Travel Eats: A weekend in Minnesota

Travel Eats documents my food adventures outside of Chicago.

Turkey and artichoke grilled cheese, Marigold Kitchen
Turkey and artichoke grilled cheese, Marigold Kitchen

Before heading full-speed into Restaurant Week, I wanted to share a few more photos from my vacation earlier this month. From a sandwich that stole my heart when we stopped for lunch in Madison (see above), to more of my favorite bites and sips from Saffron in downtown Minneapolis (see also: this tagine); and from a hearty Northwoods breakfast to convenience-store-assembled dessert by the fire, there was a little bit of everything. Definitely a cold but successful getaway!

Saffron Rose cocktail, Saffron
Saffron Rose cocktail – gin, saffron, orange blossom water, and sparkling rosé
Turk hummus with caramelized paprika butter and za'atar, Saffron
Turk hummus with caramelized paprika butter and za’atar, Saffron
Salted caramel trifle, Saffron
Salted caramel trifle, Saffron
"Chocolate four ways" – low-brow dessert at its finest
“Chocolate four ways” in the condo – pop-tarts, puppy chow, cookie, and hot chocolate, a.k.a low-brow dessert at its finest
Breakfast, The 502 at Chase on the Lake
Northwoods breakfast with cheese sauce on top of scrambled eggs on top of hashbrowns, The 502 at Chase on the Lake

What have you eaten during recent travels?