Yeah, I know, it's not Tuesday. But what I have to tell you happened on Tuesday and it sure was tasty. I have decided that everyone deserves a new review now and then, so I'll start with food cuz "gosh darnit I'm good at it".
My fantasy is a little cottage near Lake Harriet--you know walking distance to coffee shops and unique boutiques (and I suppose a quick jog around the lake). Picture a nice sunny day, snow melting into pools along the sidewalk and a quaint little neighborhood...just off the lake. I stumbled across a little cafe nestled in an old fire house-station 28.
Cafe Twenty Eight 2724 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis
Much of the food is organic and purchased from local vendors. They also have a beer that is brewed by the owner of the cafe (I will be back soon to try that)! The food was fabulous--familiar items with savory twists such as a tuna melt with a hint of Latin spices...yuummmm. We also had a salad with pistachios, pears and gorgonzola and a grilled ementhaller and ham sandwich--on thick homemade bread (mouth watering yet?)
I'm going to rate on a scale of 11 (cuz I can and it's my favorite number)
Atmosphere: 9 (neat nooks and crannies and some hallway seating, but close quarters)
Service: 8 (totally sufficient, but nothing spectacular)
Price: 8 (med high for lunch, but great food and large portions)
Overall: Go there!! It is great for a rendezvous with your sweetie, lunch with "the girls" or even a snack with the little ones. Let me know what you think.
Next week...a new taste in a new neighborhood.