Comments for DULUTH DISH http://duluthdish.com Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:28:41 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 Comment on Sustenance Artisan Breads » Superior, WI by Harmon K. http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/sustenance-artisan-breads-%c2%bb-superior-wi/comment-page-1/#comment-1014 Harmon K. Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:15:48 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=534#comment-1014 I can't disagree with Gretta and Emily. Dale doesn't have much in the way of people skills. He is however an amazing baker and I can't go a week without a loaf or two of his bread. At first, I was a little put off by his attitude but now that I know what to expect, it's not a problem. He seems to do enough business so that he can survive the lack of repeat customers. In the end, however, that's a shame. With a little effort his business could grow exponentially. But I get the impression that growth isn't really a priority. I can’t disagree with Gretta and Emily. Dale doesn’t have much in the way of people skills. He is however an amazing baker and I can’t go a week without a loaf or two of his bread. At first, I was a little put off by his attitude but now that I know what to expect, it’s not a problem. He seems to do enough business so that he can survive the lack of repeat customers. In the end, however, that’s a shame. With a little effort his business could grow exponentially. But I get the impression that growth isn’t really a priority.

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Comment on Hacienda Del Sol » Duluth, MN by Laurie http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/hacienda-del-sol-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-1013 Laurie Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:46:37 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=411#comment-1013 Hacienda..Great food... (mild salsa and chips favorite) .. Margs are awesome.. Wait staff is really great! Hacienda..Great food… (mild salsa and chips favorite) .. Margs are awesome.. Wait staff is really great!

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Comment on Maya Family Mexican Restaurant » Duluth, MN by Lynn http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/maya-family-mexian-restaurant/comment-page-1/#comment-1012 Lynn Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:57:35 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=407#comment-1012 Hey Jake, What an excellent reply. Thank you! Hey Jake,
What an excellent reply. Thank you!

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Comment on Sustenance Artisan Breads » Superior, WI by Emily http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/sustenance-artisan-breads-%c2%bb-superior-wi/comment-page-1/#comment-1008 Emily Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:58:16 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=534#comment-1008 Gretta, I agree. I went there for the first time this summer after raving reviews that I had been reading. The owner could not have been more of a jerk. I figured that was an off day and after several months later I tried again. Same outcome...only worse. I am sure he will never win an award for customer service and I will never be back again. Gretta, I agree. I went there for the first time this summer after raving reviews that I had been reading. The owner could not have been more of a jerk. I figured that was an off day and after several months later I tried again. Same outcome…only worse. I am sure he will never win an award for customer service and I will never be back again.

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Comment on Sustenance Artisan Breads » Superior, WI by Gretta G http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/sustenance-artisan-breads-%c2%bb-superior-wi/comment-page-1/#comment-1007 Gretta G Sun, 06 Dec 2009 17:46:54 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=534#comment-1007 The bread that is baked is wonderful, but not so wonderful that I will endure being treated badly by the baker. Someone should teach him how to treat customers. Greet them, smile, offer assistance and show them appreciation for coming and buying. I won't be going back. Rudeness like that is simply not tolerable no matter how good the bread! The bread that is baked is wonderful, but not so wonderful that I will endure being treated badly by the baker. Someone should teach him how to treat customers. Greet them, smile, offer assistance and show them appreciation for coming and buying. I won’t be going back. Rudeness like that is simply not tolerable no matter how good the bread!

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Comment on Maya Family Mexican Restaurant » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/maya-family-mexian-restaurant/comment-page-1/#comment-1005 admin Wed, 25 Nov 2009 03:57:32 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=407#comment-1005 Sometimes even great restaurants faulter. Personally I don't think of Maya as being the place for a "dining experience" but rather a place for take out or a place to get some solid spicy sustenance. If you have a problem tell them directly. They're nice folks and will probably make it up to you. Remember, everyone is in the midst of fighting their most epic battle. Whether that's you trying to have a nice birthday or an immigrant family trying to pay the bills by maintaining a skeleton crew during the low season in a white bread town. Cheers, Jake Sometimes even great restaurants faulter.

