Tagged with Downtown St. Paul

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

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

A favorite of mine for lunch and dinner on St. Paul’s West 7th Street and near the Xcel Energy Center is the Downtowner Woodfire Grill. The Downtowner’s menu items are cooked on an oak fired grill or an oak burning oven. The scents and flavors of this time honored Persian cooking tradition are evident throughout … Continue reading

Meritage

Meritage

The Hamm Building in downtown St. Paul was built in 1915 and is a blend of limestone, brick and terra cotta (whose ornamentation is considered to be among the best in the Midwest). While its architecture has landed it on the National Register of Historic Places, what it contains is far more appealing to me. … 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