This was our first time in Minneapolis. Although we went during the end of winter it was still really cold. The city was just hit by a snow storm so there was snow still piled up along the street. We made plans to eat a Thai restaurant called Amazing Thailand in Downtown Minneapolis, but after we got to the restaurant we found out the kitchen had just closed. We left and went to a Russian tapas bar called Hammer & Sickle. Chub Wife ordered the escargot and I sat in disappointment and hunger since I was more interested in what I call "real" food, not appetizers.
I checked on Yelp for another place eat and found a place called The Cafeteria. I ordered the chicken and waffles and Chub Wife ordered the shrimp and grits. The chicken was fried and beer battered and the waffles were made with whiskey. I'm from the south and I have eaten lot of fried chicken but this was by far the best. You can read more here, but sadly they are closed now.
The other highlight of the trip was the Mall of America, ironically owned by the Canadians. We took some pictures in the lego store and the Nickelodeon theme park inside.