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MSP: Sourcing fine food and drink

GastronautMN | Sep 7, 2007 02:27 PM

I am new to this board and have been trying to check out as many threads as possible, but I wanted to start one and it may redundant with previous postings. I have a toddler at home so fine dining is a far rarer privilege these days for me and as a result I cook more. I like the good stuff and I feel like I know where to source most anything I need, but I want to know if I am missing anything out there in the TC. I thought I would start by listing what I know and hopefully people can fill in the gaps or give me alternatives.

Hook me up:

Meats: Clancey's in Linden Hills- They may not always have what you are looking for, but if you can't put together a good meal out of their butcher case you got no skillz!

Subset Sausage: Kramurzyk or Clancey's

Seafood: Coastal- Do they really have any competition?

Produce: Co-op (mine is Linden Hills), Kowalski's (I have refused to contribute to the stroller hell that is the Mpls Farmer's market)

Italian Deli: Broder's Deli (they even now carry Salumi products from Seattle)

Cheese: Premier Cheese Market, or Surdyk's (okay I'll admit that I buy cheese at Costco too, but I need a 3 lb wedge of St. Andre like I need a hole in the head)

Asian Grocery: United Noodles, there also a couple I can't name on Eat Street

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Grocery- Bill's Imported foods or Holy Land

Scandinavian Grocery: Ingebretsen's

Latin grocery: Midtown Global Market (I think I have a serious gap in this department)

Bakery: Rustica, Turtle Bread or Franklin Street

Spices: Penzey's

Beverage: South Lyndale serves most of my needs, but occasionally France 44 or Surdyks

What am I missing? or do I have this town wired?

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