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Southern style in a northern city

Brasa Rotisserie is bringing quality, budget-friendly food to the Twin Cities.


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Looking for a new date location? A place to get a filling meal with friends? Or just want  a break from Bistro food? A restaurant’s new site located on St. Paul’s vibrant Grand Ave., Brasa Premium Rotisserie is providing southern comfort to northern souls.

Roughly three miles from campus, Brasa is a bustling environment of food and fun.

The first Brasa opened across the river in Minneapolis with the goal of serving quality food with quality values. The restaurant heavily promotes its use of locally sourced, organic products and natural meats and eggs. Brasa also sells fair trade coffee and tea.

While southern food is known for loaded carbs and can be meat-heavy, Brasa’s cuisine works to include food for all. Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul locations have vegetarian menus, though the selection is notably smaller than the standard menu. Many items are gluten-free, though there are not gluten-free bread options.

The modern startup atmosphere is apparent the moment you walk in the door. If you arrive at a busy time, a host will take your mobile number and you will be sent a text when your table is ready. During this time you can have a drink at the small woodstyle bar. The location is fairly spacious, but during a busy period, chairs might be close together with little room to maneuver the restaurant. If you are not a drinker, or easily claustrophobic, it might be best to wait for your table outside. Fortunately, quaint shops and cafes are plentiful on Grand for quick visits during your wait.

As money is tight for many a college student, Brasa is a great place to share some food and to share a bill. In fact sampling and sharing is encouraged. No individual meal is over $13 and sides can be purchased in half and full sizes. And it is a $13 well spent with Brasa’s amount and quality. With the food ethics promoted by the restaurant, which are notorious for having high prices, Brasa’s is a treat that is good for you and your bank account. A meal and side will leave anyone plenty full. In the mood for good food but not in the mood to leave your bed? Brasa delivers too!

The St. Paul location can be found on 777 Grand Avenue and is open weekdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  


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Southern style in a northern city