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Re: Restaurant

Post by gopherguy06 » Thu Apr 08 8:58 pm

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I saw on FB that Bar Lagrassa, 112 Eatery, and Snack Bar are all opening back up later this month for takeout orders. I'm glad to see they aren't closing permanently after they opted to shut down Burch's Steakhouse.
Haven't heard of Snack Bar but they other two are some of my favorites. Can't wait to try again! I'll have check they other one out

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Re: Restaurant

Post by davescharf » Thu Apr 08 10:11 pm

gopherguy06 wrote:
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davescharf wrote:
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I saw on FB that Bar Lagrassa, 112 Eatery, and Snack Bar are all opening back up later this month for takeout orders. I'm glad to see they aren't closing permanently after they opted to shut down Burch's Steakhouse.
Haven't heard of Snack Bar but they other two are some of my favorites. Can't wait to try again! I'll have check they other one out
It's another of Isaac Becker's places. They opened not too long before the pandemic and do small plate types of things. We thought it was very good just like all his other restaurants.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Zwak » Tue Apr 20 8:24 am

The original Blue Door Pub in St. Paul (on Selby) will not be reopening. No mention of their other locations.

I'm not surprised this one is closing. It is VERY small inside and likely hard to have social distance guidelines and keep a profitable customer count.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Greyeagle » Tue Apr 20 9:07 am

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The original Blue Door Pub in St. Paul (on Selby) will not be reopening. No mention of their other locations.

I'm not surprised this one is closing. It is VERY small inside and likely hard to have social distance guidelines and keep a profitable customer count.
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Post by Buzzkill Bonin » Tue Apr 20 9:10 am

Blue Door lost its personality as it became a chain and the quality was too inconsistent. Now to lose its original location and probably try to find some bigger place like the rest of them? More of the same.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Karlsson » Wed Apr 21 9:33 pm

Didn't really go for the restaurant very often, but Gasthof's is for sale.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Apr 21 9:38 pm

Karlsson wrote:
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Didn't really go for the restaurant very often, but Gasthof's is for sale.
For me, it was really only fun if you went with 6+ people for the restaurant/basement bar experience, which didn't happen often. Dinner for two or something? Not quite that scene. I LOVED the place, for sure. Many good memories there (and for those old enough, their sister restaurant in Montrose, which changed hands many years ago).
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Re: Restaurant

Post by gopherguy06 » Thu Apr 22 1:01 pm

Yeah, was a blast for Ocktoberfest in the tent and parking lot, then moving to the basement. Das Boot, the snuff, the decent German food.

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Re: Restaurant

Post by Zwak » Thu Apr 22 1:33 pm

The Rube wrote:
Wed Apr 21 9:38 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Wed Apr 21 9:33 pm
Didn't really go for the restaurant very often, but Gasthof's is for sale.
For me, it was really only fun if you went with 6+ people for the restaurant/basement bar experience, which didn't happen often. Dinner for two or something? Not quite that scene. I LOVED the place, for sure. Many good memories there (and for those old enough, their sister restaurant in Montrose, which changed hands many years ago).
Exactly right. This falls into the category of places that I hate to see close but I didn't help matters by not going there very often. It was a great place for a group gathering (went there on my bachelor party) or group dinner.

Contrary to what some people might think, Gasthof's is not related to Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter in Stillwater even though their names are so similar.
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Post by D2D » Thu Apr 22 1:50 pm

Anyone else make it out to the River Inn in Hanover? My wife and I, along with another couple, had drinks and dinner there this past Thursday, and it was again well worth the rather long drive to get there. I had their BBQ ribs special, and my wife ordered a prime rib sandwich. The portions on each were huge, and in fact we each left with substantial amounts of leftovers that took us another two days to consume. One word of warning based on our first time out there: the place is packed on weekends. Arrive early or late.

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Re: Restaurant

Post by Bertogliat » Thu Apr 22 2:02 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the word Oriental. Seems out of touch.

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Post by Buzzkill Bonin » Thu Apr 22 2:10 pm

Well it's Hanover
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Karlsson » Thu Apr 22 2:47 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen the word Oriental. Seems out of touch.
My parents still say it, exclusively in reference to food. It does sound weird at this point.

