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Chicken & Waffles

I've heard good things about the Daily Diner Frogtown.
http://www.dailydinerfrogtown.com

Mar 15, 2014
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cafe 99?

I also live in the neighborhood. The sign looks cute with a little boy eating noodles and a little girl holding what looks to be a plate of dumplings. It would be awesome to get a bit of University Avenue on Como Ave.

I'm not sure what kind of food they will serve, but they are working on it everyday.

Aug 19, 2013
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Where to get the best beef jerky in the Twin Cities?

Hackenmueller Meats in Robbinsdale makes the meatiest, freshest beef jerky I know of in the Twin Cities.

Feb 28, 2012
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

University Ave: Bangkok Thai, Pho Ca Dao, Saigon

Ditto on Ai Hue. I love those Pate Chauds too!

Nov 11, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Khao Soi in Minneapolis??

Was just at BTD yesterday for lunch. I ordered the Khao Soi. It was one of the best things i've had for lunch in a long time! I hope rmitchel5 made it to St. Paul. For dessert we shared sticky rice with custard. I highly recommend it as well.

Sep 09, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hien Deli

Hey fellow hounds,

I've been going to Hien Deli for lunch once a week for the last couple of months. It may not be the cleanest place, but I think the food is pretty darn good. They have one of the best Bahn Xeos in the cities. i haven't gotten around to trying their Bahn Mi yet, but my friend had the vegetarian one and she loved it. I do know that they get their bread from Trung Nam. They have amazing looking stuff that they do for catering and it's the only place where I have had fried taro cakes with eggs. They do close earlier in the evening sometimes, so it's a better bet for lunch. Business has been slow esp. with this heat wave. So check them out or give them a whirl for catering your next party.

Hien Deli
2624 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1628
(612) 872-8280

wednesday – monday 10am – 7pm
closed tuesday

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Hien Deli
2624 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Jul 21, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Supermercado Y Cafe La Palma for a pupusa fix

I have but it has been over a year. I've also had them at Mercado Central. But again, it's been a while. I'd love to hear your review of La Palma's after you try them.

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Mercado Central
1515 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Jul 03, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Supermercado Y Cafe La Palma for a pupusa fix

I finally got around to trying Cafe La Palma today. The cafe is located in the back of the grocery store. They serve cafeteria style platters of food with beans and rice, in addition to salvadorean style pupusas and chicken tamales. By the red trays are menus in english.

I ordered two pupusas - one with pork and the other with cheese and beans. They took about 15 minutes to prepare and came with the classic spicy coleslaw and fresh tomato sauce. I thought they were quite good and would return. The supermarket looked worth checking out. They had a nice selection of La Perla tortillas that I noticed.

Supermercado Y Cafe La Palma
655 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

(651) 772-4313

Jul 02, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Ingebretsons Scandanavian Foods/Minneapolis/ Lake St near Nicollet

the sylta is delicious. it's like a headcheese only better. i also like their rollepolse and lamb loaf.

Apr 02, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Perilla and Shiso Leaves

Dragon Star in St. Paul has a pretty good selection of fresh herbs towards the back of the store on the left side. They had one leaf that looked like it came from the perilla family during the summer, but I think it was called tía tô. Good luck and let us know if you find any!

Jan 21, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bar for solid cocktails

The Monte Carlo makes great cocktails.

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Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe
219 3rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Jan 06, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

New David Thompson book out Monday - Thai Street Food

which recipe is for Raad Na? I'm curious what the technique was that helped you.

Jan 04, 2011
tipitina in Food Media & News

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives might be returning to Minnesota

I would love it if they did a North Shore version of the show, because then they could feature the Trestle Inn in Finland, MN. They make some great burgers, including the Trainwreck which is a beef patty AND a bratwurst patty with bacon and cheese. Casualties are a buck extra. I can just see Guy pulling up on his red snowmobile!

Jan 04, 2011
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Savory Oatmeal

I love the scottish pinhead oatmeal the best texturally. I always make extra so I can fry some up the next day like polenta. Then I top it off with whatever melty type of cheese I have and a fried egg. Sometimes I add finely diced spanish chorizo too.

I can't wait to try the soy, sesame oil and scallion version.

Dec 27, 2010
tipitina in Home Cooking

New David Thompson book out Monday - Thai Street Food

Has anyone tried any of the recipes yet?

Dec 16, 2010
tipitina in Food Media & News

Visiting Baltimore for a week

i promise this is my last post! we really fell in love with baltimore. overall, i was impressed how much folks care about what they are creating in the restaurants that we tried. the only disappointment was piedigrotto. the selection looked fabulous but the pastries that we ordered seemed to be slightly stale. we tried both a lobster tail and a chocolate/almond pastry. the owner was very charming however.

