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Rye Delicatessen - Minneapolis

We held off visiting, due to mixed reviews and being busy. Has anyone visited recently? Noticed improvements?

Morel Mushrooms

I saw them for $39 per/lb at EastSide Co-op

ISO great hot dog place - MSP

I like the chili dogs at NE Bulldog, perhaps because it's bean-free chili with beef brisket - not traditional for a chili dog, I know.

The Strip Club

The USDA grades at the request of the meat processor.

At this point, there isn't a separate grading standard for grass-fed.

Jfood has a couple of Hits at Campiello (MSP)

I concur regarding the short ribs. Campiello does them right. SO GOOD.

Lunch In Milwaukee, Dinner In Sheboygan Area

Il Ritrovo in Sheboygan is a must for dinner.
Their Neopolitan style pizza and smoked trout mousse are both very good.

Il Ritrovo
515 S 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081


My husband and I have enjoyed romantic dinners at Strip Club (try to get a table upstairs overlooking downtown).

Lurcat has the most tasty piece of halibut on their menu right now.

Where Can I get a good vegetarian breakfast in Milwaukee?

Beans & Barley FTW

Beans & Barley Market & Cafe
1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Oct 14, 2009
Reetsyburger in Great Lakes

MSP: Town Talk Diner

mariyum - you can order the duck bombs from the dining room.
We usually time our visits for non-peak hours so we can get a seat at the bar.

MSP: Town Talk Diner

We stopped in for food and drinks this weekend. It was our first visit since Town Talk Diner became a Theros joint.

I was happy to see that Nick and Patrick were still concocting drinks behind the bar, and that the restaurant is still featuring local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients.

The Carr Valley Cheese Curds tasted the same. The duck bomb burgers were juicy and paired with bourbon ketchup. The ladies seated next to us raved about their wine braised pot roast and Fischer Farms pork chop. By 7pm, the dining room was packed, as was the bar.

I had a "scotch bonnet" from the current drink menu. It was habañero infused scotch mixed with apricot liqueur and orange bitters. Truly delightful.

Jfood Visits The STrip Club - Great Steak

Our last visit to the Strip Club was aces. Dan and Tim were both working, and treated us like royalty.

I enjoyed pork shoulder confit for an entree that was served with roasted peppers, potatoes, pomegranate, walnuts, crème fraiche. The pork was so tender and tasty! The pomegranate added an interesting pop to the dish. I had a glass of Casa Solar Tempranillo.

My husband ate an entire bone-in ribeye. He had a glass of Boomtown Cabernet Sauvignon. He likes their NY Strip with Northern Lights bleu and scallions, but agrees with Jfood that naked steak is the way to go at the Strip Club.

Minneapolis Cheap and Fun Foodie Food???

The first two spots that came to my mind were The Birchwood and Tanpopo.

Small Plates at the Strip Club - MSP

We like the Strip Club. Went there for my birthday on October 15.

We had the duck confit, wild rice crepe with camembert, mushrooms, and walnuts, and salumi platter with crucolo, striatta, and clover honey. All tasty.

I enjoyed pork shoulder confit for an entree that was served with roasted peppers, potatoes, pomegranate, walnuts, crème fraiche. The pomegranate added an interesting pop to the dish. I had a glass of Casa Solar Tempranillo.

My husband ate an entire bone-in ribeye. He had a glass of Boomtown Cabernet Sauvignon. He also loves the NY Strip with Northern Lights bleu and scallions at the Strip Club.

We also had the apple pie for dessert, which was served with Ike's ginger ice cream.

Very good cocktails. Aaron Johnson made sure to bring an awesome Manhattan and Old Fashioned to the menu. They also brew their own ginger beer.

MSP Hounds - Jfood needs more recommendations

FYI, Town Talk Diner is under new ownership, as of recent. According to Andrew Zimmern, "Tor Westgard, the chef-owner of Town Talk Diner, has sold the restaurant to the Theros Group, the same cats who own Rudolph’s and the St. Claire Broiler."

I hope they'll still have those killer Manhattans.

Himalayan Chowdown Report [MSP]

The yak kothe are fantastic at The Himalyan. They source the yak from a farm in St. Cloud, and the meat is tender, juicy, and flavorful.

I agree with kolgrim's assessment of the palak paneer. Very creamy.

I thought the lassi was interested at The Himalayan. It had a higher yogurt ratio than others I've had. It definitely did the job cooling my mouth. I ordered medium spiciness in my Palak Paneer, and it definitely had some heat.

We were also too full to try dessert.

The night we were there, they were hosting an event, and they had one table to spare for us. Our service was prompt.

I'll definitely go back as well. I want to try the yak momos, the kwati and the bheda ko masu (lamb curry).

Himalayan Restaurant
2401 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

MSP: Jucy Lucy article in City Pages (10/8/08)

I loved the Paul Molitor at The Nook the last time I was there. It was right on.

Date Night Fast Breaking tonight [MSP]

I don't know whether you're interested in breaking your fast on pizza, but Jay's has some tasty gourmet pizza on their menu.

