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Dubbed the “City of Lakes,” Minneapolis lives up to its bucolic nickname with more than 20 lakes, rivers and wetlands to explore, intertwined with gorgeous green spaces. But the city knows it can’t get by just on good looks and clean air. The friendliness quotient in Minneapolis ranks among the highest in the nation, and its highly efficient skyway system, a series of above-ground walkways connecting over nine miles’ worth of downtown buildings, is a feat of engineering to be applauded. If only every city that snows in the winter could build the same!


And then there’s the food and the community of food makers that we at FOODWORKS feel lucky to be a part of. Minneapolis is home to bountiful farmers markets and wineries, no surprise given its natural surroundings. But there’s a lot more to uncover about this FOODWORKS city. “America’s most intriguing food and drink city that no one’s talking about,” says Esquire magazine about Minneapolis. So let’s talk about Minneapolis and its place in the FOODWORKS family. About the authentic burger dives and sophisticated gastropubs worth seeking out; the craft distilleries and craft donut shops where tradition is turned on its head in the most flavorful, colorful ways; and the tight-knit, thriving Hmong community with its vibrant markets and restaurants. Let’s talk and then, let’s eat everything Minneapolis has to offer.

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Motor City takes pride in its neighborhood restaurants and so do we.

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The fourth largest U.S. city in the second largest state is cooking up big things.


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Hyperlocal cuisine (and plenty of cheese, sausage and beer) in a cool college town—what more could you want?

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Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital has become a culinary capital.

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San Diego
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