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T's Place on Lake Street (next to Town Talk) [MSP]

Rockalicious Sep 23, 2008 01:52 PM

I love this place I have met the owner and he is more charming, and hospitable....the food is Ethiopian mixed with Asian, and I tried their Ethio-Asian fried rice and the following day I wanted it again, furring happy hour it's only 5$, and I have yet to try other items on the menu so far so great! any body else tries this place?

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    KTFoley RE: Rockalicious Sep 23, 2008 02:56 PM

    T's Place is the topic of these threads:

    It is also mentioned here:

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    1. re: KTFoley
      KTFoley RE: KTFoley Sep 23, 2008 02:57 PM

      Adding the places links

      T's Place
      2713 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

      1. re: KTFoley
        petergray RE: KTFoley Jan 26, 2009 08:54 AM

        wanted to bump up this mention of T's Place on Lake Street. i went there last night (probably my fourth or fifth visit) and the food remains fantastic. got take out: roti prata (flatbread with a bowl of malaysian/king's curry,) an order of the yummy noodles, and an order of yemisir wot (spicy red lentil stew with injeera.) all was delicious, all was reasonably priced...dinner for two with enough for lunch the next day coming in at just $30. really, there is no better ethiopian food in seward/longfellow, and no other malaysian food to be found outside of Eat Street. check it out, you won't be disappointed.

        1. re: petergray
          AnneInMpls RE: petergray Jan 26, 2009 09:38 AM

          T's place definitely deserves a bump. Nice place, good food, great beer selection, and fabulous music. I was there last summer to see Detroit Don King (my favorite local bluesman); the food and music and atmosphere made for a wonderful evening.

          I gotta get back. Spicy stew with injeera sounds like just the ticket for this cold snap.


          T's Place
          2713 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

          1. re: petergray
            drew13000 RE: petergray Jan 26, 2009 01:41 PM

            Singapore! on 34th ave and 54th street in S. Mpls also serves Malaysian food. I think the chef from T's originally started at Singapore. I haven't been to T's yet, but the menu sounds very similar--at least the Malaysian parts of the menu. Singapore doesn't have the Ethiopian dishes.

            A quibble with Singapore--actually more than a quibble--is that I have no idea what their hours are. I've deduced that they're closed on Sundays and Mondays, but when I drive by, some nights they still have the Open sign on at 10 pm. Sometimes I drive by around 8:45 and it's off. Another Chowhound said that the phone was disconnected. I've always just stopped in for takout, but it's unfortunate that they don't have a phone or consistent hours because the food is great, and the family is nice. I'd order a lot more often if I knew their schedule.

            1. re: drew13000
              AnneInMpls RE: drew13000 Jan 26, 2009 02:32 PM

              Last time I drove down 34th Ave (a few weeks ago), the signs and lights were gone from the building that housed Singapore. It sure looked permanently closed to me...


              1. re: AnneInMpls
                drew13000 RE: AnneInMpls Jan 27, 2009 06:49 AM

                Drove by last Wednesday night and the blue Open sign was lit, and people (not many, admittedly) were inside eating. But I am intrigued by what's going on over there, so I'm going to try to stop in sometime this week.

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                  petergray RE: drew13000 Jan 27, 2009 06:55 AM

                  i would definitely stop by T's place sooner rather than later. like a lot of great but underappreciated places in south minneapolis, i worry about them in this economic climate.

                  1. re: petergray
                    sullysully RE: petergray Jan 31, 2009 05:07 PM

                    Singapore is definitely open, it was last night and it is again tonight. The hours are spotty (at best) but they're still in business.

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                      AnneInMpls RE: sullysully Feb 1, 2009 07:52 AM

                      Hooray! Thanks for the correction. (I must have driven by early in the day, when the lights were off, and not noticed any window signs.) I'm glad to hear that Singapore is still open. My apologies to them for implying that they aren't. So everyone go and make sure they stay open.

                      Same for T's place - get down there and enjoy that fusion Ethiopian-Asian food.


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