Posted on June 28, 2021
What’s On the Menu at Oxcart
The concept behind the food selection on the first floor was to create a handheld food tailored menu, delicacies that you can enjoy with one hand while using the other hand with a joystick. Every dish is made for one-handed eating: a toaster strudel/Pop-Tart, a muffin/pizza roll hybrid, pretzels with cheese, and hot dogs.
Justin also wanted the dishes to create a nostalgic effect.
Pizza poppers, recreated as pull-apart bread with pizza ingredient stuffings, a fluffy pretzel with homemade cheese sauce, cheese on a stick, dressed up Vienna beef hot dogs like the famous Chicago dog, among other selections, all accomplish that objective.
Justin wanted to take nostalgic food, State Fair food, food you would get frozen and heat up and make it from scratch, make it better.
Some of arcade menu favorites include the Minnesota sushi, a pickle all rolled up on corned beef and ice cream cheese, just as you would expect at Grandma’s holiday picnic; the homemade Pop-Tart, a crisp light version coated with a bright icing and rocking berry jam stuffing; and the crave-worthy and perfectly executed homemade corndog.
The drink selection is full of ingredients from the nineties era such as Malibu rum, Tang, and curacao. You might also enjoy the boozy snow cones along with delicious blueberry basil, if only as a rejuvenating dessert option for a hot day. However, if you much prefer the taste of whiskey, this list might utterly be disappointing.
Upstairs, on the sprawling, ever-popular rooftop bar, are more games including a giant Jenga and Connect Four, but the aesthetic theme remains consistent with other floors in the establishment.
The menu has undergone a full transformation, continuing the playful theme that starts downstairs. A few entrees, tacos, salads, hot dogs, burgers, and several shareable appetizers are perfect options to enjoy in the sun.
The drink menu is also continuous, bringing in shareable drinks served in fishbowls, with the addition of the sweet delights served upstairs. While on the rooftop you will see some guests order the drinks, eager to indulge their palate.
Ox Cart Arcade and Rooftop has entered the burger scene in Minnesota with its own cheesy, double-pattied-for-extra-flavor-and-crisp version that’s good enough to land in anyone’s top ten selection. The simple California selection is quite delightful, featuring an irresistible combination of special sauce, tomato, and lettuce. The French version is also quite lovely and comes with some brie cheese to create a creamy lusciousness and oven-dried tomato toppings for extra sweetness.
The classic double burger goes for $12 and features your choice of cheese, bacon bits, onion, tomato, lettuce, and fancy sauce. The pulled pork sandwich costs $12 and features a barbecue and creamy coleslaw. The chicken Caesar wrap is also an excellent option. This selection goes for $12 and features caesar dressing, tomato, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Romaine. The grilled chicken wrap goes for $12 and features Greek dressing, feta, cucumber, tomato, red onions, Kalamata olives, and mixed greens. The buffalo chicken wrap also goes for $12 and features buffalo sauce, tomato, celery, blue cheese, and Romaine.