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CSA 2014

Any new thoughts or updates on this thread from last year?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8956...

Apr 01, 2014
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Paella - Where to go since El Meson closed?

Thanks all. Will report back as I get to try any of these.

Apr 01, 2014
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Paella - Where to go since El Meson closed?

We have been craving paella and would love to know where to venture out for the best in town. No chatter on the board about the dish other than looking for ingredients for the past few years.

Any thoughts on where to go?

Mar 27, 2014
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Favorite restaurants from the past

Anyone know where to get Stone Crab claws these days in MSP?

Jan 07, 2014
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

best lasagna

Have enjoyed Brianno's, Sorrento and Cosetta. All good rec's.

Jan 02, 2014
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

What is open on Thanksgiving for lunch/dinner

Trying to find a lovely restaurant on the east side of town to take my 95+ year old grandmother for late lunch.

Nov 03, 2013
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Rehearsal Dinner / Private Dining in Minneapolis

FIglio, Lurcat, Eat Street Social, Rojo, Gather at the Walker all have private space.

Jul 08, 2013
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

labne kefir cheese

surdyks or france 44 would be other alternatives to Holy Land.

Jul 08, 2013
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

New St. Paul Restaurants

Have had several wonderful experiences at the White Bear Lake location. I guess I am not as concerned with the product being baked 15 minutes away.

All business deal with competition - Walgreens/CVS, Cub/Rainbow, Home Depot/Lowes/Menards, fast food chains etc.

I am sure it came down to location, availability, rent, etc. We should be happy it wasn't another panera!

Oct 29, 2012
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best chilaquiles in Twin Cities?

Where can I surprise the hubby with a surprise chilaquiles in the Twin Cities?

Thanks

Oct 29, 2012
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Where to get Pineapple Bratwurst in the cities?

Grundhoffer's brats are great! Worth the trip.

May 24, 2012
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Ireland MUST visit locations that the locals love - not looking for tourist favorites, but great local food and flair

watched it yesterday...and learned a few great tips!

Mar 14, 2011
mngal in U.K./Ireland

Trip Report: February 25, 2011

Mary -
We are heading off to Boston on our way to Ireland in April. This is a fantastic start for me to begin planning our three days in Boston. Managed to get tix for the Sox vs. Yankees. Can't wait to see Fenway....and compare it to our new Target Field! I look forward to reading some more of your posts.

MNGal

Mar 13, 2011
mngal in Greater Boston Area

Ireland MUST visit locations that the locals love - not looking for tourist favorites, but great local food and flair

Minnesotans coming to Ireland for our first visit. Only have 7 days, flying into Dublin and staying at Heritage Golf & Resort in Killenanard for part of our trip. Planning on being in Dublin a couple of days, Galway/Aran Islands, Cork, Wexford.

I know, too much in too little time. Arriving April 11th.

Would love to hear some recommendations. Adventurous eaters, lovers of a great local pub looking to experience Ireland's best kept secrets!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mar 13, 2011
mngal in U.K./Ireland

Buffalo Minnesota - need help on dining recommendations please

Off for a weekend sports tourney I. buffalo and need help on where to eat. Tried urbanspoon with no luck....any help within a 20 minute drive would be great...no chains please

Feb 01, 2011
mngal in Great Lakes

Savory Cannellini Bean Spread

forgot to add a few cloves of garlic too...makes a huge difference. Enjoy.

Dec 06, 2010
mngal in Recipes

Savory Cannellini Bean Spread

I have made this for years with rosemary...YUM!

Dec 06, 2010
mngal in Recipes

mngal is heading to Des Moines with the kids (9&10) for a few days - Any places to not miss?

Ok...Here is the list we managed to visit in our 60 hours in Des Moines...Django, Centro, Flying Mango for dinner with Tasty Tacos, Court Ave Brewing for lunch with a beer break before dinner at Raccoon River Brewing.

Loved Flying Mango for BBQ - Great food and service, chatted with the owner who has a connection to St. Paul...Fantastic time had by all 4 family members.

