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Mn beer and wine

while i agree this area is going to be hard pressed to produce any great reds any time soon, i believe that the potential for some very good cold weather wines(reisling in particular) is there - i have tasted some dry and off dry reislings and blends that wer produced by a maker in western Stearns country that wer beautiful.

Mar 14, 2010
spudchef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Mn beer and wine

what are the best beers and wine made in Minnesota?

Mar 13, 2010
spudchef in Minneapolis-St. Paul

High End Resto in downtown Minneapolis

I would agree with Vincent - however if you want to spring for a cab to St. Paul I wouls go to Heartland - Best Restaurant in the Cities in my opinion!

Where to Find Wild Mushrooms in MSP

contact forest mushrooms in st. joseph mn they do some foraged some cultivated and some imports - I know the sell dried and some fresh at lunds but the also do some markets

Minnesota local/artisanal foods

I am looking for names/websites/addresses of artisanal bakers/ cheesemakers/farmers for a series of articles in a local paper maybe even video. Does anybody have a suggestion? Especially looking within a 200 mile radius of St. Clous mn area but any will do. Thanks

Dinner between MSP and Brainerd

Try Cafe renaissance in Waite Park on 75 between St. Joe and St. Cloud another place good food - no atmosphere is the Asia House in St. Cloud just behind Super America on HWY 10 turn right at first traffic light coming into st. Cloud then left on frontage road it's in and old Tom Thumb

Mille Lacs, Onamia, Isle, Brainerd

some place a little more expensive but worth it is Prairie Bay in Brainard. They are really big into useing locally grown foods. Also try McDonalds meats in clearwater on the way up to the cabin - great brats etc...

Eats in Duluth

i would recoemmend Chez Jude definately and a place i just tried last week was Valentini's Vicino Lago this place was wonderful! homade pastas, gnocchi and bread try the eclairs! A touch of Italy on America's Amalfi coast(the north shore) www.valentinisduluth.com

Oct 12, 2008
spudchef in Great Lakes

Cheese convention? MSP

Have you tried Stickney hills(goat cheese) in Kimball MN or Eichtens(goudas) in Chisago City?