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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 02:30 PM

as you may know, this is the gavin kaysen-helmed restaurant that opened in minneapolis last november. it garnered a beard nomination with unlikely and suspicious haste and later bon appetit named it one of the best new restaurants in the country. it's still hard to get tables but not as difficult as it was earlier in the year. we ate there a couple of weeks ago. i went in somewhat sceptical but really liked most aspects of it (though the meal wasn't without problems, particularly in the area of dessert).

 

detailed writeup here: http://myannoyingopi...oon-and-stable/

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#2 Sneakeater

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:22 PM

God that lamb looks fabulous.

 

(I'm certainly a fan of Chef Kaysen irrespective of the hype.)


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#3 mongo_jones

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 04:46 PM

it's just that i sometimes sense a bit of small town excitement about people from the big city (whether they're opening restaurants or praising them) in some of the twin cities fine dining coverage. there's a kind of hunger for recognition (hence also the #grapegate drama).


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#4 Sneakeater

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

I totally get it.  In different and sometimes opposite ways, you have to navigate both our cities by trying to avoid the effects of hype.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:00 PM

i see that i didn't report on our meal at spoon and stable at the end of february. well, now that gavin kaysen is once more nominated for a beard award, and diane yang is once more up for pastry chef, here's the link to my review. there were some issues with my duck (not satisfactorily handled by our server) but other than that, it was mostly very good.

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#6 SLBunge

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 12:55 PM

We are going in a couple of weeks. Our fine dining outings seem to be less and less frequent.


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#7 mongo_jones

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:46 PM

it's hard to get excited about $100+/head meals in the twin cities.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
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#8 mitchells

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:48 AM

Here last minute tonight right off the Beard victory. Mostly good but not exceptional. Cardinal sins: too much sauce on the over cooked fusilli. But it tasted great with the mirels, peas , braised elk and Parmigiana. Just had an exceptional dessert though. Like Tres leches cake with caramelized bananas and condensed milk ice cream.

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