Django and Centro both had a great feel to them. Loved the atmosphere....clearly related restaurants. Hubby loved his Cassoulet at Django, my halibut special was good, but less than I hoped for. Spot on service! Kids chose to order off kids menu - enough fries to feed 12. Pizza at Centro was ok...maybe an off night for it??? Would have been nice for the server to tell us the calzone was WAY too much when we asked.

Tasty Tacos lived up to its' name - Great, quick food. Place was packed!

Court Ave Brewery was good quality pub/bar food. Enjoyed the brews as well. Not as impressed with the beer at Raccoon.

All in all, a great trip with food to match! Thanks for the great suggestions! Happy to return the favor if you get up my direction.

mngal

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Flying Mango
4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310

Centro
1007 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Django Restaurant
210 10th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Apr 01, 2010
mngal in Great Plains

mngal is heading to Des Moines with the kids (9&10) for a few days - Any places to not miss?

Great recommendations! We are on our way this am. Looking forward to visiting.

Mar 28, 2010
mngal in Great Plains

mngal is heading to Des Moines with the kids (9&10) for a few days - Any places to not miss?

Casual lunch spots - good pizza, burgers or ethnic food. We are staying DT on the river but are willing to travel for good eats.

Would like to have dinner at a chef driven restaurant that we are able to bring the kids without feeling out of place. Entrees under $20.

Mar 26, 2010
mngal in Great Plains

mngal is heading to Des Moines with the kids (9&10) for a few days - Any places to not miss?

We have never been to Des Moines and are looking for a few great places to eat. Adults like good, locally run restaurants - No chains. Need a few good lunch spots and dinner. Thanks in advance.

Mar 26, 2010
mngal in Great Plains

Best Cafes I Wish Were in My Neighborhood

I'm with you BigE - Not many decent options in the NE Suburbs....

Feb 26, 2010
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Howdy

I love to eat out and shop for great ingredients...so I might take it in a different direction. Three of my favorite shops - Golden Fig, Surdyks cheese shop, Buon Giorno for great Italian ingredients. Welcome chowsound.

Feb 25, 2010
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP - Caterers/Restaurants that cater fun picnic-ish food

I have had great luck with Beyond Chocolates. Fantastic, original food and willing to work within your budget.

http://beyondchocolates.com/

Feb 18, 2010
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Strip Club - Brunch Review

Happened to be there for brunch on Valentines as well. Had a great experience. We were seated at a large round in front of the bar. We arrived at 1pm and every table in the house was packed. The gent behind the bar was working all drinks as well as our server. He was clearly busy, but had time to tell us his recommendations along with some small chat with my grandmother and her 93 year old sister. Kids gulped down the pancakes and bacon in no time. Both really enjoyed their meal. Several of us ordered the loaded burger - One of the best I have had in a long time. The toppings were wonderful and the burgers cooked perfectly as ordered. Hubby said the bloody mary was one of the better versions he has had in town. Pork Hash was tasty, although it looked a little smaller than my famished hasband expected. Dad loved the sausage and his assortment of small plates.

Planning on going back for dinner this week to try out some of the other tasty options. Can't wait!

Feb 15, 2010
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for a local brew pub in Las Vegas

Thanks everyone! I have sent mn hubby on a mission!

Feb 09, 2010
mngal in Las Vegas

Looking for a local brew pub in Las Vegas

My hubby is hanging in Vegas for a trade show this week and in search of a great brew pub. Any recommendations? Anything local??

Thanks in advance from the Midwest

Feb 07, 2010
mngal in Las Vegas

MPLS - Best Mexican?

I agree with El Amanecer and Los Ocampo....El Burrito Mercado is one of my favorite stops in W St. Paul

Jan 30, 2010
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Acqua Restaurant - MSp in White Bear Lake

Wow - Was I impressed on multiple levels. I can say this was one of my better dining experiences in quite some time. Well worth the trip...although, I might want to keep it to myself as those of us in the NE Metro have very few options. As my wise mother told me, I need to share...SO....Come and make sure this place makes it!

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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar
4453 Lake Ave South, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Nov 20, 2009
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP - Bin Wine Bar - Lowerton St. Paul

Does anyone know anything about this place? When it is opening, who is behind it??

Nov 11, 2009
mngal in Minneapolis-St. Paul