This 4th of July weekend looks and feels quite different from year’s past. Instead of large gatherings and huge crowds for fireworks, everything is much smaller and intimate. In the interest of still making the weekend special and tasty, quite a few Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants have put together impressive and easily picked up spreads.
Usually at this time of year, Travail would throw one epic lakeside party before going on a brief summer hiatus. This year, the epic is in the takeout. There are two options, one $75 and a banger bag for $150. Burgers, brats, grilling chicken, and more are available. The bigger option even includes S’mores, State Fair thick bacon on a stick, and tenderloin steaks. Optional upgrades include lobster and even MN Pure and Clear ice. It’s everything you could ever want in a weekend meal. Order for pick up on the 2nd.
This gorgeous steakhouse in Minneapolis now has five different grill kits available including steaks, burgers, and pork chops. Order online for pick up on July 2nd or 3rd. Prices range from $60 all the way up to $300 for the High Roller option.
Get a whole rack of ribs from Northeast’s barbecue hotspot Animales delivered through MN Pure & Clear Ice. The company, known for those large, as-clear-as-promised ice cubes, has added an expansive online store with items from Twin Cities retailers available delivered or for pick up at its St. Paul location. Pair those ribs with some Milk Jam ice cream, Meteor bar made slushie mixes, and a whole case of Cry Baby Craig’s hot sauce. Order online.
This St. Paul shop is selling good ol’ America-loving apple pie for the holiday. There are also frozen biscuit kits that can be ordered ahead and enjoyed all weekend long. Order for pick up Friday and Saturday. Order online.
Now serving the award-winning pie at both locations, in the original St. Louis Park spot and also at Graze in the North Loop. Order online for Friday pick up.
Want pie, but can’t do the gluten? Sift is selling some berry-packed beauties for pick up. Order online for pick up Friday and Saturday.
This Lowertown breakfast and lunch bakery is open limited hours on the 4th of July and rolling out the pie crust for the occasion. Call the restaurant to order.
Open on the 4th
James Beard Award winning Tim McKee’s Lowertown restaurant is open and serving seafood favorites all weekend long. Order dishes like lobster rolls, peel and eat shrimp (ask for extra Comeback Sauce), and jalapeño cheddar link. Order online.
It’s a fresh seafood holiday as this Grand Avenue restaurant returns with take out options after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic. Order those Isaan spiced shrimp boils or snowcrab clusters to go.
Those legendary burgers are available to go and for delivery through July 4th weekend. Order online.