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Yerba Maté- Cruz de Malta

Has anyone seen Cruz de Malta yerba maté at any groceries/ does anyone know of a South American market in the metro? I'm hoping for Minneapolis....

Thanks!

Dec 19, 2010
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

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

I've purchased halves from seward coop before, I seem to recall the option of frozen or not.

Dec 13, 2010
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Candy shops for stocking stuffers? [MSP]

sugar sugar is great, esp for gifting candy. the woman that was running (owner?) the shop was fantastic to talk to, she was like a sommelier of candy.

Dec 13, 2009
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

a classic man's cocktail?

I second this list, but would like to add the ti punch to the summer list. Also when drinking scotch (rail) and soda I'll have a dash of bitters with it. So far no one has offered the true man's drink, a good vodka, neat, and none of this ice cold BS, I'll take it warm.

Nov 08, 2009
saintfirky in Spirits

a classic man's cocktail?

Uh, that's not where *cream* comes from...

Nov 08, 2009
saintfirky in Spirits

Looking for advice on a three-day trip to MSP

I'm with you on this one DQ. Heartland is hands down my favorite in MSP

Sep 15, 2009
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP: fish 'n' chips

Just ate there a few days ago, the f & c's were pretty good, fresh and the batter was done well. The owners were nice too, it was overall a good experience.

May 04, 2009
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MKE TO MSP CORRIDOR I-90 & I-94

Going to be making the drive in a few days, anyone have any gems to stop at for lunch or dinner? Winging it is starting to get old. Thanks!

Mar 11, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

2 Mil. Lunch Options

Coquette is always great, I'd skip Mason st, its decent but nothing special- at all. Hit up Benji's deli in shorewood on oakland. Its a milwaukee classic with great corned beef and NYC style deli fare.

Mar 11, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

MSP: Town Talk Diner

oh thank god, I just saw it on diners drive ins and dives and would have been so so so sad if i had missed out on that place. I'm checking it out asap.

Mar 09, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

MSP CSA South of the River Delivery

I just finished doing my research on CSA's unfortunately the localharvest website kind of sucks in that you cant search by drop off point, were specifically south of the river? Victorian Meadows has a drop off in linden hills park, there a bunch of farms that drop off at Seward coop, Loon organics (my CSA) drops off at Mill city market but they are sold out of those shares this year.

Mar 07, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

MSP: source of "organic" turkey wings?

I saw some frozen ones at Seward a few weeks back.

Mar 07, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Minneapols on Valentine's Day

Porter and Frye gets my pick, I had one of the best meals of my life there which was matched by the service, request a booth downstairs if you can, very secluded. They describe themselves as Midwest Modern, so since your here, might as well try something distinctly midwestern. Oh its dark and romantic downstairs too.

Feb 08, 2009
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MSP: Where do you like for brunch?

Yeah I don't really get the keys thing, I had a decent brunch there but it was nothing special. I would avoid spill the wine, I've had a good dinner there but the brunch is just not a good idea. The Bloody Mary bar was especially disappointing.

Jan 12, 2009
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Milwaukee, WI

thats a pretty extensive list, but there are definitely some things I would leave off as far as recommendations go, I'd sure hate to see someone end up going to three diablos rojos restaurants at the expense of missing something good. as far as best bar in milwaukee? i dunno....those sound like fightin words

Jan 12, 2009
saintfirky in Great Lakes

[MSP] Giulia's Gelato in Dinkytown

oops, Espresso Royal no longer has gelato

Dec 20, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

MSP: Cecil's on Cleveland

Like I said, not sure if it was the manager or the owner, he was a younger rotund guy, but when he is there it seems like all he does is shmooze and take orders and tips (and nothing else). The wait staff then ends up basically running dishes and busing. The problem arises from the complete chaos that ensues, as this does not seem to be the normal operation. It just gets really awkward when there is this guy yelling at the waitress or busgirl or whatever right from your table, especially when the problem was clearly caused by him! On both dates this happened, and it really was hard to enjoy my meal with some guy yelling at the waitress in front of me. I have since went back when he wasn't there and had a fine experience.

Dec 18, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Anyone have a recommendation for a Jewish Deli in MSP??

