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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World of Beer

World of Beer

October took me to less of a great food scene and more so to a terrific, upbeat beer venue that also has good food! World of Beer, located in St. Paul’s Lowertown, boasts a selection of “550+ beers from around the world.”  I have thus-far enjoyed four trips to WOB, accompanied by friends or family, … Continue reading

Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog

  The recently opened Handsome Hog makes another delicious statement for St. Paul’s Mears Park – bring your hunger to this place!  Wasting no time, our party of seven chooses a large high top table in the bar area to view the Mid-Day Happy Hour menu offered daily from 2:00-5:00.  We order three servings of … Continue reading

Shuang Cheng

Shuang Cheng

Without a doubt the Twin Cities boasts many fine Asian restaurants, and I enjoy several of them.  I have, however, struggled to locate great Chinese until recently, when I was invited by a client (thanks Jim G.) to Shuang Cheng in Dinkytown. After this first trip to Shuang Cheng, I was sold and had to … Continue reading

St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve

  When Jess asked me if I liked French food, my surprising response was, “I don’t know!” Enter St. Genevieve, a restaurant with no website but a sufficient Facebook page with an “About” section to provide an introduction: “A Parisian-inspired buvette in the heart of the Lynnhurst neighborhood. Champagne: all day, every day.” I said why not, and … Continue reading

The Lowbrow

The Lowbrow

During lunch at Revival in Minneapolis (a prior review and soon to open another location on Cathedral Hill in St. Paul), I sympathized with the unfortunate people in the waiting line and noticed a bear sign across Nicollet. It stuck with me, and two weeks later Rossy and I decided to check it out. To our great … Continue reading

LYN65

LYN65

  Until LYN65 opened in 2014, Richfield, MN was not particularly known for being a dining destination.  As their website proclaims, “Our Principals: Fresh | Independent | Friendliness”, and so it is!  My initial introduction was shortly after its opening (thanks Hogie), and recently I had another exceptional experience, this time with family. At LYN65 … Continue reading