I was able on my last day to hit three places on the way to BWI. G and A for a coney dog and coney burger. The owner Andy was energetic and took the time to see how i liked my food. it was hard not to order their scrapple, since i can’t get that at home. i walked from there to hoehn’s for a marshmallow donut. very nice. a little sweeter what i like, but it was so fun to eat and it tasted really fresh. from there i picked up a corned beef sandwich at Attman’s to eat later at the airport. the service there was perfunctory but it totally fit with the feel of the place. the corned beef was delicious! tapas theatro and brewer’s art were wonderful recs too.

we did eat at chap’s pit beef and we thought it was great. we ordered them medium rare and it was cooked perfectly with lovely flavors of smoke and char. i added only some salt and horseradish to really taste the beef. I went back to Grace Garden and tried the phoenix purse, snow pea tips and garlic, tofu hak-ka tofu and the seafood in xo sauce. also, very good esp. the phoenix purse.

A couple last questions. have folks eaten at mr. rain’s fun house in the visionary art museum? i was already too full to eat there and just had a coffee, but the menu looked promising. i also ran across a philipino grocery store on 8019 philadelphia rd. in Rosedale that serves food at lunch time. i went too late on tuesday to try anything, but i was curious if any of you had eaten there?

thanks again for all the great advice.

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Grace Garden
1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

Visiting Baltimore for a week

today we made it down to Odenton to eat at Grace Garden. I am in love! We had the fish noodles and pork belly with chilies and rice powder. Amazing. We are going back tomorrow and pre-ordered the phoenix chicken. I plan on going back monday and tuesday night. if any hounds want to join me to order more dishes, please let me know!

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Grace Garden
1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

Visiting Baltimore for a week

last night we went to Schultz's in Essex and had a great time. The service was warm and friendly. our waitress said it was like cheers there - lots of regulars. We were the only folks having crabs that night, but they were all good - no black lungs or papery shells. Their prices seemed very reasonable too. Have any of you all had sour beef and dumplings? they make it there from scratch but none of the servers had tried it. is it a baltimore thing?

Visiting Baltimore for a week

I am happy to report that I did not go to G&M even though I was very hungry after the flight and it was very close. I quickly checked in at the motel and then drove to Binkert's and loaded up on cold cuts - gelbwurst, bierwurst, leberkase, tyrol and head cheese, rye bread and mustard. The woman who helped me was from Germany and she was great. You guys are lucky to have a place like that! next stop was Breezy Point to sample both lump and backfin crab cakes. They were perfectly broiled with slightly crusty bottoms, golden brown on top and heated well through. I liked both of them but the backfin was mushier and saltier than the backfin. I also picked up some German beer to go with the cold cuts for a late night snack. life is good!

tomorrow night is crab either at Bills or Schultz's when the boyfriend gets here

Visiting Baltimore for a week

DDPies is off the list. i read too many posts about less than flaky crusts and high prices.

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks sfafard, that sounds like fun!
i'm on my way to baltimore, but the flight is late. I might have to start my crab cake tasting at G and M since it's so close to the airport. what about lower's crab and fish market. i'll be staying out that way. I happened upon it when I was looking on google maps. also binkert's meat products looks good too. I love leberkase and it's tough to come by in minnesota

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks for the tip. if we go, we'll try to hit it early. the menu looks so interesting.

ox-tail

I got some frozen at hackenmueller's recently and they were pretty pricey there -- 6 bucks for 4 pieces. they were just okay, not as good as what I got from the co-op.

Nov 21, 2010
tipitina in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks baltoellen! of all the choices to make, the crab cake decision is the most difficult for me! for every positive review of a place, there seems to be an equally negative one. i cannot figure out totally what the criteria is for a really good crab cake except - good flavor, not too much filler and not undercooked in the center. i have never had so much help researching food for any destination as baltimore. thanks again everyone!

Visiting Baltimore for a week

marshmallow donuts sound way good. i've never had them before. thanks for mentioning dipasquales. between dipasquales and mastellone's, which do you prefer ? ( I think they are owned by the same people.)

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks kelbell. i'm very excited to try the fish noodles at grace garden.
looking at woodberry kitchen's website made me aware of other "nicer" places to check out in baltimore for one splurge meal. chameleon cafe looked interesting as well as charleston restaurant. i assume matrick's is closed. it looked like a one of a kind sort of place.

Visiting Baltimore for a week

Woodberry looks amazing. it will be a lovely balance to the other places.

Visiting Baltimore for a week

how has helmand slipped? the menu looks fantastic and I would risk it if it is only sporadically off. it's disappointing when a restaurant doesn't maintain its standards.

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks kukubura. I love moin moin. there was a west african restaurant here in st. paul called Dupsey's. I tried to make it at home, but it didn't turn out as good. i am excited to eat it again!

Visiting Baltimore for a week

thanks for the Brewer's Art idea. my beau will be joining me for a few days and he loves good beer and solid old school cocktails.

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Brewer's Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201