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Nov 18, 2006 10:53 PM

new yorker moving to minneapolis for three months

i lived in minneapolis last summer and frequented a few restaurants:

taco moralos (sp?) on nicollette
bryant lake bowl
a few thai places whose names i can't recall
the oceanaire
and another downtown sushi spot...

i will be heading back to the city from january to march and was hoping that a few hounds could point me in some new directions. cheaper eats preferred. thanks.

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  1. Welcome! This Twin Cities thread from earlier this year is one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share it:


    1. Where are you working/living? will you have a car?

      King & I thai - behind the hyatt (where oceanaire is)

      Avoid origami - on 1st (sushi) went a few weeks ago, food
      average, service horrible.

      There is a new place - sushi near Azia (not the one which is connected) that was recently recommended to me - it will come to me.

      Have you been to Broders pasta bar at 50th and penn - great food and a great option for solo dining.

      I bet the deli I can never spell which is across the river from downtown on the henn ave bridge is mentioned in TDQ's above link - Karza whatever. great chow - cheap, eat in or take it home. big portions - perfect food for Jan when its freezing here.

      Did you hit the midtown global market on your last visit? Many options there...

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      1. re: St Paul Susie

        We thought Anemonie (the sushi place connected to Azia) was horrible. Overpriced, bad service, and sushi that goes so far to be creative it misses the mark.

        There are good Asian options if you head down Eat Street - Jasmine Deli, Penninsula, and Pho Tau Bay. Midori's Floating World Cafe (Lake and 27th Ave) is our favorite sushi place but Wasabi was well reviewed this week in the City Pages if you want some place closer to downtown.

        Others may disagree but I think the best Thai is at True Thai at Franklin and (27th?), not a bad jump from downtown.

        Pizza Nea over the Hennepin Bridge is also enjoyable (and better than Punch IMHO) although not anything like NY pizza.

        1. re: St Paul Susie

          I have had nothing but good experience at Origami. I like both their sushi (especially the chef's choice) and their non sushi items like the eel and the deep fried sardines for example. I haven't been there in a few months so maybe this is a recent change. I would love to hear other people's experience.

          1. re: St Paul Susie

            Great. Where is the midtown global market located?

            1. re: oystersallday

              Midtown Global Market is in Minneapolis on Lake St. @ Chicago--there's a link to the website in the Chowhound post I gave you.


          2. Hells kitchen in MPLS is excellent. I think just B & L.

            if you are coming over to st paul - good cheap grub (highly recomend the fried pickles) is at the Groveland tap (same owners as highland, longfellow & edina grill) much better than st clair broiler.

            Celi's deli is close to NY stuff as you will find out here - if you need a fix. Its on Cleveland in st paul - a few blocks north of Ford Pky.

            Near Punch pizza too - in highland, on cleveland. but you prob have great pizza in NYC.

            That deli wasn't in the link - it is...Kramarczuk East European Deli

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            1. re: St Paul Susie

              I love the cajun lucy and the portabella mushroom sandwich at Groveland tap. I can't say I fully understand the frickle phenomenon. :)


            2. I was not recommending Anemonie

              "There is a new place - sushi near Azia (not the one which is connected) that was recently recommended to me - it will come to me."

              Kate - there is a newer place - NOT the sushi connected to azia aka Anemonie...

              If I could recall the name I would be heading there soon....

              I was surprised at the Wasabi article in the paper. I had heard average.

              1. Sorry - I read too quickly! I wonder what it is, I haven't heard of any new sushi place down there and would love to know.