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Favorite restaurants from the past

We used to go to bandana square when I was a kid. A remember a train museum, a fancy soap shop, a candy store, and a malt shop/diner type of place. I loved when the Dakota was there. What is there now?

Apr 05, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Egg White Powder

Michaels

Mar 21, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Your Favorite Source for Roasted Coffee Beans.

Go to your local Dunn Bros and look at their freshly roasted offerings. Maybe not the best option, but they are freshly roasted and convenient.

Mar 21, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

When I was a kid, we used to go to the York Steakhouse in Rosedale mall. Of course, I was a kid, so I didnt know any better, but their rotisserie chicken was great.

Also, the Salad bar at "Professors" in Roseville. Peal and eat shrimp!

Mar 14, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

need a MSP Pho update

I still love trieu chau on University at (almost dale)

They have a very flavorful broth- lots of noodles. Plenty of basil.

I also like the chicken pho there- it comes with lots of stirfried vegetables in it.

Mar 14, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Deli/ Salumeri

So- I just had some friends send me some bread from Zingermans.

It was so wonderful, and my friends said it is nothing compared to the sandwiches that they make with it.

Where does one go for an amazing deli sandwich these days? If I am in Duluth, I will gladly go to the Northern Waters Smokehaus. two words... Bison Pastrami.

Even for things like smoked fish. I feel like we have many passable options, but nothing great.

Mar 14, 2014
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Need a vegetarian, wheat free main course to go along w/Beef Tenderloin at Christmas!!! Help!

How about a vegetarian cassoulet? mmm.

Dec 08, 2009
BillyP in Home Cooking

Coffee Grind for 30 cup urn-style pot

Thanks,
I figured that it wouldn't make much sense using quality coffee. Ill just use Folgers.

Mar 23, 2009
BillyP in Home Cooking

Coffee Grind for 30 cup urn-style pot

Hey there-
So, I am supposed to make coffee for an office baby shower in one of those 30 cup coffee pots.

2 questions-

1.Is it worth it to buy coffee beans and grind them my self, or should I just buy a can of Folgers?

2.If I do use beans (like I do at home), how find do I grind them? Like for a french press or for a drip machine?

Thanks

Mar 18, 2009
BillyP in Home Cooking

MSP: Greek Yogurt?

I have seen it at Byerly's and Kowalski's too. They have the Fage brand and the other commercial one with the goats on the cup!

Acadia Cafe (msp)

Yeah, I agree that there prices aren't super cheap, but it is worth it for a good sandwich.

Acadia Cafe (msp)

They are a coffee shop-bar-restaurant-performance venue- although I like to think of it as a coffee shop. They make great sandwiches, and I can't wait to have them in the neighborhood, as I work at the U of MN.

I have never been to Keefer Court.

Acadia Cafe (msp)

Thanks TDQ- It never occurs me to put MSP on the title

Acadia Cafe (msp)

It just moved from the corner of Franklin and Nicollet to Riverside and Cedar on the West Bank. Over By the 400 Bar

MSP: "decent" dinner near St Paul U of M campus

Try Mims across Cleveland from the St Paul Student Center. They have Great Falafel!

Acadia Cafe (msp)

Does anyone know when the Acadia will open at its new location. I really have a hankerin' for a Chipotle Turkey Sandwich and a good beverage!

Sawatdee St Paul

It is on Robert Street By Keys.

Sawatdee St Paul

Has Anyone been to the New Sawatdee in St Paul yet? How is it running and whats the decor like?

MSP-Kimchee

Most Cub Foods also have it in the produce area

MSP: Heinz beans

My rainbow foods on White Bear Avenue has them

[MSP] Good Earth Closed?

I have heard from 3 different people that the Good Earth in Roseville is closed. Is it true?

MSP: Chow Mein

Sorry, I am too stupid to use place link.

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House of Wong
1163 Larpenteur Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

Dec 14, 2007
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: Chow Mein

Personally, I adore House of Wong on Larpenteur and Fernwood(?) in Roseville. They also do nice Egg Fu Young- much different than most I have seen. Theirs is a large omelet shaped item in a Chicken like gravy sauce. MMMMMMMMM

Dec 14, 2007
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP pre-theatre recs?

How about Brasserie Margaux? It isn't too far. My favorite places to go in the summer are Muffuletta, and W. A. Frost. Both of there menus are pretty strong, and they have nice patios. Frosts have a great bar too!

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W.A. Frost & Co
374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Muffuletta In the Park
2260 Como Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108

Margaux [CLOSED]
486 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Breakfast sausages MSP

Thanks

Breakfast sausages MSP

So, Since the new Harry Potter Book comes out on Saturday Morning and all of my friends will be standing in line and then reading the book as soon as they get it- I have decided to have a big breakfast around 2 or 3 in the morning for my friends. Does any one know where I can get some delicious breakfast sausages? I really prefer the the thick, in-casing English style sausage.

Thanks

Best Dive My Side of the River MSP

Thanks everyone, there is a lot of good Thoughts here!

Jul 16, 2007
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Real Cider, Scrumpy

Is there anyone in the state that makes a Good Hard Cider, or Scrumpy. I had some brilliant cider in Suffolk last year, right out of a barrel on a farm. Not pasteurized, not strained-fully delicious.

Best Dive My Side of the River MSP

So, what are the best local dives/haunts/hole in the walls in St Paul?

I keep hearing good things about Schroeders on Front. I grew up in the Roseville Area, so I am aware of Macs Fish and Chips, and Maverics, Abu Nader. Mimms.

I really prefer towny places where people even students go and hang out. I like Sweeneys!

Jul 11, 2007
BillyP in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Donuts in MSP

I am a big fan of the cake donut, So I would Suggest the Donut hut In Little Canada (Little Canada Rd 2 blocks E of Rice Street in Little Canada) and the Roseville Bakery (1147 Larpenteur Ave W)
I have never been disappointed by either of their donuts