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Great Meal at FireLake Mpls

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Great Meal at FireLake Mpls

faith | May 10, 2007 08:58 AM

Hounds, I had a great meal at FireLake, inspired by the recent post of a visitor who had
asked for recs on where to eat, and ended up recommending this place to us....I
actually got my food to go, which is a major test for any restaurant's food. I did let the
boxes breathe a bit to let off the steam and prevent overcooking in transit. I was very impressed that they are using a styrofoam alternative of unbleached heavy cardboard
boxes. Got the lamb bbq ribs with a balsamic glaze- outrageous! They were perfect already
with the yummy fruity glaze (not sugary either!) but came with a thin red dipping sauce as
well. Also was amazed by the cornmeal crusted walleye that was recommended by the
visiting poster. I'm realizing something- I like walleye , but a lot of it lately has a rather
strong sweet taste that is ok but makes me wonder if it's farmed or something. The stuff
I had last night was delicate and reminded me of something just caught out of a lake.
It also didn't really need the homemade remoulade type sauce it came with. It normally
comes with fries (!!?) but I asked for their broccoli rabe/squash side, which was wonderful.
I think this place is somewhat under the radar , possibly since it's next to the Radisson and
maybe seems like a hotel type restaurant. Also their sandwich board out front with the
words 'MEAT AND MARTINIS' might not be the most refined message. What can I say-
it was great, and many of the entrees were under $20.

http://www.firelakerestaurant.com/men...

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