Looking for a snobby review? Look elsewhere. Rather get an impression of a restaurant from people who just want to enjoy a nice meal? You’re in the right place. Cheers~

Minnesota

Twin Cities Metro:

112 Eatery – Minneapolis (Nov 2012)
6Smith – Wayzata (Jul 2015)
Acadia Cafe – Minneapolis (Nov 2012)
American Burger Bar – St. Paul (June 2012)
Anchor Fish & Chips – Minneapolis (Apr 2012)
Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul (Mar 2012)
Arezzo Ristorante – Edina/Minneapolis (Apr 2012)
The Bachelor Farmer – Minneapolis (May 2012)
Bacio – Minnetonka (Feb 2016)
Bank – Minneapolis (Jun 2015)
Barley + Vine Kitchen – Lakeville (Apr 2016)
Barrio Tequila Bar – St. Paul (Sept 2013)
Bin Wine Bar – St. Paul (Sept 2013) – Guest Post – CLOSED
Blackbird Cafe – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza – St. Paul (Mar 2012)
BlueStone Steak & Seafood – Eagan (Winter 2014-2015) – CLOSED
BLVD Kitchen & Bar – Minnetonka (Mar 2012)
Bob’s Java Hut – Minneapolis (May 2016)
Borough – Minneapolis (Jan 2013)
Brasa – St. Paul (May 2012)
Buffalo Tap – Savage (Fall 2013)
Bunny’s Bar & Grill – St. Louis Park (Apr 2016)
Butcher & the Boar – Minneapolis (Aug 2016)
The Bulldog NE – Minneapolis (Summer 2013)
The Bulldog Lowertown – St. Paul (Sept 2013)
Burger Jones – Burnsville (Summer 2012)
Burnsville Ale House – Burnsville (Summer 2012) – CLOSED
Butcher Block Restaurant – Minneapolis (Feb 2012)
Café Ena – Minneapolis (Jun 2013)
Cecil’s Deli – St. Paul (Jan 2016)
Cheeky Monkey – St. Paul (Spring 2015) – CLOSED
Chino Latino – Minneapolis (Aug 2012)
Colette Bistro & Bar – Bloomington (Feb 2012) – CLOSED
Constantine – Minneapolis (May 2016)
Cossetta’s Pasticceria – St. Paul (Jun 2013)
Costco – Burnsville (Apr 2014)
coup d’etat – Minneapolis (Jul 2015)
The Cove – Prior Lake (Mar 2012)
The Craftsman – Minneapolis (Oct 2013)
Cupcake – Eagan (Feb 2014)
Cuzzy’s – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
David Fong’s Cantonese & American Cuisine (Sept 2013)
Day Block Brewing Company (Sept 2014)
Devil’s Advocate – Minneapolis (Summer/Fall 2013) – CLOSED
Devil’s Advocate – Minneapolis (December 2015) – CLOSED
Eat Street Social – Minneapolis (Feb 2014)
Element Wood Fire Pizza – Minneapolis (Mar 2014)
El Meson Spanish-Caribbean Bistro – Minneapolis (May 2012) – CLOSED
FACES mears park – St. Paul (Mar 2013)
Fat Lorenzo’s – Minneapolis (Aug 2015)
Finnish Bistro – St. Paul (Mar 2012)
First Course Bistro – Minneapolis (Apr 2014) – CLOSED
French Hen Cafe – St. Paul (May 2016)
Glam Doll Donuts – Minneapolis (Jul 2015)
Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar – Minneapolis (Mar 2015
Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille – Minnetonka (Jan 2014)
Groveland Tap – St. Paul (Apr 2012)
Groveland Tap – St. Paul (Oct 2013)
The Happy Gnome – St. Paul (Apr 2012)
Hammer & Sickle – Minneapolis (Apr 2015)
Heidi’s – Minneapolis (Sep 2013) – CLOSED
Hola Arepa – Minneapolis (Nov 2014)
Ike’s Food & Cocktails – Minneapolis/St. Paul @MSP Airport (Oct 2013)
India Palace – Burnsville (Apr 2015)
I Nonni – Lilydale (Aug 2012)
Iron Tap – Waconia (Jun 2016)
King’s Wine Bar – Minneapolis (June 2013)
La Chaya Bistro – Minneapolis (Mar 2012) – CLOSED
Lake & Irving – Minneapolis (May 2015)
Lake & Irving – Minneapolis (Jul 2015)
Longfellow Grill
– Minneapolis (Mar 2012)
The Loon Café – Minneapolis (Mar 2014)
The Lowbrow – Minneapolis (May 2012)
The Lowry – Minneapolis (Fall-Winter 2013)
Lyn65 – Richfield (Apr 2015)
Manny’s Tortas (2015 & Mar 2016)
Marin Restaurant – Minneapolis (Apr 2015) – CLOSED
Marin Restaurant – Minneapolis (Jun 2015) – CLOSED
Mason’s Restaurant Barre – Minneapolis (Mar 2014)
Maruso Street Food Bar – Minneapolis (Feb 2014)
The Mason Jar – Eagan (Feb 2014)
McHugh’s Public House – Savage (Jun 2012)
Mediterranean Cruise Cafe – Burnsville (Apr 2015)
