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Favorite restaurants from the past

Anyone else remember The Crest on Whitebear?
As a kid in the sixty's I used to love their Ham with Raisin Sauce.

more Popeye's!

As is the Rice Street location near Larpenter

Reuben sandwich - searching for "The One"

Isaacs cafe in Maplewood has my vote!
Mostly a take out place with some seating, Isaac
doesn't skimp on his sandwiches.

http://www.isaacscafe.com/6152.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/707831

Breakfast places in Twin Cities

Pastrami Tommys in Oakdale is known as a
sandwich shop, but their everything Omelet
is unbelievable, it comes with hashbrowns
and usually takes me a couple days to finish.
They will even deliver it you.
http://ptpastrami.com/id1.html

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Pastrami Tommy's
1091 Geneva Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128

Twin Cities street food

In case you didn't see it the Star Tribune
did a story on TC street food.
http://www.startribune.com/local/1006...

Twin Cities street food

I remember seeing a taco truck last summer at a gas station parking lot on Maryland just east of 35E, did not
try it yet, somebody on another topic thought this may be operated by one of the Mexican restaurants on Arcade.
Any body see a truck this year in that area?
Also have seen a roasted corn cart on the week ends in the parking lot in front of the Mexican bakery on Whitebear
a few blocks south of Larpenter.

St. Paul Butcher Shops

It's been a while since I've been in there, but I get their ads at home all the time.
They have a board where you chose what ingredients you want, they also have
daily specials where you get a sandwich chips and I think some
kind of salad.

Your "Go To" Beer?

Your right John, Bells is good!
Their Two Hearted Ale is very good, but it is a IPA and I like the heavy ales a little more.

May 20, 2010
mikemcg62 in Beer

Your "Go To" Beer?

Paulaner Salvator is 7.9 and Founders dirty bastard which is a Scotch Ale is 9.5,
I think most of the Bells are in the 7.0 range, but would you rather drink a Bud?
Not me.
I looked at a site that said there are some double bocks that go 13.0% by volume.
Like you said....Whoa

May 20, 2010
mikemcg62 in Beer

Your "Go To" Beer?

I don't know why not? I'm sure there's a lot of guys that drink Guinness all night?
But I might not get back in the truck after finishing off a six pack to go get another...LOL

May 20, 2010
mikemcg62 in Beer

Your "Go To" Beer?

I like anything I've tried by Bells or Founders the brewers of Dirty Bastard, but since
my first bottle of the German import Paulaner Salvater Double Bock I've been hooked.
I've had Paulaner before, but only the Pilsner types at German fests around the area.
The Salvater is a thick dark flavorful ale.
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/paulaner...

May 19, 2010
mikemcg62 in Beer

Has anyone here eaten at Isaac's Cafe in Maplewood?

I've only had the Dijon honey mustard vinaigrette on the side salad that comes with
the sandwiches, I started getting that because the pasta salad was doing nothing
for me, but your right his salads are much more than just iceberg.
I must say that the shrimp po boy that I waited a long time to try was a big disappointment,
especially the size, just go to Google images and put in shrimp po boy to see what I mean.
I was much more impressed by the Pork loin and Reuben plus a few that aren't on
the menu that he sells as specials.

Has anyone here eaten at Isaac's Cafe in Maplewood?

He started the specials again, yesterday it was grilled ham and cheese, today is:

TODAY'S SANDWICH SPECIAL: Barbecue Beef (sliced beef, caramelized onions and barbecue sauce on a bun with a side (5/18/10)

TODAY'S SOUP: French Onion (5/18/10)

Has anyone here eaten at Isaac's Cafe in Maplewood?

If you live or work in the area another good soup and sandwich place is Pastrami Tommy's
in Oakdale, they also serve breakfast and I can attest that the Omelets and Pastrami
hash are pretty good! And they at one time said they would deliver anywhere in the Twin Cities.

