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Brasa Premium Rotisserie

Map & Directions 600 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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612-379-3030
  • Latin American, Soul Food, Southern
  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available, Street

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City Pages' Description

How can you turn Twin Cities-area farm products into the food that the food cognoscenti really, really want--namely well spiced, healthy, various, filling, affordable, and local? Chef Alex Roberts, the James Beard-nominated chef who also owns fine-dining standard-bearer Restaurant Alma, answered that question with his brilliant new fast-casual spot Brasa. It's a sort of Minnesota-farm-driven hybrid of two other restaurant traditions, namely the South American way of making rotisserie meats, and the classic Southern meat-and-three soul-food set-up. When you visit the modern, corrugated metal-accented table-service restaurant with the good but simple wine and beer list, you get to choose various combinations of slow-roasted, succulent, crispy, crackling, and creamy Berkshire roast pork; amply spiced, lemony roast chicken; and a dozen vegetable or grain dishes, some vegetarian, some not. (The combo plates run, roughly, $11 to $14.) Most everything is great, though this critic is partial to the deeply flavored rice and pigeon peas with local ham, and the cabbage salad, an ephemeral, minty elevation of traditional cole slaw. Everything is available for take-out, and holds and reheats well, making it the ideal gift for new parents, mourners, or other folks in need of food that's good for you, good for local farmers, and you know, just plain old good.

 
Member Reviews

  • on 09/14/10
    4

    Soul food, local wine and beer, grass fed free range locally produced chicken...and the black eyed peas are lovely. (Skip the greens, they don't use bacon fat to cook them so they are a bit bland- get the creamed spinach instead)

  • JoeMaffei
    JoeMaffei wrote a review for Brasa Premium Rotisserie
    on 05/17/10
    4

    Meat! Slow roasted. Delicious. I want to rent a table and just live there.

  • haiger wrote a review for Brasa Premium Rotisserie
    on 08/24/08
    4

    Anytime you can get good chicken rotiserrie-style, slow roasted pork and beef in a converted garage turned open air restaurant - is an easy bet for a good time. highly recommended

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Tips from foursquare

  • Travel Channel on 08/03/11

    "One of my favorite things to do while in the Twin Cities: Eat at Brasa Rotisserie. Hands down my favorite place." --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation

  • Charles E. on 01/22/12

    Per Chuck, I grabbed the pork plate. I wish I had gotten a picture of the carcass. Love the coke in the glass bottles too!

  • Andrew Z. on 09/21/10

    Pulled pork, guac, tortilla soup, yams and andouille, cornbread... wash it all down with a Jarritos. Heard amazing things about their brunch, but haven't been yet.

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/11/11

    Try the Pork Sandwich. Slow-roasted pork, dripping with spices and a healthy dose of the vibrant and tangy mojo sauce, brings sense to this mad, mad world.—Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, February 2011

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 11/30/10

    The mojo sauce that comes with the slow-roasted pork should be used on everything: pulled chicken, yucca fries, shoe leather, everything.

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