Need a recommended place for a student get-together -- MSP
I'm organizing a couple of informal lunches for some law students and recent grads. Not expecting a lot of people at each one -- maybe 6 or so.
Am picturing just getting a table and sharing an informal lunch.
Was thinking of Punch on Grand for a St. Paul location. Maybe Brasa which I love, but think that sharing slices of pizza at Punch might work better for this group.
I need a location for a similar gathering in Minneapolis. Somewhere that would be convenient and fun for St. Thomas and U of M students. Was thinking I'd avoid downtown just to keep parking simpler.
Any ideas for my Minneapolis location? (I'm drawing a blank.)
One could try Bewiched Deli or Black Sheep Coal Fied Pizza. in the Warehouse District. I am addicted to the egg salad (made on focaccia, has a touch of harissa and sweet red peppers mized with the eggs) and ham (the ham alone is amazing, but mixed with Brie and the apple mostarda- it really is quite delicious) at Bewiched. At Black Sheep I enjoyed the Sausage, Salami, Onions and cracked green olive pizza. I enjoyed the full flavor of the fennel sausage and the saltiness of green olives was a great counterpoint. It looks like the clam pizza is off the menu. I liked the clams, but it made the pizza sogggy.
re: Brad Ballinger
I was also going to recommend Caspian Bistro (they have a teensy lot in the back), though it's not as informal as a pizza joint, and it's also a little more expensive. Of the places Brad mentioned, for lunch, I've only been to Luce, and we do make reservations when we have a group. If Luce's location works for you, then there's also Himalayan on Franklin.
Would any place along Lake Street work or is that just convenient to no one? A La Salsa in Midtown Global Market or Taqueria Los Ocampo's stand alone location on Lake kitty corner to MidGloMo?
Pagoda in Dinkytown? I don't know about parking, though.