• Restaurant Recommendation: Pure Texas Barbecue at Ten50 BBQ

    Private event space with Lone Star appeal—and a menu to match.

     
    POSTED November 14, 2017
     

Hungry for barbecue done right? Ten50 BBQ in Richardson has pitmasters smoking premium meats for 12-16 hours, right in plain view of the restaurant’s customers. Then Ten50 pairs the meat with made-from-scratch sides—like warm, buttery yeast rolls—and tops it off with desserts like Key lime pie and banana pudding. The restaurant offers private dining space for groups of up to 65, complete with a plasma screen and sound system. Custom menus and full bar service are available to groups in rustically decorated private rooms with plenty of Lone Star appeal. 

Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur in Roseville Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept to the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.

 

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