Eden Prairie was developed from former farms and grasslands, and its popularity as a suburb has given rise to family-focused restaurants along with taverns and grills. Favorite local Italian eateries feature refined Tuscan flavors, including soups and salads, wood-fired pizzas, and tomato-based, baked pasta dishes. Nearby family-friendly restaurants offer burgers, chicken, and Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Eden Prairie is home to a number of laid-back taverns and grills serving Midwest and classic American cuisine. Find local beer on tap and locally farmed fish on the menu along with creatively topped burgers and grilled steaks. Another local favorite is barbecue in the form of Texas-style brisket, pork ribs, chicken, and sausages as well as more unusual specialties of smoked turkey and ham.