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Dine At Minneapolis Restaurant, And Enjoy Scenic Views And Recreation

Gourmet to casual, down-home favorites to international fare, Minneapolis continues carving out a niche for itself in the culinary world. If you are planning a visit to Minneapolis in late February or early March drop in at the cities hottest spots during the Best of the Best Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants serve up their sizzling best, offering a selection showcasing their style at unbeatable prices. Dine with top chefs without breaking the bank.

Among the favorite's for culinary delights is the Chambers Kitchen, a new restaurant by international star chef Jean-Georges, or try the Five Restaurant & Street Lounge, home to Stewart Woodman, one of Food & Wine’s top 2006 chefs; Spoonriver, Café Brenda’s sister location in the booming Riverfront District; Wolfgang Puck’s Asian-influenced Walker Art Center restaurant 20.21, home to the signature Spoon, Cherry and Cube dessert. Whether you’re in the mood for high-style dining or a more casual affair, Minneapolis offers many award-winning spots to grab a bite.

After enjoying delicious menu items at local restaurant's get out and savor the North Shore Of Lake Superior, an "All American Drive" that offers scenic lake views. There are several state parks with wilderness rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails, and scenic overlooks. This is a very popular with fall color fans when the yellow aspen and birch change along shoreline, and the maples turn scarlet inland along forest roads.

Also explore the Edge Of The Wilderness, designated as a National Scenic Byway, this beautiful road winds over rolling hills through the colorful mix of pine and hardwoods of Chippewa National Forest. Return via Co. Rd. 7, with a side trip to Scenic State Park. Or take one of the back roads through the forest, with stops at lakes and hiking trails.

In the winter skiers from around the world come together in Minnesota for the annual City of Lakes Loppet in early Feb. Known as “the urban ski race,” the main event, a 35K trail takes skiers from Theodore Wirth Park, through the woods, over parkways and across lakes before hitting the finish line on the streets of Uptown. Other races during the two-day event include the Skijoring Loppet, which partners racers and dogs, and shorter kids and juniors races.

By Melody Schubert

Getting There:

For dining, entertainment, attractions, festivals and recreation to enjoy while in Minneapolis visit the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.minneapolis.org.

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About The Author

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