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New 50th and France Restaurant Opens

The Red Cow promises gourmet burgers and a wide selection of wines by the glass.

Minneapolis' newest restaurant opened Monday, Feb. 18, promising gourmet burgers and a wide selection of wines by the glass.

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The Red Cow, located in the former Blockbuster storefront at 50th and France, will serve lunch, dinner, and late-night fare until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and until midnight on Sundays.

Wine list is quite long, ringing in at 30-plus different reds and whites and a few kinds of bubbly to boot. Most on the list are available by the glass, with a few more available by the bottle. Beer lovers won't feel left out, either, with around 40 taps on offer, around half of which are from Minnesota or Wisconsin.

The menu is burger- and sandwich-heavy, with a small selection of other entrees, house-made soups, and entree-size salads. Prices are reasonable, running from around $9 to $13. Diners and drinkers will also find a sizeable smorgasbord of small starters to snack on, like poutine ($9.50), ahi tuna crisps ($11), and pastrami sliders ($10). CityPages' food critic stopped by earlier this week to sample some of their fare.

While it won't be too useful for a few more months, the restaurant also boasts a 34-seat patio. 

marshall garneau February 22, 2013 at 05:25 PM
The new restaurant is welcome. However, years ago this part of our city voted to have all liquor in our restaurants. Do you see it on our side of 50th and France. No. Why not? We are losing a lot of revenue to Edina, folks.
James Sanna February 22, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Actually, it is on the Minneapolis side, at 50th and Drew.
marshall garneau February 23, 2013 at 08:05 PM
50th and Drew, France, Ewing-you miss my point-why not a full-liquor license in some restaurants on Minneapolis' side. Amazing what that might have done for Pearson's at Ewing and 50th. A lot of people might like wine or beer. Well, a lot of us also like Bourbon, Scotch, etc. There is a full liquor menu at 56th and Xerxes. So what gives at the 50th France business area?

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