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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby alexschief » December 18th, 2017, 11:44 am

The holy grail for downtown St. Paul's restaurant scene would be a Gavin Kaysen restaurant. I know, good governance and all that, but seriously, all the tax breaks for a Gavin Kaysen restaurant in Lowertown.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby gcm » December 18th, 2017, 12:33 pm

You can add Parlour to that list.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby Vagueperson » January 26th, 2018, 12:48 pm

I hear the Como Dockside space will be replaced by the owners of Republic. Any confirmation of this?

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby codyzwief » January 29th, 2018, 9:48 am

Vagueperson wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 12:48 pm
I hear the Como Dockside space will be replaced by the owners of Republic. Any confirmation of this?
You would be correct, but things are still getting approvals. From here:
A team led by veteran Twin Cities restaurateur Matty O'Reilly is in line to take over management of the Como Lakeside Pavilion. O'Reilly proposes to open "Spring Café" in the space previously occupied by Como Dockside and Black Bear Crossings, say Dana Hagemann and Maggie Zimmerman, who are District 10's representatives on the city's selection committee. "We're excited about the opportunity," Zimmerman says. O'Reilly now is negotiating lease and management details. City officials continue to project an April start date.

If O'Reilly's name sounds familiar, it should. He's the guy who opened Delicata restaurant, on Pascal near Midway, in summer 2017. He also is familiar with running a restaurant on park property: He operates the seasonal Red River Kitchen at City House, creatively using a food truck to revitalize a converted barge terminal on Saint Paul's Upper Landing. O'Reilly and his team also operate Republic in Minneapolis' Dinkytown, and Bar Brigade in Saint Paul's Highland Park neighborhood.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby karen nelson » January 29th, 2018, 4:15 pm

HodgesBend at 2700 University St. Paul (Westgate LRT right on border with Mpls, near 280/94) is now open.

Since I live nearby I've several times in last 10 days they have been open. Their emphasis is on quality drinks - fromm coffee to cocktails, wine and some select beers on tap (I'm very fond of their Irish Coffee) but they also have a decent menu of quality food options from breakfast (served til 3 pm), weekend brunch, small plates, entrees, salads, and desserts. The have some high-end, high quality stuff but also affordable options.

Given its central location hub location at LRT station, seems like a great place to meet up with friends from different parts of the city. Space is classy and cozy, one friend described it as "sexy". Big marble bar, wood cabinetry and banquettes, high tops, big table for big groups.

Love that they are open from 7 am to late night.

Given they are open for such long hours and pack a diverse set of drink and food options into a fairly small place, best way I can think of describing it is if Café Latte, Groundswell, and Marvel Bar had a small child....

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby FISHMANPET » January 29th, 2018, 6:19 pm

I'm very excited to try it out, have you tried their poutine yet?

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby Silophant » January 29th, 2018, 6:36 pm

I was there with some friends opening night, and they were giving out free poutine. Which was lucky, since I'm not a huge mushroom fan and probably wouldn't have ordered poutine with mushrooms, but it was very good.

The cocktails were also very good. I ordered one with "pepper" as a listed ingredient, assuming there would be some black pepper in there... there were a couple jalapeño slices floating in it when it arrived. Be wary if spicy isn't your thing.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby karen nelson » January 30th, 2018, 9:08 pm

I haven't had the poutine but people keep saying good things about it.

Their Irish Coffee is very good.

My Californian-born and bred spouse was even impressed by the tomatillo sauce that was on side of breakfast tacos.

They also have cool old school punch bowls so groups can get alcoholic punch.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby Vagueperson » August 29th, 2018, 11:56 am

Is there news for the old Faces on Mears Park space? Maybe I missed it.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby Minnehahaha » November 3rd, 2018, 10:30 am

It looks like FireBox Deli may be opening a location in the old Garden of Eva building on Marshall and Snelling. They have proposed some sort of addition to the building - can't wait to see more details! https://content.govdelivery.com/attachm ... 110218.pdf

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby Multimodal » November 4th, 2018, 5:57 am

Will 1 name a day get a free sandwich?

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Tin Cup's moving to Vadnais Heights

Postby at40man » November 7th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned here, but Tin Cup's is moving. https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/03/t ... -violence/

Having a bullets whiz by your family is terrible. But I also can’t help but notice that over the past few years, improvements to the streetscape (road diet, bike lanes, better sidewalks) that actually would attract the very sort of patron Gidget would want at her business — well, she always stood in the way of meaningful improvements (beyond street lights) that would make Rice Street a much safer street to travel down and make Tin Cup’s more accessible to the area.

Can’t clean up Rice until we address the dangerous design and unpleasant streetscape. Gidget talks about walking distance, but then actively resisted anyone trying to make Rice Street actually walkable.

She may be a nice lady, but it’s time to start executing a new vision for Rice Street; the status quo simply doesn’t cut it.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby at40man » November 12th, 2018, 10:14 am

And to her credit - Gidget wants to meet with me! We were going to on Sunday to chat a bit about our visions for Rice Street, but something came up and wasn't able to, so she bought me and my friend a round of beers. Truly an extraordinarily kind woman who does care about the neighborhood. I am hopeful that when we do eventually meet that we will find common ground! Seems evident that we both love this city.

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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Postby EOst » November 12th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Don't let her fool you.


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