I just wanted to report back on the recs that you all gave for our recent trip to St. Paul. We ended up at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill. It worked out well location and kidwise and we were all pretty happy with it. The flat bread was delicious and my fish was very good and my son devoured his shrimp. However, our waiter was slightly odd and spoke very quickly. The chicken and (I think "mediterrean grill") pork were good but uninspired. After it was all said and done, I wish I had pushed harder for Tanpopo...next time!
We then made the trek to Izzy's which was a huge hit. We have an Izzy so they took her picture and gave her free ice cream! She was in heaven. The next morning we headed to the farmer's market and had some great egg and bagel sandwiches and enjoyed our stroll through the market. I picked up a few wonderful chocolate sauces to take home. I think she is a regular vendor so if you have not already done so you should try all of them. We have been putting them on everything - they go very well with crepes! I would not have found all of this without you twin city hounds. Thanks again!