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manomin Oct 19, 2008 01:01 PM

Aloha! Friends of ours want us all to go to dinner at Heidi's in November when we are there.
What can anyone tell us? I think I've told you all we're already going to 112, Meritage, Alma
Dakota Club, Cue and now this suggestion. I know for sure I'm going to the Shoreview pool
as often as possible! Thanks in advance and a hui hou!

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    KTFoley Oct 19, 2008 02:24 PM

    Recent discussions:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/556410
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/451862
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/484965

    Every spot in your post has been dissected on this Midwest board. We all have our passions & aversions around some of these spots. You can be reasonably sure of a good meal, though the weakest option in your list is probably Cue.

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    1. re: KTFoley
      manomin Oct 19, 2008 04:55 PM

      Thanks! I have looked at those and now I feel like the SF Board where there are so many threads
      that start "I'm going to Napa what should I do, etc." I appreciate your listing the threads and
      also your opinion of Cue. The in-laws are planning most of this (and paying) so we are
      in a fortunate position and are offering our suggestions as well. Thanks so much for your
      time! A hui hou!

    2. Jordan Oct 19, 2008 02:59 PM

      Although I am not a fan of Alma, there are many who like it, so it's certainly worth a try.

      I would suggest replacing Cue with Fugaise, Saffron, or Vincent. Possibly swap out the Dakota Club, too, unless you really want to enjoy a show.

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      1. re: Jordan
        bob s Oct 20, 2008 09:21 AM

        Also consider Heartland, Lucia's or Cafe Levain for your substitution list. Personally, I thought that my one visit at Heidi's was fine, but I will not be rushing back there. I'd choose any of the substitutes above or those that Jordan suggests for Heidi's.

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        soupkitten Oct 20, 2008 09:51 AM

        i agree with the others-- replace cue, and just walk thru the guthrie instead (you can see the whole building w/o purchasing a ticket, minus the stages)! i'd personally go to dinner at heartland, but fugaise and saffron are great recs that would be closer to cue's location, if downtown/riverfront location is important. the others suggested by Jordan and Bob are also great recs if location is not important.

        112, meritage and alma are board favorites--great choices.

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          mplsmike Oct 20, 2008 10:29 AM

          make sure someone at the table orders the lamb shank

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            amgarrison Oct 21, 2008 01:39 PM

            Definitely go to Fugaise. I've never had food that was anything short of excellent there. It's always pretty easy to get a table there, too (sadly).

            1. jfood Oct 21, 2008 05:54 PM

              M

              Here are a few more reviews that jfood has assembled ove the last few weeks

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/555802
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/559738
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/559739
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/560043
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553102
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/564851

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              1. re: jfood
                manomin Oct 21, 2008 05:58 PM

                Aloha jFood - I have been enjoying your reports, what a fun assortment of places you have been.
                Many are the same I am going to in two weeks so your reports have been helpful I enjoyed Meritage and Alma from you. Thanks for the links! A hui hou

                1. re: manomin
                  jfood Oct 22, 2008 07:19 PM

                  Thanks M. This week has been the food from hell. Had a good pepperoni pizza tonight for the first edible of the week. Am trying to get too 112 Eatery tomorrow night before a weekend down south.

              2. Latinpig Oct 24, 2008 11:32 AM

                I would dump Cue and Dakota Club and consider the following:

                My list would be as follows:

                Heidi's - great chef (one of the top two or three in the TC)
                La Belle Vie - incredible food and atmosphere
                Lurcat -
                Saffron - interesting middle eastern influenced food
                Fuggaise

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