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A Few of My Favorite Things - Twin Cities

shoo-bee-doo | Feb 17, 200206:31 AM

Here are the things that I'd drive across town for:

hummus - Hampton Foods Coop on Raymond Ave, St. Paul

guacamole - Mudpie, Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis

California roll - Mississippi Market, Selby Ave., St. Paul

pizza slice - Galooneys, Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis or Broders, 50th and Penn, Minneapolis

key lime pie - Seward Coop, Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

soup - gypsy soup at about 3:00 pm when all the flavors have melded together into a wonderful concoction - Seward Coop, Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Vietnamese eggroll - Kinh Do, various places in metro

Vietnamese spring roll - Lotus, various places in metro

bahn mi - Saigon, University Avenue, St. Paul

ribs - pickled parrot

barbeque pulled pork - Bakers, Eden Prairie

macaroni and cheese - Wedge Coop, Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

muffaletta relish - Lakewinds Coop, Minnetonka

ice cream (brandy cherry), Izzys, Marshall Ave., St. Paul

sorbet (grapefruit or lime), Izzys, Marshall Ave., St. Paul

falafel sandwich - Sinbads, Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis

chicken kabab - Port of Beirut, Robert St. Inver Grove Heights

take-and-bake pizza - Leonardos, Grand Ave. St. Paul

bread (baguette, straita, ciabatta), New French Bakery found in most of the coops, with Turtle Bread coming close behind

bread (wholesome, everyday) Mill City, used to be in the coops, but not lately. I think it'll be back.

cheeseburger - Groveland Tap, St. Clair Ave. St. Paul

burrito - Chipotle, various places in the metro - yes, I know it is a California chain, but you can't really find a Mission Street burrito in Minnesota

onion rings - Porkys, University Ave., St. Paul

pea soup - Ingbretsons, Lake St., Minneapolis

Danish (blueberry lemon) - Patisserie Margo, Vernon Ave., Edina

chicken tikka - Tandoor, Bloomington

curry - Sri Lanka Curry House, Minneapolis

tacos - Taco Morales - Bloomington Ave. Minneapolis

movie popcorn - Uptown, Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

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