If you get to Minneapolis, MN you HAVE to check out Hell’s Kitchen. It jumped up to the top of my favorite’s list. The atmosphere is so cool, for lack of a better term. It’s very funky and hip. Plan on getting a reservation or having a long wait. We were there around 4 pm on a Saturday and had a 20 minute wait. I over heard the hostess tell a customer they were booked from 8 pm to 10 pm. Walks-ins could expect a 40 minute wait.
Our wait went quickly since there were open seats at the bar. I had a different drink called the Foxy Fosse, it was unlike anything I’ve tried. It was ginger-infused vodka with homemade basil infused lemonade. The basil really came out in the drink. They also have a nonalcoholic version.
For my meal, I chose the roasted vegetable panini. It was a melty, crispy piece of heaven, which was kind of ironic in a place called Hell’s Kitchen. It was two pieces of perfect sourdough holding a creamy mix of swiss and fontina cheeses. Along with the cheese was charbroiled eggplant, braised fennel bulb, roasted sweet red peppers, sautéed portabella mushrooms, and tomatoes. I choose the sweet potato fries to go along with this awesome sandwich. I can safely say this was the BEST panini I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten quite a few. It puts all others to shame.
The farmer had the Jamaican Jerk Burger. This huge burger was bison with jerk seasoning, grilled pineapple, and habanero pepper-jack cheese. He got the french fries with Hell’s Kitchen’s homemade ketchup, which could make a ketchup eater out of me. He didn’t say it was the best burger he’s ever eaten, but he said it was a “damn” good burger.
The menu at this place is huge. They even do brunch! I am so in love with this place I can’t wait to go back. You have to check out their website, www.hellskitcheninc.com. I promise you’ll find something on the menu you’ll be dying to try.