Tagged with Minneapolis

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

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

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

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

Libertine

Libertine

As I was warned and was equally delighted, Libertine (Calhoun Square at West Lake Street and Hennepin Ave) may not please everyone but for a team of seven carnivores it was well received.  Don’t get me wrong there is a PLANTS section to the menu but it’s not your typical salad offerings, no soup and if you want … Continue reading

Smoke in the Pit BBQ

Smoke in the Pit BBQ

So when I get a hankering for BBQ generally I head to Big Daddy’s on University Ave in St. Paul, but not on this lucky day.  I ID’ed this hole in the wall called Smoke in the Pit located in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis.  The Pit is Take-Out only which works perfectly for me.  I call and speak with … 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