MSP - St. Paul's Payne Avenue
I was driving up Payne Avenue in St. Paul late last night (no snide comments...I was doing a volunteer thing). Holy cow! It sure had the look of an undiscovered Chowhound nirvana, especially for Mexican food. There are at least a half-dozen intriguing looking taquerias/restaurants with similar look and feel to the sort-of-nearby Manana, which is very good.
Everything was closed at that time so I couldn't pop into any and explore. I don't recall hearing much about anything up there....anyone have any chow tips for this stretch? (Roughly from Yarusso's, which I know about, north past Minnehaha for a couple of miles).
I plan on exploring ASAP, but that's not near my normal stomping grounds so it might be a while.
I love driving down Payne Avenue! It's definitely an "eat street" in the making. But I'm sad to say that I haven't tried any place except Manana - yet.
The mentions of Payne Ave on this board are few and far between, but there are a handful.
Bymore Meats (a Mexican carneceria with carnitas and more)
East Side Thai
Sui Yep Chow Mein
Have fun exploring! I'm looking forward to your Payne Ave reports.