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BEST TAKEOUT Minneapolis 2008 - Brasa Rotisserie

Brasa Rotisserie

Brasa Rotisserie

600 E. Hennepin Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55414


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Takeout can be such a troublesome beast. Think of what, say, a souffle loses in just a short ride on the passenger seat. How many once-delicious meals have been popped in a Styrofoam clamshell and, by the time you arrived home, emerged a soggy, listless mess? Not so with the Latin soul food served at Brasa Rotisserie, where Alexander Roberts, the chef/owner of the esteemed Restaurant Alma, has turned his fresh/local/sustainable philosophy toward everyday eating. It's a coin toss whether to go with the slow-roasted pork or rotisserie chicken—as luck would have it, either way you win. Then pick from the endless list of Southern-style sides: collard greens, cabbage salad, yams with spicy sausage, fried yucca or plantains, cheddar grits, and more. Throw in a Mexican Coke (made with real cane sugar) and a dessert—perhaps a mango turnover with dulce de leche?—and you're set for any picnic or kitchen-table feast. The only trouble with Brasa's takeout is that the cheery orange dining room might tempt you to stay, especially if the weather's nice and the big glass garage doors are open to the breezes.

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Maybe it is good takeout, but its hard to find out if they don't answer their phones. Its 6:30pm on a Friday, they should be open and taking orders....


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