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[MSP] Nepalese comes to downtown Highland Park (St. Paul!)


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[MSP] Nepalese comes to downtown Highland Park (St. Paul!)

The Dairy Queen | | Jul 3, 2007 07:35 AM

I've been watching this little restaurant on Ford Parkway (in the strip mall next to LeeAnn Chin's) as it has been making its transition from Village Bistro (which I found thoroughly uninteresting) to Highland Cafe and Bakery. They are now up and running as Highland Cafe & Bakery, even though they still have the temporary, vinyl banner out front. I popped in just to get the lay of the land. When the gal realized I wasn't there to eat, she brought me a take-out menu that looked pretty ordinary on the surface, featuring typical American standards: burgers, salads, grilled sandwiches, turkey dinners, meatloaf, etc. Breakfast served all day. But then I noticed that their chilis and soups are made from scratch. Salads and breakfasts come with house-made bread/toast. Burgers served on homemade buns... They have an extensive array of baked goods, again, apparently all made from scratch. (In house? I wasn't sure.)

Unfortunately, I was so distracted by the handwritten sign at the hostess desk mentioning NEPALESE food, with momos being the special of the day, that I could barely hear what the woman was saying. Blah blah blah MOMOS blah blah blah MOMOS. Apparently, their chef is Nepalese! They have a separate Nepalese menu, which they start serving from at about 3pm daily. I understand there was a write-up about this chef in the Villager, so, if anyone forgot to recycle theirs and still has a copy sitting around, I would love to know more. Alas, the free neighborhood newspaper doesn't publish its archives online.

I haven't tried it out, yet, but rest assured, I will soon. I thought I'd give y'all a head's up, though, in case someone might have a chance to try it before me and report back.

EDIT: oh, yes, on their take-out menu, they mention that they cater events, too.