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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:13 PM

first, saint dinette. the conceit is north american food following waterways from canada to the gulf of mexico. not sure any of it hangs together but pretty sure that the meal was both unobjectionable and uninteresting and cost too much for what it was. report here.

 

then, handsome hog. a southern restaurant opened by top chef and local restaurant alumnus, justin sutherland. some things were pretty good (brisket, mussels, pecan pie, a smoked pork chop, ribs), others were okay (fried chicken, salmon, pork belly). cocktails were inconsistent. and it was way too expensive for what it was. report here.

 

bonus info: there are some very angry people in the lowertown, saint paul facebook group.


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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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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:37 PM

I’d be furious.

(Just trolling, man, c’mon...)

#3 Wilfrid

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:40 PM

Oh I can tell one of my Minnesota stories which makes me look dumb. I am taking a taxi to the airport on a frozen, snowy day, and there’s this big river, and I ask what it is.

“Er, the Mississippi,” sighed the taxi driver.

It just had never occurred to me it really came that far north.

#4 mongo_jones

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

Oh I can tell one of my Minnesota stories which makes me look dumb. 

 

not the first, shirley...


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!
~homer simpson


 


#5 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:36 AM

Yeah, but I have all the others too.