Meritage – St. Paul (Apr 2012) – Guest Post
Merlin’s Rest – Minneapolis (Mar 2016)
The Mill Northeast – Minneapolis (Feb 2016)
Mill Valley Kitchen -St. Louis Park (Jan 2014)
Monello – Minneapolis (May 2016)
Mosaic Café – Minneapolis (Nov 2013) – CLOSED
Muddy Waters – Minneapolis (Jan 2016)
Napa Valley Grille – Bloomington (Sept 2012) – CLOSED
Naviya’s Thai Brasserie – Minneapolis (Feb 2016)
The News Room – Minneapolis (May 2013)
Nha Sang – Burnsville (Mar 2013)
Nicollet Island Inn – Minneapolis (Jan 2013)
Nighthawks – Minneapolis (Apr 2016)
Pardon My French – Eagan (2012) – CLOSED
Parella – Minneapolis (Dec 2015) – CLOSED
Parka
– Minneapolis (Nov 2013) – CLOSED
Parka – Minneapolis (Jan 2014) – CLOSED
Parlour – Minneapolis (Apr 2015)
Pat’s Tap – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
People’s Organic Coffee & Wine Café – Edina (Apr 2012)
Perron’s Sul Lago Italian Bistro – Prior Lake (Apr 2012)
Pig & Fiddle – Minneapolis (Fall/Winter 2012) – CLOSED
Pig Ate My Pizza – Robbinsdale (Dec 2014)
Pittsburgh Blue – Edina (Apr 2015)
Pizza Lucé – Richfield (Jul 2012)
Pizzeria Lola – Minneapolis (Dec 2013)
Prima – Minneapolis (May 2015)
Pub 819 – Hopkins (Aug 2015
The Rabbit Hole – Minneapolis (Apr 2016)
Rail Station Bar & Grille – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
Red Cow – Minneapolis (Jun 2013)
Red Dragon – Minneapolis (Mar 2013)
Red Wagon Pizza – Minneapolis (Aug 2015)
Revival – Minneapolis (Jul 2015/Dec 2015)
Relevé Champagne Lounge – Minneapolis (Feb 2014)
Republic – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
Roasted Pear – Burnsville (Summer 2013)
Roat Osha – Minneapolis (May 2015)
Royal Grounds Coffee – Minneapolis  (Feb 2016)
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge – Minneapolis (Jul 2015) – CLOSED
Saguaro – Minneapolis (Dec 2015
Saint Dinette – St. Paul (Dec 2015)
Salsa a la Salsa – Minneapolis {Uptown} (May 2016) – CLOSED
Salt Cellar – St. Paul (Jan 2016) – CLOSED
Salty Tart – Minneapolis (Apr 2016)
Salut Bar Américain – St. Paul (Apr 2012)
Santorini Taverna – Eden Prairie (Jul 2012) – CLOSED
Scusi – Pizza . Wine Bar . Kitchen – St. Paul (Mar 2012) – CLOSED
Scusi – Pizza . Wine Bar . Kitchen – St. Paul (Apr 2012) – CLOSED
Sea Salt Eatery – Minneapolis (Jun 2017)
Signature Cafe – Minneapolis (Oct 2013)
The Six15 Room – Minneapolis (Mar 2015)
Smack Shack – Minneapolis (Nov 2013)
Smalley’s Caribbean Barbecue & Pirate Bar – Stillwater (Jan 2016)
Solera – Minneapolis (July 2012) – CLOSED
Spice – Savage (Aug 2012)
Spoon & Stable – Minnepolis (Jan 2015)
Spoonriver –  Minneapolis (Mar 2014)
The Strip Club – St. Paul (Jun 2013)
Studio 2 – Minneapolis (Dec 2015)
Sunfish Cellars Wine Bar – Lilydale (Jun 2015)
Surdyk’s Flights – Minneapolis/St. Paul @MSP Airport (Jan & Apr 2013)
Surdyk’s Flights – Minneapolis/St. Paul @MSP Airport T1 (Feb 2016)
SW Craft Bar – St. Paul (Jun 2015) – CLOSED
The Tangiers – Minneapolis (Jan 2014)
Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu – Mendota Heights (Mar 2012) – CLOSED
Terzo Vino Bar – Minneapolis (Jun 2014)
Terzo Vino Bar – Minneapolis (Sep 2014)
Tilia – Minneapolis (Aug 2015)
Tongue in Cheek – St. Paul (Nov 2014)
Tony Jaros River Garden – Minneapolis (Mar 2015)
Twisted Fork Grille – St. Paul (Apr 2012)
Union Rooftop – Minneapolis (Jun 2014)
Union Rooftop – Minneapolis (Mar 2015)
Uptown Cafeteria – Minneapolis (Aug 2012) – CLOSED
Uptown Cafeteria – Minnepaolis (June 2013) – CLOSED
Vic’s Dining – Minneapolis (Feb 2013)
Vivo Kitchen – Apple Valley (Feb 2014)
Vivo Kitchen – Apple Valley (May/Dec 2015)
W.A. Frost & Company – St. Paul (Mar 2012)
Wally’s Roast Beef – Bloomington (Feb 2015)
Ward 6 – St. Paul (May 2014)
Willy McCoys – Bloomington (May 2016)
Windmill Cafe – Savage (Jun 2012)
Wise Acre Eatery – Minneapolis (Jan 2017)
World Street Kitchen – Minneapolis (Mar 2016)