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Pastrami Tommy's
1091 Geneva Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128

St. Paul Butcher Shops

I believe it's all local grown, organic I don't know.
I know they do all their own smoking and curing.
He said inexpensive, that is the reason I bring up the steer,
My favorite place that does not fit into that class is
Von Hanson's. I love their marinated whole chicken breasts
and the seasoned grill steaks.
http://www.vonhansons.com/index.html

St. Paul Butcher Shops

Big Steer Meats on the east side at Whitebear and minnehaha, they also
make very good sandwiches.
http://bigsteermeats.com/

Has anyone here eaten at Isaac's Cafe in Maplewood?

Yes John I live just down the road and have been there many times.
I am kind of bummed recently because he stopped his sandwich specials,
none that you can find on the main menu.
I know that he makes all his own sauces and salad dressings and during
lent he had a fish and chip special with his own tartar sauce.
I think my favorite sandwich special was the buffalo chicken with hot sauce, melted cheese, lettuce and tomato and blue cheese.
His rueben is also very good!

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

The New Hong Kong Wok in North West Roseville has a very extensive Chinese menu
at decent prices and some pretty good leftovers.
www.newhongkongwok.com

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New Hong Kong Wok
2216 County Road D W, Saint Paul, MN 55112

Pastor Hamilton's BBQ

Pastors is OK, but I prefer a little heat which the pastors sauce lacks.
Also location is a problem for me since I live in North St.Paul and work
in Woodbury.
I was happy to see that a new joint was opening in Maplewood, any body
have the scoop?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7059...

BBQ MAN COMING SOON TO MAPLEWOOD

While out driving yesterday, I see that the old JJ's fish place has a sign that say's
BBQ MAN coming soon.

Does anybody know when?

I can't find any other locations on the web, so I don't think it's a chain.
I hope it's good! I've been praying for a good joint out in the eastern burbs!

Arthur Treatcher-style Fish? (MSP)

Thanks Autmommy, that gives me a better idea where it is

Arthur Treatcher-style Fish? (MSP)

I've tried to find the silvers on hwy 10 coming from St.Paul with no success!
The internet maps give me a exit # that does not exist on any of the signs!
Looking at the map it looks pretty close to North Town, how close am I?

If were being nostalgic here does anybody remember skippers?
They had a few places in the cities for a while.
Sadly they left the area but are still a live and well on the west coast:
http://www.skippers.net/menu.htm

Soup in Msp

Eddingtons chicken wild rice is still my favorite!
http://www.eddingtons.com/
And a place the DQ turned me on to has good soup too, but
not as many choices
http://cravingsmn.com/default.aspx

MSP - What to eat between St Paul and Hudson?

I think Dinos across the street will be the next to go and
that to me would be a real bummer!
The sushi place over there seems to be going strong according
to coworkers, but I'm not a fresh bait person...LOL

MSP - What to eat between St Paul and Hudson?

Chins is now closed and replaced oddly enough with
Lee Ann Chins

MSP - What to eat between St Paul and Hudson?

Yes they are closed, but a new Asian Fusion place called Bambu has opened in the same location! They serve Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai food.
I have tried the ga xio xa ot (spicy chicken) very good and not as salty
as I've had at other Vietnamese places. Also can say the Thai basil fried
rice as well as the egg foo young and egg rolls are good!
Heres their web site:
http://www.bambuonline.com/

Vietnamese like White Lily? + Hoa Bien Review (MSP)

A new place just opened near the Maplewood mall!
It's owned by vietnamese, but also offers thai and chinese.
Large selection of pho!

http://www.bambuonline.com/

MSP Best Gyros?

Never been to Gyropolis, but I see they have a mighty tasty looking
website!

http://www.thegyropolis.com/

MSP Best Gyros?

Heres a link to Ali Babbas
http://alibabakingofgyros.com/

MSP Best Gyros?

Still fond of my original Gyros experience some 30 years ago!
Although they have gone fast food the last couple years, I still get
a good Gyros every time I go! I'm so glad they opened a store near
where I work in Woodbury!
A original Dino's Gyros with heavy onions is a good way to end every day!
Even saw the Old man there this summer!
http://www.dinosgyros.com/index.php