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Post by Bertogliat » Thu Apr 22 3:19 pm

Karlsson wrote:
Thu Apr 22 2:47 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen the word Oriental. Seems out of touch.
My parents still say it, exclusively in reference to food. It does sound weird at this point.
My grandpa was in the navy during WWII and used other words that I don’t hear too often these days.

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Post by Don Adams Wheel of Justice » Thu Apr 22 3:23 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen the word Oriental. Seems out of touch.
Oh, please. I guess you won't be shopping at Oriental Trading Company or buying an oriental rug then either.

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Re: Restaurant

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Bertogliat wrote:
Thu Apr 22 3:19 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Thu Apr 22 2:47 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
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It’s been a while since I’ve seen the word Oriental. Seems out of touch.
My parents still say it, exclusively in reference to food. It does sound weird at this point.
My grandpa was in the navy during WWII and used other words that I don’t hear too often these days.
My mom's dad was a POW camp guard in the Philippines, and yeah same.

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Re: Restaurant

Post by Zwak » Thu Apr 22 4:10 pm

I see the word Oriental a lot in menu items and in other products (rugs, furniture).
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Post by Don Adams Wheel of Justice » Thu Apr 22 4:18 pm

Zwak wrote:
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I see the word Oriental a lot in menu items and in other products (rugs, furniture).
Not to mention the dozens and dozens of Oriental markets scattered across the twin cities.

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Post by D2D » Thu Apr 22 5:17 pm

I used to fly sometimes on Northwest Oriental. :)

(steering back to topic, check out the River Inn sometime)
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Orion » Fri Apr 23 6:57 pm

Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?

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Re: Restaurant

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Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
Jewish food, yes. BBQ, no. Sorry. But try Morts Deli!
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Re: Restaurant

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Kelly Red wrote:
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Orion wrote:
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Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
Jewish food, yes. BBQ, no. Sorry. But try Morts Deli!
They have one in Missouri?

We went to the Capitalist Pig when there. It’s in an old police station right near AB and I thought it was pretty good for the style they do there
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Re: Restaurant

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davescharf wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:09 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:55 pm
Orion wrote:
Fri Apr 23 6:57 pm
Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
Jewish food, yes. BBQ, no. Sorry. But try Morts Deli!
They have one in Missouri?

We went to the Capitalist Pig when there. It’s in an old police station right near AB and I thought it was pretty good for the style they do there
Just looked them up. They closed in 2018. :(

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Orion wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:31 pm
davescharf wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:09 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:55 pm
Orion wrote:
Fri Apr 23 6:57 pm
Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
Jewish food, yes. BBQ, no. Sorry. But try Morts Deli!
They have one in Missouri?

We went to the Capitalist Pig when there. It’s in an old police station right near AB and I thought it was pretty good for the style they do there
Just looked them up. They closed in 2018. :(
Darn...I think it was 2017 when we went there for Spring Break.
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Post by Slap Shot » Sat Apr 24 12:58 am

Orion wrote:
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Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
If still around try Pappy's or Bogart's.
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Kelly Red wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:55 pm
Orion wrote:
Fri Apr 23 6:57 pm
Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
Jewish food, yes. BBQ, no. Sorry. But try Morts Deli!
Is it different than the Mort’s in Golden Valley?

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Post by Orion » Sat Apr 24 7:34 am

Slap Shot wrote:
Sat Apr 24 12:58 am
Orion wrote:
Fri Apr 23 6:57 pm
Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
If still around try Pappy's or Bogart's.
Thanks, those look like a winner.

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Post by Zwak » Sat Apr 24 8:24 pm

My wife & I went to Baldamar for dinner tonight. It’s a freestanding restaurant in the Rosedale parking lot. It was one of the best restaurant meals I’ve had in a long time. I would definitely go back.

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Post by Greyeagle » Sat Apr 24 8:35 pm

Zwak wrote:
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My wife & I went to Baldamar for dinner tonight. It’s a freestanding restaurant in the Rosedale parking lot. It was one of the best restaurant meals I’ve had in a long time. I would definitely go back.

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Slap Shot wrote:
Sat Apr 24 12:58 am
Orion wrote:
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Anyone have a good bbq place in St Louis?
If still around try Pappy's or Bogart's.
Pappy's did not disappoint!

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Post by Armadillo » Sun Apr 25 1:58 pm

Los Dillos hit up Bebe Zito in Uptown for the weekly burger pop-up, that everyone's been losing their minds about for the past little bit here.