Duluth:

Canal Park Brewing (May 2015)

Miesville:

King’s Place (Jun 2014)

Red Wing:

Kelly’s Taphouse Bar & Grill (Jun 2015)

Rochester:

4 Daughters Vineyard & Winery (Jul 2015)
Redwood Room
(Jul 2013)
Salute! Wine Bar (Apr 2015)
Twigs Tavern & Grille (Mar 2014)

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Other States

Arizona

Angels Trumpet Ale House – Phoenix (Feb 2016)
Craft 64 – Scottsdale (Feb 2016)
Jolie’s Place – Chandler (Feb 2016)
Murphy’s Law – Chandler (Feb 2016)
Pig & Pickle – Scottsdale (Feb 2016)
Pomo – Gilbert (Feb 2016
Postino – Gilbert (Feb 2016)
Sip Coffee & Beer House – Scottsdale (Feb 2016)
Virtù – Scottsdale (Feb 2016)
Zinburger – Gilbert (Feb 2016)

California

Crush & Brew – Temecula (Oct 2013)
The Edge – Temecula (Oct 2013)
Green Street Restaurant – Pasadena (Oct 2013)
Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol (Oct 2015)
Hush at the Mosaic Hotel – Beverly Hills (Oct 2013)
Miramar Beach Restaurant – Half Moon Bay (Oct 2015)
Montara Cafe & Bakery – Montara (Oct 2015)
Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach (Oct 2015)
Palumbo’s – Temecula (Oct 2013)
Paradise Cove – Malibu (Oct 2013)
PUBlic House – Temecula (Oct 2013)
Rock & Brews – Los Angeles @LAX Airport (Oct 2013)
Skewers by Morimoto – Los Angeles @LAX Airport (Oct 2013)
Via Uno – Half Moon Bay (Oct 2015)
Yard House – Pasadena (Oct 2013)

