FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Chef Keven Kvalsten continues the restaurant’s home opener tradition by holding a pig roast in the adjacent Radisson Blu driveway. Expect pulled pork sandwiches ($7), pork tacos ($4, or two for $7) and all-beef hot dogs from Peterson Craftsman Meats ($5). Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Co. will be offering a pair of brews ($5) on tap. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 5.
31 S. 7th St., Mpls., 612-216-3473, firelakerestaurant.com
This sprawling, taps-a-zillion-craft-beers sports bar is marking the return of baseball with an appropriate snack: a gussied-up version of Cracker Jack ($7), popping corn in bacon fat, tossing it in candied jalapeño salt and mixing it with smoked almond toffee. Could someone please hawk this at Target Field? Available from April 3-9.
600 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-361-2900, cityworksrestaurant.com
This Minneapolis institution has a great gameday special: a half-pound burger, fries and a bottle of domestic beer for $12. Available for two hours before game time. Drop into the bar during happy hour (4 to 7 p.m. weekdays) for pastrami sandwiches on mini onion rolls ($3), a slider-sized version of the burger ($3), smoked chicken wings ($4.50) and a half-dozen $4 beers, including an IPA from Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park.
26 S. 6th St., Mpls., 612-339-0909, murraysrestaurant.com