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MarkG Oct 30, 2011 02:14 AM

not counting what the chains dole out

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 03:11 AM

    I like the breakfast sandwich (bagel) at the St. Paul Farmers Market. It's the Golden's Deli people. They also have a booth at the State Fair.

    ~TDQ

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    Golden's Deli
    275 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

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      AnneInMpls RE: The Dairy Queen Oct 30, 2011 01:05 PM

      I *love* Golden's Deli. Their breakfast sandwich is lovely (though I haven't had it in the market, just in the restaurant). What booth do they run at the State Fair?

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      Golden's Deli
      275 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

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        The Dairy Queen RE: AnneInMpls Oct 31, 2011 07:00 AM

        They have their own eponymous little stand. I think it's nearish to cream puffs. I can't find it on the food finder, but according to their own website, they've been there since 1998! I think I have a photo of it I can dig up later, though I don't know if it will show exactly where they are located. I guess we have a year to track them down...

        http://www.goldensdeli.us/aboutus.html

        ~TDQ

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        blue_skiesMN RE: The Dairy Queen Oct 31, 2011 09:23 AM

        I enjoy the Golden's sandwich at the Farmers Market too, but I think it has more to do with the atmosphere than the food. They are literally Bruegger's bagels, with Sysco cream cheese, at double the price of the same sandwich at Bruegger's.

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          The Dairy Queen RE: blue_skiesMN Oct 31, 2011 09:47 AM

          The bagels are indeed from Brueggers. But, frankly, those are as good as you can get in the Twin Cities, aside from Common Groups, a coffee shop in Minneapolis. (I think the St. Paul Bagelry has gone downhill, unfortunately.) The eggs, ham, cheese and vegetables on Golden's sandwich are all from Farmers Market vendors. Sure, Golden's could make their own bagels, but I still think the sandwich is pretty well-sourced otherwise.

          I agree with you that the atmosphere is fantastic, also, having them fry the egg and assemble the sandwich right in front of you. I've had it in their coffee shop, too, and I still like it. I can't honestly remember whether I've had it at the State Fair. If I have, it's been a couple of years...

          ~TDQ

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          St. Paul Bagelry
          1702 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

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            bob s RE: The Dairy Queen Oct 31, 2011 01:40 PM

            For those who are curious, I think that TDQ means Common Roots Cafe on Lyndale.

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            Common Roots Cafe
            2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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              The Dairy Queen RE: bob s Oct 31, 2011 01:45 PM

              Heh. Indeed I did mean Common Roots. The hazards of multi-tasking, I'm afraid. Thanks for tidying up after me, Bob.

              ~TDQ

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                bob s RE: bob s Nov 1, 2011 11:00 AM

                By the way, Common Roots has a bagel, egg, cheese and tomato sandwich on its breakfast menu.

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                Common Roots Cafe
                2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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                steve_in_stpaul RE: The Dairy Queen Oct 31, 2011 07:53 PM

                We've ordered bagel sandwiches at Golden's a few times and, yes, I think the freshness of the ingredients plays a part.

                But what I want to know is, why, in the middle of a Farmer's Market, Golden's can ever run out of lettuce. It's happened so often I wonder why they even list it as an ingredient choice. Comments (partly in jest) about taking petty cash to one of the nearby stalls and procuring some lettuce result in some pretty blank stares. Puzzling.

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                  The Dairy Queen RE: steve_in_stpaul Nov 1, 2011 06:13 AM

                  HAHA! That's pretty funny. It's never happened in front of me, but it's funny if it does. Maybe they don't want to overbuy, knowing that it's so easy to buy more.

                  ~TDQ

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                    steve_in_stpaul RE: The Dairy Queen Nov 1, 2011 05:51 PM

                    I'd buy that if they dispatched someone to buy lettuce. They don't.

                    Maybe the problem is that they really don't have the space to wash and prep lettuce bought at the market. But it sure wouldn't hurt them to take it off their list of sandwich ingredients since they run out of it early and so often.

                    It makes a good story that they're surrounded by lettuce but can't serve any. :-)

          2. LiaM RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 07:32 AM

            Yesterday I went to Ngon for brunch. My companion ordered the Croque Madame: gorgeous slices of pork belly with cheese and a fried egg on grilled baguette. We both thought it was fabulous (I traded him some of my ribeye pho for a couple bites). It came with sweet potato fries and I think maybe some sri racha aioli. I'd highly recommend it.

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              BigE RE: LiaM Oct 31, 2011 07:36 AM

              I had this when I was at Ngon a few weeks ago...SO good.

            2. katebauer RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 07:41 AM

              Collossal Cafe's bacon, egg, and cheese on a biscuit is my go to breakfast sandwich. The biscuit is moist and flaky and the egg is soft, not rubbery at all. I'll admit it seems to have suffered a bit with their change in ownership, but it's still incredibly good.

              1. mitch cumstein RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 11:21 AM

                sun street breads has some nice breakfast sammies. Also, the ham and cheese croissant at Bakers wife is a family fave.