Where Can I get a good vegetarian breakfast in Milwaukee?

I second Beans and Barley. Cardamom pancakes with Maple Butter!!

Aug 22, 2008
Reetsyburger in Great Lakes

Best Irish/English Pub Food in Minneapolis?

I spent 2 weeks in Ireland with my Irish in-laws not too long ago. The closest I've found in the cities to what we experienced in Ireland is Merlin's Rest.

The Guinness Stew is practically identical to those I had in Ireland.
The Cottage Pie is better than some that I tried in Ireland.
Great booze selection. They don't have the Guinness Extra Cold, which is killer.

I wish Merlin's Rest had toasties. I also wish they'd carry some of the crazy Irish candy, like the Yorkie bar and Wine Gums.

MSP area 10 yr anniversary dinner HELP!

I second D'Amico Cucina. We had a wonderful Valentine's Day date there last year.

MSP: New Thai restaurant alert

I started another thread about Mango Thai because I didn't see this thread.
We liked it, but will probably frequent Chai's Thai more often, since it's closer to our house.

Here is a link to that thread:

Mango Thai: Good News for Chai's Thai Fans (MSP)

Lunched at Mango Thai on Selby in St Paul this week.

We noticed the similarity between the menus of Mango Thai and Chai's Thai, and our server confirmed that Mango Thai was opened by the same owners as Chai's Thai.

Opened roughly 2 months ago, Mango Thai features most of the same good menu items featured at Chai's Thai: the papaya salad, the Singapore noodles, and the green curry, to name a few. At Mango Thai, they offer an additional item - a mango avocado spring roll, pictured below. No beer, wine, or booze.

Mango Thai offers the $0 corkage fee, as does Chai's Thai, so you can bring your own bottle.

The staff is casual and friendly. The atmosphere is similar to Chai's. Small tables, simple but elegant decor. The benches built for maximum seating around the tables were a bit too short for me, but I am short to begin with. For taller patrons, they seemed to be a more suitable height.

If you like Chai's Thai, as I do, then I'm willing to bet you'll like Mango Thai.

Mango Thai Restaurant
610 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN

Chai's Thai Restaurant
414 1 2 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

MKE - lunch on a Saturday

Glad to hear you had a good lunch, Jim!
It's always been a favorite of mine.


MKE - lunch on a Saturday

A big ol' lunch and a big ol' glass of wine await you at the Pasta Tree as well.
Definitely one of my favorite Milwaukee spots.
The Gorgonzola Alfredo sauce is insanely awesome.

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Pasta Tree
1503 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

MKE - lunch on a Saturday

When I lived in Wisconsin, I had some nice lunches at Beans & Barley on the East Side.
They are open 7 days a week 8am-9pm.

Good, fresh food, and they have a pretty big menu and deli. They also serve wine in the dining room. They even have PB&Js!

Sometimes the wait can be long, but I have had success walking in a getting a table right away.

Beans & Barley
1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Citizen Cafe, MSP

I think our server referred to that mixture as something with chives and sour cream.

Citizen Cafe, MSP

For an appetizer, we ordered their daily fresh sausage: chicken and apple sausage with spicy apple brandy mustard. I love the daily fresh sausage concept, as I'm a lover of the link. Their sausage was tender, and nicely cooked, but it could have used a bit more seasoning. The mustard was fantastic.

I ordered the pulled pork sammich for my meal. The pork was a bit dry, IMO. The pork was seasoned lightly and mixed with lots of bell peppers. The flavor was nice, but I wanted the pork to be a tad more tender. It was served with their house made crispy potato chips, which may be the best potato chips served to me at any restaurant ever. Those are some darn fine chips!!

The Citizen Joe is the cafe's version of a sloppy joe. Similar to a pasty in construction, the savory ground beef is wrapped in delicate pastry dough. It is then baked until gooey, wrapped in wax paper, and served with their house made chips or fresh fruit. If you're the kind of person who likes messy, saucy sammiches, the Citizen Joe is a home run. It isn't dainty. It isn't easy to eat. It's saucy meat wrapped in pastry dough. The flavor was new and different and familiar all at the same time.

We went there for a weekday lunch, and there was plenty of seating, but apparently it gets pretty busy on the weekends. Nothing too charming or over the top, just a nice little cafe (with neat-o light fixtures). The patio features a view of the gas station across the street through some pretty potted plants.

[MSP] Pumphouse Creamery and Rogue Chocolate

Trotter's Cafe in St Paul sells Pumphouse Creamery ice cream.
Top one of their awesome PB Chocolate Chip cookies or brownies with Pumphouse ice cream, and you're all set!

Buying Truffle Oil in Twin Cities

I saw truffle oil at Seward coop within the past two weeks.

Places we go to despite the food (MSP)

Snuffy's food isn't spectacular, but we love their shakes and malts.
El Norteno - the dishes can hit or miss. But the outdoor seating area is full of awesome hibiscus plants in the summer.
Papa Murphy's - cheaper than delivery and you cook it yourself so it can be doctored