by Molly Priesmeyer - 262 Reviews - 117 List
Next to our beloved KG, Joe Mauer might be the biggest "Golden Boy" Minnesota sports has ever seen. So where does the Hometown Hero with one of the "best swings in baseball" go to get his grub on? (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Twins)
Updated: September 28, 2009
Ah, yes. One of the most St. Paul-iest spots in all of St. Paul, Mancini's is an old-school chops house focused on the big, bold and bawdy. On any given night there's great entertainment, whether it's a lounge singer or karaoke. But mostly this family-owned joint is dripping with old-school kitsch and charm, making one of Mauer's hometown faves.
While Davanni's is also a favorite among lovers of thin-sliced pizza, Mauer heads here for one of this local restaurant's beloved hot hoagies, including 16 different varieties, nearly all of which are smothered in Davanni's signature marinara sauce.
This sports joint?also run by guys who own the Nook?is a favorite among Twins players and fans for its giant, juicy burgers and allegiance to hometown teams. Mauer's teammates are known to frequent there, and the supposedly shy Mauer has been spotted with them on more than a few occasions.