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[MSP] Chowish bright spot to my day: Maverick's in Roseville

The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2007 10:29 AM

There isn't a lot that doesn't seem a little better after a nice beef brisket sandwich from Maverick's. I even got the fries today.

Did good chow bring anyone else a little joy today?


  1. Jordan Jan 23, 2007 11:00 AM

    I brought some Mel-O-Glaze doughnuts in to my team meeting at work this morning. That brightened a lot of days!

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    1. re: Jordan
      The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2007 11:05 AM

      Where's Mel-O-Glaze? Sounds good.

      I've been thing about picking up some croissants from Trung Nam for folks here at the office one morning this week. But, doughnuts are good.


    2. Jordan Jan 23, 2007 11:13 AM

      Be darned, they have a website!


      Don't let the "Internet cafe" stuff fool you. A few years back, they redecorated and put in some computers and a big flat-panel TV. But it's still a little bakery that makes the best cake doughnuts around.

      1. The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2007 11:19 AM

        Oh, that looks great. I'm pretty sure I've driven by there, but, alas, did not stop in. I will have to make a point to next time! Sadly, it's out of my way for bringing coffee and doughnuts to work, but, maybe for some weekend gathering of friends.


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          jeanmt Jan 23, 2007 12:11 PM

          Oh sadly I lived near Mel-O-Glaze several years ago and never stopped in. What was I thinking? I'm "saving my appetitie" for a trip to Little Szechuan tonight, but I've just had my homebound lunch of Triscuits and sardines in mustard and a smiley-face cookie from SuperAmerica, my embarrassing food secret. I'm going to start a post asking people their local embarrassing food secrets. In fact, I'll do it now.


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          1. re: jeanmt
            The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2007 12:17 PM

            Well, at least you have a good excuse to bring LEFTOVERS from Little Szechuan. Alice says the green beans are good cold.


          2. d
            Danny Jan 23, 2007 01:37 PM

            Hey TDQ... you should try the regular roast beef on an onion roll. I don't know why they don't make a bigger deal about having onion rolls. (Nor do I understand why it is so hard to get a good roll in this town.... am I asking too much?)

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            1. re: Danny
              The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2007 01:45 PM

              I am not an onion roll aficionado--theirs are especially good, eh? Maybe I'll have one for lunch later this week, just to test it.


            2. teamkitty Jan 23, 2007 01:45 PM

              Speaking of going to Little Szechuan... won't somebody please organize a chowdown there soon? I'll help...

              1. s
                starburst Jan 24, 2007 06:39 AM

                I was feeling a cold coming on yesterday as I woke up with a sore throat. After work, I swung by Jasmine Deli (the one in Stadium Village on the U of M campus) to pick up some of their Chicken Noodle Soup (pho) for take out. It made me feel immediately better once i had some when I got home.

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                1. re: starburst
                  AliceS Jan 26, 2007 12:33 PM

                  here's a little chowish teaching point so you don't end up disappointed someday: pho is technically beef broth based, while anything not beef broth based is not considered pho.
                  Jasmine's Chicken Rice Noodle Soup is always good for what ails ya. Cheng Heng has a lot of good sick person soups as well.

                  1. re: AliceS
                    coconutz Jan 30, 2007 06:58 PM

                    I'm pretty sure this is not so. In San Francisco there are choices of beef (and types of beef like steak or tendon or brisket) and chicken. There is a very authentic little hole in the wall called Turtle Tower, pretty non English speaking, that specialized in Northern style soups and they are famous for the Chicken Pho. Vietnamese Beef soup is Pho Bo while Chicken soup is called Pho Gai.

                2. AnneInMpls Jan 24, 2007 01:05 PM

                  I discovered La Loma's frozen tamales at Cub yesterday, during a rush trip for emergency essentials. So that's what I had for lunch today - a chicken and green chili tamale and a Oaxacan tamale. My lips are still happily tingling!

                  They're not as good as the fresh-made ones, but when you're too busy to go out, they're just fine fine fine.


