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Source for sides of pork/ whole hogs, etc in the Twin City area?

This was going to be my suggestion.

You can contact raisers all over the state - many who don't go to the various farmers' markets - and discuss directly with them your wants/needs and what the can supply.

I highly recommend you get a copy of Minnesota Grown. If you're into pork as you are I bet you'll find other items close to home you can get fresh.

Dec 07, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

New Buffet (STP)

Not much of an update, but I went by today and windows free of all paper. The walls inside seemed unpainted, or at least undecorated. Still looked rough.

Not that I'm watching the place with bated breath, but the opposite. I glance with longing and regret. I'm just not an Asian foodie. What's one more Asian buffet tacked on to a list that has a plethora of sad buffets?

Dec 07, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

New Buffet (STP)

If the signage is correct, a buffet is going in on the NW corner of University and Marion. Named University Buffet. Anyone know antthing about it?

Oct 29, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: Poutine

Thanks!

Like I give a rat'z south end for healthful. Sounds TO DIE for. I must re-read all posts and go find this stuff. Making me drool.

Oct 23, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Flamingo--St. Paul East African

This is really interesting to me.

I love Fasika. But would like to help out a struggling restaurant. Maybe they are just different. I still want to try Flamingo.

Oct 23, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: Poutine

Otay. I'll bite. What IS poutine?

Oct 23, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Faces Mears Park

Whoops. Meant my reply re the olives to go here. Sorry. I can hardly see as I'm laughing so hard.

Sep 29, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Faces Mears Park

This is just too funny!!!! I am screaming in hysterics re the olives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 29, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bad service in the Twin Cities [Moved from MSP board]

I would have simply gotten up and walked out of Travail. I'd not have paid a sou for that type of treatment.

Not that they care, not that it will impact their bottomline or keep them awake at night but Hearland will never see me darken their doorstep after reading here their treatment of jfood. While an attempt was made by Hertland to make amends, it was too little, too late in my opinion.

I think Travail will join Heartland on my Forget It List.

Sep 29, 2010
green56 in Not About Food

Picata, Veal, STP

Do you guys have a feel for the cost? I really need to take that into consideration; the craving vs the cost.

I really appreciate everyone's input.

Sep 19, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Picata, Veal, STP

I am sorry, no. I am unemployed and rarely eat out. (When I do, I hit La Cabana as I can eat 2 days off their stuff.)

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La Cabana
863 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Sep 19, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Picata, Veal, STP

Was reading another thread about places near The Xcel. Many Italian restaurants bantered aboua memory came back to me of a veal dish I once had in the Jewish section of Rome. I remember it having really good 'peas' in it. It is just now, because of recent learning, those 'peas' were mostly likely capers.

Is there a place in STP that serves up a piquant veal [will settle for chicken] picata ala Romna? Please lists prices if you know them.

THANKS!!!!

Sep 16, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sandwich shops closed

I agree with you on the chain business. As I mentioned, I am a liker of Subway. They make better tune-a-fish than I do. But ittiz Velvetta vs imported raw cheese. Hybrid 'maters vs heirlooms. That kinda deal.

I think both stores have their place. I just prefer the ethos (I really like that word) of the mom & pops, and what I perceive better value and flavor. Maybe it's portion. I don't know. M & Ps are an adventure, an unknown. A trial. Chains are bland. They have it all down pat. There is no excitement or wonder. Blasie, boring - though tasty and predictable.

Just me. But I am so fed up with repitition and 'normal.' I like the 'europeaness' of getting my dago here, my rueben there, my burger yet somewhere else. That's okay every place does not do every sammy to my like. It's fun to search out who has what that flips my switch. I love White Castles. But not their fish, etc. And as a side note, I eat Velvetta like it's going out of style. But it's not my raw imported cheese.

M & Ps are foodie dreams. They are unknowns and jewels to be mined. Could find a diamon, could find a clinker. You just never know. Chains are routine, but sometimes that is needed. I don't hate chains. They have their place in my world - sometimes.

Sep 13, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sandwich shops closed

Acme is DEVINE, Queeny! Got sammies frem them frequently when I worked for a Wildere location on Grotto. Plus they deliver for [then] $1.75. One thing they do I have not found elsewhere is make cream cheese a cheese option. Lickin' my lips thinking about them.

The others I have not tried. I can spit on Swede Hollow, but I think their price range is outta my league so have not tried them.

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Swede Hollow Cafe
725 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Sep 13, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sandwich shops closed

Really good reply. I like your thinking/reasoning/logic.

I'm a big Subway liker, for their consistancy. It's always good.

But with locals/mom & pops I'm more likely to get something new and different that I haven't tasted before. It just seems 'righter' to me, the old fashioned way. Before everything was massed produved. Heirloom, if you will.

I like that Yarusso's and Abetto's dagos are way different. I like the difference in the sauces and the meats. Neither one is bad, neither one is the best. I like that I have a choice and a small window into two different families' tastes. The ethos I believe Hua is refering to. I can't get that with Subway.

