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Coming soon...Parka

menu and twitter feed at:
https://twitter.com/search?q=parkampl...

Jan 24, 2013
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Personal "go to" place shares.

Caspian Bistro - anything
Mannings - burgers & onion rings
Tea House - St. Paul - Dan dan noodles, juicy buns
Brasa - St. Paul
Saigon - spring rolls, bun, bahn mi
Ngon - anything
Shish - breakfast
Supatra - anything

Dec 13, 2012
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

looking for a new wok

I got one at IKEA several years ago. They may still have them.

Dec 13, 2012
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MasterChef - Week of July 9 (spoilers)

It was tagliarini.

Jul 11, 2012
tart1 in Food Media & News

Mexican Restaurants in the TwinCities

I never liked Boca Chica either. I'd suggest El Burrito Mercado instead, and it's on Cesar Chavez.

Jul 03, 2012
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

University Ave. reminder

Since Caribe is now closed (at least their web site says so), I don't think they were having that problem either.

Jun 18, 2012
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

St. Paul Breakfast / Brunch Places

Shish on Grand by Macalester is good.

Aug 29, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best prime rib?

Mancinis doesn't offer prime rib. Kozlak's in Shorview is another option though.

Aug 24, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Eric Dayton's Restaurant Farmer Bachelor

Sorry, I didn't see this before I started another thread. Here's another link to read about it.

The Bachelor Farmer & Marvel Bar
Soft-open now: 50 N 2nd Ave; 612.206.3920

Check out the info about the new Dayton bros' restaurant downtown at
http://www.thrillist.com/bars/minneap...

If anyone's been, please let us know how you liked it.

Aug 04, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bachelor Farmer Soft Opening Now

The Bachelor Farmer & Marvel Bar
Soft-open now: 50 N 2nd Ave; 612.206.3920

Check out the info about the new Dayton bros' restaurant downtown at http://www.thrillist.com/bars/minneap...

If anyone's been, please let us know how you liked it.

Aug 04, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Andale Taqueria y Mercado Soft Opening

Andale Taqueria y Mercado

Soft-opens Thursday; August 4

7700 Nicollet Ave S, Richfield

Read more: http://www.thrillist.com/food/minneap...

Aug 02, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

NYC Hound looking for what MSP does better

I can remember going to Boca Chica back in the 70s thinking I would get some "authentic" Mexican after returning from spending 6 months in Mexico. I thought it was bad back then. I actually think Taco Bell is as good as the Boca Chica food I remember.

Jul 11, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Soul Daddy

They just pulled the plug on Soul Daddy. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/...

Jun 29, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Twin Cities best onion rings?

Mannings on Como Ave in SE Mpls. Their burgers are good, too.

Jun 27, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Restaurants in Grand Marais [Moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul Board]

I agree that the New Scenic Cafe is excellent. We tried to stop at the Rustic Cafe for breakfast around 9:30 am, but they weren't open yet. It seems they sometimes operate by their own timing because their web site says they open at 8am.

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New Scenic Cafe
5461 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804

Jun 23, 2011
tart1 in Great Lakes

Restaurants in Grand Marais [Moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul Board]

I was in Grand Marais last month. The Crooked Spoon was terrific and Chez Jude was nothing special food-wise or service-wise. I'd try the Angry Trout before returning to Chez Jude, and I'd return to the Crooked Spoon in a heartbeat.

Jun 20, 2011
tart1 in Great Lakes

In search of a really good chicken

Kadejan's website says their chickens are free range, but grain fed.

Apr 26, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

In search of a really good chicken

Eat Wild is a web site that lists farms that raise pastured animals. Besides a listing of all qualifying farms in Minnesota, there is a link for farms that will ship products as well.

http://www.eatwild.com/products/minne...

Apr 26, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

looking for blood...

Ingebretsons on Lake St. carries it.

Mar 14, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Better or OK Chinese Lunch in Bloomington/Richfield

Thanks. I prefer Szechuan, but a friend is coming from Brainerd and wants some good American Chinese for lunch.