Personally I don’t think of Maya as being the place for a “dining experience” but rather a place for take out or a place to get some solid spicy sustenance.

If you have a problem tell them directly. They’re nice folks and will probably make it up to you.

Remember, everyone is in the midst of fighting their most epic battle. Whether that’s you trying to have a nice birthday or an immigrant family trying to pay the bills by maintaining a skeleton crew during the low season in a white bread town.

Cheers,
Jake

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Comment on Maya Family Mexican Restaurant » Duluth, MN by Danielle Miller http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/maya-family-mexian-restaurant/comment-page-1/#comment-1004 Danielle Miller Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:31:30 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=407#comment-1004 I recently dined at your restaurant for my birthday. What a mistake that was. To start off the night our table was not ready, even though I had called and made previous arraignments. Finally, after what seemed like forever our waitress came over to the table to take our drink orders. When she returned to our table she had forgotten several drinks and had messed up the ones she had brought us. Then we placed our meal order. When my meal arrived it was cold. My friend highly recommended your restaurant, but with the service I received I can say I will not be returning, nor recommending it to anyone else. I would just like to say thank you for ruining my birthday that I was so much looking forward too. I recently dined at your restaurant for my birthday. What a mistake that was. To start off the night our table was not ready, even though I had called and made previous arraignments. Finally, after what seemed like forever our waitress came over to the table to take our drink orders. When she returned to our table she had forgotten several drinks and had messed up the ones she had brought us. Then we placed our meal order. When my meal arrived it was cold. My friend highly recommended your restaurant, but with the service I received I can say I will not be returning, nor recommending it to anyone else. I would just like to say thank you for ruining my birthday that I was so much looking forward too.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Chuck http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-1003 Chuck Sat, 07 Nov 2009 15:09:19 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-1003 There's a reason why I moved back to Duluth from San Francisco which is why I will never set foot in the Black Water Lounge. But for those who never get south of Hinckley I guess it's a nice change. Being located in a low income high rise is a slap in the face to those residents who can remember when the former Greysolon Bldg. was the Hotel Duluth & was the classiest place in town. The bar should have a resident's night or even cocktail HOUR. Most of them are elderly and might like an affordable cocktail. There’s a reason why I moved back to Duluth from San Francisco which is why I will never set foot in the Black Water Lounge. But for those who never get south of Hinckley I guess it’s a nice change. Being located in a low income high rise is a slap in the face to those residents who can remember when the former Greysolon Bldg. was the Hotel Duluth & was the classiest place in town. The bar should have a resident’s night or even cocktail HOUR. Most of them are elderly and might like an affordable cocktail.

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Comment on Red Lobster » Duluth, MN by yuis http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/red-lobster-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-1002 yuis Fri, 06 Nov 2009 22:32:24 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=372#comment-1002 hi como estan amigos hi como estan amigos

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by JLUDWIG http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-1000 JLUDWIG Fri, 06 Nov 2009 18:46:26 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-1000 OH, FORGOT TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE EXCELLENT STAFF..WHAT A GREAT BUNCH AND WHAT WORKERS. MET MARTIN AND ALEX AND THEY, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE. WHAT MANNERS..AND DO THEY MAKE YOU FEEL WELCOME!!!!! JO OH, FORGOT TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE EXCELLENT STAFF..WHAT A GREAT BUNCH AND WHAT WORKERS. MET MARTIN AND ALEX AND THEY, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE. WHAT MANNERS..AND DO THEY MAKE YOU FEEL WELCOME!!!!! JO

