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Family trip to Chicago- need help with places to eat

Me too! Trip this weekend looking possible, where is a great pizza place?

Apr 28, 2008
heine143 in Chicago Area

old fashioned ice cream parlors with old fashioned ice cream sodas, sundaes and banana splits

Minnesota--Brooklyn Center--50's Grill is the restaurant. Great Malts and poodle skirts and excellent atmosphere, service. And did I mention great malts?
Where's the Dairy Queen? She should know the best ones in Minneapolis...

Apr 07, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Nominate: Best Pizza in Minneapolis-StPaul (if you say Dominos, you are banned from chowhound 4 good)

We thought Dulono's was good, but improved by live music, as all food is :)
Anyone try the salads at Nea's? Very good.

Mar 24, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Birthday dinner in MSP

The Downtowner is on the spendier side, though. At least they were for breakfast when we went there, I don't know how dinner is.
Would I be bad to recommend a standard place like Famous Dave's BBQ Uptown, or even the Olive Garden? We always get food both places.
Also there's Bucca's. Beautiful place, always good food.

Mar 05, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Food in Minneapolis

Freezing cold in Minneapolis, too! Wish it would stop and warm up! Anyway, the place we'd recommend is Famous Dave's BBQ. Great food, live music. Great Uptown experience area, I promise.

http://www.chow.com/places/23699

Feb 22, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Punch Pizza - MSP

We've tried both Punch's and Nea's. Punch's at Calhoun, to be exact, and loved it both times. We;ve eaten it there, outside, and also taken it to go and sat by the lake on a blanket. Awesome both ways, never had it be soggy. Nea's was good also. Except the memory that stands out, is mostly regarding the salad we got along with it, which was really good with gorganzola cheese crumbles and walnuts on it...mmmmm.
The only thing better than that was kissing at the table :) And watching the birds fly overhead and watching passerby's.

Feb 19, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

McDonald's Confession

I have a McDonalds across the street from where I live. Unfortunately for my arteries, I get a double cheeseburger about every 10 days or so. My stomach thanks me, though :) I am also partial to having an intense craving about every other month for one of those greasy Burger King Chicken sandwiches, the oblong shaped one sliding with mayo that they no longer diagonally cut. Heaven on a bun....

Feb 18, 2008
heine143 in Chains

WEEKEND IN ST PAUL

We agree: Day by Day cafe is great. Tall bookshelves on the walls, nice atmosphere. Excellent hashbrowns and good service. Interesting place and makes us wish it was summer to sit outside and dine outdoors. (Coming soon...coming soon...) For lunch, go to Cossetta's!

Feb 16, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Marriage proposal at restaurants... [moved from SF Bay]

Although the thought is very romantic, I'd steer clear of a restaurant proposal. Do it at some place that is special to the two of you that is a private area so the girl will feel open to express her emotions, hopefully good ones! Hopefully thats a "yes" and showering you with hugs and kisses. Do dinner first though, and not too much wine. Get a glass, not a bottle, you don't want her drunk for the proposal, right? giggle...

Feb 13, 2008
heine143 in Not About Food

a "NICE" dinner mpls/wi

Just discovered chowhound, LOVE IT, by the way; thought we'd kick in one gem in Hudson, Wisconsin that we've found.
Mama Maria's Italian Ristorante'.
800 6th St. North Hudson, 715-386-7949
Their italian food is so, so good. Everything we've had there is wonderful, would return again and again. The bread and garlic butter is good, the ravioli, the chicken, all great. Atmosphere: very romantic, cozy, comfy. Decorated really nice for seasonal like at Christmas it was very well done. TRY IT !

Feb 13, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

MSP Best of Best Worst of Worst? [moved from Midwest board]

This should be a start for you- Probably not the specific things you're looking for, but maybe someone else knows it?

City Pages has some from 2007 results:
http://bestof.citypages.com/readerspoll/
Another one:
http://www.mspmag.com/features/features/bestofthetwincities2007/default.asp
More:
http://cityguide.aol.com/twincities/best
(although I'm instantly miffed with this site due to them putting Red Savoys above Cossetta's in the pizza catagory. What's wrong with these people?! The battle continues...

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Wow, just found this one: Never saw it before.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/29/Twin-Cities-restaurants.html
(and at least this one puts Cosettas at the top and Red's at the bottom.
Admittedly, still bitter..