It was as advertised. The ice cream is phenomenal, and the burger might be the best one I've ever had. Highest of recommendations.
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Armadillo wrote:
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Los Dillos hit up Bebe Zito in Uptown for the weekly burger pop-up, that everyone's been losing their minds about for the past little bit here.

It was as advertised. The ice cream is phenomenal, and the burger might be the best one I've ever had. Highest of recommendations.
The burger group I'm in has had multiple thumbs up for that place.

Late post, but yesterday hit up Grizzly's in Plymouth for lunch, had their Nashville Hot Chicken Mac'n'cheese. Perfect amount of heat, and it's one of those bowls where you THINK you're almost done, but nope, not even close. Definitely recommend.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun Apr 25 3:43 pm

You guys are making me hungry! We don’t go out to eat much locally, even in non-covid times but I may have to try some of these places. 🤤

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The Rube wrote:
Sun Apr 25 3:36 pm
Armadillo wrote:
Sun Apr 25 1:58 pm
Los Dillos hit up Bebe Zito in Uptown for the weekly burger pop-up, that everyone's been losing their minds about for the past little bit here.

It was as advertised. The ice cream is phenomenal, and the burger might be the best one I've ever had. Highest of recommendations.
The burger group I'm in has had multiple thumbs up for that place.

Late post, but yesterday hit up Grizzly's in Plymouth for lunch, had their Nashville Hot Chicken Mac'n'cheese. Perfect amount of heat, and it's one of those bowls where you THINK you're almost done, but nope, not even close. Definitely recommend.
I approve of that Mac and Cheese as well. I may have to get it next time we get takeout from there.
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Tomorrow is going to be a monster day for restaurant sales. Based on my difficulty in finding a Mother’s Day reservation.
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Post by davescharf » Sat May 08 5:49 pm

Got back to Kings in Miesville for the first time in ages. Their burger is still at or near the top echelon of burgers you’ll find the Twin Cities area
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Tomorrow is going to be a monster day for restaurant sales. Based on my difficulty in finding a Mother’s Day reservation.
Please tell me you didn’t just start looking today? :lol:
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Tomorrow is going to be a monster day for restaurant sales. Based on my difficulty in finding a Mother’s Day reservation.
Please tell me you didn’t just start looking today? :lol:
We had plans to go to MIL’s house but she’s not feeling well so had to make last minute reservations for my mom.
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I am smoking 3 pork butts tomorrow. My wife’s request. I think I picked a winner!
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Re: Restaurant

Post by gator » Fri May 21 9:10 pm

Bobby & Steve’s Auto World in downtown Mpls. and Kwik Trips through out the metro are excellent places to get hot or cold deli food.

Bobby & Steve’s:
Baked chicken :good2:
Grilled cheese :good2:
Rib tips :good2: :good2:
Chicken salad sandwich :good2:
Peanut & Jelly sandwich :good2:

*Bobby & Steve’s in downtown Mpls had really upped their game in the last 2 years. It was ok for the previous 20 years, though in the last 2 it’s been very nice. One of the very few places I miss about living downtown.

Kwik Trip:
Beef Stroganoff :good2: :good2:
Chicken and bacon Mac and cheese :good2: :good2:
Spaghetti & meatballs :good2:

Another surprise I’ve found in the last month. With getting married and closing on the house. I’ve been some mornings to pick up a lunch. And since a Kwik Trip is down the street from the our house and my work. It’s been nice to stop in and have several good options for lunch.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Cowgirl » Fri May 21 9:14 pm

Are you trying to steal Ryan Suter’s side gig? :lol:

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Post by The Rube » Fri May 21 9:15 pm

For a $5 whole pizza, baked and good to go, Kwik Trip isn't bad at all.
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Post by Kelly Red » Sat May 22 11:47 am

gator wrote:
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Peanut & Jelly sandwich :good2:
Who the :censored: buys a PB&J sandwich? That is the ultimate lazy lunch.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by Bertogliat » Sat May 22 2:13 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
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Peanut & Jelly sandwich :good2:
Who the :censored: buys a PB&J sandwich? That is the ultimate lazy lunch.
I am reserving judgement until I hear the type of jelly and if the PB is crunchy or creamy.