Ahaha I couldn't agree more about the panda express thing. I gave Cecil's three chances and while the food was *pretty good* the guy that works there, must be a manager or something, just made each experience awful. The way he treated the busgirls(?) was just inhumane, that place is strange, my guests all agreed. After searching for a decent deli in the cities and coming up empty handed I've just started making my own corned beef. Though, after reading this thread I'll have to try Morts, It would be nice to not have that cambro in my fridge 3 weeks out of the month... Oh and fishmans is really quite good and they are very understanding when a goy comes in, the way the delicatessin explained that they "don't do that" when my girlfriend asked for cheese on her pastrami was priceless.

Dec 18, 2008
saintfirky in Minneapolis-St. Paul

[MSP] Giulia's Gelato in Dinkytown

Espresso Royal just down the block sells Gelato, I think it might even be from the same supplier Gulia's was. Yes it's sad they closed, they had really good hot dogs but that space was way too big (and I assume rent too high) for a hot dog place. I hope they give it another run somehwere, the owner was pretty personable whenever I stopped in.

Dec 18, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Jfood Returns to Alma (MSP) - 3 * 10's = Perfect Meal

I've always had great meals at alma, some of the best in the city, but through some stretch of fate, I always manage to get the same waitress who is, at best, standoffish. Those accompanying me have agreed. RE bigE, Brasa holds a very special place in my heart.

Dec 09, 2008
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MSP: Cecil's on Cleveland

The first thing I did when I moved to the twin cities was set out in search of a great pastrami, this place was on my list but I really cant go back here. The food was great, but good god there is a manager or owner that works there and he made the two times I went absolutely miserable. I'd think about getting food to go, but if that guy is part owner I'd feel guilty giving him my money.

Dec 08, 2008
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Romantic in MPLS

Just wanted to thank you for the porter and frye recommendation, the food was fantastic and the out of the way booth request was a brilliant suggestion. The manager, sean, to fantastic care of us, I really can not stress enough how good the service was. I will be sending a note to them as well letting them know how good the service was.

Nov 23, 2008
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Good Places To Eat in MSP

Oh yeah, mexican, I have had some really amazing meals at Pancho Villa, Portions and menu are huge and prices are cheap. They also have a big family style meal for like 40 dollars which looks like enough to feed 5 by itself. Super kid friendly too.

Nov 23, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Good Places To Eat in MSP

I 2nd Brasa, but i dont think they take reservations and the place is very small... but the food is amazing. I've personally not had the best of experiences at loring, good atmosphere but I've had some really sub par food there, in fact, it was the only dish I have ever sent back.
There was also a place featured on Diners drive in and dives called something like victors 1959, has anyone ever been there?

Nov 20, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Romantic in MPLS

Thanks for the ideas everyone, I've decided to go with P&F and requested a booth in the corner, I like the Modern Midwest descriptor.

Nov 20, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Romantic in MPLS

After searching CH i found a few suggestions for that place, unfortunately it's the only restaurant that I have found without pictures of the dining room on the website. I do like the sound of out of the way booths though...

Nov 19, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Romantic in MPLS

Ya know, I've actually been there and was really disappointed with the food. Otherwise I would totally do that, as it has a nice atmosphere. I ordered a squash soup and it was like someone played a prank on the guy plating it (and me as well) by unscrewing the top of the coriander shaker. it was all I could taste. I'm not bashing your suggestion, I'm just sharing my experience. Thanks for the suggestion though, and the happy anniversary.

Nov 19, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Romantic in MPLS

Hey,

Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, It's my 2nd anniversary and I have a hotel room booked at the hyatt & I'm looking for a romantic dining situation somewhere downtown (preferably). I already have reservations at the oceanaire seafood room, but I'm not much for chains, plus we've already been there. Anyone have any good suggestions? Also if anyone knows of anything fun/appropriate-for-such-an-occasion events or whatever going on in MSP on saturday your knowladge would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Nov 19, 2008
saintfirky in General Midwest Archive

Milwaukee, WI

Sobelman's for sure. The only other place I can think of near Marquette is Coerper's 5 O'Clock Club which is the best steak house.... ever. You might be able to get buy on $20 but I'd wager it would be closer to 25-30. Worth every cent. I also second Coquette for french, its consistently very good.

Nov 19, 2008
saintfirky in Great Lakes

MSP: City Pages food column

2nd'ed, I noticed the same thing in Milwaukee when Dennis Getto Died, I knew the replacement wasn't going to be... of the same caliber, esp. when they reviewed three national chains in a row and gave them higher marks than some of the (much better) local places. Lucky for me, i'm in MSP now and I have a huge cache of restaurants I still need to try, still... I'd like some suggestions as well.

Nov 19, 2008
saintfirky in Food Media & News