Tag: South Minneapolis

The Little Things Will Get You: Colita

I didn’t mean to fall in love with Colita, but I did. And now, it’s my favorite restaurant.

The first time I went was on a lark.

Jake was in the mood for a quiet night, so I headed over for an early dinner.

I showed up five minutes before opening (5 pm) and was glad that I did – for customers had already formed a line outside the front door. I joined them. An employee handed out little cups of warm hot chocolate topped with whipped cream sprinkled with sea salt.

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Really Good Cheese Curds: Pat’s Tap

Pat’s Tap has many lovely qualities.

If you can forgive Pat for preferring the Packers, you’ll appreciate her generous happy hour, Skee-ball machines and a patio welcoming to pets.

Oh yeah, and the food’s good too.

What I’m here to talk about today is cheese curds. 

It’s easy to make OK versions and hard to perfect. Deep frying battered cheese so that it has the ideal taste and texture is a complicated and beautiful thing.

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