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Hankering for a Minnesota (/WI) Thanksgiving

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Hankering for a Minnesota (/WI) Thanksgiving

bishopsbitter | Nov 21, 2004 07:04 AM

For many years spent our Thanksgiving in Twin Cities and ate a great Thanksgiving lunch at Sherlock's Home. We left Oklahoma at 400am and rolled into Sherlock's parking lot at 2:30pm just in time for a pint (or two) before the 3 o'clock sitting.
This was a fine system and we liked spending the long weekend in Minnesota with the cool or cold weather. Sadly this all came to an end when Sherlocks' went out of business a couple of years ago.

Even farther north is possible for us. I was wondering can people across the state might be able to help us. We know about Schumacher's in New Prague and also St James in Red Wing. What about some actual lodges farther north? We understand we may need to start out the day before to make it that far but we will do it.

Really looking for a quality affair. No buffets and no turkey-nouveau nonsense. Looking for a fair replication of traditional undo-two-belt-notches feast. Wine available of course.

I attach a link to a previous thread which is similar but asks for stuff in and close to the TC's. Maybe any Minnesotans outside the metro can chip in some hard-to-find recommendations. I can envisage a cheery lodge where the portions are hearty, the fire logs crackle, and the mashed potatoes are *not* out of a packet. Does it exist though? Very much appreciate it. Oh and across the St Croix is OK too in W Wisconsin.

Thank you.
bb

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