Just got back from lunch at Pop! in NE Mpls. I don't know if this has been reviewed before, so forgive me if it's a repeat.
The atmosphere was nice: bright, minimal, colorful. I could see if it was really crowded that conversation might be hard as the tables are quite near each other, but my friend and I had no problems hearing each other. The service for us was very attentive. However, the closest occupied table to us appeared to have been overlooked by our server. Someone else working there noticed this and mentioned it to her, which I thought was great. And she apologized to the table, and ensured that she gave them attention after that. The one downside is that it was incredibly cold inside.
The salads did look interesting, but with this cold snap and the interior so cold, we wanted something warm.
I had the chicken sandwich "achiote marinated chicken breast, smoked jalapeno mayo, guacamole, jack cheese and POP!'as Fritas." I really didn't taste any achiote, or smoked jalapeno but the sandwich was quite good. I'm a fan of guacamole, and it had plenty of it. My companion had the POP!uLure Sandwich "Panko breaded walleye, crisp bacon, mixed greens, herbed-tartar and POP!'as Fritas." She liked it quite a bit. The fries that came with our sandwiches were so so. Very thin which is not my preference, but otherwise fine.
My companion had the chocolate pecan pie, which she liked. She is a baker, and grew up in New Orleans, so I'm guessing that the pie was indeed good if she liked it. I had the molten chocolate cake, which I really liked mainly for the roasted banana pudding. I love chocolate and banana. Both desserts came with ice cream, which was good.
Portions were huge for everything, so the prices seemed reasonable. We could have easily shared a lunch and a dessert and be pleased. While I don't think anything was amazing, I would go back if it was convenient.
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