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                  1. re: AnneInMpls
                    katebauer Jan 26, 2007 10:15 AM

                    Funny because I also today had a La Loma's frozen tamale for the first time. They were okay but didn't compare at all to the real thing. I'll be happy finishing off the pack of them but don't think I'd buy them again.

                    The frozen tamales from Trader Joe's are terrible!

                    1. re: katebauer
                      AnneInMpls Jan 26, 2007 11:42 AM

                      Perhaps it was that my usual lunch selection is ramen noodles (bleh), or an Amy's frozen dinner - the tamales were much better than either of those choices.

                      But you're right - the fresh ones are definitely better. If I had time (and could plan ahead), I'd buy a bunch of them when I'm down at La Loma, and fridge them to eat over the next few days.


                  2. p
                    Paz Jan 26, 2007 10:02 AM

                    I had a chicken burrito from Manana today for lunch. Man was that good!

                    1. The Dairy Queen Jan 26, 2007 12:50 PM

                      I had a blueberry croissant from Trung Nam for breakfast today, as well as one of their bahn mi for lunch. Thank goodness for good chow!


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                      1. re: The Dairy Queen
                        Danny Jan 26, 2007 03:20 PM

                        I was expecting to run into you when I got my Roast Beef on Onion today at Maverick's. It's just a matter of time....

                        1. re: Danny
                          The Dairy Queen Jan 26, 2007 11:37 PM

                          HA! Funny. Sadly, I try to make it a habit to pack a lunch in the morning from home, so I usually only go "out" to eat for lunch about once a week... When I do, I try to keep it chowish, though. I hope to be getting out for lunch more as the weather gets better and my schedule eases up some, so, maybe I will bump into you more. :) I still have not made it to e-noodle!


                          1. re: The Dairy Queen
                            jeanmt Jan 29, 2007 11:18 AM

                            I'm sorry, I can't find where on the boards you discuss E-noodle. It's one of my favorite places. You have to check it out. Try the "triple braised" on the appetizer menu: some kind of cold, pressed tofu, hard-boiled eggs marinated in soy sauce (or something like it) and long threads of seaweed, all covered in the marinade (some kind of soy-sauce-type-based thing) with scallions. I'm craving it now.


                            1. re: jeanmt
                              Danny Jan 29, 2007 12:07 PM

                              It was me who talked about e-noodle. I did it here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/335983

                              Their "seaweed crunch bean curd" is my favorite of the appetizers... mmmmm....

                              1. re: Danny
                                The Dairy Queen Jan 29, 2007 12:09 PM

                                Danny, you speedster. I was just about to post the link but I see you beat me to it. I was driving up Dale on Saturday and was looking for e-noodle, but didn't find it. Isn't it at Dale and Cty B or something like that?


                                1. re: The Dairy Queen
                                  Danny Jan 29, 2007 01:31 PM

                                  It is on Rice, just north of Larpenteur, in the McCarron Hills Shopping Center (or something like that)

                                  1. re: Danny
                                    The Dairy Queen Jan 29, 2007 01:49 PM

                                    Grrrr...RICE! I should have been on Rice!

                                    Got it. Thank you.


                                    1. re: The Dairy Queen
                                      jeanmt Jan 29, 2007 07:11 PM

                                      It's next to a strip mall with a really cool thrift store, should you be so inclined. Unique. That same strip mall also houses a strip bar, the Lamplighter. I will put in a plug here for the bubble tea at e-noodle.

                                2. re: Danny
                                  Rowdy Jan 29, 2007 07:34 PM

                                  We ate dinner there Saturday night. Had a lovely time. Just about everything was new to us. This isn't your regular old "Chinese" restaurant. I have a feeling we'll turn into regulars. The people are so friendly, and try hard to please.

                        2. i
                          ike. Jan 29, 2007 09:49 AM

                          After a weekend at a rented lodge with friends this weekend, we ended up with a pack of lunchables in our cooler when we got home. I used to eat these almost every day one summer when I was 15, along with Spagettios. So for lunch today, I had Lunchables and Spagettios. Yet another instance of how food can take you back years and years.

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