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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 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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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

France 44 & The Cheese Shop on Grand

France 44 & The Cheese Shop on Grand

One of my favorite dining options is a Deli; it evokes great memories that typically includes artisanal cheese, cured meats, fresh baked bread and homemade soups.  Add to this a great spirits/wine/beer store in Minneapolis or its knock off mini twin without the libations in St. Paul and you have France 44 and The Cheese Shop. Living on … Continue reading

PUBLIC kitchen + bar & Tin Whiskers

PUBLIC kitchen + bar & Tin Whiskers

September’s review features a new venue in St. Paul’s Lowertown, PUBLIC kitchen + bar as well as a nearby brewery, Tin Whiskers.   A recent Saturday brunch at PUBLIC morphed into a trip to Tin Whiskers and a run in with the “Rails & Ales Light Rail Brewery Crawl”.  Now how much fun do you think we had? … Continue reading

The Freehouse

The Freehouse

What better way to  spend a cold winter Saturday in MN than with the family  at the new North Loop brewpub, The Freehouse.  Brought to you by the owners of Blue Plate, which includes such restaurants as Scusi and The Lowery along with  several other local favorites; Freehouse is a venue comprised of great food and … Continue reading

Stone Tap | Hudson, WI

Stone Tap | Hudson, WI

Who remembers Dibbo’s Bar and Nightclub in Hudson, WI and Tuesday Banana Night, come on be honest??? It’s gone now and what remains is much better, the fully restored 140 year old building with its limestone walls and brick façade is now home to Stone Tap.  Located on Hudson’s main drag (2nd Street), Stone Tap adds … Continue reading