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WorstPlaces:
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/29/Twin-C...

Feb 12, 2008
heine143 in Food Media & News

Best Hashbrowns in the Twin Cities?

We are a little impatient - usually to hungry to wait - what's the best time of day/week to go to Als and not have to wait?

P.S. A cozy little waiting area is always worth the wait :)

Feb 12, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Hashbrowns in the Twin Cities?

Manny's sounds worth the trip...my mouth is watering now after reading these...thanks everyone!

Anyone been to Hells Kitchen when it WASN'T busy? Tryna find a good time to go there...tried twice and like 45 minute waits...too hungry to wait on those days...of course it was a Saturday or Sunday morning at 10 a.m., probably the WORST time to go, right?

Feb 12, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Hashbrowns in the Twin Cities?

Wow, a circular disc? Sounds interesting! ...And I only share hashbrowns or ice cream with my soulmate...! :)

Feb 12, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Hashbrowns in the Twin Cities?

Hey thanks bob s. Is the Uptown Diner anything like the Uptown Bar and Cafe? The Uptown Bar and Cafe is one of our go-back-to places in which the hashbrowns are consistantly good, the overall breakfast and atmosphere is awesome there on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Whats the Uptown Diner like? We loved the food at the Calhoun Grill. Froze our butts off in there though in January...turn up that heat!

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Hashbrowns in the Twin Cities?

It's a quest that few go on, but we're on it, and have been for at least 8 months. We adore Minneapolis, like St. Paul, and are always in search of new fun breakfast places. Last weekend was Sweet Lorraine's in South Mpls. Very great service, good food, but not perfect hashbrowns. Close, but no cigar. So, let's hear it from all you breakfast-eaters on your opinion of the best hashbrowns and breakfast spots in the Twin Cities, please.

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nominate: Best Pizza in Minneapolis-StPaul (if you say Dominos, you are banned from chowhound 4 good)

Our vote is cast for several places: Old Chicago, Rocky Rococo's in Brooklyn Park, Tasy Pizza in Northeast Mpls, Punch's by Calhoun, Fat Lorenzo's for sure. Mmmm...just thinking about Fat Lorenzo's pizza can almost make me forget nasty Red Savoy's...

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nominate: Best Pizza in Minneapolis-StPaul (if you say Dominos, you are banned from chowhound 4 good)

Actually, thats a comfort to me somewhat if 3 years ago people thought it was a good pizza and now its not so great. I just wondered if everyones standard for pizza had gone downhill or my tastebuds were having a terrible day!

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

St. Paul - Classic Pizza?

Oh don't get me started on Red Savoys again....Boooo!

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Minneapolis vs. St. Paul scenes

Next person who I see recommending Savoys Pizza I think I might hurl. Ate there yesterday, and I can still feel that cardboard crust and too-spicey sauce cruising through my system. I woke with heartburn, and it may have taken my pizza appetite away permanently. But definetly St Paul is a different "flavor" of everything than Minneapolis. Thats what makes it great, having 2 cities like this so close together, is that they are different for different things, and we get to enjoy both. My personal favorite thing in St. Paul right now is the Como Park Conservitory Sunken Garden flower display. I'm here to tell you it is AH-MAZE-ING. Go there to get a little relief from this cold winter weather. You won't be disappointed. Then go eat pizza at COSSETTA'S !!

Feb 11, 2008
heine143 in General Midwest Archive

Nominate: Best Pizza in Minneapolis-StPaul (if you say Dominos, you are banned from chowhound 4 good)

Okay, so I'm dumbfounded why I've read so much about Red Savoys Pizza in St.Paul. We tried it today, and it was entirely a bad experience. Bad waitress, very dark bar-like atmosphere that almost cried out to 2 non-drinkers to want to get drunk in just to survive it, and, I hate to spoil the fun, but BAD pizza. Yes the toppings were thick, lots of cheese, but the crust was a loser and the sauce was too spicey and way too thickly laid on. Sorry, we were incredibly disappointed. It is now at the bottom of our fave pizza in the Twin Cities. At the top: Rocky Rococo, Old Chicago, Tasty, Galactic, and the kids new favorite is Jet's Pizza. I haven't tried it yet...

Feb 10, 2008
heine143 in Minneapolis-St. Paul