Butterscotch budino at the 112 Eatery in Minneapolis.

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Diner's Journal: Post-prom dining destinations

  • Article by: RICK NELSON
  • Star Tribune
  • April 25, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Keep the prom party going at these late-night dining destinations.

Earlier this year, the team at Borough entered the Uptown market in a major way with sprawling Coup d’Etat. Its late-night bar menu features thin-crust pizzas (don’t miss the one blanketed in spicy house-made sausage) and a handful of conversation-starting appetizers: gigantic tempura-battered frog legs, a citrus-splashed plate of raw tuna and smoky bone marrow. Kitchen open to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

2923 Girard Av. S., Mpls., 612-354-3575,


Freehouse caters to all kinds of after-hours hungers: excellent burgers (including one of the city’s best turkey burgers), an array of shareable snacks (the smoked trout spread is a must, as is the Scotch egg made with smoked salmon) and a pleasant list of breakfast-all-day (and -night) items. Dessert? It’s all about the fancy — and wicked-good — brownie. The setting is appropriately North Loop lofty. Kitchen open to 2 a.m. daily.

701 Washington Av. N., Mpls., 612-339-7011,


Those with a sweet tooth should consider descending upon 112 Eatery and ordering rounds of the kitchen’s two iconic desserts: a beyond luscious butterscotch budino and a wildly decadent tres leches cake. OK, that banana tart is amazing, too. Kitchen open to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

112 N. 3rd St., Mpls. 612-343-7696,

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