A few weeks back, my best friends and I got together, as we do every month for bucket list dinners and crossed off Lucky’s 13 Pub from the #mnbucketlist. With locations in Bloomington, Mendota, Fargo, Plymouth and Burnsville, it’s easy to find one that is near you. With a spacious, rustic atmosphere it was the perfect spot for our big, loud group. They had all sorts of Minnesota-inspired dishes to try, all with their own take on them like the Cheese Curd Burger, the Juicy Lulu, Tater Tots and even Walleye Egg Rolls. We gorged on the free popcorn and the biggest pretzel ever. We were all really impressed with their great tap selection and how attentive and fun the service was too. Whether you prefer dining room, high top or bar seating, they are happy to accommodate. Fun fact: They have bingo on Saturday afternoons at the Bloomington location. Have you even been here?
And were on to Axels on the bucketlist Axels is a homey, dark, lodge-like steak house with locations in Chanhassen, Mendota and Roseville. I’m partial to their popovers and the buttery pasta. BONUS; I got to draw all over the table with #crayons. Which, lets be honest, I’m a kindergartner at heart. I have been to Axel’s a handful of times for work and I wasn’t to draw on the table… Sad face. Not at the top of my ‘must eat at’ places, but decent.