Restaurant Reviews

Summer Musings

by kara on June 21, 2012

Happy beginning of Summer 2012!  I’ve been too busy working and socializing to do much cooking or baking lately.  But of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about food (as usual). It’s been hot, muggy, and stormy in Minnesota this week.  This weather makes it nearly impossible to cook indoors or even on the […]


Kid’s Eat Free SW Mpls

by kara on October 27, 2011

We don’t normally eat out on Sunday nights or weeknights.  When we do, we like to take advantage of Kid’s Eat Free deals. Here’s three of our favorites in SW Minneapolis. Patrick’s Bakery and Cafe Patrick’s offers a kid’s eat free deal on Tuesday and Thursday evenings . On Tuesday, Lou the Clown is there to entertain the kiddos […]


Cafe Levain Sunday Prix Fix Menu

by kara on August 7, 2011

I don’t have one single recipe to share lately.  We had our fair share of eating out this last week.  Jack visited my family in ND, which gave us ample opportunity to try some old favorite restaurants.   I got wind on Twitter and through MN Food Bloggers about how wonderful dinner has been with Chef Adam Vickerman back at Cafe Levain. We had enjoyed dinner at […]


Fulton Farmer’s Market Preview

by kara on May 31, 2011

Last fall, I was thrilled to learn that the same version of Kingfield Farmers Market was going to be coming to the Fulton Neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis and would be located within walking distance from our house.  The Fulton Farmers Market opened on May 21st and will run every Saturday through October 29th.  The market […]


ND Easter trip and Bacon Deviled Eggs

by kara on April 27, 2011

We took a road trip to western ND for the Easter holiday.  In 3 whole days, we saw a handful of friends and family.  Whew! We  started out with a bang by having a pizza party (courtesy of  A and B Pizza) at my mom’s home in Bismarck.  The pizza did not disappoint, and we had a blast […]


Food Blogger Event, The Local

by kara on April 21, 2011

I ate a lot of  “Irish Meat” last night.  I attended a MN Food Bloggers event that was held at The Local in downtown Minneapolis. I had the pleasure to meet many talented foodie writers; not to mention two of the owners of The Local, Kieran Folliard and Peter Killen.  Chef Mike Phillips from Green Ox Meats and The Local kitchen […]


Cocina del Barrio Take II

by kara on March 19, 2011

After reading my original review of Cocina del Barrio, Tyler Lindburg, General Manager, gave me a call.  He apologized profusely for the service my girlfriends and I received that night, and offered dinner for two on the house.  Courtland and I decided to make reservations this last Tuesday. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very pleasant hostess.  She seated us immediately at […]


Cocina del Barrio

by kara on February 20, 2011

Crab and Poblano Enchilada I’m still trying to comprehend all the events of the dinner I had last night with my girlfriends at Cocina del Barrio in Edina, MN.  I’ve been to Barrio downtown and have enjoyed their food and the atmosphere, so was thrilled when Cocina del Barrio opened close to our home.  Girl’s night out was scheduled.   We […]


Sandy’s Tavern

by kara on January 31, 2011

As much as I enjoy fine-dining, I’m a sucker for a night out at a dive bar with a good burger and a pitcher of beer.  Sandy’s Tavern in Richfield, MN has been on my list of places to try, especially after getting voted as Best Burger in City’s Best Burgers.  Along with a handful of friends, we decided to check it […]


Victory 44

by kara on January 7, 2011

We ventured out to Victory 44 in North Minneapolis last Saturday night with our friends, Keith and Tycia.  The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we went fairly early in the evening.  We got the last available table when we arrived around 6:45 pm.   The interior is very cozy. . .and full of pictures of pigs. Shortly after sitting […]