It’s dinner time in Northeast Minneapolis. But you’re not just any Minneapolitan – you’re on the Paleolithic diet. While the Paleo diet isn’t easy, you CAN eat out. And you should.
If you’re tempted by beer and fried foods, steer clear. But if you navigate the menu carefully and make a few changes, you can make this place work.
Beverage: While they’re known for their interesting brews, alcohol isn’t an option. Water it is.
Appetizer: Meat plate (depending on how extreme you’re following the diet, ask if their meat is grass-fed.) It appears the Bulldog likes meat just as much as our prehistoric ancestors. Score!
Main course: The Good Morning burger. As long as the ham and beef are grass-fed or pasture raised, you’ll love this burger that comes with a beef patty, ham and a fried egg. Skip the American cheese and English muffin. And instead of French fries, opt for a side salad.
Dessert: Sorry, not at this restaurant.
Brasa’s all about slow roasted meats. As a Paleo follower, you’ll like it here.
Beverage: You scored at this restaurant. Choose from water, freshly squeezed lemonade, fresh orange juice, tea or coffee.
Side: There’s no distinction between appetizer and main course at this restaurant. For a side dish, try the crispy yuca with citrus & garlic. The collard greens with smoked chicken is also an option.
Meat: The rotisserie chicken with creole style dry rub is your bet at this place. I hope you’re hungry.
Dessert: Brasa’s not big on desserts. Besides, you won’t be hungry after eating the rotisserie chicken.
Masu Sushi & Robata:
You have options here. Because sushi deals primarily in fresh seafood, this is the perfect place for the Paleo follower, as long as you skip the rice and tempura.
Beverage: Water or tea.
Appetizer: You’ve got options. Tons of them. Try the Hotate (grilled scallop robata) and the Kinoko (Japanese mushrooms.)
Main course: Anything without rice. Ask your server to have your rolls made without rice – extra seaweed. Pair this with the Seaweed Salad (you can add snow crab. And you should.)
Dessert: No desserts here. If you’re looking for a finishing touch to your meal, ask your server to see their tea list.