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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 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

Revival

Revival

Although much later than we anticipated (“Big Deal Neil”, “Jowen” and I had been planning a 2015 Holiday Lunch since Thanksgiving), Revival was worth the wait! Just this week we met at Revival’s front door at 11:00 sharp to garner a premier table at this “first-come, first-serve basis” hopping and very busy restaurant. Soon after being seated the restaurant … Continue reading

Pilgrimage Cafe

Pilgrimage Cafe

It’s mid-December, and we’re winding down a great 2015, but not without first checking out a few of my prior favorites (and some new ones, too). The agenda thus far has included Marla’s, Saint Dinette, Black Horse, Lela, Northbound, Unideli (a future review location), and this month’s hit, Pilgrimage. Located in the Standish neighborhood of … Continue reading

Saint Dinette

Saint Dinette

Saint Paul’s Lowertown, with Mears Park, The Farmers Market and recently completed CHS Field baseball park, home of the St. Paul Saints, has become a thriving diners paradise.   One of Lowertown’s newcomers is Saint Dinette located in the Rayette Building at East 5th and Wall St. The Rayette has been transformed as has much of … Continue reading

Pat’s Tap

Pat’s Tap

I completely love urban dining and am continuously amazed at what is missed living in suburbia.  Literally, on many an obscure street corner in Minneapolis and it’s little twin St. Paul there is great food, drink and fun!  “Drive Fast. Take Chances. Eat Cheese Curds.”, this is Pat’s Tap!  I was fortunate to enjoy an … Continue reading

Lela

Lela

For more than 20 years I have appreciated the wonderful breakfast and lunch fare of Colette Bar & Bistro located in the Sofitel at France and I-494 in Bloomington.  In 2013 Starwood Hotels acquired Sofitel with intentions to brand it as a Sheraton.  No worries Colette endeavored, same chef, servers and menu, all is good!  … Continue reading

Tongue in Cheek | East Side

Tongue in Cheek | East Side

North of I-94 and East of Downtown St. Paul is Payne Avenue.  The ethnic diversity in grocery, restaurants and businesses is unlike most neighborhoods in the Twin Cities and I would guess not many of you have driven this avenue.  A top secret first stop should be Morelli’s Market, a Liquor/Wine/Beer Store with a Deli and … Continue reading