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Yorzinlax
03-28-2011, 05:41 PM
In the past there has been a thread where the locals give advice/reccomendations to visitors on what to see, where to stay, where to eat , and especially where to party during the FF. Here is my attempt to start one, with a little background. We happen to be staying at the Westin Minneapolis. I would appreciate any knowledge of where to go to eat nearby etc. But for all of us coming to town, NATIVES, how about a little info on places to go to have fun and enjoy the Twin Cities. Thanks in advance.

Greyeagle
03-28-2011, 05:48 PM
In the past there has been a thread where the locals give advice/reccomendations to visitors on what to see, where to stay, where to eat , and especially where to party during the FF. Here is my attempt to start one, with a little background. We happen to be staying at the Westin Minneapolis. I would appreciate any knowledge of where to go to eat nearby etc. But for all of us coming to town, NATIVES, how about a little info on places to go to have fun and enjoy the Twin Cities. Thanks in advance.

Try this:http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?95549-Frozen-Four-Don-t-Forget-To-Bring-Your-Parka!

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
03-28-2011, 05:49 PM
If you're planning on eating around the X, get their early, because McGovern's, the Woodfire Grill, etc. fill up fast.

WestCoastSioux
03-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Cosetta's is one of my favorite spots for italian. It's not far from the rink, but parking can be sparse. Get the lasagna and a slice of pizza (which is about the size of a paper plate!) A great base for a night of drinking at McGovern's..or Alary's if you enjoy drinking while peeking at some VERY attractive college girls that are wearing next to nothing! ;) Note: Not a good place to bring the wives or children.

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-28-2011, 07:51 PM
A great base for a night of drinking at McGovern's..or Alary's if you enjoy drinking while peeking at some VERY attractive college girls that are wearing next to nothing! ;) Note: Not a good place to bring the wives or children.
Also, you WILL get asked to leave if you call Alary a "fat ****". Who knew?

The Rube
03-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Try this:http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?95549-Frozen-Four-Don-t-Forget-To-Bring-Your-Parka!

This.

Or look at my sig for the link. LOTS of suggestions/planning in that thread.

mookie1995
03-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Minnesota Nice :D

goldy_331
03-29-2011, 07:55 AM
In the past there has been a thread where the locals give advice/reccomendations to visitors on what to see, where to stay, where to eat , and especially where to party during the FF. Here is my attempt to start one, with a little background. We happen to be staying at the Westin Minneapolis. I would appreciate any knowledge of where to go to eat nearby etc. But for all of us coming to town, NATIVES, how about a little info on places to go to have fun and enjoy the Twin Cities. Thanks in advance.

The Westin is in the heart of the downtown, um financial district, I guess. Bank restaurant and bar is on the ground floor - not sure if that is a hot spot or not these days, it got some buzz when it opened but I haven't heard much about it lately. I've only gone there for breakfast and lunch. I think you're at least a few blocks from any of the current hot spots. I'll look around when I get a minute and see if I come up with any ideas.

SanTropez
03-29-2011, 09:04 AM
http://alarys.com/?page_id=20

Alarys Bar

This is also a must and is just down a few blocks from the X, the staff is top notch as you can see.

mookie1995
03-29-2011, 09:59 AM
Has the snow all melted?!?!?

StoutHockeyFan44
03-29-2011, 10:06 AM
If you are looking for a good meal Shamrocks is always a good place and it is only about 1 mile from the Xcel.

Driftryder
03-29-2011, 10:43 AM
Has the snow all melted?!?!?

Not quite. It should be gone this weekend though, temps near 50 are forecast.

mookie1995
03-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Not quite. It should be gone this weekend though, temps near 50 are forecast.

So golf will be possible?!?!? :D

Driftryder
03-29-2011, 10:51 AM
So golf will be possible?!?!? :D

I would not be surprised to see this one open, it is known around the South metro as one of the earliest to open. Now it's not a top notch course (very short as well) but you can still chase the little white ball around.

http://www.rich-valley-golf-course.com/

goldy_331
03-29-2011, 12:21 PM
So golf will be possible?!?!? :D

There will likely be courses open. They won't be great courses and certainly no CCs will open until it drys out some more. Lots of ranges will open and maybe a few short courses.

cross cheque
03-29-2011, 12:37 PM
Red Savoy's Pizza never disappoints, my friends and I go everytime we are in St Paul especially for hockey or golfing. Doesn't quite have the staff that Alary's has but the food is much better, the drinks are stiff, and the embassy suite shuttle will drive you there and pick you up for less than $5. Other than that, St Paul's row of Tom Reid's, McGovern's, and Woodfire will get you what you need.

HumRsky
03-29-2011, 02:29 PM
I really like Great Waters, which is only a few blocks from the X and very close to Candyland.

Runninwiththedogs
03-29-2011, 03:22 PM
I think the Uptowner is an AWESOME place for drunk food. It's relatively near the Xcel.

Pucknut
03-29-2011, 03:50 PM
We are arriving around noon at MSP on Wednesday and will looking for a place for lunch, any suggestions? We have a rental.

geneva6
03-29-2011, 03:53 PM
If you just want some food at a landmark you gotta hit Mickeys Dining Car which is a block from the Xcel.