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by JLUDWIG http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-999 JLUDWIG Fri, 06 Nov 2009 18:44:12 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-999 WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE A CHAIR OR TWO OUT BY THE PIANO FOR SOME DANCING? THIS QUESTION IS AROUND THE BAR BUZZ A LOT. THE CHAIRS COULD BE PUT BACK FOR THE WEEKEND. IT WOULD BE A SMALL SPACE BUT IT COULD ACCOMMODATE A FEW COUPLES HERE AND THERE. OR, WHAT ABOUT THE HIGH TABLES BETWEEN THE MUSIC AND BAR (THERE'S THAT LITTLE CORNER THAT MIGHT WORK)...ANY SPACE WOULD BE WELCOME AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE ONLY ONE OR TWO COUPLES WHO GET UP AND DANCE PART OF A SONG ANYWAY. THANKS. JO AND WALT WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE A CHAIR OR TWO OUT BY THE PIANO FOR SOME DANCING? THIS QUESTION IS AROUND THE BAR BUZZ A LOT. THE CHAIRS COULD BE PUT BACK FOR THE WEEKEND. IT WOULD BE A SMALL SPACE BUT IT COULD ACCOMMODATE A FEW COUPLES HERE AND THERE. OR, WHAT ABOUT THE HIGH TABLES BETWEEN THE MUSIC AND BAR (THERE’S THAT LITTLE CORNER THAT MIGHT WORK)…ANY SPACE WOULD BE WELCOME AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE ONLY ONE OR TWO COUPLES WHO GET UP AND DANCE PART OF A SONG ANYWAY. THANKS. JO AND WALT

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by TastyTom http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-997 TastyTom Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:07:29 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-997 I smell a review .... I smell a review ….

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by jen http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-996 jen Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:21:09 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-996 Zen House Holiday Center is Open! We just enjoyed a light, delicious weekday lunch. The location is perfect for downtown workers. Although nearly all the tables were full when we showed up, the service was quick, and the food very fresh. The miso soup was delicious, and the green tea was perfect. I ordered the spicy tuna roll, and was pleased, although the $6.95 pricetag was high for the size and quality of the roll. The noodle dishes were popular and getting rave reviews. By the time were were done with lunch, the soup and hot tea kicked in, and I felt incredibly warm and happy. I will definitely be back often! Zen House Holiday Center is Open! We just enjoyed a light, delicious weekday lunch. The location is perfect for downtown workers. Although nearly all the tables were full when we showed up, the service was quick, and the food very fresh.

The miso soup was delicious, and the green tea was perfect. I ordered the spicy tuna roll, and was pleased, although the $6.95 pricetag was high for the size and quality of the roll. The noodle dishes were popular and getting rave reviews. By the time were were done with lunch, the soup and hot tea kicked in, and I felt incredibly warm and happy. I will definitely be back often!

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by Dani F. http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-991 Dani F. Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:35:08 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-991 Stopped by here this Summer on a road trip. Best wild rice soup I've ever had! I wish I had a recipe for it! Also had the grilled cheese, which was good but I think it should be called what it is (grilled pear and cheese.) I'll definitely come back next time I'm up that way. Stopped by here this Summer on a road trip. Best wild rice soup I’ve ever had! I wish I had a recipe for it! Also had the grilled cheese, which was good but I think it should be called what it is (grilled pear and cheese.) I’ll definitely come back next time I’m up that way.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Nephew Dan http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-990 Nephew Dan Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:28:18 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-990 Was recently visiting Duluth from Milwaukee and was impressed to see a nice, upscale drinking establishment in the area. Last time I came up it was a weekend at the Red Star which was great for that experience, quite a contrast, but one that I felt was needed. Plenty of college level pubs and brew houses to go around and this was a great change of pace. One thing lacking, IMHO, and confirmed after having spoken at length with some of Duluth's most sophisticate and learned young ladies, is that a dance floor of some sort would be a welcome addition. Best of luck to the owners Black Water...hope to visit again soon! Was recently visiting Duluth from Milwaukee and was impressed to see a nice, upscale drinking establishment in the area. Last time I came up it was a weekend at the Red Star which was great for that experience, quite a contrast, but one that I felt was needed. Plenty of college level pubs and brew houses to go around and this was a great change of pace.

One thing lacking, IMHO, and confirmed after having spoken at length with some of Duluth’s most sophisticate and learned young ladies, is that a dance floor of some sort would be a welcome addition. Best of luck to the owners Black Water…hope to visit again soon!

