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Breakfast at The Bad Waitress

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We stopped in at The Bad Waitress last year but didn’t stay, it was busy that night and we weren’t sure what we were in the mood for. Over the weekend we were looking for a great breakfast joint in Minneapolis, so we finally headed back to give it a try. Their setup is simple. Each table has menus and an order pad. Simply write your table name on a slip, add your order and its...

A Grand Evening at Everest

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Sometimes despite my best efforts, my photos are an epic fail. Despite the bad photos, I hope that you will make a stop at Everest on Grand in St. Paul because the food will knock your socks off. I had a real itch this week for non-American fare, so we headed out for Everest’s delicious Nepali, Tibetan and Indian options. We started with the Veggie Momos. Momos are steamed dumplings made...

Fat Tuesday

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When you want a classic Italian dinner, it’s time to head to Fat Lorenzo’s. Fat’s has been in business for over 25 years and has won awards for their pizzas, we love getting those delivered. But tonight, we opted to dine in and took advantage of their 1/2 priced wine and beer special. We started our evening with the Garlic Cheese Bread served with their house marinara sauce. I...

Living Large at The Lowry

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After a long week, The Husband and I treated ourselves to a breakfast date at The Lowry. I left loosening my belt after overindulging, every bite was better than the last. I had the Breakfast Burrito (vegetarian). It came with hashbrowns, Wisconsin cheddar, scrambled eggs, black bean salsa, cilantro sour cream, and salsa roja rolled up in a soft flour tortilla. YUM!!  The Husband ordered his...

Cozy Comfort at Carmelo’s

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I have been driving past the Carmelo’s sign for years, always meaning to stop in but never making the time. Last night that changed and I expect to be stopping there regularly from now on. A cozy little Italian restaurant on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Carmelo’s believes in the wholesomeness of homemade food. Making everything from scratch using recipes passed down through the...

Relaxing at Merlins Rest

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I love finding a neighborhood joint to relax after a long day. Growing up watching “Cheers,” I feel compelled to find a place where everybody knows my name. That’s the kind of place Merlin’s Rest could be. Known for their Bangers & Mash, authentic Fish & Chips and whiskey stocks, they also serve up a delicious veggie burger: And from what The Husband says, an...

Dinner Dates in French Meadows

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Do you ever get so hungry that you just can’t figure out where or what to eat? That happened to us the other night. We ran through a list of restaurants that would feed us very respectable dinners, but we weren’t excited about any of them. That’s when inspiration struck, how about The French Meadow? It’s a favorite breakfast joint for us but we’ve never had their...

Sandcastles in the Sun

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The Husband and I spent a leisurely Labor Day enjoying the beautiful weather. After a scooter ride on the Grand Rounds, it seemed like the perfect time to stop at Sandcastle and eat lunch on Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis. Sandcastle has a kitchen on the beach serving fresh, local food. They focus on sustainability by composting and recycling most of their waste. I was impressed to learn that...

Breakfast at Birchwood

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Located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, The Birchwood Cafe was recently renovated and we finally got there to to see how it had shaped up. I’m happy to report that it was a success and the food was just as good as ever! We stopped in for breakfast on a busy Saturday morning and I couldn’t wait to dig into the Beans & Rice. The cumin lime black bean puree, tomato...

The Breakfast of Champions

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I’m about to make a very bold statement because I have had been to a lot of restaurants this summer. My favorite meal at a new restaurant in Minneapolis this summer was at Tiny Diner.* A lot of restaurants have fed me some really amazing meals, but the one that stands out in my mind is Tiny Diner’s Macro Bowl. Could their breakfast be as good? It just might be better. When I looked at...

Date Night with The Boys: Al Vento!

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When The Boys asked if I had plans for dinner, I couldn’t resist. There’s nothing like lounging on a patio in the summer with good friends, add some great food and the evening is complete. We headed down the street to South Minneapolis favorite Al Vento for some great Italian cooking. We started with the Brushetta Sampler but were so ready to sample, I forgot to take a picture. Oops...

Great Taste in Your Own Backyard: Zumbro

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We wanted something special for our breakfast with The Mom-In-Law, so we headed west to The Zumbro Cafe. Located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, their website says they have been serving great meals from the heart since 1995 and we agreed. We got there bright and early to beat the rush, and their breakfast was worth it. I have traced the source of The Husband’s love of Eggs...

Heidi Van Heel

Heidi Van Heel

Writer, freelancer, and believer in magic living in Minneapolis. In my free time, I love reading, exploring the great outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.

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