Band Box Diner
Nestled on a triangle-shaped block in the Elliot Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, between Park and Chicago Avenues, is a small white restaurant adorned with bright red letters that spell out Band Box Diner. It is not a dining car, but a more stout structure with much larger windows.
The Band Box Diner has been at the fork in the road between 14th and 10th Streets in downtown Minneapolis since 1939. Its current owner, Brad Ptchek left the life of an haute cuisine chef 13 years ago to work the griddle at the historic little eatery and never looked back.