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Best Indian/South Asian in the Twin Cities: Please Nominate

For all its local and organic verbiage, it was only okay when I went a couple days ago. I think its prices are on the high side compared to other Indian and Himalayan places.

Oct 31, 2014
kottke in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Solo diner, near UMN or downtown

P46 has excellent bread and a few great desserts (try the brownie and the P46 sour baguette), but you have to be selective, as some items look great but fall flat on the minor detail of actual eating.

Oct 31, 2014
kottke in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Solo diner, near UMN or downtown

So good. Between Rustica and Patisserie 46 are some of the best baked goods in the area. Not everything is great, of course (is it ever?), but there are some outstanding items at both.

Airport Hidden Gems

Surdyks is great, agreed. If you're a coffee shop person Taste Of World Bean in concourse G destroys Caribou/Sbucks.

Oct 21, 2014
kottke in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best chili in the Twin Cities?

Here's a weird one. The black bean and beef chili at the Science Museum top floor cafe in downtown Saint Paul is good. I can't compare it to Cheeky Monkey since I haven't tried it, but their cafe uses local and natural ingredients. (You don't need to buy tickets to the museum.)

I haven't tried as many local chilis as I've had homemade, but I grew up in a pretty serious Tex-Mex family so I have chili love.

Oct 21, 2014
kottke in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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You're About to Die And You Only have $50

Just trying to round up any action I can and thought this thread might be more successful. Maybe I'll just need to scour the old posts for this kind of "Favorite meals" thread.

Oct 03, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

You're About to Die And You Only have $50

Any nudges or updates on this 3.5 years later? 24 hours to eat whatever you want in the city, you get to spend 111 bucks on food (inflation).

Oct 02, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

Five meals to achieve maximum deliciousness

Well, I'm pretty open. I'm not chasing expensive, really just enjoy fresh and creative. Could be any style. I'm not an alcohol person and am willing to spend for quality, maybe up to around 200?

Oct 01, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

Five meals to achieve maximum deliciousness

Okay wow. Thanks Kathryn. Much to consider. I think I'd like one all-out meal where I'm not worried about price. I've never done that in NY. Maybe a Momofuku as I got hooked on Mind Of A Chef.

In my limited time there I've enjoyed places like Clinton St. Bakery, Lombardi's, Levain, Katz's.

I'd love some great coffee (espresso drinks), and will certainly hit up some of your classic NY suggestions for egg creams, cheese cake, Russ and Daughters bagel, and a black & white.

Oct 01, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

Five meals to achieve maximum deliciousness

Thanks for tip. Adjusted post.

Oct 01, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

Five meals to achieve maximum deliciousness

You have a Friday lunch and dinner then a Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Where do you go in Manhattan, lone wolf?

*budget allows around $350 total (no drinks)
**mouth likes espresso drinks and sweet baked stuff between meals

Oct 01, 2013
kottke in Manhattan

Coffee in North County

Encinitas: Lofty Coffee Co. Just went today. Fantastic. Maybe my new favorite coffee place in N County.

Apr 24, 2013
kottke in San Diego

Coffee in North County

Seeking any favorites you have.

The past couple years I've settled into:

Cafe Ipe (Encinitas)
Barista can make a noticeable difference; comfy atmosphere.

Le Rendez-Vous French Bakery (Oceanside)
Quaint little shop (for a strip mall) that has nice French owners. Not all their staff knows how to make espresso so one time I could not order it. It's more of a pastry and atmosphere choice for me (Oceanside is hurting in this area) but coffee has always been nice.

Lush (Vista)
I like their drive through location better for friendly baristas. Their new shop location nearby is painfully lacking in atmosphere.

Old California Coffee House (San Marcos)
Awesome atmosphere. I only get here a couple times a year and I'm not well informed about their coffee, but I recall enjoying it.

Apr 22, 2013
kottke in San Diego

You're About to Die And You Only have $50

Thanks a ton for the ideas! I am on a tight budget with just a few days in Manhattan and really want to know what foods are special to people.

Feb 25, 2010
kottke in Manhattan

You're About to Die And You Only have $50

One day left to live - where would you eat your last two or three meals in Manhattan and what would you order if you only had (about) $50 to spend for the day?

Feb 25, 2010
kottke in Manhattan