I'm sure you've all hardly noticed that most of my dining seems to take place in St. Paul. Sure, I occasionally cross the river to hit 112 Eatery, Midtown Global Market, and to visit some of the taquerias on Lake Street. But, really, in order to get to these places, I employ the services of my reliable advisor mapquest to direct me from point a to point b, never really understanding with my lousy sense of direction where I am in the City of Minneapolis and what else may be nearby. I just get so twisted around.
So, now I've got an opportunity to stretch my wings a little and explore a part of Minneapolis--the Phillips, Wedge, Lyndale area. And, really, I didn't even know what to call the area until I found my way to Common Roots Cafe at Lyndale and 26th (delicious tea! wonderful salads! so much that's local! free wireless! parking! so sorry I can't try the bagels you've all raved about!) and asked the gal who poured my tea where in Minneapolis I was.
So, glorious Minneapolis 'hounds, I've been reading your tantalizing posts all this time, but I'm still not sure where to go from here Would you kindly please point me to what's near me? I see Bulldog across the street--is that the original or the new one I've heard so much about? I can't wait to explore. As always, thank you in advance for your chow tips.
Key to obnoxious abbreviations:
ISO=In search of
MPLS=St. Paul's sometimes evil,mostly benevolent Twin across the river
~TDQ=me, The Dairy Queen