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Chinese buffets - any good ones around these days?

For what it is, Hibachi is one of the better ones.

Jun 25, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cafe BonXai

I don't see any reason why it would not freeze well.

Jun 16, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cafe BonXai

I tried to get the recipe, but they would not give it up.

Jun 16, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cafe BonXai

Still miss that coconut soup.

Jun 15, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hot beef sandwich

Obb's.

Jun 12, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Wild Boar

Web site says they carry it.

http://www.smgfoods.com/shop/pc/home.asp

May 29, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Mole paste or sauce

Homi on University. They may sell you some if you ask.

May 15, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Visiting Champlin in May

Thanks for posting about your visit anyway. That is part of what I like about chowhound and traveling. You always learn something, even if it's not about the food.

May 12, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lasagna from Morelli's

+1 Love the sausage.

May 09, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP--- Green Chili...? ? ?

Thanks for the report. That's a bummer. All this green chili talk drove me to the skyway Zantigo today for my pseudo fix. The search continues...

May 08, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lasagna from Morelli's

Yes. It is good. I believe Morelli's and Little Oven are owned by the same people. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. So if you have had the lasagna there that is what you are getting from Morelli's, I believe.

May 08, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP--- Green Chili...? ? ?

It might just be the real thing. If it is, there will be a number of people on this board that will be frequenting to obtain the elusive chili fix! Please report back.

May 08, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Canned Olive/Pickle/Pepper/Etc "Juice" Uses?

I was surprised it took this far in the thread for alcohol to come up. Add's that extra something in bloody mary mix.

May 07, 2014
ssioff in General Topics

Good fish & chips

Obb's has good fish, but the chips seem to be a Sysco after-thought. However, you can substitute a baked potato or their homemade au gratin's, which are very yummy! I heard that over lent they went through 13,000 pounds of fish and 180 gallons of tartar sauce.

Apr 29, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What to do with jar of fig jam?

Pizza with prosciutto, blue cheese, fig jam baked, then arugula and reduced balsamic vinegar drizzled over. Sweet, salty, creamy, tangy, peppery, and tart.

Apr 22, 2014
ssioff in Home Cooking

Lexington sold to Smack Shack owners

With Jack Riebel in the kitchen. Thank god it doesn't sound like they are going to change too much and it will still have the old fashioned supper club feel.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/c...

http://mspmag.com/Blogs/Foodie-File/A...

Apr 14, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Paella - Where to go since El Meson closed?

Yes, I was there last week. It's down by where the TCF bank used to be, past Caribou and Jimmy Johns.

Mar 29, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Paella - Where to go since El Meson closed?

If you work in downtown St. Paul, At Miguels in the skyway, has seafood paella for it's Wednesday special. From their menu - "Spanish chorizo, shrimp, calamari, clams, crawfish, octopus, Spanish smoked paprika, green and black olives, saffrom, onion, light garlic, and piquillo red pepper served with a piece of Lebanese bread." It's a good, fairly authentic rendition for skyway food. They are only open at lunch time Mon-Fri.

Mar 27, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Ethnic and other affordable eating options near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

Had breakfast twice at Goofy Cafe. Awesome eggs benny. My travel companion was not into breakfast so we only ate in the morning a couple of times.

Mar 12, 2014
ssioff in Hawaii

Ethnic and other affordable eating options near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

I stayed at the Ilikai for 12 days a few months ago, which is right next door. Goofy Cafe was awesome. Here is the link to my trip report - I hope it helps. We also dined at places in Ala Moana mall and further down on Waikiki. We did not have a car so walked everywhere we went for the most part. Have fun and know that I am sooo jealous!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/927223

Mar 12, 2014
ssioff in Hawaii

Scotch Eggs in Mpls

http://www.omalleys-pub.com/menu

In Woodbury not Mpls, sorry.

Mar 03, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Are you into the MSP juice bar scene??

+1.

Feb 26, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Ostrich

Specialty meats and gourmet in hudson.

Feb 15, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

JERABEKS CLOSED!

Passed Bars Bakery in the skyway on my morning walk. They are now open! I did not stop today because I was trying to subtract by walking, not add by eating, but will probably have to visit soon and try something sweet.

Feb 05, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Chili Cheese Burritos (Chilitos) - They're Baaaaaaacccckkkkk!

We still have a couple of Zantigo's where I live. The chilitoes and green chili burritos. Yum.

Jan 30, 2014
ssioff in Chains

"Old fashioned" Steak House: Where?!

Apparently it is. We went there about a year ago and yes, it was in need of a makeover.

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/con...

Jan 28, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Shrimp supply

ibew 292 - I buy stuff from them all the time. The quality is excellent. Shrimp, lump crab, occasionally shucked oysters, and infrequently whole red fish.

Jan 27, 2014
ssioff in New Orleans

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

Yes, it should be the default.

Don't settle, just go somewhere that cooks the za all the way til it's done.

Not that it really matters, but I never saw the whole facination with Punch anyway. I tried their pizza once and have not been back. There are too many other places with worthy pizza to spend my money.

Jan 14, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

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

Ask for your pizza at Punch to be cooked "set." They will leave it in longer and the middle will be cooked. I hate that slop in the middle too.

Jan 14, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

"Old fashioned" Steak House: Where?!

No sorry I have not and didn't plan on it. I know, not very chowish of me. The group is too large, we are too social and loud, and of course imbibe too much when we gather. All things that are not really conducive to producing a productive report. I guess I could write about my own food and experience, but sometimes my food and experience is much different from others in the group. I have had awesome food and my neighbor not happy with theirs. Same with the service. In some ways not totally fair to the establishment to report.

There are also a couple of places we have gone, but I did not mention as our experience overall was not a good one.

Dec 31, 2013
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul