I stopped by the St. Paul Cheese Shop for lunch yesterday. Since discovering I a few weeks ago, it's become a regular in my lunch rotation. Decided on the grass-fed short rib and provolone sandwich, dressed simply with what I assume is just some of the reduced braising liquid.
I can't say enough about how fantastic this sandwich was. The short rib was tender yet toothsome, the essence of beef. The cheese was flavorful and pungent, hits you in the nose when you bring it up to your mouth. And while the bread is crusty and chewy, the juices turn the interior into custard-like heaven. After devouring it back at work, I spent the next four hours at my desk, smelling my hands.
Sadly, it will surely disappear from the menu soon, so of you'd like to try it you better get there quick. Hopefully it will be replaced by something that can at least approach its magnificence.
Any other candidates out there for best Sammie in MSP?