5 to Try: Wood-Fire Grills

An insider's guide to the Cities' eateries.

Updated: October 25, 2002

5 to Try

Punch Neapolitan Pizza

704 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

This Highland Park pizzeria proves that meat isn't the only thing that can go in a wood oven.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

253 Seventh St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Head here for hot, bubbling pizzas and perfectly-cooked meals before an event at Xcel.

Axel's Bonfire

1555 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55121

The spice-rubbed prime rib is lovely and tender.

Redstone American Grill

8000 Eden Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Aromatic, stuffed flat breads and the 40-spice chicken top our list.

Wildfire Eden Prairie

3020 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Sample a filet mignon medallion trio or wood-fired seafood specialties.