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Peanut & Jelly sandwich :good2:
Who the :censored: buys a PB&J sandwich? That is the ultimate lazy lunch.
I am reserving judgement until I hear the type of jelly and if the PB is crunchy or creamy.
Grape and creamy. I’ve asked for strawberry, but it’s always grape. I don’t keep much bread and especially jelly on hand. I’ll eat peanut butter just out of the jar, especially for breakfast. So I have no problem buy a PB&J sandwich when I don’t have 2 of the 3 items daily in my house.
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Post by The Rube » Sun May 23 11:43 pm

I forgot to enter this last night, due to various reasons, but hit up Smokey's in East Bethel (technically Wyoming?). 1/3 rack of ribs, fresh...good God, they are as excellent as I remember them. Dry rub, they do serve sauce on the side, but meh on that.

I was having a convo with a fellow patron, they had asked to borrow my menu when I was done (we were sitting on the rail), I mentioned I only hit this place once, maybe twice a year. They asked where I was coming from. And it was a jaw-drop reaction. Apparently, word got to the bartender:
"Did you like everything? I heard you're from out of town....?"
Me: "Um..........yeah, I suppose. Minnetonka."
"HOLY SH*. Really?"
Me: Yeah, the food's worth it. It's only about 45 minutes, no biggie.

They honestly were astounded that people drive that long for good food.
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The Rube wrote:
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I forgot to enter this last night, due to various reasons, but hit up Smokey's in East Bethel (technically Wyoming?). 1/3 rack of ribs, fresh...good God, they are as excellent as I remember them. Dry rub, they do serve sauce on the side, but meh on that.

I was having a convo with a fellow patron, they had asked to borrow my menu when I was done (we were sitting on the rail), I mentioned I only hit this place once, maybe twice a year. They asked where I was coming from. And it was a jaw-drop reaction. Apparently, word got to the bartender:
"Did you like everything? I heard you're from out of town....?"
Me: "Um..........yeah, I suppose. Minnetonka."
"HOLY SH*. Really?"
Me: Yeah, the food's worth it. It's only about 45 minutes, no biggie.

They honestly were astounded that people drive that long for good food.
So what would they say when us from the Apple Valley stop by? We went once last summer, and had we been smart also would have had dinner there yesterday. :mrgreen:

Probably a good thing however as we saved room to pig out on D Spot wings today. 🤤

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Post by Bladepuller » Mon May 24 7:37 am

Smokies is in the Coon Lake Beach section of East Bethel. Coon Lake seperates from the main portion so we either go thru Ham Lake (south route) or Columbus (north route) to get there. EB has 3 different zip codes so the Wyoming zip is for "The Beach".
They have a unique vibe & neighborhood identity at The Beach. I love their food & the ownership has always been very generous to the motorcycle non-profit I was an officer of.
Best BBQ around & JT (1/3 owner), an old biker type, visits tables to check on things.
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Smokies is in the Coon Lake Beach section of East Bethel. Coon Lake seperates from the main portion so we either go thru Ham Lake (south route) or Columbus (north route) to get there. EB has 3 different zip codes so the Wyoming zip is for "The Beach".
They have a unique vibe & neighborhood identity at The Beach. I love their food & the ownership has always been very generous to the motorcycle non-profit I was an officer of.
Best BBQ around & JT (1/3 owner), an old biker type, visits tables to check on things.
Every time I've been there, that is the case. Really nice guy.
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YE and I were near Bigfork this weekend at my uncle's cabin* and Kocian's, the grocery store in town, smokes its own back and is as good as I've ever had. Well worth a stop if you're in the north woods...

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Post by davescharf » Sat May 29 7:29 pm

We got takeout gyros from Ariana's in St Louis Park tonight after hearing about it from the Eat Minnesota food group on FB. It's one of those strip mall joints i've passed countless times and never though much about it.

It's probably the best gyro I've had in town and the mix of the Habanero Chutney and Spicy Tzatziki will have me breathing fire most of the rest of the night. It's extremely hot and spicy and gets close to the line of too much heat to enjoy despite all that flavor.

We'll definitely be going back there in the future.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Mon May 31 8:16 am

Yeah it's a hidden place but always killer when we get it.

What FB group are you referring to ? I'd be interested.

