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  • Radisson Blu's Brain Food Fuels Your Work Day and Keeps You Focused

    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE

Radisson Blu Hotels have come up with a solution to that 3 p.m. sugar crash we’ve all experienced in day-long conferences and meetings: Brain Food, which covers a broad range of foods that are low in fat and refined sugars, and improve concentration levels. From fish and whole grains to fruits and vegetables, teams of nutritionists and hotel chefs have worked together to create the flavorful and healthy menu.

The concept of Brain Food began in Radisson Blu Hotels in Europe, and received such positive feedback that it was quickly integrated into all U.S. Radisson Blu catering menus. Although many other venues are coming up with alternative options for healthier eating, chefs at Radisson Blu pride themselves in pioneering the movement. “It’s one of our tools that is key to differentiation,” says chef Jim Kyndberg, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. “It’s something that sets us apart from competition.” Kristen Babcock, director of catering and convention services at the Radisson Blu MOA, adds, “It’s a fairly unique principle, yet so practical for today’s meeting experiences.” The Brain Food menu, created by Executive Chef Dinesh Jayawardena, continues to be a top choice for event and meeting planners.

Graves Hospitality has proposed plans for a future development on the current site that will necessitate the immediate closing of Bradstreet Craftshouse in Minneapolis.

The restuarant opened in 2009 in the downtown Minneapolis Graves 601 Hotel. In 2014, Graves Hospitality sold the hotel and the Bradstreet concept was moved to the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis. It opened again in 2015. In approximately 14 months, Bradstreet will open within the InterContinental Hotel, which will be directly connected by skyway to Terminal One of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.


Minnesota may be a landlocked Midwest state, but the local restaurants have far more to off er than hotdish. Delicacies from the sea can be found at these dining establishments in the Twin Cities and beyond. For entertaining clients or hosting an event, these locations are a good catch. 

The Oceanaire Seafood Room


Now that the ground has thawed, the days are getting longer, and we've (hopefully) seen the last lingering springtime snowfall, it’s time for Minnesotans and visitors alike to get outside and explore the Twin Cities. Radisson Blu’s #BluRoutes offers pre-planned routes for runners, walkers and joggers alike that start and end at either the Mall of America or locations across downtown Minneapolis. Whether you’re after a brisk morning jog or a leisurely stroll between meetings, #BluRoutes offers a chance to get some exercise and sightsee on foot.