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Korean in dinkytown

I love your Grand Szechuan review. I love that place. We try to go every Sunday. Best service of any chinese place I've been to. Food is awesome too.

Korean in dinkytown

I know there are 3-4 spots. Which is the best?

Victor's Excelsior

Anyone heard anything? Was supposed to open in June. We need a good spot in the western suburbs.

Chef Shack Food Truck

Definitely not the same without the egg...dissapointing. I always go by the 2 or 3 strike rule so hopefully my experience is different next time. I look forward to trying their brick and mortar sometime as I've heard they have good barbeque which is lacking in the cities.

Chef Shack Food Truck

Anyone have any bad experiences lately? Had a bison burger today like I have many times in the past. It has always came with an egg, white cheese, and chips. Today, it was served with cheddar which I really don't care for, no egg, no chips. I asked if the cheese was changed. the cook rudely replied they ran out. Fine. I asked if it still came with chips, he then gruffly told the sever "give him some chips". Glad I didn't ask about the egg as he probably would have thrown it at me. This is too bad as the owners have always been friendly. I wonder if they know they have a prick working for them.

Little Szechuan closed for remodeling

LS has gone downhill since Chef Luo left. Not much of a loss in my opinion. Luckily we still have good sichuan left in MSP with Grand Szechuan and Szechuan Spice.

MSP: Black Walnut Bakery

Anyone know if she will be at the downtown farmers market soon?

Travail/The Rookery

Is rookery too loud for a grandma and 2 young children...Would go at 5.

Visiting Champlin in May

"I'm spoiled about Chinese food since I live in LA"

LOL...That's like someone from Minnesota going to LA and judging Chinese there by going to a Happy Panda, China Express, etc.

We have good Sichuan Chinese restaurants in town and many other restaurants of note. Next time I would insist on trying something worthwhile.

Deli/ Salumeri

Agreed on nws

need a MSP Pho update

Correction....trung nam

Grand Szechuan Plymouth is toast

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

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.

need a MSP Pho update

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

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.

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....

Nordeast-where to eat?

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

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.

looking for meat stuff...

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

The Rabbit Hole

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

a 96% guarantee [Tilia]

Tilia has incredible soups.

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

A Quest for Burger Greatness

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.

India Spice House

I've always been impressed by their buffet.

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