5 Bites of the Twin Cities

Some iconic Midwestern classics and where to get them in the Twin Cities

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These local spots serve some iconic dishes in the Midwest

The Twin Cities are home to many classic Midwestern foods. Some of the most iconic dishes that developed in the city and have been around for years, while other dishes are from popular restaurants that have introduced their own unique spins.

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These cities are known for being the birthplace of some seriously savory dishes. Some of these indulgences are classically American, like the Juicy Lucy, which is a cheeseburger that is stuffed with cheese rather than having cheese served on top. Others have more of an influence from international cuisines like the Hot Dagos, a sandwich with an Italian sausage patty covered (typically) in tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Along with these popular dishes, some restaurants are also gaining recognition for their new approach to certain classics, like the Reuben Benedict (corned beef with charred cabbage on a pumpernickel muffin topped with Thousand Island hollandaise) at Haute Dish.

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Not all of these restaurants may not be the newest or trendiest spots on the block, but most have served the Twin Cities for years and are tried and true. Some are relative newcomers to the area, while others are still gaining popularity. Either way, when you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite and are excited to indulge in some beloved Twin Cities food, these spots are worth your attention.