305 S. Washington Ave.
Chef Jamie Malone relaunched Grand Cafe in Minneapolis in 2018, earning Dish of the Year laurels from Food & Wine for her Paris-Brest sweet-savory pastry and making the magazine’s Restaurant of the Year shortlist. For her follow-up act, Malone took over another existing restaurant, Eastside, and remade it in her own delectable, quirky style. The menu specializes in largeformat dishes meant for sharing — “It takes the stress out of ordering,” said Malone — like whole roast duck and, on the drinks side, Feuerzangenbowle of Glogg made with red wine, port and spices and serving four to eight people. “Our culinary concept at Eastside is about food that is fun and lusty, created with skill and care, but not precise,” added the chef. “We cook the food that we want to eat.” For sports fans, Eastside is half a mile from U.S. Bank Stadium and has an extensive bar menu with items like shishito peppers and fresh oysters.
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