4.0 out of 5.0 stars

The North Loop area of Minneapolis has a bunch of very good restaurants.  How do you choose?  There’s just something cool about a brewery feel to a restaurant.  If you pair that with a very cool patio and some really good food, you just might have something.  The burgers?  There is something cool about those too!

If it’s Thursday, it’s usually Twin Cities Burger Night #TCBN with @phatphood & @shawnsrodgers.  We are at @freehousempls in the heart of the North Loop.  They’ve got a very nice line-up of really good burgers to choose from.  I had the Freestyle Burger which is somewhere around a ½ pound ground chuck from @reinhartlacrosse.  It was cooked beautifully, was juicy and seasoned pretty well.  Cheddar cheese is the choice on this burger.  A couple of very red slices of tomatoes top that.  Fresh lettuce sits on the bottom bun.  A bunch of very thin sliced pickles on the lettuce and a little mustard thrown on as well.  They also drizzle on some of their own special sauce which was very good.  Of course I had to get some on the side.  The egg bun from Franklin Street Bakery was soft, lightly toasted and very good.  I liked this burger.

This is a great place to hang out before a Twins game or any other event in downtown Minneapolis.  The patio is super cool.  I love all of the trees and hanging plants.  There are a ton of really good appetizers as well.  I would recommend a stop.  The Freehouse is also part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, which includes The Blue Barn at the Minnesota State Fair, which I know you and I will be spending some time at next week.  Check out Blue Plate Restaurant Company and see what other restaurants are under their umbrella.  You just might see us at another one in the future, we hope.

Truffle Fries – Very Good.

Deviled Eggs – Fantastic!

Cheese Curds – Very Good.

Brussels Sprouts – Very good.

Buffalo Tofu – Very Good.