The Chatterbox Pub is one of my favorite spots in St. Paul, be it for business lunches or happy hours. The food is great, service excellent, the craft beer is brewed on site and you can play retro video games to your heart’s delight!
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is expanding in the Twin Cities by opening another location, this one at Lexington and University Avenues in St. Paul. I tried it the day it opened and found it to be far superior to the KFC it replaced. Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Opens In St. Paul from David Erickson‘s YouTube channel.
Q Fanatic in Champlin used to be my favorite Minnesota BBQ restaurant. But they’ve been supplanted by Rooster’s BBQ Deli in Saint Paul since I discovered Rooster’s several years ago. Since I live in St. Paul, Rooster’s obviously is more convenient but it is also a lot better.
It’s a go-to restaurant for me on Saturdays after a few touch football games. I usually get a baby back rib dinner that includes fries, a roll and coleslaw but lately I’ve been getting the combo meal with ribs and chicken. Their spicy hot is actually hot, not “Minnesota hot,” which is mild. You can eat in, though there isn’t a lot of room for that; I always order take out. They also cater.
Jersey Mike’s makes makes fresh sliced, authentic Northeast Style Sub Sandwiches on fresh baked bread. I can’t recommend them highly enough. They have one location in Minnesota, in Saint Anthony, in the strip mall right across from the Village Pub. Jersey Mike’s from David Erickson.