Best Restaurant on Grand Avenue
Brasa Rotisserie, St. Paul
Grand Avenue, that stretch of road where shopping is plentiful and parking is at a premium, is where you'll find the St. Paul outpost of Brasa, a sustainably sourced meat emporium known for its family-style portions and for having enough variety to suit the pickiest eater. The roast pork is cooked slow and low until juicy and tender; the Brussels sprouts will win over even the most ardent veggie hater; and in the summer when Brasa throws open the doors to the beautiful patio space, you'll want to while away the day over a spread of rice and beans, yucca fries, succulent pulled chicken in pepper gravy, and fried catfish with zesty mayo. From the gluten-free (everything but the bread is safe) to the spice-seekers (douse everything in that table-top chili vinegar) to the capsaicin-challenged (try the mac and cheese), there's something for every eater at Brasa.