Union Bar & Grille Part 2
Desserts on desserts! Upside down apple cake, black tea scented caramel and egg nog cream! Banana bread pudding and also beignets!
Union Bar & Grille Part 1
We had two appetizers to start off the meal. We got the fried calamari, which had those great pickled fresno peppers and the green goddess dressing! We also got the pimento cheese arancini with andouille aioli!
For dinner, I wanted to try venison, so I had grilled venison, parsnip puree, foraged mushrooms, chestnuts, carrots and sauce poivrade. Delicious!
We started off with Yak Momo filled with yak, scallions, onions, cabbage, ginger, garlic and himalyan spices. So delicious! And I never had Yak before!
For an entree, I got the chicken sekuwa which are dishes cooked on a charcoal clay oven. The chicken was marinated in yogurt and sauteed with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes!
Finally reunited with Hannah in Boston! We started with the steak tartar that had a quail egg on top with capers, pickled onions and pickles! Loved the all the sour sides! Then I got the duck breast with polenta and spinach!
Solera Cocina de Espana
Came here after a day of work with just the girls and we went a bit crazy. After many drinks, we ordered some small plates. We got the ham croquettes and the seta, which was roasted mushrooms, with smoked ricotta and toasted pine nuts. We then ordered the carne y mariscos paella which was chorizo, mussels, chicken and prawns. Delicious!
Victor’s 1959 Cafe
Taylor and Emilio are going to be so mad at me for putting this up, but they were the ones who brought Kelly and I to lunch here! For brunch, I got the Sandwich Cubano which had sweet ham, pork loin, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles! It is one of their more popular items and it was so worth it! I think that the best thing about it was the bread, which was crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside!
Salty Pig Part 2
Came here with Darrick for a long overdue reunion and it was delicious! For a starter, we had the pork ventresca, and a block of cremont cheese (cow and goat’s milk). We got the jalapeno jelly (the bomb.com) and a mushroom conserve. Great way to open up the appetite!
For my main course, I had the Bollito Misto which included short rib, oxtail and beef tongue stew with root vegetables. A nice surprise in this was the pieces of fruit in the stew, which was a nice way to contrast with the saltiness of the broth!
I came here with Tiffany during her visit and her friend works here! I got the burger (which i forgot to take a picture of :( ) but I did have their fries which had a bacon powder on them!
This is one of the best italian restaurants in Minneapolis and we came here for my roll-off dinner! We each started with the maccheroncelli, which had wagyu beef meatballs with montepulciano sauce and parmigiano. The meatballs, were some of the best I had ever had, tangy and sweet! For my main dish, I got the Milanese, a veal chop with soft poltenta, tomatoes and arugula. I didn’t realize it was going to be fried but the arugula added a nice bitterness to the pork. We also got their truffle fries which were amazing! For dessert, they gave us free truffles!