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Parella

Parella

I recently had the pleasure to dine with a group of great friends at Parella, the key here is the words, “group and dine” which for me says “an abundance of fun food to be shared”. Parella is located in Uptown’s Calhoun Square the home of Libertine another favorite featured in a 2014 review.    While … Continue reading

Broders’ – Cucina Italiana (The Deli)

Broders’ – Cucina Italiana (The Deli)

I honestly lust after Italian foods and was fortunate to enjoy a recent lunch with my wife Barb at a South Minneapolis legacy, Broders’.  Since 1982 Broders’ Cucina Italiana (The Deli) has been serving the local community their fantastic homemade pasta dishes, pizza, spectacular breads and desserts.  Broders is a delight and with the variety it … Continue reading

Louis Ristorante & Bar

Louis Ristorante & Bar

My wife has been dragging me to Cossetta’s on West 7th Street in St. Paul for years; she is a huge fan, and I have always been willing to accommodate her wishes, “happy wife, happy life”.  Generally I am not a fan of standing in line to order my meal and then standing in line … Continue reading

Postmark Grille | American Sky Beer

Postmark Grille | American Sky Beer

My favorite small town near the Twin Cities is Hudson, WI.  This month’s review includes two new venues, an Italian-American restaurant, Postmark Grille and American Sky Beer by Hudson Brewing Company. Postmark Grille is located in the former Hudson Post Office. The building was completely renovated but much of the Post Office ambiance was spared, … Continue reading

Scusi

Scusi

For the past five years I have had the grand honor to be a part of a seven person “Commercial Real Estate Board” which is inclusive of some of the greatest friends I have met in my lengthy career in the business. As the acting Chairman and host for the most recent Board Meeting (we … Continue reading

Pazzaluna Urban Italian

If you attend shows at the Ordway, Wild hockey games at the Xcel or any other downtown St.Paul events, take time to enjoy one of city’s finer dining experiences, Pazzaluna Urban Italian. This establishment is a favorite of my mother, Alice, so I was happy to bring her there for a belated holiday dinner. As … Continue reading

Bar la Grassa

On a brisk December night, my soon-to-be world famous daughter Kristin and I set out in search of a great restaurantwhen we stumbled upon Bar La Grassa, a restaurant with impressive reviews and an equally impressive menu. It is located in the North Loop area of Minneapolis which is quickly becoming the hot spot for … Continue reading