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Chicago style pizza in MSP?

Randy's does a fair job with the deep dish.

http://www.premierpizza.com/

Nov 24, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

One night in Saint Paul

I'll second The Strip Club. Went there Saturday night. Great drinks, perfect steak, and loved the side of mushrooms.

Nov 17, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bayport BBQ - New Restaurant Review (Unable to post as such. Their locaion is the former Bayport Cookery and Chowhound hasn't been updated.)

I went there for lunch not too long ago with a friend. Things have changed there and not for the better imho. It seems that there has been a change in management. The wife and daughter that used to be there no longer seem to be involved. I am not a fan of BBQ that is on a buffet and sitting in chaffing dishes to dry out or become over cooked. The brisket was in au jus and disappointing. The beans were okay, but the rest of the sides meh. I was not a fan of the changes or the price and do not think I will be returning.

Oct 08, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cheesecurds

Had some at Craft in Woodbury last week. Definitely hand dipped and at least as good as the ones at the fair, but different because they use a beer batter.

Sep 24, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Non State Fair Cheese Curds

The ones at Red Cow are similar to state fair curds.

Aug 25, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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2014 State Fair Food -- report the hits and misses!

I'm going to stick with the new stuff we had for the most part...

French Medow:
Ham and cheese scone. A little short on cheese, so a little dry for me, but a good savory start to the morning.

Blue Barn:
Farm Handwich - Good bun that did not fall apart, tender tasty beef, yummy pimento cheese sauce with a little kick. I would get it again.
Blue cheese corn fritters - No noticable blue cheese or blue cheese flavor IMO. Still good, especially the chimchurri, which elevates the whole shebang. Get an extra container of it.
-People next to us said the chicken and waffle was very good and it did indeed look good - next year.
-Wanted to try the maple bacon brownie, but didn't want to spend my food quota all at one place - again, next year.

Giggles:
Walleye mac and cheese. Mac and cheese good and creamy, but where was the walleye on top. Got one tiny little nugget that was over fried to the point it was hard.
Walleye cakes good as usual.

O Gara's:
Pretzel cheese curds - Meh - stick with the tried and true.

Not new:

Manny's:
Cubano - still very good.

+1 on the wild rice burger from the food building. Like Haricotsv2 said probably one of the best things at the fair. Tender, not overcooked, cheese, and grilled onions. Yes please.

Going again later today for the concert tonight. Hoping to try the lobster roll at Caribe and get my mini donut fix that I didn't get yesterday due to time and a lack of stomach room.

Will there be green chile?

Ah, that smell, about this time of year too. Loved it when I lived in ABQ and the whole city smelled like roasting chile. On occasion I will order it shipped frozen due to desperation and longing.

Will there be green chile?

http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2014/...

Since it is AZ and northern Mexican food I'm thinking not, but am hopeful.

Aug 19, 2014
ssioff in Minneapolis-St. Paul

September itinerary_appreciate any feedback

Karendor - I spent 10 days in Waikiki last December. Here is the link to my report. Although we did not eat at most of the places on your list it may give you some ideas. Enjoy your trip. I am so jealous.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9272...

Aug 04, 2014
ssioff in Hawaii
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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