Florida

Kitchen – Miami Beach (Feb 2013)
Kitchen {and the Pelican} – Miami Beach (Feb 2013)
St. Augustine (various restaurants) – (Feb 2014)

Hawaii

Kuau’i  (various restaurants) – (Apr/May 2012)

Illinois

Allium – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Au Cheval – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Copper Fox Gastropub – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Gino’s East Pizzeria
– Chicago (Sept 2012)
Giordano’s Pizza – Chicago (Oct 2015)
Haymarket Pub & Brewery – Chicago (Apr 2016)
La Stanza at Labriola – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Longman & Eagle – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Naha – Chicago (Sept 2012)
Pops for Champagne – Chicago (Sept 2012)
Pops for Champagne – Chicago (Oct 2015)
Quartino – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Side Door – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Trencherman – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Little Goat – Chicago (Apr 2016)
The Violet Hour – Chicago (Apr 2016)
Watershed – Chicago (Apr 2016)

Louisiana

Adolfo’s – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Arnaud’s French 75 – New Orleans (Mar 2015)

Café Adelaide/Swizzle Stick Bar – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Café
 du Monde
– New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Cajun Mike’s – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Commander’s Palace – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
The Company Burger – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Domenica – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Kerry Irish Pub – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Kingfish – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Molly’s at The Market – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Muriel’s – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Napoleon House – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
R’evolution – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
SoBou – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Snug Harbor – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Spitfire Coffee
– New Orleans (Feb 2015)
St. Lawrence – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Sylvain – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Sylvain – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Tableau – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Tonique – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Toulouse Dive Bar – New Orleans (Mar 2015)
Tujagues – New Orleans (Feb 2015)
Wayfare – New Orleans (Mar 2015)

Michigan

Beaverton Tavern – Beaverton (Jul 2012)
Beaverton Tavern – Beaverton (Jul 2013)
Beaverton Tavern – Beaverton (May 2016)
The Camp Bar & Grill – Gladwin (Jul 2013)
Castaways – Bay City (Jul 2012)
Castaways – Bay City (Jul 2013)
Four Leaf Brewing Company – Clare (May 2016)
Hotel Bar – Gladwin (Jul 2013)
Latitude 43 Grill & Bar – Bay City (Jul 2012)
Low Bar – Traverse City (Jul 2015)
Lucky’s – Bay City (Jul 2012)
Morsels Bakery – Traverse City (Jul 2015)
Mr. M.’s Pizza & Lounge – Gladwin (Jul 2012)
Mr. M.’s Pizza & Lounge – Gladwin (Jun 2013)
Northern Espresso – Gladwin (Jul 2012) – CLOSED
Northern Expresso – Gladwin (Jul 2013) – CLOSED
O’Sullivan’s Pub – Gladwin (Jul 2012)
O’Sullivan’s Pub – Gladwin (Jul 2013)
Paddle Hard Brewing – Garyling (May 2017)
Piper’s Pub – Gladwin (Jul 2012)
Piper’s Pub – Gladwin (Jul 2013)
Right Brain Brewery – Traverse City (Jul 2015)
Riverwalk Grill – Gladwin (Jul 2012)
Riverwalk Grill – Gladwin (Jul 2013)
Sorellina – Traverse City (Jul 2015)
Workshop Brewing Company – Traverse City (Jul 2015)

Nevada

Las Vegas  (various restaurants) – (Jan 2013)

North Carolina

Heist Brewery – Charlotte (Apr 2013)
Mac’s Speed Shop – Charlotte (Apr 2013)
Mellow Mushroom – Charlotte (Apr 2013)

