Swedish potato sausage: 6-way food fight battle royale

December 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Each December, the metro area consumes approximately 3-5 tons of potato sausage.  With a wide array of local meat markets blending and stuffing their own signature recipe, how is a hungry holiday reveler to know which variety to buy?

We decided to pit 6 local butchers against each other in a knock-down, drag-out fight for sausage supremacy.  The middle of the pack was pretty evenly matched, but one local shop distinguished itself from the rest…

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Blackbird Cafe Re-Opens- Review 11/08/10

November 9, 2010 at 4:20 am (Gastro-Nominal) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Blackbird Cafe didn’t decide to change its name to Phoenix Cafe, though that may be more fitting.  A victim of a fire that destroyed the old building, the restaurant has emerged from the ashes and been reborn in a new location on the corner of 38th St. and Nicollet in the Kingfield neighborhood.

I decided to stop by tonight to see the new place because I had heard some good things about the original restaurant.  Read the rest of this entry »

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