We Minnesotans love our lakes to death. Yet in the Twin Cities we often take our place on the Mississippi for granted, though our very existence as a city depends on it. Head over to Red River Kitchen at City House and see the river anew. While in this restored grain elevator and flour mill turned bar, restaurant, and play space, you’re quite literally sitting on St. Paul food history. As the river rushes by, a paddleboat or maybe a barge floating on it, enjoy a Minnesota-made gin and tonic, and a fish taco. Contemplate all that the river has made possible, you lucky Minnesotan you.