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Deli/ Salumeri

Agreed on nws

Mar 14, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

need a MSP Pho update

Correction....trung nam

Mar 09, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Szechuan Plymouth is toast

Luckily we still have the Bloomington location which vies for best sichuan in MSP with szechuan spice.

Mar 09, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

need a MSP Pho update

Pho Phwam at her kitchen in the hmong village. They add crispy pork belly that puts it over the top. Best value in MSP.

Mar 09, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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need a MSP Pho update

La belle crepe makes a decent banh mi also. They get baguettes from que nha.

Mar 09, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cafe 99?

This is run by the owner of tian Jin in Chanhassen. Tian Jin was serving top notch sichuan years ago but has been mediocre at best the past few years. The new owner raised prices, made portions significantly smaller and brought in cooks that I doubt have any grasp of sichuan cooking.

Feb 08, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Outstanding Soup

Every soup I have had at tilia has blown me away. I rarely order soup but at tilia I wouldn't think of not getting one or two....

Jan 11, 2014
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nordeast-where to eat?

Been to anchor. Top notch fish. Chips....meh. Soggy and under fried. Where else?

Dec 14, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Tritan wine glasses?

I really like my forte full red wine glasses I got at sur la table. 21 oz. and good for both red & whites.

Nov 19, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

Grand Szechuan Near Bloomington Mn Cub Foods

I've always thought that grand szechuan under spices. Szechuan spice does a better job with the ma la.

Nov 17, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

looking for meat stuff...

Paradise market in Hopkins has it. They get shipments from Chicago of all polish/Russian meats. Cabanos, kielbasa, etc....

Nov 16, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

The Rabbit Hole

As one who enjoys dead flesh I look forward to the tasty animals at the rabbit hole.

Nov 14, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

a 96% guarantee [Tilia]

Tilia has incredible soups.

Nov 02, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

NZ Sauvignon Blanc

I've been reading a lot of articles saying that marlbourough sb's are overpriced and overproducing....is this true? I've noticed that many fall in the $10 range and are similar...is there any expression of different terroir in this region?

Oct 26, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

Best value all purpose wine glass

For drinking reds and whites. What's the best bang for your buck?

Oct 26, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

A week in downtown Minneapolis--where do I eat?

Saffron is one of the top restaurants in minneapolis

Oct 25, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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A Quest for Burger Greatness

CHARLIE’S JUICY BURGER$9.95
This one makes Steers quiver! Two patties stuffed with saucy beef brisket. Topped with caramelized onions, Jalapeno Jack cheese, bacon & topped with an onion ring

Love this burger at chuck wagon Charlie's in Chanhassen. Nothing fancy but its damn good.

Oct 21, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

India Spice House

I've always been impressed by their buffet.

Oct 13, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

NZ Sauvignon Blanc

I tasted a Kim Crawford and a Starborough blind and was hard pressed to find a discern able difference. Maybe I have an unrefined palate but are a lot of the marlborough sb's similar? Anyone have a favorite in the $10-20 range?

Oct 06, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

Wines similar to Tempranillo-Rioja reservas

I should probably be more specific on what I liked about this wine. I liked the oak but it wasn't overpowering. It was a nice medium body with a velvety fullness. Nice fruit tasting of fresh strawberries. I liked the tannins with a dry finish and it was a nice long finish with a great aftertaste. Most wines under $15 have a short finish.

Sep 09, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

Wines similar to Tempranillo-Rioja reservas

Just had a vina eguia reserva Rioja 2007 which was 100% Tempranillo. Was blown away that an under $20 bottle could be so good. I'm looking for suggestions similar to this one in the $10-$15 range. It doesn't have to be a Spanish wine but it seems like Spain is producing a lot of value.

Sep 09, 2013
kriminalrat in Wine

Cheese shops in western suburbs

Any good ones?

Sep 08, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sichuan ingredients in Minneapolis

Thanks tdq...just picked up lop and a wok and am really enjoying cooking Sichuan food.

Aug 07, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sichuan ingredients in Minneapolis

Was disappointed with shuang hurs peppercorns...virtually no ma (numbing flavor)

Aug 07, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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Sichuan ingredients in Minneapolis

Missed them...is there a substitute for the Sichuan Chile?

Aug 07, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sichuan ingredients in Minneapolis

I went shuang hur and was able to find pretty much everything. The only thing I couldn't find was dried sichuan chiles. Went to 3 places no luck. Everyone has Thai peppers but I think the heat in those would overpower recipes.

Aug 04, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sichuan ingredients in Minneapolis

Decided to start Sichuan cooking and need to start a pantry. Shuang Hur,United Noodle, or somewhere else? Whaere is the best Market? Also does anyone have suggestions for particular brands. I have a feeling it might be difficult to track down staples like Chili Bean paste, sichuan dried chilis, preserved vegetables, etc....

Aug 02, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Pig Ate My Pizza Wait Times?

I was there last night shortly after opening at 5. Waited an hour....shortly after it was a 2 hour wait, people were standing all over the restaraunt.

Jul 28, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

great happy hours in downtown minneapolis

I heard Oceanairre has some good deals...

Jul 25, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Late night downtown minneapolis bar eats & drinks

What are good spots for drinks and food after 9 pm in downtown?

Jul 20, 2013
kriminalrat in Minneapolis-St. Paul