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Best taco place in Apple Valley, Rosemount, Lakeville and Burnsville area?
My wife and I would go to R Taco every other Sunday evening after church in downtown Mpls. Now that we live in Rosemount, downtown Mpls. is not an option. We like El Azteca in Apple Valley for sit down tacos or Mexican food. Though looking for a place similar to R Taco.
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Yeah it's a hidden place but always killer when we get it.

What FB group are you referring to ? I'd be interested.
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Senser’s closed today??

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Senser’s closed today??
I saw on Twitter that the one in Bloomington was torn down and the Toyota dealership down the street is building a new location on that site.
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My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
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My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Pretty sure I know the 'hood you're in, had a couple of close friends who grew up right there. If memory serves one of the roads heading east from/near the Piper leads to (or near) park with a nice outdoor rink. Or, at least it did many moons ago.
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My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Pretty sure I know the 'hood you're in, had a couple of close friends who grew up right there. If memory serves one of the roads heading east from/near the Piper leads to (or near) park with a nice outdoor rink. Or, at least it did many moons ago.
Yep... They are building basketball and pickleball courts now in that park.
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My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Ole Piper is good. A couple other places to try...
  • Babe's Music Bar in downtown Lakeville - I haven't had anything there that hasn't been good, and they have the best ribs south of the river
  • Bourbon Butcher in Farmington - their smoked brisket is excellent. You also can't go wrong with their smoked gouda mac & cheese
Can't really help you with the taco hole. About the only Mexican restaurant we frequent is Teresa's
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MNNavy wrote:
Thu Jun 10 5:55 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 2:10 pm
My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Ole Piper is good. A couple other places to try...
  • Babe's Music Bar in downtown Lakeville - I haven't had anything there that hasn't been good, and they have the best ribs south of the river
  • Bourbon Butcher in Farmington - their smoked brisket is excellent. You also can't go wrong with their smoked gouda mac & cheese
Can't really help you with the taco hole. About the only Mexican restaurant we frequent is Teresa's
Thanks… I’ll put those two on the list when we don’t have the kids with us.
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La Pineda in Plymouth. Also isn't there a fantastic Mexican place in Richfield?
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La Pineda in Plymouth. Also isn't there a fantastic Mexican place in Richfield?
For where he lives it’s closer to go to Nachos but both are a drive from the south metro.

There is a group on FB called Twin Cities Taco Enthusiasts that Zwak turned me onto. That might be a spot to check for ideas
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Slap Shot wrote:
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La Pineda in Plymouth. Also isn't there a fantastic Mexican place in Richfield?
Andale Taqueria. 77th and Nicollet. Good stuff.

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Post by Beauner » Fri Jun 11 11:58 pm

gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 9:55 pm
MNNavy wrote:
Thu Jun 10 5:55 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 2:10 pm
My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Ole Piper is good. A couple other places to try...
  • Babe's Music Bar in downtown Lakeville - I haven't had anything there that hasn't been good, and they have the best ribs south of the river
  • Bourbon Butcher in Farmington - their smoked brisket is excellent. You also can't go wrong with their smoked gouda mac & cheese
Can't really help you with the taco hole. About the only Mexican restaurant we frequent is Teresa's
Thanks… I’ll put those two on the list when we don’t have the kids with us.
Have you tried El Parian? Its off of Glasgow down there. I went there once after softball and enjoyed it. There's one near me in Eagan but I've never been to that one. I've heard good things about Mi Pueblo a couple miles north of Ole Piper.
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sunbone wrote:
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La Pineda in Plymouth. Also isn't there a fantastic Mexican place in Richfield?
Andale Taqueria. 77th and Nicollet. Good stuff.
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Beauner wrote:
Fri Jun 11 11:58 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 9:55 pm
MNNavy wrote:
Thu Jun 10 5:55 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 2:10 pm
My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Ole Piper is good. A couple other places to try...
  • Babe's Music Bar in downtown Lakeville - I haven't had anything there that hasn't been good, and they have the best ribs south of the river
  • Bourbon Butcher in Farmington - their smoked brisket is excellent. You also can't go wrong with their smoked gouda mac & cheese
Can't really help you with the taco hole. About the only Mexican restaurant we frequent is Teresa's
Thanks… I’ll put those two on the list when we don’t have the kids with us.
Have you tried El Parian? Its off of Glasgow down there. I went there once after softball and enjoyed it. There's one near me in Eagan but I've never been to that one. I've heard good things about Mi Pueblo a couple miles north of Ole Piper.
El Parian is good. Los Tacos in Rosemount is also good. It's right by the Cub.

