Wilde Roast Cafe

HOLD THE PHONE! There is a new restaurant to add to my ring of favorites in Minneapolis. Yessss, Wilde Roast Cafe made the cut.

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Previously located in Northeast, Wilde Roast now has primetime location on the riverfront right next to St. Anthony Main Theatre. This place has been on my (long) list of restaurants-to-try for ages, and now that I’ve been, I’m bummed that I never went there before now. The food was delicious. Selecting what to order was a challenge since I wanted approximately everything.

We finally settled on the Night Out Appetizer:

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This was honeyed goat cheese with roasted garlic, mixed olives, candied nuts, and toasted baguette. Delicious! For our entrees, I ordered a steak salad and Noah had filet mignon.

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The mignon came with mashed potatoes, gravy, and sauteed vegetables. We also had a side of tater tots:

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Everything was fabulous, and definitely want to come here again! They have happy hour during the week from 4-6 with half priced appetizers. A few appetizers shared between a couple people would certainly be enough for a meal, and I’m hoping to go back in the next couple weeks to do just that.

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St. Anthony Main Theatre

The riverfront district of St. Anthony on the east side of the Stone Arch Bridge is gorgeous. If you haven’t been so, I suggest going there. Like right now. There are restaurants, cobblestone streets, and the iconic flashing lights of Minneapolis’ most historic theatre (perhaps rivaled by the Uptown…): St. Anthony Main Theatre.

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This no frills theatre is affordable, cozy, and offers a glimpse into a slightly older version of movie going (read: the chairs are just chairs – not kooshy beds as in some of the newer theaters!).

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Tickets are $6 for students, $8.50 for adults, and $5 for everyone on Tuesdays. Tuesdays also offer a $2 medium popcorn deal!

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Noah and I have been to see two movies here in the last couple weeks: This is the End and Monsters U. 

This is the End was completely not what I expected. I hadn’t watched a trailer or anything, so expecting the typical slightly crude humor of a comedy-kings movie from our day. Instead…it was scary! Admittedly, still hilarious, but it was scary! I would recommend it if you don’t mind some gore and blasphemy. Monsters U couldn’t hold a candle to the original Monsters, Inc., but I’m sure no one really expected it to. It was still entertaining and some funny scenes.

I’ll hopefully be headed back for another movie soon, but it’s still a few months until the movie I’ve really been waiting for…

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Hunger Games 2!!! November can’t come soon enough. 🙂