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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

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

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

Surly Beer Hall

Surly Beer Hall

As you may have guessed by the beverage segment of my reviews I am a total beer geek and proud of it!  To that end, this month’s featured restaurant is the recently opened Surly Beer Hall.  Tucked in an industrial corridor off of University Ave, Surly will amaze you.  The facility is visually imposing as … Continue reading

Paddy Shack at the Half Time Rec

Paddy Shack at the Half Time Rec

A few years back I happened upon The 1029 Bar in NE Mpls and found that The Smack Shack operated its kitchen to the tune of an amazing Lobster Roll, Bacon Mac and Leg of Lamb Sandwich.  In 2013 their success at the 1029 led to opening Smack Shack in the North Loop with a … Continue reading