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skiier32 wrote:
Mon Jun 14 11:04 am
Beauner wrote:
Fri Jun 11 11:58 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 9:55 pm
MNNavy wrote:
Thu Jun 10 5:55 pm
gator wrote:
Thu Jun 10 2:10 pm
My wife and I are still looking for our taco hole... but our restaurant is hands down Ole Piper in Lakeville/Rosemount (Just like my house. In Rosemount, but pay Lakeville taxes). Plus, even though she doesn't drink and I pretty much have stopped. It's still within walking distance!!!
Ole Piper is good. A couple other places to try...
  • Babe's Music Bar in downtown Lakeville - I haven't had anything there that hasn't been good, and they have the best ribs south of the river
  • Bourbon Butcher in Farmington - their smoked brisket is excellent. You also can't go wrong with their smoked gouda mac & cheese
Can't really help you with the taco hole. About the only Mexican restaurant we frequent is Teresa's
Thanks… I’ll put those two on the list when we don’t have the kids with us.
Have you tried El Parian? Its off of Glasgow down there. I went there once after softball and enjoyed it. There's one near me in Eagan but I've never been to that one. I've heard good things about Mi Pueblo a couple miles north of Ole Piper.
El Parian is good. Los Tacos in Rosemount is also good. It's right by the Cub.
Sounds good… I’ll check the out.
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I'm sure these have been mentioned in the previous 9,444...

South metro establishments between Rosemount and Randolph where in my in-laws live...
1) Quarterback Club (Northfield): Good chicken, burgers and milkshakes.
2) Meric's Woodfire Oven (Hampton): Great woodfire pizzas.
3) Little Oscar's (Hampton): Good Breakfast.
4) King's (Miesville): Name the burger and most likely it's on the menu.
5) House of Coates (Coates): Good burgers and specials.
6) Farmington Steak House (Farmington): I use frequent it years ago, but now it's more in my backyard.
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The new Revival location in Saint Louis Park finally opens tomorrow.

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Post by Zwak » Wed Jun 16 2:52 pm

I get the Axios newsletter emailed to me everyday. Today there was this note about a new sports bar coming to downtown Mpls. There was no article to link to so here is the text of it.

Tom's Watch Bar — a sports bar concept from Smashburger chain co-founder Tom Ryan — is opening a new location in downtown Minneapolis.
Driving the news: Tom's Watch Bar has signed a lease for about 12,000 square feet at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Sixth Street — the space once occupied by Rosa Mexicano and Prime 6 in the recently renovated City Center.
• The bar will open in early 2022.
Details: The staple of Tom's Watch Bar — whose sixth location opened this week in Denver — is one massive stadium screen surrounded by hundreds of smaller screens. The idea is you have a good view of the game no matter where you're sitting.
Flashback: Five years ago, Ryan told Nick that he wanted to open one of his sports bars — then called Tom's Urban — near Target Field and Target Center.
• Ryan, whose company is based in Denver, lives part-time in the Kenwood neighborhood with his Minnesota-born wife.
Between the lines: The loss of downtown office workers has caused many restaurants in the area to close because of current businesses leaving and uncertainty about the effect of remote work.
• But Ryan told Nick that his bar concept is less reliant on office workers, as most of its business comes from sports fans eating and drinking before and after games, as well as during televised sporting events.
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He better hope that he can draw crowds from those who live downtown. If he thinks he's going to draw suburban folks into downtown, he's flushing his money down the toilet.

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Re: Restaurant

Post by Steve MN » Wed Jun 16 9:45 pm

I suspect the game-night traffic from Target Center/Target Field/USBank Stadium will be good, but I definitely question whether that's enough to be able to pay downtown rent. Because anyone not already downtown isn't going to come in just to watch a game.
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Re: Restaurant

Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 16 9:47 pm

Steve MN wrote:
Wed Jun 16 9:45 pm
I suspect the game-night traffic from Target Center/Target Field/USBank Stadium will be good, but I definitely question whether that's enough to be able to pay downtown rent. Because anyone not already downtown isn't going to come in just to watch a game.
Not until that light rail from Hopkins is built, TBH. Then I'd consider it.
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