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Bringing in a meal for Thanksgiving, help needed

Thanks, everyone. I should have been more specific.

We never have an actual turkey dinner type of meal. We used Little T's a few times, but since they reopened it is pretty bad.

The past two years it has been Buca. I don't hate Buca, but there is always an issue with the person ordering not thinking of people who won't eat certain things. Last year there was a bunch of food that everyone would eat, and one cheese pizza. I walked in just in time to see the last piece eaten.

They are doing Buca again. The managers are in charge again. I'm going to just bring my own dinner.

Nov 24, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bringing in a meal for Thanksgiving, help needed

For a few years my friend and I did Nicollet Island in for Christmas, and it was wonderful.

For a few years we did Sidney's for Thanksgiving. I am not a fan of a buffet, and wasn't really a fan of Sidney's, but their Thanksgiving was outstanding.

Our go-to now for holidays is the Monte Carlo. We go at 4 and have the place to ourselves. If you are concerned, they do take reservations.

Now for my Thanksgiving issue: This year I have to work. We do have a meal brought in, but it is almost always terrible. Any suggestions?

Nov 22, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Pie

I don't dare buy a whole pie. I can't tell if they sell slices. Best for me to avoid the whole pie situation.

Nov 01, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Vegan recommendations?

I never updated.

The Rice Paper in Edina has a vegan menu.

Sep 19, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

2014 State Fair Food -- report the hits and misses!

Thanks so much! Now I know how to contact them!

Aug 28, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

2014 State Fair Food -- report the hits and misses!

Can someone PLEASE stop at Danielson's Onion Rings (outside the food building) and ask if they have a booth at any other area fair? I can't go to the State Fair (by the time I pay to get in, most of my budget is blown) but I miss the onion rings. I used to get a lemonade, then 2 orders of onion rings and I was done with the food. I even ate them without ketchup. I have always thought onion rings were just a vehicle for more ketchup, but not the Danielson's.

Aug 28, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Non State Fair Cheese Curds

The best are Red Cow (I've only tried them in Edina, can't vouch for the other sites). The worst are The Lowry, unless you want dried nuggets.

Aug 28, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A few days in Minneapolis area - did my CH homework

I went to Jax for the first time in decades. I was very pleased to see they still have a phone booth in the bar.

Jul 05, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Buttered Tin cupcake vs. Cupcake vs. ?

I love the white cupcakes at Wuollet on 50th. They keep them in a cooler case and the frosting has the consistency of fudge.

Jul 05, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Remember "Nankin" Chicken Chow Mein? Found "Wangs" in "Tonka even better.

Last year I went to Wangs twice. The first time was okay, the second time was terrible. Too bad because I moved to Minnetonka and it would be really convenient.

I'm thinking of trying Wok in the Park.

May 06, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Remember "Nankin" Chicken Chow Mein? Found "Wangs" in "Tonka even better.

I was thinking of taking my mom there, but they are closed for renovation.

May 06, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

I work on 50th and France and drive by the Convention Grill quite often. I was going to eat there once but it was too busy. I'm not a burger eater anyway.

Apr 07, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

I took my mom to the Bloomington Fudds a few weeks ago. I think the burger was $10.

Apr 03, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Italian Subs (Do not count Subway!)

I never should have read this. Now I want to go to NJ for a hoagie. There is (was?) a place called Franks. I think it was Asbury Park. Best tuna hoagie I've ever had.

Apr 01, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

A friend of mine went to prom on a group date, and the girls were told they were going to the Camelot.

They were taken to the camel lot at Brookdale for a picnic dinner, prepared by the guys. Real silverware, plates, linens. They said it was more fun than any fancy place.

Jan 03, 2014
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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What is open on Thanksgiving for lunch/dinner

My mom and I were just taking about this today. Last year she went to Jax Cafe with my sister and brother. My brother loved the turkey dinner, my mother hated it and my sister had special food made (vegan) and thought it was okay. I looked at the menu and, frankly, I have better things to spend that kind of money on. Like rent.

We are going to the Monte Carlo for chicken wings.

Nicollet Island Inn has always been lovely when I used to go on Christmas.

Nov 06, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Rusty Taco - Awful!

I liked the fried chicken taco with jalapeno cole slaw, and flour tortilla, but the last two times I had it the slaw wasn't as good. I don't go out of my way to stop there, but if I am in the area it is a good fast food option.

Nov 06, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A week in downtown Minneapolis--where do I eat?

I'm a fan of the Monte Carlo for the chicken wings. Everything else there is ordinary.

Oct 09, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

Speaking of pizza, did anyone ever eat at Perry's near Dinkytown? I think there is a Perry's on campus now, but it isn't the same stuff. This was deep dish only, and the wait time was always at least an hour. Had to be around 1975 when a friend introduced me. I've never had anything like it.

Oct 09, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Breakfast in Southern Burbs?

I live next to Jensen's in Burnsville. They are just okay, nothing great, unfortunately. But slightly grey recommending the Windmill is surprising because I've never been inside. I've been afraid, actually. It looks like the old shed at my grandma's where they would clean the fish. Not kidding.

Oct 01, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

I know I ate there once, but I have no memory of the food. It is a cool building.

Sep 02, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Di Noko's - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

That cheese layer looks great!

Aug 26, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

St. Paul Whole Foods is moving to the corner of Snelling and Selby.

Overall I think it is one of the dirtiest stores I've ever been in. Not as bad as Cooper's on W7th, but nearly that bad.

And I'd pay extra if the employees would wash their hands.

Aug 26, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

I do! I know I went there a few times as a child. I don't recall any of the food, but I loved the interior of the restaurant. When it reopened I had wanted to take my mother there, figuring even if the food wasn't that good, we could have tea and look around, but they closed before we got there.

Jun 10, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

High Tea in Minneapolis?

How creepy would it be if I took my 80-year-old mom and no kid?

May 01, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Vegan recommendations?

I'm sure there are multiple threads on this topic, but I can't find any by searching.

My very strict vegan sibling is coming to town. Her favorite place to eat was French Meadow, but last year she was disappointed in the taste of her favorite dish there.

I'd like to take her somewhere else this year. It is okay if the place serves meat as long as they don't bring her a place of veggies with sliced steak on it (yes, that has happened).

May 01, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

High Tea in Minneapolis?

I rarely wish I had a child, but this makes me wish I did.

May 01, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Any Aldi shoppers here?

It isn't? I know almost every time I read an article in any of those "how to save money on groceries" sites, they are always quick to add that Aldi's and Trader Joe's are the same company with different labels.

May 01, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

City Pages "Restaurant Guide"

When I go out at 9 for dinner, I am annoyed when there are kids.

Mar 14, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Pie

I do not recommend Medoberri for a pie. I've tried a few times to get a piece of FRESH pie there, and they never have it. I call ahead and they assure me the delivery was going to happen at a specific day and time, and it is never there. Once I did get a piece of the double lemon, which is my favorite, and it was gummy as if it had been in the cooler for weeks.

Also, I am not crazy about the employees with runny noses during flu season who don't know about kleenex. Your fingers are not the same as a tissue.

The drive to Stockholm isn't a bad drive.

Mar 05, 2013
sheepy in Minneapolis-St. Paul