Overlooking the Edinburgh golf course, Girvan Grille is housed in a castle-like structure reflecting the Scottish heritage that gives the course its name. The excellent views of the lush green course are perfectly complimented by the food, a good selection of American favourites. Food adventurers should try their famous ghost pepper wings, coated as they are in the hottest chili in the world, a pepper that is currently in the process of being weaponized in India as a way of dispersing crowds.
Girvan Grille, 8700 Edinburgh Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA, +1 763 315 8535
Basically a local legend in the area, Fat Nat’s inspires devotion in breakfast fans all over the Twin Cities with its dreamy pancakes and eggs benedict. No wonder it is consistently voted the best breakfast and brunch spot in the area, with ultra friendly service and hefty portions putting a smile on your face before you have even tasted your hash browns or your huevos rancheros.
Just minutes away from the centre of Brooklyn Park, Travail Kitchen and Amusements in nearby Robbinsdale is well worth a visit. Do so and you will experience one of the most uniquely strange (and strangely unique) culinary evenings of your life. A fun and novel take on molecular gastronomy that is as much a circus as a kitchen, each dish comes with its own performance, shared by all the diners at its long communal tables.
Bringing the cuisines of Thailand, China and Vietnam to Brooklyn Park, Sweet Basil reinvigorates Asian cooking through a return to traditional ingredients and strong flavours. This focus on flavour makes their curries mild yet delicious, but they offer five degrees of spice for those who like their Asian flavours emboldened by a strong kick of chilli. They have a wonderful patio seating area for warmer evenings so head over for a summer curry
Sweet Basil, 9310 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA, +1 763 391 7362
One of Brooklyn Park’s first Asian restaurants, China Star has been serving Chinese food for over 20 years. Focusing on Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine, they offer tasty versions of all your favourites staple dishes at incredibly generous prices and with the decades of experience of each chef is demonstrative through every mouthful. So many primarily takeout restaurants feel the same, but the staff at China Star ensure each bite will keep you coming back time and time again.
China Star, 6276 Boone Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, USA, +1 763 535 5447