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Comment on Dairy Queen » Canal Park » Duluth, MN by Bill Schmidt http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/dairy-queen-%c2%bb-canal-park-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-986 Bill Schmidt Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:42:05 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=807#comment-986 My wife and I took advantage of the evening weather and order two cones at Dairy Queen. We parked in back of their lot walked way eating our cones, made a mess eat came back to wash hands, Only to find car had been towed. Towing charge 125.00 + Storage $30.00 + Tax 9.38 $164.00 The parking signs for ICO, Dairy Queen, Caribou Coffee give patrons 1 hr parking, This is just not true, how long does it take to eat Ice cream? I'm amazed at the thoughtlessness, Patrons should be allowed to finish eating before they tow your car. We went back to Dairy Queen and wanted to know why they towed the car away. They said that they were sorry but it was out of their hands. ( WOW ) $164.00 + two cones, (tourism, Canal Park?) If you have any question please feel free to contact me Sincerely, Bill Schmidt My wife and I took advantage of the evening weather and order two cones at Dairy Queen. We parked in back of their lot walked way eating our cones, made a mess eat came back to wash hands, Only to find car had been towed. Towing charge 125.00 + Storage $30.00 + Tax 9.38 $164.00 The parking signs for ICO, Dairy Queen, Caribou Coffee give patrons 1 hr parking, This is just not true, how long does it take to eat Ice cream? I’m amazed at the thoughtlessness, Patrons should be allowed to finish eating before they tow your car. We went back to Dairy Queen and wanted to know why they towed the car away. They said that they were sorry but it was out of their hands. ( WOW ) $164.00 + two cones, (tourism, Canal Park?) If you have any question please feel free to contact me Sincerely, Bill Schmidt

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Comment on On their car, Duluth musicians really cook by TastyTom http://duluthdish.com/2009/08/on-their-car-duluth-musicians-really-cook/comment-page-1/#comment-985 TastyTom Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:39:54 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=3323#comment-985 A properly running engine does not leak combustion odors anywhere except the tailpipe. If your manifold/muffler is loose or something then you smell exhaust in the passenger compartment. The food, on this car anyway, sits near the front of the engine compartment, which is also where the fresh air intakes are. My mechanic, Jimmy Gaskin (just down the road from Beaner's) says he remembers seeing a '50s Ford owners manual that showed you where to put food on the engine block to heat it. And he said his dad once built a metal box on an older car to hold food for heating. I'm not sure if most late-model cars have enough room to squeeze in breadpans etc. Would be worth investigating. A properly running engine does not leak combustion odors anywhere except the tailpipe. If your manifold/muffler is loose or something then you smell exhaust in the passenger compartment. The food, on this car anyway, sits near the front of the engine compartment, which is also where the fresh air intakes are.

My mechanic, Jimmy Gaskin (just down the road from Beaner’s) says he remembers seeing a ’50s Ford owners manual that showed you where to put food on the engine block to heat it. And he said his dad once built a metal box on an older car to hold food for heating. I’m not sure if most late-model cars have enough room to squeeze in breadpans etc. Would be worth investigating.

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Comment on On their car, Duluth musicians really cook by Roger & Marge W. http://duluthdish.com/2009/08/on-their-car-duluth-musicians-really-cook/comment-page-1/#comment-984 Roger & Marge W. Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:14:51 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=3323#comment-984 A really unique idea but we're wondering if combustion odors affect the flavor/taste?? In 1936 when Roger was a baby, his mother told him they heated the water for his bottle on either the manifold or the radiator. Canvass bags hung on the outside radiator grill or under the hood were used in the 30's & 40's while traveling in the mountains because the water/alcohol mix boiled at a lower temp in higher elevations (before antifreeze was invented. History 101.... A really unique idea but we’re wondering if combustion odors affect the flavor/taste??

In 1936 when Roger was a baby, his mother told him they heated the water for his bottle on either the manifold or the radiator. Canvass bags hung on the outside radiator grill or under the hood were used in the 30’s & 40’s while traveling in the mountains because the water/alcohol mix boiled at a lower temp in higher elevations (before antifreeze was invented. History 101….

