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Apr 4, 2008 01:41 PM

MN: Road-trip 1-1.5 hour radius from MSP- hole-in-the-wall bistro?

Hello all! I am looking to celebrate my upcoming birthday at a little “hole-in-the-wall” fine dining/bistro restaurant within 1-1.5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul along the lines of Nosh (Lake City), the former Easy Creek (Arkansaw, WI) and Harbor View (Pepin, WI). In addition, we like to stay at a nearby Motel of sorts… we typically book the entire Motel for an evening of dining, drinking and debauchery… any suggestions?

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  1. Happy birthday. Old Village Hall in Lanesboro is adorable and might fit your parameters, especially with morel season nearly upon us.


    1. Bayport Cookery would be a good choice.

      1. The Norton's (may have already relocated to downtown RedWing), also Fermentations in Dundas (near Northfield).

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          1. re: keg

            Accoring to their website, Norton's is set for "mid to late June 2008".


          2. Links to places mentioned:

            bayport cookery
            bayport, WI, bayport, WI

            211 Broad St N, Prescott, WI

            Fermentations Wine Bar
            236 Railway St N, Dundas, MN

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            1. re: cheeseguysgirl

              Actually, here's the real link for the Bayport Cookery, which is located in Bayport, MN (just south of Stillwater) rather than in Bayport, WI (near the Apostle Islands east of Superior).

              Bayport BBQ
              328 5th Ave N, Bayport, MN 55003

              1. re: bob s

                Thank you! It didn't seem to be the right link....