MSP: Puerta Azul is closed (SOB!) Where can I get my black bean fix?
Oh, woe! We called Puerta Azul on Monday for some take-out chicken and plantains and black beans, but they said that they've just closed. (They decided not to renew their lease.)
I'm devastated! They had the best black beans - rich and creamy and very flavorful. I would rather eat those black beans than chocolate. So that's all I can think of since I learned the news.
Who has the next-best black beans in town?
Puerta Azul (closed)
1811 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
There's now an "under new ownership" sign at Puerta Azul, though the windows are still papered over.
Let's keep our fingers cross that the new owners keep the black beans on the menu and use the same recipe!
*duh* i remembered where i've had good black beans lately-- as a side at brasa over yellow rice. i always order these and there's been 1 or 2 times they've been just good-- but usually they are *very* good-to-excellent. yes, many times better than chocolate. perhaps they compare to puerta azul, whose beans i never had :(
No real update here--just keeping an eye out for Anne. The windows are still papered over and the sign "New Owners Closed for remodeling. Opening Soon." is still up. It's hard to peek in around the paper covering the windows, but, indeed, it does appear remodeling is actively underway with all kinds of tools strewn about inside. It's hard to say what I might have been looking at, really, but it seems like they might be building a granite top counter? Maybe I'm imagining the counter, but, I hope they aren't turning it into a cafe/coffee shop/counter service type place. I was hoping they were just going to spiff it up a bit and keep the same menu.