Just wanted to let everyone know: my wife and I had to stop by the post office today; on the way we talked about how we were hoping that the Dari-ette would have a sign giving us the long-awaited date when they would open for the season. Upon reaching the post office (just across the street), we saw the Dari-ette's sign, which had something even more exciting on it: "OPEN"!
Of course we had lunch there. Me: my usual Italiano (sausage sandwich, cheese, red sauce), my wife: egg salad sandwich, onion rings, cherry 7up. All was wonderful, of course. It might have been too cold to keep the window down, but hey, the food was great, and the weather can only get better!
(For some reason, Chowhound won't let me link to the Dari-ette, even though I know a places thingy exists for it.... But it's on Minnehaha on the East Side of St. Paul....)