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Cherokee Sirloin room highlighted (MSP) ?!

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Kathie Jenkins gives her "10 best dishes" list for 2009. Here it is:http://www.twincities.com/ci_14094252

There are a few enticing things on her list.

But one thing on the list that surprised me is a few things from Cherokee Tavern. Part of the Cherokee Sirloin Room, I guess. When I think of that place, I think "Yuk." I think Nyes Polonaisse Room without the fun. But maybe I'm missing something. It has been a while since I've been there.

Jenkins recommends som parmesan fries and hand battered onion rings. (Wasn't someone looking for good rings a while back? Maybe that was me.

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Jenkins also recommends the burgers.

I'm probably going to have to get there to check this out, once a little time has elapsed.

Has anyone else been there lately and what do you think?

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  1. I, too, was surprised to see those fries on KJ's 10-best list. I've only been there once-- maybe 4-5 weeks ago? It was okay, but nothing special. Maybe I need a second trip there, but, based on my one experience, I'd still head to the Nook, Bulldog, or BDP before Cherokee (and believe me, we tried, but they were all full). To be fair, they did seem to be hosting a wedding party, so, maybe they were just distracted.

    As for burgers, they did ask how we wanted our burgers cooked, but they came out well-done anyway.

    ~TDQ

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      I don't think KJ is much of a foodie, wouldn't be running after her recommendations unless I had a lot of extra time and money and curiosity.