Category: Restaurant Review (page 1 of 47)

I Think This Is How You Heal A Broken Heart

Sometimes spicy won’t do. Extra hot won’t be good enough, either.

You don’t just want your food to make you sweat, you want a cathartic, painful, out-of-body experience due fueled by spice, chilis and serotonin.

I think this is how you heal a broken heart.

Once in a while discussion threads appear on Twitter and Reddit; Someone will ask where to find the spiciest food in the Twin Cities and people respond.

They often suggest Marla’s, On’s, Bangkok Thai Deli, Gandi Mahal, Grand Szechuan, Grand Catch, D-Spot, and Revival’s Poultrygeist sauce.

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There’s Nothing Special About The Veggie Delite®

There’s nothing special, per se, about Subway’s Veggie Delite®. This is what actually makes it kind of special.

Earlier this year I read an article stating Subway closed more than 1,000 stores last year. This could due to the fact that there are so many damn Subways.

Even so, one of the things I like about the Veggie Delite® is that I can always find it. . . for no one’s very far from a Subway.

You would assume there’s a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or Arby’s in the Minneapolis skyway for us weary office workers, but there’s not. However, just down the hall there is a Subway.

There’s always a Subway.

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It’s Been A Week. At Least There Was Pie & Fries.

This isn’t Instagram. I’m not going pretend like everything’s OK.

It’s been a tough couple of weeks.

My recent egg retrieval cycle concluded and, so far, the outcome isn’t what I was hoping for. There’s so much to juggle financially, physically, and emotionally; all while working a full-time job and fielding things like baby showers and toxic positivity (“Just relax!” or “It’ll happen when you stop trying”).

It all feels so raw and I’ll share more when I’m ready. Perhaps. The kind words people have offered have gone a long way, so thank you for those.

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Three Vegetarian Things: Tillie’s, iPho & Hungry Hippie

Curry Grain Bowl with Tempeh from Tillie’s Farmhouse (St. Paul, MN)

We didn’t visit Tillie’s because we never make it past Stewart’s.

The last time I visited Tillie’s was was decades ago when it was Trotter’s.

Back in high school, we went to Trotter’s during finals week. We felt very grown-up piling into someone’s car and driving across the river into St. Paul to lunch. I never ordered anything fancier than a turkey sandwich, but it was the best turkey sandwich I ever had. Fresh grainy bread, sprouts, and mayo, which I had previously thought I hated. It just seemed so special.

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Artists’ Point and Angry Trout: Grand Marais

Artists’ Point is located near the downtown area by the coast guard station.

Going left entails navigating along the rocky coast. Going right takes you along along the narrow concrete breakwall to the lighthouse. One person could carefully walk past another, single file.

As we began walking down the breakwall, a middle-aged couple heading towards us nicely asked if we could back up to the entrance so the woman could pass. Of course we obliged as they explained she suffered from vertigo.

The couple suggested that we walk in the opposite direction along the rocks, raving about the view.

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