Once we got downtown we wandered around the streets for a little bit. We were very hungry but not sure where to go. The Nicollet Mall area has so many fun shops and restaurants it was hard to decide. I saw the sign for The Local and immediately made a beeline for their door. I had never been there but I have always heard amazing things and it has been on my list of places to try.
The three of us walked into the restaurant and were immediately impressed with its beautiful interior. The local has a very traditional pub style with glossy dark woods and brass fixtures. The walls were hung with antique looking paintings and the booths were walled off and very private feeling. There was amazing frosted glass designs everywhere you looked. If nothing else The Local definitely
|Baked Artichoke Dip|
Within ten minutes we had our drinks and appetizer. All three of our drinks were perfect and the Artichoke Dip was to die for. It was so creamy and had the most amazing smoky flavor from the roasted red peppers. Zoë almost always orders artichoke dip when we go out and she and Ma agreed that The Local made the best artichoke dip they ever had. When our server brought out our drinks and appetizer she took our lunch order. As soon as we glanced at the menu we knew immediately what we wanted, the only problem was committing to one thing since everything on the menu sounded delicious.
Just as we were finishing up our appetizer our food was brought out. Zoë ordered their Walleye Sandwich with sweet potato fries, Ma got their Pot Roast Sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy and I ordered the The Local Burger with aged white cheddar and regular fries. I don't think we could shove our food into our mouths fast enough everything was so good. We all shared bites of each others sandwiches. Zoë's walleye was so light and flaky and every bite was a steamy little dream. Ma's sandwich was so savory, the slow cooked pot roast, smoky peppers and creamy caramelized onions were the perfect combination of flavors in every bite. As good as their meals were they couldn't hold a candle to the perfection that was my cheeseburger. It was cooked exactly right so that every bite was a juicy little piece of heaven. My burger came with aged white cheddar and a toasted brioche bun that gave my burger the perfect buttery crunch.
|Walleye Sandwich - Pot Roast Sandwich - The Local Burger|
I would absolutely recommend The Local to anyone and everyone. The service is amazing, the food is to die for and the atmosphere is mesmerizing. I had such a wonderful time there and I can not wait to go back again! If you would like more information on The Local visit their website at: www.the-local.com you can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!