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Minneapolis Restaurants: Reviews & Recommendations


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#61 Schneier

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:01 PM

We could also meet as a smaller group for lunch downtown Minneapolis on the 31st.

Vincent?

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#62 slbunge

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:01 PM

Nicely written Bruce (and Karen). Will your reviews/articles always be published Thursdays?

Edited by slbunge, 23 October 2003 - 01:01 PM.

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#63 denise_jer

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:01 PM

We would be game for either night. We're pretty flexible! :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:04 PM

We could also meet as a smaller group for lunch downtown Minneapolis on the 31st.

Vincent?

Bruce

Yes. Even if it's just you and me.

One of the nice things about lunch is that even at a higher end restaurant, lunch is almost always very affordable, and I've been wanting to try Vincent.

Name a time?
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#65 Schneier

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:05 PM

Okay, so it's settled. Vincent tomorrow at...12:30. Okay?

Anyone else? I'm gong to call in an hour or so.

Now, let's plan for the bigger event next month.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:12 PM

Okay, so it's settled.  Vincent tomorrow at...12:30.  Okay?

Anyone else?  I'm gong to call in an hour or so.

Now, let's plan for the bigger event next month.

Bruce

You mentioned the 31st in your previous post?

I know AlexP was interested in the 31st, but does not have internet access until Monday (10/27).
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#67 Schneier

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:08 PM

Do you think doing something on Hallowe'en will be a problem?

Bring your calendar tomorrow; we can hash it out then.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:31 PM

Do you think doing something on Hallowe'en will be a problem?

Bring your calendar tomorrow; we can hash it out then.

See you tomorrow at 12:30 pm. Looking forward to it. I got the garage painted, so my outdoor chores are done, and I think I just barely made it weather-wise.
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#69 hitchmeer

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:45 PM

Hey all:

There's a slight chance I might be able to make it to lunch tomorrow (if it's okay if I join you). The only think that might keep me is if my 10 am meeting goes too long. I'm hoping to be on the road by 11:00 to head up to Minneapolis. What's the restaurant again?

Incidentally, has any one tried Fhima (Sp?) in Downtown St. Paul yet? Is it good?

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:06 PM

Vincent.

Let me know by PM if you're coming, so I can change the reservation.

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 05:07 AM

My schedule is looking a little tighter than at first I thought. You had better go ahead with your plans for lunch for two. However, I'd love to dine with y'all another time if I may.

Have a great day!

Matthew :biggrin:

#72 Schneier

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:08 AM

Snowangel and I will meet and plan for the great eGullet Minneapolis gathering.

Stay tuned.

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 10:19 PM

Matthew, back in the day of "Cooks of Crocus Hill" (same building Cafe Latte is in) which moved across the street and became Thrice, I took several classes there. Lynn was teaching and if I remember right was and still may be one of the owners. She is a delightful woman. Thrice may help you get in touch with her if MPR doesn't work out. good luck!

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 08:52 AM

Okay; there's a plan.

We're going to host a Minneapolis eGullet pot luck dinner on Saturday, November 15th.

Details will be forthcoming on a separate thread, once we figure out what they are.

Bruce (and Snowangel)

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 03:07 PM

I can't do Nov 15 - going to be catering a wedding. Have a great time and please let me know if there are future Mpls events. My e mail is ebethquinn@juno.com

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:44 PM

Matthew, back in the day of "Cooks of Crocus Hill" (same building Cafe Latte is in) which moved across the street and became Thrice, I took several classes there.  Lynn was teaching and if I remember right was and still may be one of the owners.  She is a delightful woman.  Thrice may help you get in touch with her if MPR doesn't work out.  good luck!

Thanks! I'll look into it. I left a message with her associate producer about inviting Suvir Saran of Amma (See New York and Indian cuisine threads) to be a guest on her show. As serendipity would have it, Lynn was in New York this past weekend and ate at Amma with a food writer friend of hers. Suvir met her and told her about my message, which she'd gotten. I hope she gets in touch with me - I'd love to take a class from her.

Thanks again for the lead!

Matthew :smile:

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:48 PM

Okay; there's a plan.

We're going to host a Minneapolis eGullet pot luck dinner on Saturday, November 15th.

Details will be forthcoming on a separate thread, once we figure out what they are.

Bruce (and Snowangel)

Sounds wonderful. I cannot wait for more details.

Sorry I couldn't make lunch at Vincents. I hope you and Snowangel had a good time.

Matthew

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:20 PM

More details have been posted.

Tonight I'm going to Grand India in Eagan. I hope it's good enough to review.

Bruce

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:10 AM

Here's our second review for the StarTrib.

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#80 snowangel

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:50 AM

Too bad this place is so far from where we live. Burnsville feels like we are 1/2 way to Iowa!
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#81 Schneier

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 11:58 AM

Our beat isn't convenient to anybody we know. Next week it's a Mexican restauarant in Shakopee--that's inconvenient for everyone, too.

Bruce

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:32 PM

Next week it's a Mexican restauarant in Shakopee--that's inconvenient for everyone, too.

I'm pretty sure that's the home of the MN Renaissance Faire, so at least it'll be convenient for the Lords and Ladies :raz:

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#83 Schneier

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 01:05 PM

RenFest, the poker room at the racetrack, ValleyFair. There's a lot down that way, just nothing that I have much interest in going to.

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 02:04 PM

When I think of destination dining, I just, quite frankly, don't think of Burnsville, Eagan, or Shakopee. Nor do I think of great Indian or Mexican in these areas, but since you did find good Vietnamese in Burnsville, there may be hope. These are areas that I tend to only drive through, not to.
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#85 Schneier

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Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:56 PM

That's the problem with our beat. We have a short list of six more restaurants to review, and then we have to start scrounging. I'm sure we'll come up with a dozen more, but then what?

Bruce

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 07:39 PM

Here's our third review: an excellent Mexican restaurant called Sabroso, in Shakopee.

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 06:44 AM

Thanks Bruce. I've not been all that happy with the Mexican dining in Minneapolis or St Paul (other than El Burrito). Good to have you two finding places out where some of us might not think of poking around.
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#88 snowangel

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 06:55 AM

Yes, thanks, Bruce. Good food south of the rivers and not typical supper club or burger joint fare south of the river. Who'd have thunk?
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#89 Schneier

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:44 AM

We need to do a supper blub/burger joint/family restaurant for the next one, though.

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Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:50 AM

We need to do a supper blub/burger joint/family restaurant for the next one, though.

It's been years since I've seen anything written about the Lion's Tap (other than mentions of in those population chooses the best of), which for years had the reputation of having the best burgers in town.
Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"