Why yes, we did welcome our new intern to the office by taking her out to try a restaurant with us. *Cue the celebration with beef-themed dishes. On Monday, May 13, the Minnesota Beef Council staff travelled to Tonka Bay, Minnesota to Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room, a restaurant that focuses on serving fresh, sophisticated, and seasonal dishes. Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room was a recipient of a Diners’ Choice Award in 2019.
Rating on a scale of 1-10: Karin gave this item a 9. Karin thought that the flavors of this dish worked wonderfully together. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium and was very tender. The ciabatta bread held up surprisingly well with all of the fixings on the sandwich. However, it was a hearty helping for a lunch selection and she would have liked to see a smaller portion – but it was delicious!
Salad: grilled top sirloin, mixed greens, deviled eggs, old smokehouse bacon,
amablu crumbles, avocado, white balsamic vinaigrette.
Rating on a scale of 1-10: Becky gave this item a 9. Becky thought the steak was cooked a little more than she was hoping, but otherwise, the salad was wholesome and delicious with a spring mix of greens, bacon bits, deviled eggs, tomatoes and white balsamic dressing. The fact that the eggs were deviled rather than just hard boiled really added a unique flavor to the salad!
Rating on a scale of 1-10: Katie gave this item an 8. Katie thought it was a light, fresh and unique dish. In incorporated lots of fresh vegetables that had almost an Asian flair to them. The steak was a perfect addition to the vegetables and quinoa, grilled to perfection! This dish was perfect for a beautiful spring day!
a scale of 1-10: Alyssa gave this item a 9. The burger was
cooked to a perfect medium, and the smoked bacon and Tillamook cheese were a
perfect complement to enhance the flavors. The barbecue sauce was perhaps a
little much and got to be a bit messy, so this is maybe an item she would not
recommend for a first date. Aside from that, it was a great spin on a classic
Overall, the team thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant and would highly recommend any of the selections we had!