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Blaine, Soccer, Food?

JimGrinsfelder Jul 11, 2013 12:24 PM

Some friends are coming into town for a visit. Their son is playing in a tournament at the soccer fields in Blaine.

Where can we go, close to the fields, to eat that's not an outlet for Sysco frozen meals?

Bronco's for Roast Beef sandwiches is about all I know from Blaine.

  1. bob s Jul 13, 2013 08:59 PM

    I've spent more than a few weekends up near the National Sports Center. Nearby, the only place that I can recommend as being better than chain is Bricks American Pub - 10340 Baltimore Street NE. It's nothing special, but it's a little different than the Noodles/Chipotle/etc. that are your alternatives around the NSC.

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      BigE Jul 12, 2013 12:46 PM

      Up Central a bit, I really like Carol's for a nice hearty, home cooked type of meal.

      My experiences at the Tavern have been pretty solid too.

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        ChillyDog Jul 12, 2013 04:26 AM

        Dosa King. It's actually in Spring Lake Park but it's just across the Blaine city line. They have a buffet at lunch time but be warned they are closed between lunch and dinner service.

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          shoo bee doo Jul 11, 2013 02:07 PM

          I don't know that area very well, but I do know that Sammy Perella's pizza place is in the general area. It's a good place to take kids and since it's my hometown pizza (from the Iron Range), I think they would all like it.

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            JimGrinsfelder Jul 11, 2013 04:15 PM

            It's on Central, maybe I should just head south on Central and go for Dong Yang.

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              soccermom13 Jul 11, 2013 05:03 PM

              I assumed the game(s) were going to be at the National Sports Center. Is that the venue?

              1. re: soccermom13
                JimGrinsfelder Jul 12, 2013 06:14 AM

                I believe that's where they are. North of 10 a bit, yes?

                1. re: JimGrinsfelder
                  soccermom13 Jul 14, 2013 03:21 PM

                  Yes, north of 10 a bit. Let us know where you end up eating in case we are ever in that part of the metro (unless, of course, it's a Sysco-sourced mediocre meal :0(

            2. re: shoo bee doo
              shoo bee doo Jul 12, 2013 06:19 AM

              Sammys is just off Hwy 10 and Foley Blvd. They have a buffet for lunch also. All else other than the pizza might by Sysco frozen, but their pizzas are made fresh. And I personally think they are unique having eaten a lot of pizza around the world.

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              soccermom13 Jul 11, 2013 01:35 PM

              Wish I could help, Jim. I was there often years back with my daughter's soccer team and I remember it as sorely lacking in good places to eat. There's been tremendous development out there, so perhaps someone from that part of the metro can suggest a place or two. Otherwise, you might have to pack a picnic or eat on the way back to your home.

              I don't know if this place is along your route home, but if it is, it's a great place to eat. I really like their food:

              Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
              8600 Edinburgh Centre Dr N, Minneapolis, MN ‎
              (763) 494-8809 ‎ · lemongrassthaicuisine.net

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