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Places to eat around University of Minnesota - and candy?

The confusion happened early on in this discussion as the OP stated they were going to be at the EAST campus. It soon got sorted out. That's all that was.

working brunch

In Saint Paul-

Meritage - for the FOOD.

Red Cow - get a table upstairs, away from the bar. They don't close after brunch service ends which seems it might be an advantage if you are avoiding the U until after 3 pm.

In Minneapolis-

The Kenwood - as with RC, they don't close after brunch. We've been there often; it never disappoints.

Tilia - wonderful brunch and they serve a little later than must TC places (2:45).

working brunch

Both of these have excellent brunch service.

One advantage Lake and Irving has is their acoustics. You can actually have a conversation at your table.

Best New Must Dine Digs?

What time of day was that?

Non State Fair Cheese Curds

Mac's Fish & Chips in SP and now Mpls too.


Jerabek's has closed permanently this time. Damn.



Yes, Junior's is top of mind in Eagan. For clarification there is also Junior's Sports Cafe in BV (same owner), but you want the Eagan one.

Wine Glasses

Is ordering online from Crate & Barrel an option for you? They appear to have a wide selection starting at $3.95 per stem.

Another option might be an antique store. You never know what you are going to find there.

Sausage Rolls

I enjoy Potter's sausage roll but I don't believe they use puff pastry which is what the OP is looking for.

Parents 50th anniversary

I've been to Brasserie Zentral once and can't wait to go again. I think it would be an excellent celebration place.

Parents 50th anniversary

It's helpful to know

-what area of MSP is best?
-how many of you are there?
-are there any cuisines that are out/any cuisines that are preferred?
-are there any budget restrictions?

the Smack Shack Downtown Minny Food Truck

For up to date info on the food truck, follow them on Twitter. @Smack_Shack

Uptown Minneapolis weekend brunch suggestions

We plan to go to the Uptown Art Fair Saturday or Sunday and would like to get there early and have brunch first. We like Lucia's, Lake & Irving, and Barbette but were thinking of trying something else. Suggestions?

A Toast to Bread

A Facebook follower posted this on January 15 2014 and never got a reply-

I was told at my regular grocery store that ATtB has closed. Is that true?

ten top MSP breakfasts

I had the chilaquiles breakfast which included two perfectly cooked eggs, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a bowl of fresh fruit (pineapple that day), and coffee, all for just under $10. Very reasonable.

Additionally, the owners are very pleasant and the dining area is very clean and tastefully decorated.

ten top MSP breakfasts

Otra Cocina is my newest favorite.


It's a vegetarian option.

"{the verdure}
grilled rapini, fennel-radicchio-currant slaw, roasted red pepper, veggi-cauda emulsion"

It's like ordering a Big Mac without the meat. I have a vegetarian friend who has to do that every once in a while.

Otra Cocina

They have changed their hours for the summer. Last time I checked this info wasn't on their website or Facebook page, so be warned.

Chicken & Waffles

Here's Jess Fleming's take on the subject.


Vietnamese buffet near Champs in Burnsville?

How did you learn of it?

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

Kramarczuk's does a Sunday brunch-


Eagan area eats?

Junior's - good breakfasts and other typical diner food

Ho Ting - Americanized Chinese food but always freshly prepared with fresh veggies and generous portion sizes. One entree is at least two meals. I don't do buffets so have only done take out.

Brianno's - Italian deli; it's takeout only. I like their pasta dishes, salads and bread. Some rave about their pizza but I've never had it.

Andiamo - Nice red sauce Italian place.

El Parian Mexican - The best Mexican in Eagan.

Puffy Cream - donuts and more!

Cupcake/Mason Jar is worth checking out. I've had better luck there at brunch/lunch time than at dinner.

Jensen's Supper Club has not been on my radar but they are in the process of reinventing themselves. They are near the new shopping center so are expanding their hours. Look for J Food (I think that's the new name) sometime in July.

The same people have Jensen's Cafe in Burnsville. I like their breakfasts, just avoid Sunday morning as the wait can be very long.

Satay 2 Go in Apple Valley - This is my favorite place SOTR. Asian street food and more. They have a few tables for eating in too.

I ate at Fiesta Cancun once and won't be back. It falls into the category I call Poo on a Plate but if you like El Loro, this is the place for you.

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

Thanks. That's helpful info.

Top of mind downtown-
Brasserie Zentral
Bachelor Farmer
Haute Dish

Just across the river from downtown, Kramarczuk's. They recently won a James Beard America's Classics award. How's that for historic?

If Swedish is of interest, FIKA is not too far away and an easy drive. They have a good size lot so parking shouldn't be an issue.

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

Another bit of info that is sometimes helpful is where you are from. It gives a better understanding of the kinds of cuisine you have access to at home.

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

You can do better than the Black Forest and a Jucy Lucy. You will miss out on some great dining if that's what you end up eating.

Historic does not necessarily equal quality.

If you can provide the info ChancesR asked about, especially if you have a car, we can help you better.

Easygoing First Date Places?

Sadly, Gather is only open on Thursday evenings now.

ten top MSP breakfasts

Victor's 1959

Places to eat around University of Minnesota - and candy?

To clarify, Al's serves only breakfast-type foods but they are open until 1 pm.

food safe waterproof glue

I'd find a way to repurpose it.


Jun 05, 2014
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