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MSP - Burger Jones opens today

Gonna have to chalk the demand/success of the smashburger up to marketing, plain and simple. As a recovered pre-fab food eater and current cook that grinds my own chuck patties, I thought I'd get off my high horse and see what all the fuss was about and check this place out. If I had to find a redeeming quality for these burgers - a big s-t-r-e-c-t-c-h - I'd say that they are seasoned well and have the crispy edges. But both of these things can be accomplished to much more delicious results with a real piece of meat and proper cooking technique. I'm about $6 poorer, but happily back on my horse again.

May 28, 2009
mazzam in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Just got back from Ngon Bistro - MSP

karykat,
What does your sweetheart say about the pho at Ngon? I'm on a serious mission to find the ultimate pho and am on a cities-wide 'pho'quest '. I've heard MANY opinions about who's is the best..... have yet to find it....

Mar 13, 2009
mazzam in General Midwest Archive

MSP - Manioc Flour - need help quick!

It's an itty-bitty place but they have the Brasilian stuff covered, and the owner - Malu is a gem! I'm happy to spread the word about this place and help support other small biz owners. Chowhound is such a super forum for all of us too.

Jul 17, 2008
mazzam in General Midwest Archive

MSP - Manioc Flour - need help quick!

Hey thanks for all your great suggestions! After driving all over town to *every* different ethnic market in minneapolis.... someone called and told me about a place in Minnetonka called The Brazilian Connection. They have everything a person would need to make a traditional Brazilian feast, including the elusive manioc flour. The phone number there is - 952.935.2708 and their website is -www.brazilianconnectioncompany.com address - 5757 Sanibel Drive
Our event had a huge turn out, so much so in fact that we ran out of food!

Jul 17, 2008
mazzam in General Midwest Archive

MSP - Manioc Flour - need help quick!

Thanks for your suggestions so far! Yeah, I've looked at the coop's, a couple restaurants, Latin markets ect. - no luck with any of them. I did buy some tapioca flour with hopes of substitution, but it's a different texture/grind than manioc flour which is more coarse than tapioca. I will be able to use the tapioca for the 'pao de queijo' (cheese bread) part of the dinner though.

Jul 15, 2008
mazzam in General Midwest Archive

MSP - Manioc Flour - need help quick!

For some reason (maybe me being a 1st timer here) only the subject appeared from my above post.....
I am hosting a Brazilian themed dinner tomorrow and making Feijoada (Brazilian beans & rice with loads of yummy meat) which is traditionally accompanied by Farofa.The main ingredient in Farofa is manioc flour. I have searched all over town for manioc flour and have been met with only blank stares. Anybody have any idea where to find this elusive stuff?

Jul 15, 2008
mazzam in General Midwest Archive

MSP - Manioc Flour - need help quick!

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Jul 15, 2008
mazzam in General Midwest Archive