Feb 25, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Better or OK Chinese Lunch in Bloomington/Richfield

What are some of the best Chinese restaurants for lunches in the Bloomington/Richfield area of the Twin Cities - preferably leaning toward the east side. I haven't seen any recent posts on the question, so would like input.

How is Jun Bo for lunch? How about Mandarin Kitchen? Others?

Thanks for your input!

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Jun Bo
7717 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55423

Mandarin Kitchen
8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

Feb 24, 2011
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What is minneapolis's signature dish?

I have to agree. Give me the panfish anyday over walleye.

Nov 01, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Comfort Food Go-To's

Spiros closed, but you can get good gyros at Caspian Bistro on University - 5 minutes west of Cafe Biaggio.

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Caspian Bistro
2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Sep 30, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bakery for birthday cake St Paul

Cafe Latte on Grand does cakes.

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Cafe Latte
850 Grand Ave Ste 1, Saint Paul, MN 55105

Sep 23, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP - House of Coates: Coates, MN

From everything I've heard, they're homemade. I'm not sure the type of batter - it's like a beer batter/could be a beer batter - they're not breaded. The onions are soft and piping hot when they get to the table. They're also not cut really thick.

Aug 24, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP - House of Coates: Coates, MN

If you're looking for something closer within the Cities, Mannings on Como Ave. in southeast Mpls serves good, hand-formed burgers and good battered onion rings.

Aug 24, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

No Mas - Jfood gives up on Chinese in MSP

I think House of Wong in Roseville is very similar to what the Nankin was. Egg Fu Yung, Chow Mein, etc. It's still drawing large numbers of older customers, and I'm sure that's because it is "safe" ethnic for many Minnesotans.

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House of Wong
Roseville, MN, Roseville, MN

Apr 07, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cheap (but good) places for college kids in the Roseville area?

Bahn Mi at Saigon on University Ave. in St. Paul - great food, very affordable for college students.

Apr 07, 2010
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Kolaches in MSP/St. Paul

http://www.daubesbakery.com/

Daubes Bakery in Rochester has awesome kolaches.

Oct 26, 2009
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP--- Big Daddy's this Weekend...?

With out-of-town family passing through on their way home, I decided on Big Daddy's BBQ and Mississippi Market's salads for a meal. I was shocked when we got to Big Daddy's that their last day at their location is October 18th - ONLY TWO WEEKENDS LEFT!!!!

St. Paul, is going to need extra help for the wonderful, small, family owned businesses to survive 5 YEARS of lightrail building. Big Daddy's is looking for a "short term" lease to use in the duration, but they are also worried about how many families will be wiped out due to construction etc.

This is kind of a plea to all to head to University Ave. in St. Paul and show solidarity and loyalty to those wonderful restaurants that operate along the way (and may I add - at your best price point for quality!!!!)

If you have NEVER had Big Daddy's before, it's smoked and grilled without sauce, and the sauce is added later. I'm not a connoisseur, and I never made the bbq tasting put on by the MSP group a couple years ago, but I LOVE Big Daddy's and so does my family and all I introduce it to!!

We considered Brasa for "SIDES", but knew the salt content was way too much for two of the eaters. So, instead, we just drove up Dale St . and pulled into Mississippi Market and picked up a couple salads and a squash. All three items, the portobello pasta bowtie salad was as good as the quinoa salad - and the butternut squash (we baked whole ) were all great!!!

Brasa on Grand in St.Paul is GREAT!! But...more importantly, University Ave is in need of visits and focus. I encourage others to visit Big Daddy's in the next two weeks, and I encourage EVERYONE to visit Little Schezhuan, Saigon, Ngon, just to name three....but there are many, many, many more that will die if not noted and frequented!!

The bad thing is....they "SAY" they'll do it in sections, but apparently, there are massive utility issues that will impact all, at the same time, for updates to be installed.

Oct 03, 2009
tart1 in Minneapolis-St. Paul