Sep 13, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Un-pasteurized Apple Cider

Oh. I feel bad for you. Sure wish Aamodt's had fit the bill. I feel your pain, loving raw (unpasturized) cheeses. Good luck! The FM may help. Do you have a MN Grown 'catalog'? Ask for one at the FM when you go. It lists a bazillion people all over the state and what they do/sell. You could then call people and ask them if they have what you're looking for. I swear by the MN Grown directoriy. No, I am not affiliated with them. Just love them to death.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Un-pasteurized Apple Cider

Don't know for a fact if they have it, but Aamodt's in Stillwater makes their own. And they make some pretty dark thick stiff. Check them out.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

[MSP] Booya--Twin Cities

LOL! I appreciate your concern for my spoon status! :) Cute.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sandwich shops closed

I had a really good hot sloppy dago (albiet with ground pork vs patty) from Abetto's, and they have other nummy sounding specialty subs, along with the usual sammys of turkey, rueben, et al, I am anxious to try.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

booya festivals this fall

Oh dear.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

[MSP] Booya--Twin Cities

Thanks for bumping this up.

As a wunnbe booya eater, after having read all these posts, I think I will hold out yet another year. I don't like soup, I like stew. So thick my spoon can stand up in it.

Color me chicken yellow. And crazy as gnats and dust in my booya doesn't faze me but mystery meat sure does.

Also, I know no one. Going to such a cliquish gathering alone does not appeal to me. What fun is that? Please note I am not directing these obsevations at you, but posters in general.

Booya for me will remain a 'want to' I think. Maybe someday.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sandwich shops closed

I just can't get het up about a chain (Quizno's) folding when there are so many good local/mom & pop joints in MPLS/STP. I am inclined to say "Good ridance," and "Who cares?" but won't. Trying to be PC, dontchano.

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

booya festivals this fall

Wow! That's good info!

Say, I have never had booya. Been hesitant as I fear offal in it... Is this a silly fear? I like thick stews but am not fond of watery soups. What's the stuff like? What all is in it? Should I try it? Think I'd like it? I have wanted to try the stuff for years but have been afraid to as I think they just toss in junk like kidneys and tongue and stuff I prefer not to eat. Would people be offended if I asked what was in it?

Sep 12, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

abetto's hot dago?

The review is based on eating a 1/2 cold. I'm looking forward to my next one which I will eat there hot. Bet it will be fabulous.

Sep 11, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

abetto's hot dago?

Well.. I'm not used to the presentation, but this is a much more flavorful dago than Yarusso's. Abetto's sauce is fabulous! Just right. Not bitter like Yarusso's, but not sweet. And there's garlic in it or the meat. Very good! And the meat is not dense and heavy like Yarusso's. Great pork sausage with fennel! It's not overwhelming, but very tastey.

The sandwich, again, is a sub. I got whole wheat but don't think I will again. It conflicts with nummy Italian flavors. It's served with red onions, green peppers and shrooms. Lastly it's topped with cheese and then toasted until the cheese has melted. Jalpenos are available.

I really really like it and like it much better than Yarusso's Sloppy Dago. A much tastier sammy and the addions go so good with the sauce and meat.

Glad to have learned of this place. The price is cheap; $4.xx for the 6", $6.69 +/- for the 12". I am really pleased. Great flavor, cheap food. This is my new fav dago.

SBbabe, what's John's like?

Sep 11, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

abetto's hot dago?

Though I have not tried it yet, I have my Hail The Vulcs hot dago from Abetto's. First off it is a sub. I got the 12" as it was only about $2.50 more than the 6". So it's not a patty ala Yarusso's, it's crumbled, so I hope there's enough meat on it. Then I got xtra shrooms and cheese. It smells wonderful! Will report futher when I've tried it.

Sep 11, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Pizza Burgers (MSP, but elsewhere in Midwest okay, too)

How or why not does a hot dago not fit the bill? I had never heard of one - hot dago - until living here, but aren't they (to me they are) 'za burgers?

Sep 11, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

booya festivals this fall

There's also a church, again I think a St. Sumbuddy, in the West End that has a yearly booya. St. Stanaslaus??? They put a sign on St. Clair, right where the off ramp from 35E hits St. Clair.

I'm sorry for the lack of hard info, but it's the best I can do at 2:30 AM w/o grtting in my car and driving to the two locations. I hope it's a little helpful.

Sep 10, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

booya festivals this fall

What I wouldn't give for a better memory!

Up on Roselawn, just east - within spittin' distance - of 35E, is St. Sumbuddy's Church. They are preparing for a booya sometime this month. There's a sign up at the NE corner of Roselawn right as you come across the bridge over 35E, or one block further east.

Sep 10, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul

abetto's hot dago?

Greasy pizza excites me! I love. Greasy pizza I shows - good cheese! Nummy on on cheese!

Will post my find, when I go.

Sep 09, 2010
green56 in Minneapolis-St. Paul