Eat Street Social: Great options and atmosphere at new Nicollet Avenue restaurant

For a sad while, there was a corner of empty restaurants on Eat Street in Minneapolis, but one of the two large spaces has been filled, and filled might well, I have to say.

Eat Street Social is the offshoot of Northeast Social, and it adds a nice change of pace to global marketplace that marks this stretch of Nicollet Avenue. Eat Street Social offers a fun, somewhat more upscale atmosphere, a small but delightful set of menu options, and a full bar, complete with some creative drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Like this one:

The Social Fritz: a grapefruit-blueberry cordial with seltzer and lemon tree bitters. Tangy and refreshing.

A recent sandwich special was a shrimp po' boy, but instead of fried, the shrimp were grilled and served on a fresh, chewy ciabatta roll with pickled cabbage and aioli. Yum.

My favorite, though, is Eat Street Social's take on the Cuban: ham, pulled pork, onions, and pickled jalapenos. I was unsure about the role of the jalapenos, but they proved to be a unique replacement for the traditional mustard and pickles. Kind of a revisionist Cuban, but hey, if it works, why not?

18 W 26th St
Minneapolis, MN

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    Amy Rea

    Flyover Land , by Amy Rea, is about the best of Minnesota, and why you shouldn't just fly over.



    Your review of Eat Street social does tempt me. But mostly I like your blog: Fly Over Land.  Cool that somebody used this cultural icon of o ur region as a blog name.