Tagged with Food Review

Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog

  The recently opened Handsome Hog makes another delicious statement for St. Paul’s Mears Park – bring your hunger to this place!  Wasting no time, our party of seven chooses a large high top table in the bar area to view the Mid-Day Happy Hour menu offered daily from 2:00-5:00.  We order three servings of … Continue reading

St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve

  When Jess asked me if I liked French food, my surprising response was, “I don’t know!” Enter St. Genevieve, a restaurant with no website but a sufficient Facebook page with an “About” section to provide an introduction: “A Parisian-inspired buvette in the heart of the Lynnhurst neighborhood. Champagne: all day, every day.” I said why not, and … 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

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

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

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