon • Any Hard Rock signature burger or sandwich • Smokehouse hickory chicken, ribs or duo platter • Twisted Mac, chicken and cheesePlease note: menu items are subject to change without notice.

$65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Minneapolis Eat and Sip Food Tour

Join us as we weave our way through the skyscrapers of downtown Minneapolis on a food adventure! We will stroll through the "Broadway" Theatre District and view a building that set the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest structure ever moved on rubber-wheeled dollies. Enjoy VIP service at some of the newest and hottest award winning restaurants downtown. You will also sample and learn the art of local beer making with a local brewery. The tour includes seeing the Minneapolis skyscraper that was modeled after the Washington Monument, visiting the tallest building in Minneapolis.  Along the way we will also visit quaint eateries that have pride in local ownership; including a favorite since 1932.  You will participate in beer sampling and learn the secrets behind the great food you are enjoying.  You'll leave the tour with a tasty experience of some of the best food finds Minneapolis has to offer all while learning history of downtown and soaking in the local culture. Tastings include:* • Ham and Pear Crisp Sandwich with fresh home-made chips from the restaurant that has "damn good food" served with their famous purgatory punch • Fresh and melt in your mouth Rotisserie Chicken Wings in maple glaze made with pure maple syrup, lemon juice, fresh ginger and Sriracha • Deliciously sweet and salty popular Chicago Mix® popcorn • All about sourcing local with Heirloom Corn Bread with ghost pepper cheese, scallions and honey butter; served with a house made cocktail • Fine chocolates to be savored • Fried Shrimp tossed in sweet & spicy thai chili sauce, served with Ginger Citrus Sauce with Locally brewed Minnesota craft beer (optional non-alcoholic tastings available) • Featured on the Cooking Channel Unique Sweets - Bourbon Whiskey Caramel Donut Bread Pudding Loaf with Peace Coffee known for their reputation for farm-to-roaster integrity, local ownership (cooperative), and bicycle deliver (rain, shine, sleet or snow)Additional food options for private tours • Mouthwatering flat bread pizza at a local hot spot • Sinfully delicious variety of cupcakes  • Sip on warm and comforting loose leaf tea • Variety of a delicious French pastry; the Macaroon *Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.