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Jul 10, 2007 08:15 PM

MSP Visit Report

I can't seem to find the time to write up a full report of my trip to the Twin Cities, but I wanted to at least take a minute to thank everyone for the awesome suggestions and give you a list of where I ate (and got coffee):

Tavern on Grand
Al's Breakfast
Ngon Bistro
Hickory Hut
Birchwood Cafe
Plan B

Everything was amazing. I think if I had to pick favorites it would be Al's Breakfast and Tanpopo. But i don't think I ate anything that wasn't at least very good the whole time I was there. I also am in love with Kowalski's (and bought piles of Pearson's candies there!).

Thanks again for all the great recommendations and I'll fill in details as soon as I possibly can.

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  1. Great report, thank you for reporting back. I love those Pearson's candies--I take them to friends whenever I travel out of town!


    1. Thanks for the summary report! This is a great list of places. I'm glad you had good eats when you were here.

      Me, I need to learn more about Plan B - I've never heard of it. Can any natives enlighten me?


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      1. re: AnneInMpls

        It's a coffee house in Uptown. I've only have had coffee there, so can't comment on the food.

        Plan B Coffeehouse
        2717 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

        1. re: bob s

          Aha. That's why I don't know about it - I can't drink coffee. (Sob.) I miss out on a lot of nice non-coffee treats (like pastries from Margo's Patisserie at Kopplin's, according to their web site), because I don't dare walk through the door and smell that gorgeous coffee aroma.


      2. I too just returned from a visit to the Twin Cities. It sure was HOT! We weren't very focused about our outings but here is where we ended up:

        Dong Yang
        King's Korean Lunch Buffet
        Little Szechuan (twice)
        El Burrito Mercado
        112 Eatery
        Nelson's Cheese Factory (love that Hot Hero!)
        MSP Farmers Market - fish taco and beef jerky
        The Muddy Pig for beer (love this place!)
        Dad's house for killer smoked pork shoulder

        We had a very tasty visit. There are so many good options, I look forward to my next visit in October!

        Thanks for all the help!

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