Last night, CH and I went to Groveland Tap (first time). A couple of Surly's a piece, an app of periogies - a 3 pc broaster chicken meal for him (juicy on the inside, crispy coating on the outside, standard sub-par coleslaw - oh well); a buffalo chicken sandwich for me. All in all, great experience and above average food. Total bill: $38.55 before tip. I say - good value, friendly and VERY prompt service, lively ambience (minus the tvs) and Surly's on tap for $2.50 & $3 apps during HH til 6. Can't beat that.
On that note - Black Friday - my friends and I hit up Longfellow at 3:30 for lunch. Next time you're there-order the shrimp and roasted walleye cakes - EXCELLENT. (from both Hubs and MIL - I'm allergic). Philly cheesesteak was tasty - large portion of meat to cheese ratio - crisp fries (never as good as the Nook tho) and I ordered the vermont white cheddar and tillamook grilled cheese with tomato jam chutney. Outstanding service here - have eaten here before and left with happy faces.
I've done more of the brunch menu (think hot hash and holly and eggs benny) at Edina Grill and at Highland Grill.
Yeah - these places aren't where I go for romantic outings or group events-but I really like these restaurants. They do twists that work on American fare (try the turkey burger next time people), they have prompt, knowledgable and friendly service, good selections of brews on tap, and reasonable prices.
No experience at 3 Squares yet.
Any else agree or disagree?