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Dec 14, 2013 04:34 AM

Nordeast-where to eat?

Been to anchor. Top notch fish. Chips....meh. Soggy and under fried. Where else?

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    1. re: St3ve

      A couple of new places that wouldn't be included in that thread are Maya Cuisine and Mill Northeast.

      Another that comes to mind is Ideal Diner. If it is on that other thread, I missed it.

    2. The Modern, Sample Room, Maya Cuisine, Filfillah, Dong Yang, Sen Yai Sen Lek (sp?), Chimborazo, Wurst Haus (across from Surdyk's), Kramarcyzk's, Masu, Bulldog.

      For beer, best tap room is Dangerous Man. 612 is 2nd. Who cares about 3rd?

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      1. re: JimGrinsfelder

        I love those tap rooms, but my favorite is actually Indeed. It is such an out of the way spot with such a cool vibe and great beer. NE is really blessed right now with great tap rooms. I heard Ciderwerks is pretty cool as well, but haven't been yet.

      2. For Thai, go to Karta Thai across from Sen Yah.

        The Mill just opened. Just ate there today, good food and a decent price.

        I would normally recommend the NE Social but our last visit there was laughable.

        Erte's always a good option for some meat.

        Mayslacks serves up bar food but their burgers are my favorite.

        Marinas Deli on Lowry and Unversity for Greek eats.

        I agree with the Sample Room. Just a note, their Head Chef recently left to join the Travail Team.

        Adelitas, Taco Riendo and Maya Cuisine are all good options for Mexican all located very near each other.

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        1. re: phokingood

          I like the Turkish crusted take on pizza at Element.
          If you are willing to go further out on Central, my votes are for Dong Yang for Korean and the tandoori chicken and samosas at the Gujarati place next to Pooja Grocery in the same strip mall as Dong Yang.

          1. re: teamkitty

            Agree with Don Yangs...that place is delicious...forgot to add Crecent Moon Bakery for their football Pizzas...they are the best.

            1. re: phokingood

              Yeah, those football pizzas with the green sauce on the side are very tasty.

            2. re: teamkitty

              teamkitty, what do you mean by "Turkish crusted take"? I looked at Element's menu and couldn't figure it out.

              1. re: shoo bee doo

                The owners are Turkish and they use a Turkish recipe for the crust.

                1. re: teamkitty

                  I've heard great things about pizzas in Turkey. I must try this.

                  1. re: shoo bee doo

                    I am not a big bread fan at all, but this is very satisfying.

                    1. re: shoo bee doo

                      I personally think the dough is too delicate. It's definitely not bad by any means but I like a crust that stands up a bit more.

                      As long as they don't soak your plate with olive oil it turns out pretty good.

              2. re: phokingood

                Thanks for the update on the head chef from The Sample room. I enjoyed their food but their service was so horrific I promised myself they would never receive another dime from my dinning budget. Love the Travail team.

                1. re: sweet thang

                  I am glad/sad that someone had the same experience/reaction to Sample Room's abysmal service.

              3. +1 for The Modern. That's a regular lunch spot for me, and I have never had a bad dish there.

                We were happy with Northeast Social for brunch. The Foie wasn't great, but everything else was very good.

                We weren't big fans of Element. I found the crust bland.

                I would add Obento Ya and Emily's to the list if they haven't been mentioned.

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                1. re: kevin47

                  Is Obento NE? I thought SE. What is the line between NE and SE? Como?

                  1. re: ChancesR

                    I have a vague feeling that Hennepin Ave divides NE from SE. Obento Ya is great, though, and worth the trip (of a few blocks or so) from NE.

                    1. re: ChancesR

                      I slop them together, but yeah, the region can get pretty big if you do that.