In Bloom

In Bloom

As my final review of 2018 and for those of you not yet familiar, may I introduce Keg and Case Market and its flagship restaurant, In Bloom!  Although such venues are common elsewhere, Keg and Case Market is somewhat unique in Minnesota.

Funky Grits

Funky Grits

Funky Grits recently opened in a South Minneapolis location I’m quite fond of.  My favorite BBQ, Smoke in the Pit is a mere 100 yards north and the forever-the-best Jerk Chicken from Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine is east by one mile. Quite the competition or – maybe even better – a mélange for the ravenous! Funky … Continue reading

Grand Catch

Grand Catch

Opposites do attract, at least this time! I’ve now benefited from a few trips to both Grand Catch and St. Paul Meat shop, located adjacent to each other in the Macalester Groveland area of St. Paul. My current practice for these trips starts with a significant lunch with friends or family at Grand Catch for … Continue reading

Gray Duck Tavern

There are many fun and fine dining options near Xcel Energy Center that compete for your business when attending a Wild game.   A new favorite and perhaps a future review is New Bohemia and its Food Truck, both of which fulfill the FUNNESS. For this review however, I offer the fun and fine option of, … Continue reading

Dark Horse

Dark Horse

From The Draft Horse in Mpls to Dark Horse in St. Paul, you’ll find two very different experiences – both worthy of your time! Dark Horse Bar & Eatery is another Lowertown hit, located on E. 7th Street near CHS Field and across the street from the famous Gopher Bar “Coney Island Dogs, Cash Only”!   … Continue reading

The Draft Horse

The Draft Horse

Housed in the Food Building of NE Mpls, along with Red Table Meat and Baker’s Field Flour & Bread, is The Draft Horse. Who would have guessed that a Pot Pie would be the reason you should dine at The Draft Horse? I seriously would never have thought that I would order a pot pie in the first place nor that it would be a recommendation of conviction!

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The Commodore

The Commodore

A while back I was enjoying brunch with my Mom (Alice) at W.A. Frost on Cathedral Hill. She pointed down the street to a beat up multi-story building and said, “Your Dad and I used to go there to dance, that was in 1952 and it was called The Commodore!”

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