Tasty Thursday: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

Our annual Door Country tradition is stopping into Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant. Anything else we do fluctuates from trip to trip, but Al Johnson’s is non-negotiable. Continue reading

Tasty Thursday: Nye’s Polonaise Room

Nyes 2Since Nye’s Polonaise Room shutters this Sunday, April 3, this week’s Tasty Thursday post is dedicated to the Minneapolis icon. If you’ve never had a chance to get to Nye’s, Continue reading

Tasty Thursday: Anchor Fish & Chips

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We discovered The Anchor Fish & Chips, over in NE Minneapolis, a few years back. And, really, what better time of year to talk about our favorite fish and chip place than Lent? Here in Minnesota, Friday fish fries are a big thing this time of year. On our first attempt to try Anchor, we came around 6:00 on a Friday during Lent, and the line was tumbling out the door and down the block. Too hungry to wait but figuring it’d be worth an attempt another day, we left and tried again later.

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Tasty Thursday: Casper & Runyon’s Nook

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Since this week marks the anniversary of J and I’s first trip to the Nook three years ago, I figured the Nook makes for an excellent Tasty Thursday post. We saw it on a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives marathon and figured we should check it out the next day. That might not have been our best strategy — going at about 5 PM on Saturday night the day after it was highlighted on TV.

The place was packed out. And we had the age old dilemma: stick around and wait or look for dinner elsewhere.

We waited. It was worth the wait. Every. Single. Minute.

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Tasty Thursday: More Local Coffee Shops

By now, most of you faithful readers know that I gravitate toward local and non-chain places for coffee and well, food in general. I’ll make do with Caribou and Starbucks when necessity strikes, but my preferences lie elsewhere.

And I’m so grateful that the Twin Cities abounds with fabulous coffee shops! Since my November coffee shop post, I’ve checked out a few more places round Minneapolis and St Paul. Also since that November post, I found my new favorite coffee shop, which is included in the list below.

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Tasty Thursday: Nashville Edition

My last Tasty Thursday post touched on restaurant highlights from J and I’s summer road trip, but I had too many Nashville highlights to include in that post.  So, Nashville’s getting its very own Tasty Thursday post. And a culinary theme from our Nashville eats might be pimento cheese.

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