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Apr 30, 2011 01:22 PM

Liver, liver, liver

Which restaurant serves the best liver in the Twin Cities?

Also, where can I purchase excellent liver sausage? (Or is this stuff called braunschweiger? sp?)


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  1. Butcher Block. Calves liver. Best I've had since Oddfellows closed (best venison liver I've had apart from St John's).

    Certainly some of the old-school steak places in town serve calve's liver, but I rarely eat there (Jax, Lex, Mancinis maybe?).

    Liver sausage: Kramarczuk's for sure. They also have several brands of braunschweiger including their own...braunschweiger being a type of smoked liver sausage, but not generally what one would mean when talking about "liver sausage" (eaten more like pate...we like it on wheat thins with beer mustard).

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    1. re: Foureyes137

      You are the best, Foureyes! I'll be making a field trip to Kramarczuk's and Butcherblock soon.

    2. My mother claims The Monte Carlo has the best liver. I have no idea if this is correct, I won't touch the stuff.

      Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe
      219 3rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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        1. re: Codetron

          This is kinda funny--it is my Mom's 79th birthday tomorrow (the 19th) and we are going to the Monte Carlo so she can have liver.

          Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe
          219 3rd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

      1. Last time I was in Heartland's deli they had beef liver sausages - they are great, especially for grilling. That was about a week ago though, so not sure if they still have them or not.

        1. While I'm a big liver fan, I prefer it in small doses. Like a nice pate or what have you. So for me, the chicken liver robata (skewer) at Masu is perfect. A few intensely flavored bites for a few bucks, and I'm on to the next one. And while I wouldn't call Masu a liver destination per se, I heartily recommend the place.

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          1. re: keithinmpls

            I will happily second the chicken liver robata @ Masu. On a recent visit, we kept ordering them everytime the server came back by. Luckily for us, it only takes about 2 minutes for them to make these good.

          2. 15-20 years ago, whatever the name of the Japanese joint is across from the Hyatt...they used to make a soy-sauce based liver appetizer on the grill. It was great. Anyone have a similar recipe?