Tagged with St. Paul

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

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

Moscow on the Hill

Moscow on the Hill

Diversity in dining is a pleasure, but how about Russian?  This review features Moscow on the Hill, located on Cathedral Hill in one of St. Paul’s oldest neighborhoods, which was established in 1994 and features traditional Russian food and Vodka.  The hill is host to some of the finer and most fun dining locations in the … Continue reading

Paddy Shack at the Half Time Rec

Paddy Shack at the Half Time Rec

A few years back I happened upon The 1029 Bar in NE Mpls and found that The Smack Shack operated its kitchen to the tune of an amazing Lobster Roll, Bacon Mac and Leg of Lamb Sandwich.  In 2013 their success at the 1029 led to opening Smack Shack in the North Loop with a … Continue reading

Tongue in Cheek | East Side

Tongue in Cheek | East Side

North of I-94 and East of Downtown St. Paul is Payne Avenue.  The ethnic diversity in grocery, restaurants and businesses is unlike most neighborhoods in the Twin Cities and I would guess not many of you have driven this avenue.  A top secret first stop should be Morelli’s Market, a Liquor/Wine/Beer Store with a Deli and … 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

Ngon Bistro

Ngon Bistro

My most current food fixation is Vietnamese which is recognized as the light cuisine of Asia.  Fresh vegetables, herbs, rice, noodles, grilled meats, seafood or tofu and the subtle use of seasoning is a simple summary.   At 50th and France in Edina it’s Rice Paper and Frogtown on University Avenue in St. Paul it’s Ngon Bistro.  … Continue reading

Salut Bar Américain – Saint Paul

Salut Bar Américain – Saint Paul

Another patio favorite in this shortened summer of 2013 is Salut Bar Américain. With locations in the ever popular 50th and France area of Edina and Grand Avenue of Saint Paul, Salut and its surrounding shopping venues allows for an afternoon or evening event.  Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Happy Hour at Salut are all wins, and … Continue reading