10 Places For Edina Art Fair Eats

Salut and Barrio's patios

Salut and Barrio have fun patio seating along France Avenue South at 50th and France.

The Edina Art Fair brings thousands of new people to 50th and France. Maybe you have plans to visit the fair this year? While art is the focus, food is always a mainstay.

Besides art from hundreds of talent artists and craftsman, the Edina Art Fair brings in a differrent assortment of foods from temporary vendors. Still, eating on your feet is not for everyone.

Naturally Delicious ice cream cone

Naturally Delicious serves an ice cream cone from their vendor booth at the Edina Art Fair.

Whether just for quick a snack or an entire full-course meal, 50th and France has many fine places where you can sit down and take a load off your feet. Here are 10 fine restaurants located along the streets of the Edina Art Fair well worth a visit any time of year.

  1. Rice Paper Restaurant — A pleasant atmosphere and creative twists on Vietnamese food make Rice Paper gratifying for the senses. The restaurant has friendly service in a contemporary theme and is a old favorite.
  2. D’Amico & Sons – For quality Italian cuisine with an atmosphere to match head to D’Amico & Sons. The family-friendly menu has pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. Check out the happy hour pizza special.
  3. Mozza Mia – Pizzas and other Italian favorites make Mozza Mia a popular destination. Try some of the housemade fresh mozzarella.
  4. Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro — Beaujo’s is the place to meet for wine. Small plates, soups, salads, house specialties and daily dessert specials are on the food menu.
  5. Raku Japanese Restaurant — This elegant restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine with a European touch. The sushi is a work of art for the eye to behold.
  6. Edina Grill – A family pleasing menu has traditional American favorites prepared with a new twist. The pierogies topped with a mound of crispy onion strings and horseradish sauce make a perfect starter. Top off your meal with the banana pie, which rivals the quality of Grandma’s old recipe.
  7. Salut Bar Amricain – French food without the pretense makes for a light but satisfying meal. “Zeeh” atmosphere is French chic with a good dose of Francophile humor.
  8. Cocina Del Barrio — One of three Twin City Barrios, which serves Latin American and Mexican cuisine. The menu pairs innovative combinations of fresh, seasonal ingredients with a spicy zing.
  9. Pig & Fiddle – The British ambiance makes you want to try a musty dark beer from over the pond. Round off a new beer selection with traditional Brit pub fare. The outdoor patio is a genuine slice of Europe cafe life.
  10. Red Cow – Burgers dominate the menu and are expertly prepared in new and innovative ways that reveal all a burger can be. The fresh-from-the-fryer, light-as-air, squeaky cheese curds alone are worth a visit.
Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique cupcake assortment

An assortment of fresh-made cupcakes for Sweet Retreat Cupcake Boutique makes any day special.

Don’t forget dessert. Sweet Retreat bakes a mean cupcake that will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth with a smile. Yogurt Lab has a seemingly infinite spread of toppings for a selection of frozen yogurt that changes daily. They are right next to each other on France Avenue just south of West 50th Street. For a big sugar adventure, why not try both?

Mozza Mia Patio 2013 Edina art fair

Mozza Mia staff prepare for a busy day during the Edina Art Fair 2013.

Sweet or savory 50th & France has the restaurant or food specialty shop for you. Enjoy a culinary road trip through northeast Edina. Chances are you will want to come back for more.


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