Wisconsin

á’Bravo – Green Bay (Feb 2015)
Adams Street Pub & Grill – Green Bay (Dec 2014)
The Bottle Room – Green Bay (Holidays 2012 & 2013)
Chives – Suamico (Feb 2015)
Christian’s Bistro – Plover (Sep 2015)
Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay (Dec 2014)
The Gutter – Green Bay (Dec 2013) – CLOSED
Mikey’s Bar & Grill – Plover (Sep 2015)
Paddy Ryan’s Irish Pub – Hudson (Aug 2015)
Timsan’s – Green Bay (Dec 2014)
Townline Pub & Grill – Green Bay (Dec 2013)
Stone Tap – Hudson (Aug 2013)
Urban Olive & Vine – Hudson (May 2012)
Urban Olive & Vine – Hudson (Aug 2013)
White Dog, Black Cat – Green Bay (Feb 2015)

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Future Impressions (check back):

Ansari’s
Coaltion
The Freehouse
George & the Dragon
Harriet Brasserie
Hoban
JL Beers
Surly Beer Hall
Volstead House
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Restaurant Wishlist:

*Who wants to take us out? 😉

4 Bells – Mpls (Low Country, Brunch w/Rob, Dinner w/Girls, Rooftop Patio)
Andale – Richfield (Tacqueria, eat-in or take-out)
Babani’s – St. Paul (Kurdish)
Bar Brigade – St. Paul (French, but only a couple things for Rob)
Birchwood Cafe – Mpls (Farm-to-Table)
Bonicelli Kitchen – Mpls (Italian)
Brewer’s Table – Mpls (w/adventurous palate who also likes beer)
Café and Bar Lurçat – Mpls (Bar Menu?)
Cook St. Paul – St. Paul (Bfast & lunch w/Korean twist: Seoul Cubano with Korean short ribs and a spectacular “mac & chi,”)
Corner Table – Mpls (iconic and they will work the food to suit you.)
Dark Horse – St. Paul (many cuisines!)
Draft Horse – Mpls (Best charcuterie, go during HH)
Eastside – Mpls (garlic fries, small plates)
Esker Grove – Mpls (brunch only w/Rob)
Handsome Hog – St. Paul (pork)
Heyday – Mpls (brunch)
Hi Lo Diner – Mpls (insane diner food)
Icehouse – Mpls (revival brunch)
India Spice – Eden Prairie (Chicken 65)
The Howe – Mpls (burgers + more and dog-friendly)
Jefe Urban Hacienda (Anthony Main, Latin)
Joan’s in the Park – St. Paul (patio)
The Kenwood – Mpls (Lake of the Isles walk and breakfast)
Kyatchi – Mpls (Ramen & Sushi)
La Fresca – Mpls (Nouveau Mexican)
Maya Cuisine – Mpls (Posole)
Mucci’s – St. Paul (fried pizza, spaghetti & meatballs)
Ngon Bistro – St. Paul (rib-eye pho)
On’s Thai – St. Paul (“best Thai”)
Patisserie 46 – Mpls (French Bakery)
Quang – Mpls (award-winning Vietnamese + choc chip cookie!)
Red Rabbit – Mpls (owned by Red Cow)
Restaurant Alma – Mpls (with girls, tasting menu)
Rival House – St. Paul (Sporting Parlour?)
Rose St Patisserie – Mpls (“Grab a hearty pot pie with a shattering crust, and then a canelé de Bordeaux on your way out the door.”)
Sea Salt Eatery – Mpls (after a walk with the girls)
St. Paul Bagelry – St. Paul & Mpls (best bagels, NYC Style)
Stem Wine Bar – Mpls (Plates + Wine Bar)
Stewart’s – St. Paul (after Mississippi River Walk, near Izzy’s)
Tiny Diner – Mpls (Macro Bowl!)
Travail – Robbinsdale (TICKETS ONLY! Tasting Menu)
Troubadour – Mpls (Wine Bar)
Young Joni – Mpls (Pizza & Cocktail Bar)
Zen Box – Mpls (pork ramen)

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