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foodcraftlife May 25, 2010 12:02 PM

Don't ask me why but I am craving a good, hot popover. Can I make them myself? Sure. But I want to go out and eat one someone else made.

Are they still served anywhere in the city or are they out of fashion?

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  1. The Dairy Queen May 25, 2010 12:24 PM

    I know I've encountered some popovers recently, but I cannot remember where. In the meantime, I recall that Axel's in Roseville had them. It's been yonks since I've been there, though so I can't vouch for anything any more. The rest of their food was pretty average, but I always enjoyed the warm popovers. Also, I have a vague recollection of house-made potato chips that weren't bad either. I could be making that last part up.

    Good luck on your quest!

    ~TDQ

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      AnnyM May 26, 2010 09:45 AM

      Axel's in Mendota also has popovers.

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      b ster May 25, 2010 01:05 PM

      So this option is definitely NOT in the city, but the best popovers I've ever had are at The Laurel in New Richmond, WI, hands down. Roughly 45 minutes east of St. Paul. Old school supperclub, popovers served at the beginning of the meal. Of course served with fantastic honey butter.....salivating....yum.

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        jaltstatt May 25, 2010 01:14 PM

        The Little Oven in St. Paul (corner of Minnehaha & White Bear)

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        Little Oven
        1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119

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          The Dairy Queen May 25, 2010 01:23 PM

          Yes! That is the place I'm thinking of. I would have never come up with that in a million years if you hadn't posted it.

          ~TDQ

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            karykat May 25, 2010 05:09 PM

            Is the Little Oven Italian? I'm trying to picture popovers with Italian food.

            What do they serve them with?

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            Little Oven
            1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119

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              dalewest May 25, 2010 07:01 PM

              The Little Oven is the Little Oven. Yes it has pizza and pasta but it has other things as well. Certainly not a fancy place but a great value. If you pick the right night you might get the steak dinner for eight bucks or so.

              Its a great budget option if you are in the neighborhood but leave the visa/mc/amex at home. They like good old fashioned paper money there.

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              Little Oven
              1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119

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                turtlebella May 26, 2010 06:24 AM

                As dalewest put it very well, the Little Oven is it's own thing, rules do not apply. The popovers come with the entrees, maybe just with the steak entrees? I've never had them though they look good. I always get a pasta dish when we go.

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                Little Oven
                1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119

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                  karykat May 26, 2010 11:21 AM

                  Thanks for the heads up on this.

            2. drew13000 May 25, 2010 02:16 PM

              The restaurants in Macy's southdale and Macy's downtown still serve a basket of popovers with your meal. Man ,I love popovers!

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                LiaM May 25, 2010 02:56 PM

                Lucia's little cafe/take out place makes a mean popover.

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                  diesel May 25, 2010 08:43 PM

                  Yeah - I'm not sure whether drew was referring to downtown St. Paul or Mpls, but I was going to chime in about the River Room in the Downtown St. Paul Macy's because that's the only popover place I know of. Seriously great popovers.

                2. Michael Florey May 25, 2010 03:28 PM

                  The Brothers Deli in the skyway (Downtown Minneapolis) has outstanding popovers that it serves with its chicken soup and borscht. The Minneapolis Club downtown also has excellent popovers served at lunch.

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                  Minneapolis Club
                  729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

                  Brothers Deli
                  50 S 6th St Ste 220, Minneapolis, MN 55402

                  1. Hankdad1 May 25, 2010 07:16 PM

                    Jensen's Supper Club in Eagan serves very good popovers with their dinners.

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                    Jensen's Supper Club
                    3840 Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan, MN 55122

                    1. Latinpig May 27, 2010 02:19 PM

                      The Gooday Cafe for dinner serves a really wonderful popover.

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