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                A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop
                4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

                Sun Street Breads
                4600 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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                  Bobannon RE: mitch cumstein Oct 30, 2011 07:23 PM

                  I'm with you on Sun Street Breads. The best biscuit in town. Really a great sandwich. And you can get it for lunch too. We go about once a month for lunch.

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                  Sun Street Breads
                  4600 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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                    SarahInMinneapolis RE: mitch cumstein Oct 30, 2011 11:35 PM

                    Sun Street is atrocious. Would never go there, again.

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                      shoo bee doo RE: SarahInMinneapolis Oct 31, 2011 04:33 AM

                      I wasn't crazy about Sun Street either.

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                        Bobannon RE: SarahInMinneapolis Nov 2, 2011 02:20 PM

                        What about it don't you like? The biscuits?

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                        b ster RE: mitch cumstein Oct 31, 2011 11:19 AM

                        Baker's Wife ham and cheese croissant is quite possibly the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. Crazy good.

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                        foreverhungry RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 12:22 PM

                        St. Paul Bagelry has excellent bagel breakfast sandwiches (and very good bagels).

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                        St. Paul Bagelry
                        1702 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

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                          zfwp RE: foreverhungry Oct 30, 2011 06:17 PM

                          i know you said no to chains but i happened to have a brueggers western bagel breakfast sandwich this morning and thought it was quite good

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                          shoo bee doo RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 08:54 PM

                          Anita's Cafe in the Landmark Center in St. Paul. An authentic CIA chef trained in Poughkeepsie NY makes these very simple sandwiches. He fries the most perfect egg. The yolks are deeply yellow. You can choose your own cheese, the sausage and bacon are tasty, and the muffin is perfectly toasted with a crunch.

                          The parking places are usually empty in the morning, so you can stick a quarter in and park easily to run in. It's rarely crowded because I think people don't know about it.

                          Many years ago, I was once a great fan of McDonald's McMuffin. But they've become so denatured the past 10 or 20 years, I actually feel sick if I eat them nowadays.

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                            getgot211 RE: MarkG Oct 30, 2011 09:36 PM

                            +1 on Collossal, good stuff.

                            also like Butter Bakery's.

                            the breakfast burrito from La Loma is quite good also.

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                            Butter Bakery Cafe
                            3544 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

                            La Loma Restaurant
                            1510 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

                            1. fetik3 RE: MarkG Oct 31, 2011 06:49 AM

                              My current favorite is the "Fried Egg Sammie" at Heidi's in Minneapolis:
                              Sunny side up egg (organic), arugula, pork sausage,
                              American cheese, and coppa picante on Harvey’s brioche

                              It's the perfect size too... not so big that I feel guilty afterwards, not so small that I feel like I need to order a second.

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                              Heidi's
                              2903 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

                               
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                                galewskj RE: fetik3 Oct 31, 2011 09:22 AM

                                Me too.

                                But this was a sunday patio thing, right? Is it available in the bar or something?

                                Shoo bee doo, try this sandwich at Heidi's.

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                                  fetik3 RE: galewskj Oct 31, 2011 09:52 AM

                                  Heidi's now has Sunday brunch indoors, 11 am - 2 pm on Sundays... so the sandwich is still available!

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                                    Seige RE: fetik3 Oct 31, 2011 09:58 AM

                                    OMG... how did I not know this? This is so on the list. Has anyone had their shrimp and grits? Hubster will be thrilled!

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                                    shoo bee doo RE: galewskj Nov 2, 2011 03:26 PM

                                    Thanks, galewskj. I will try Heidi's. It sounds wonderful.

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                                  Danny RE: MarkG Oct 31, 2011 10:16 AM

                                  The P&E at Bewiched is beyond amazing. Their pastrami is fantastic, pairing it with an egg and harissa on foccacia brings it to a whole other level.

                                  The eggwich at Victory 44's Coffee Bar is also quite good, although probably not worth a trip across town for.

                                  I also agree with the Sun Street comments. I've not been impressed with sandwiches there - with the exception of the breakfast biscuits, those have been amazing.

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                                  Bewiched Deli
                                  800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

                                  Victory 44
                                  2203 44th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

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                                    AnneInMpls RE: Danny Nov 1, 2011 10:11 PM

                                    I've just GOT to get up early enough for Bewiched's P&E with harissa. That sounds like my idea of heaven.

                                  2. Foureyes137 RE: MarkG Oct 31, 2011 10:32 AM

                                    My favorite is The Buddy @ Mill City Cafe. I wouldn't drive across town for it, but it is cheap, local and delicious.

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                                    Mill City Cafe
                                    2205 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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                                      sten00 RE: MarkG Nov 1, 2011 12:30 PM

                                      Allie's in the Mpls skyway has great breakfast sandwiches. My favorite is the egg, bacon and cheddar on a croissant.
                                      Turtlebread also has a good E, B and C sandwich.
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