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RH Restaurant

So I’ve been holding out going to RH Rooftop because the menu seemed underwhelming but today Galie suggested that we go there after Ikea.

The place is stunning. The staff is extraordinary. The food is beautifully plated and delicious too.

Get there. Have your own RH Rooftop Restaurant experience.

Peach Bellini
Avocado Toast
Smoked Salmon
Truffle Fries


Green is the New Black: Pop-up Market

Appetite for Change hosted its first Black business market that supported and showcased over 15 small business owners.

It was the perfect sunny day with an added crispiness in the air indicating that Fall is right around the corner.

I was able to support six black businesses with my coins ♥️

Here are a few of the vendors and some yummy plant-based goodies.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Someone from the Black Travel Movement asked for suggestions on things to do in Mpls outside of Mall of America.

Here’s what I posted: July 9, 2019

⭐The reggae festival in Duluth is next weekend.
⭐The Endless Bridge.
⭐Mpls Farmers Market
⭐Mill City Farmers Market
⭐Walk the Stone Arch Bridge
⭐Minnehaha Falls and eat at Sea Salt while you’re there.
⭐Ride the Ferris Wheel at Betty Danger’s.
⭐Check out Lake Nokomis, rent bikes etc
⭐Try vegan soul food at Trio Plant Based
⭐Have a Wonderous Punch or Zombie at The Red Dragon
⭐Crave Rooftop downtown
⭐Seven Rooftop downtown
⭐Breakfast Bar (hookah and cigars on patio)
⭐GoldRoom for dinner and Friday night Happy Hour
⭐Walker Arts
⭐Must see the Famous Cherry and The Spoon at The Sculpture Garden
⭐Check our Bunkers or Dakota for live music
⭐Wanna see a stage play or concert, check out The Guthrie, State Theater, Orpheum or Penumbra Theater
⭐ Paisley Park Tour if you’re a Prince Fan
⭐Stop by First Ave, take a photo by Prince Star
⭐Sommerfest at Orchestra Hall
⭐ Electric Fetus for all things music and cool
⭐ Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) 15 works inspired by the fatal shooting of Philando Castile … Now through July 29
⭐ Centennial Lakes in Edina for paddle boating, mini golf and ice skating in winter
⭐ Science Museum of MN for exhibits and films

#minneapolisentreepreneur #thingstodoinmpls #minneapolis #twincities

Esker Grove Happy Hour

I often get asked where is the best Happy Hour in the Twin Cities.

My list usually consists of spots that have reasonable prices with great food and bomb drinks.

Today while waiting to attend the movie screening of The Last Black Man in San Francisco at The Walker Arts, I stopped by Esker Grove on the floor level.

The restaurant has a full patio and open window view to the amazingly beautiful and famous Sculpture Garden

I opted for the fried cauliflower $6 and the Zombie Cocktail $6

Let’s chat about the Zombie Cocktail which is normally $12 …

It is loaded with Puerto Rican rum, Jamaican rum and 151 rum. You will only need one and you better drink responsibly. Have a prearranged designated driver because you’ll definitely want to partake in a second one.

Minneapolis Entréepreneur Approved 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Plant-based Juicy Lucy at J. Selby’s in St. Paul

Looks are definitely deceiving because this plant based burger from @jselbys tastes way better than it looks. Sorry that I couldn’t capture the cheese that was oozing out 😛😛 ➡️J. LucyThis is their take on the Minneapolis classic Juicy Lucy. A house-made Beyond Burger blend filled with molten melty cheeze and topped with tomato, lettuce, onion & mayo on a whole grain bun.
A must try for meat eaters #meatlessmonday #plantbased
#jselbys #stpauleats #minneapolisentreepreneur #getinmybelly

Lobster Fried Rice at Que Viet

Friday was my very first time at Que Viet. I’ve always heard they have the best Vietnamese food in MN but I’ve never made my way over there until now.

Every Friday during Lent they are featuring lobster fried rice as a special. **Only at the NE location.

I don’t know what it is about their fried rice. It taste like they grilled it. It has a bit of a smoke flavor. That’s a FANTASTIC thing.

The serving size is enough to share with a friend unless you’re greedy like me.

I was impressed with the amount of lobster in the dish. It was sweet, succulent and not overcooked.

I can’t wait to go back again next Friday😉. I also want to try another dish.

Great service. Great food. Bad parking 😊


It seems like Minneapolis has stepped its vegan game all the way up … from national chains to local restaurants.

Check these out if you’re looking to explore a few new #vegan options.

  • Breaking Bread Cafe & Catering

📸 Breaking Bread

Looking for meatless options at Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering? Their Roasted Veggie Sandwich is the perfect selection with a whole lot of flavor!

📸 Chipotle

Vegan Meat Flatbread

vegan crust, tomato sauce, vegan Italian sausage, vegan maple bacon, vegan feta & mozz, oregano & garlic

* Meats from Herbivorous Butcher

The Gold Room Restaurant

🥰Special thanks to Natalie Morrow and Chef Demarco Cavil for inviting Minneapolis Entréepreneur along with other Bloggers to a private menu tasting of Gold Room Restaurant located downtown Minneapolis.

The menu is superior and every item we sampled was seasoned to perfection. There was no salt and pepper needed and every bite ended with OMG OMG this is incredible‼

Please make sure to add Gold Room to your list of restaurants to visit and support.

Check out the pics and description of each dish specially prepared for us by 👨🏾‍🍳Chef Demarco.
#minneapolisentreepreneur #goldroommpls #BOB #downtownmpls #supportBOB

Fig + Farro Revised

I’m elated to announce that Fig + Farro is a fully plant based restaurant now. Besides a few menu struggles here and there, they have been open a full year which is a huge accomplishment especially coming behind many failed restaurants in that same space.

Today I had lunch with my nonvegan friend Maria. She was open to trying plant based food but had her nose frowned up the entire time.

We eased her in with the jackfruit tacos. I knew the flavors would be common to her palate. Maria was pleasantly surprised. She enjoyed the taco as well as the spinach and farro soup that accompanied it.

I tried the new breakfast sammie. House made english muffin, tomato tahini, chickpea fritter, plant based sausage and arugula.

It needed a little salt and pepper and more sausage. Otherwise … really really delicious and filling.