Back to the homeland!!! Man do I love the Midwest. It’s so beautiful here in the summer, and I’m just always at a constant state of peace. There is also so much to do– I just wish I took advantage of it more! But That’s what eSKape is for… I’ve been able to do a bit of adventuring here, and my very first stop was right in my hometown of Edina!

IMG_9799Coalition is a brand new restaurant at 50th and France, and it already fits in so well to the area. The restaurant that had been there previously was struggling to bring in diners, but Coalition has been full nearly every time I’ve driven by! The food is wonderful and the environment as a whole has a very light and airy feel to it.IMG_9801The entrance has the CUTEST floral wallpaper that just really sets the tone. The inside is very open, with a mirrored bar that enhances all of the natural light. IMG_9809We sat at a nice high top up against the white painted brick, but I explored around to some booth seating in the back, and a porch section on the side!IMG_9807Processed with VSCO with g3 presetAnd I HAD to get a picture of the bathroom because the floor tile was so colorful and was just the perfect finishing touch on the whole restaurant.Processed with VSCO with f2 presetAside from the wonderful ~aesthetic~ of Coalition, the food was awesome. We had a phenomenal cauliflower appetizer that had been flash fried and then topped with a sweet and sour sauce. There was the perfect fried outer crunch to balance the consistency of the cauliflower, but you could still feel healthy because they were veggies:)IMG_9802For our main dishes we had a fresh southwest salad that was topped with avocado, tortilla chips, cherry tomatoes, delicious grilled corn, and some killer shrimp on the side.IMG_9803And we also had these little beef half sandwich things… To be honest I don’t really know how to describe them! The bread was very fluffy and light (pretty sure it was bao), and with flavorful pulled beef and pickled cucumbers and carrots.IMG_9804We will DEFINITELY be coming back to Coalition. The location is perfect, especially if you’re looking for a refreshing and lovely lunch to break up a day of shopping at 50th and France:)



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