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West Indies Soul is closing (sound: wailing and moaning)

AnneInMpls Feb 16, 2011 05:43 PM

Because of the Job From Hell (TM), I don't get over to the Midtown Global Market very often. (Read almost never.) So I haven't been funneling my dining dollars to the places I love at the MidGloMo. Tragically, the result is that my beloved West Indies Soul is closing on Feb. 25th. No more walk-up jerk chicken, curried goat, stewed red snapper, spicy beef pasties, or those amazing, addictive greens.

I am completely and utterly bummed. And I'm planning to call in sick next week so I can eat there once more before they close. If you, like me, appreciate West Indies Soul's food, I recommend that you hie yourself thither - very soon - for one last meal.

HeavyTable has one small crumb of brightness amidst the gloom: Sharon Noel will continue to be available for catering. I wonder if I can convince my office to have a Caribbean lunch?

http://heavytable.com/the-tap-patriot...

Anne

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West Indies Soul Cafe
625 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

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    kevin47 RE: AnneInMpls Feb 16, 2011 08:20 PM

    That's too bad. We dined at MGM last night, and the place was very light.

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      Seige RE: AnneInMpls Feb 17, 2011 08:56 AM

      My husband is going to be devastated. I wonder if they'll still have the booth at the State Fair?

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        AnneInMpls RE: Seige Feb 19, 2011 09:15 AM

        The HeavyTable blurb mentioned that she hopes to have a State Fair booth this year. So I've got my fingers crossed!

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        justalex RE: AnneInMpls Feb 17, 2011 06:16 PM

        This is very sad news. I've been a patron of West Indies Soul since their early days on University in St. Paul.

        Can anyone point me to another source for Jamaican Patties? There used to be a little Carribean market on East Lake that sold them frozen, but they closed a few years ago. Mail order is so very expensive. Help!

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        West Indies Soul
        920 E Lake St Ste 114, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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          soupkitten RE: justalex Feb 17, 2011 06:24 PM

          marla's used to have patties, i haven't been there in a while. harry singh's would be another good bet.

          i am also very sad to see them close. this economy is killing the little establishments left and right :(

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          Harry Singh's Caribbean Restaurant
          2653 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

          Marla's Caribbean Cuisine
          3761 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

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            sarahcooks RE: justalex Feb 18, 2011 12:17 PM

            Dragon Star Oriental Foods has them in the freezer section (it's on Dale and Minnehaha in St. Paul).

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            Dragon Star Oriental Foods
            633 Minnehaha Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

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              justalex RE: sarahcooks Feb 19, 2011 08:01 AM

              Thank you sarahcooks and soupkitten! Life just wouldn't be the same without Jamaican patties.

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                mnbroke RE: sarahcooks May 1, 2012 03:53 PM

                Went to Dragon Star tonight not a patty to be found in the freezer:-( Help now I have a major patty crave:-)

            2. JulianPantangeli RE: AnneInMpls Feb 19, 2011 09:02 PM

              What I was told was that business wasn't good enough to justify keeping it because it was interfering with the catering. They will remain at the state fair.

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                pmikulay RE: AnneInMpls Mar 3, 2011 02:03 PM

                I was at the global market today West Indies oul was open Laurie at the local cheese,meat etc stand said they are there for another month or so

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                  AnneInMpls RE: pmikulay Mar 3, 2011 03:57 PM

                  Hooray! I never made it there in Feb, so it's good to know I have another chance. Curried goat, here I come!

                  Anne

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                    GutGrease RE: pmikulay Mar 4, 2011 12:07 PM

                    Awesome! We are going tonight so I decided to check this thread. My initial dejection due to the Feb 25th date was 180'ed by the news that West Indies Soul is still open. Hello roti

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                    West Indies Soul Cafe
                    625 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

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