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Where to Eat on the 4th of July

Grab a bite and maybe catch some fireworks.

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As you head out to your favorite spot for watching fireworks, start the evening off right with a meal with ideal seating for watching the show. While most patio seating is first come first serve, even a quick meal close by will round off the festivities nicely, especially if it includes some bubbly like at PinKu Japanese or lobster like Sea Change is serving.

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In Minneapolis, the annual Red White and Boom fireworks display will be launched near the Stone Arch Bridge starting at 10:00 p.m., within walking distance of the new Pryes Brewing tap room. While the taproom is normally only open on weekends, it is making an exception for the holiday, serving beer until midnight and pizza from Red Wagon until 10 p.m.

A view from the bike rack into the outdoor patio at Pryse.
Pryes Brewing has bike valet and pizza with a river view.
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Sea Change

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For the fanciest 4th in town, snag a reservation to the lobster boil at Sea Change. Tickets are $125 and include a cocktail reception, appetizer as well as a three course meal with Maine lobster. The dinner offers communal seating and the best seat in the house for Minneapolis’ fireworks display.

Langostine crudo at Sea Change
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While PinKU does not offer views of the water, or the fireworks, it does offer Japanese street food and the PinKU Elixir, a mix of sake champagne, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lime. PinKU also is offering a potsticker specials all day on the 4th.

Muffuletta in the Park

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of what is billed as the “Only Independence Day Parade in St. Paul.” The St. Anthony Park neighborhood hosts this yearly event, with the parade starting at 11:00 a.m., meandering down Como Avenue and ending up just a few blocks West at Langford Park. Muffuletta is on the parade route, and opens at 11:00 a.m.

On the off chance that the 4th includes patio weather.
Muffuletta

Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar

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View the fireworks display over the sparkling waters of White Bear Lake from Acqua’s patio. The menu is filled with Italian dishes, seafood specialties and cocktails. Try the Italian Basil Mojito with Puerto Rican Silver Rum, fresh basil, Orangecello, lime and club soda.

The lakeside view at Acqua
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The Dock Cafe

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Head over to Stillwater and watch fireworks light the night’s sky over the St. Croix River. The display will be choreographed to music broadcast on 1220 AM and there are several great eateries from which to take it all in, but the prettiest patio award goes to Dock Cafe, with expansive vistas of the river and bridge.

Pryes Brewing Company

In Minneapolis, the annual Red White and Boom fireworks display will be launched near the Stone Arch Bridge starting at 10:00 p.m., within walking distance of the new Pryes Brewing tap room. While the taproom is normally only open on weekends, it is making an exception for the holiday, serving beer until midnight and pizza from Red Wagon until 10 p.m.

A view from the bike rack into the outdoor patio at Pryse.
Pryes Brewing has bike valet and pizza with a river view.
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Sea Change

For the fanciest 4th in town, snag a reservation to the lobster boil at Sea Change. Tickets are $125 and include a cocktail reception, appetizer as well as a three course meal with Maine lobster. The dinner offers communal seating and the best seat in the house for Minneapolis’ fireworks display.

Langostine crudo at Sea Change
Joy Summers

Pinku

While PinKU does not offer views of the water, or the fireworks, it does offer Japanese street food and the PinKU Elixir, a mix of sake champagne, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice and a squeeze of lime. PinKU also is offering a potsticker specials all day on the 4th.

Muffuletta in the Park

This year marks the 70th anniversary of what is billed as the “Only Independence Day Parade in St. Paul.” The St. Anthony Park neighborhood hosts this yearly event, with the parade starting at 11:00 a.m., meandering down Como Avenue and ending up just a few blocks West at Langford Park. Muffuletta is on the parade route, and opens at 11:00 a.m.

On the off chance that the 4th includes patio weather.
Muffuletta

Acqua Restaurant and Wine Bar

View the fireworks display over the sparkling waters of White Bear Lake from Acqua’s patio. The menu is filled with Italian dishes, seafood specialties and cocktails. Try the Italian Basil Mojito with Puerto Rican Silver Rum, fresh basil, Orangecello, lime and club soda.

The lakeside view at Acqua
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The Dock Cafe

Head over to Stillwater and watch fireworks light the night’s sky over the St. Croix River. The display will be choreographed to music broadcast on 1220 AM and there are several great eateries from which to take it all in, but the prettiest patio award goes to Dock Cafe, with expansive vistas of the river and bridge.

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