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-983 admin Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:31:30 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-983 Woohoo! Zen House Holiday Center is opening soon. Could be as soon as a week, could be as late as early October. Old Shanghai Express Woohoo! Zen House Holiday Center is opening soon. Could be as soon as a week, could be as late as early October. Old Shanghai Express

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Comment on Fitgers Brewhouse & Restaurant » Downtown Duluth by Kathryn http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/fitgers-brewhouse-restaurant-%c2%bb-downtown-duluth/comment-page-1/#comment-982 Kathryn Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:04:13 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1838#comment-982 Their website is brewhouse.net Excellent: Vegetarian Chilli Veg. Chilli topped nachos Wild rice burgers Their website is brewhouse.net

Excellent:
Vegetarian Chilli
Veg. Chilli topped nachos
Wild rice burgers

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-981 admin Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:02:30 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-981 Nice tip. Do you know who's opening it? Nice tip. Do you know who’s opening it?

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by tommy http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-980 tommy Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:20:54 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-980 it is going to be called hanabi it is going to be called hanabi

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Comment on Taste of Duluth-Superior from Duluth~Superior Magazine by Nelly http://duluthdish.com/2009/08/top-chefs-fuel-taste-of-duluth-superior/comment-page-1/#comment-979 Nelly Thu, 27 Aug 2009 01:18:18 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=3394#comment-979 Worth noting: Nice presence from younger Chefs at this event- those behind the stoves doing the dirty work. Definitely looking forward to what the young guys & gals (currently working under the usual suspects) will bring to culinary life here.. Worth noting:

Nice presence from younger Chefs at this event- those behind the stoves doing the dirty work.

Definitely looking forward to what the young guys & gals (currently working under the usual suspects) will bring to culinary life here..

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Comment on Pickwick Restaurant » Duluth, MN by Taire Suliin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/pikwick-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-978 Taire Suliin Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:06:20 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=447#comment-978 I'm with you Lynn....good food is good food in spite of the picketers, and, the Pickwick has GOOD food! I’m with you Lynn….good food is good food in spite of the picketers, and, the Pickwick has GOOD food!

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Comment on Pickwick Restaurant » Duluth, MN by lynn christman http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/pikwick-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-977 lynn christman Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:26:22 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=447#comment-977 Just enjoyed lunch at the Pickwick in spite of the picketers out front.... too bad they are chasing away customers. We had the new menu of Fresh True Cod and Argentine Beef Brisket... to say the least it was fabulous!!!!! Can't wait to come back and try somedthing else... Just enjoyed lunch at the Pickwick in spite of the picketers out front…. too bad they are chasing away customers. We had the new menu of Fresh True Cod and Argentine Beef Brisket… to say the least it was fabulous!!!!! Can’t wait to come back and try somedthing else…

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by Larry M. http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-945 Larry M. Sun, 09 Aug 2009 22:34:51 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-945 Ate at Emily's this weekend and had a great experience. The wild rice soup was fantastic the walleye sandwich was perfect. Looking forward to the next time I am fortunate enough to visit Emily's! Ate at Emily’s this weekend and had a great experience. The wild rice soup was fantastic the walleye sandwich was perfect. Looking forward to the next time I am fortunate enough to visit Emily’s!

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by tommy http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-914 tommy Mon, 03 Aug 2009 05:06:29 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-914 i hear there will be a sushi place opening downtown in october i hear there will be a sushi place opening downtown in october

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by Samantha Stauffer http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-913 Samantha Stauffer Sun, 02 Aug 2009 20:13:55 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-913 I went to Emily's Eatery for the first time for lunch, and it was AMAZING! We sat on the deck and had a beautiful view. The food tasted so good, and the service and our waitress was very nice, and polite. We will definitely come back again. =] Thanks. I went to Emily’s Eatery for the first time for lunch, and it was AMAZING! We sat on the deck and had a beautiful view. The food tasted so good, and the service and our waitress was very nice, and polite. We will definitely come back again. =] Thanks.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by JO ANNE/WALT http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-912 JO ANNE/WALT Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:28:27 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-912 We agree that the Blackwater was long past due in coming but more than well worth waiting for. The atmosphere is second to none and, yes, does have the feeling of an upscale Mpls, NYC place anytime. The food is also excellent and reasonably priced as are the drinks. The drinks are the same price as any other lounge in Duluth that considers itself a little more upscale. We are constantly amazed at the proficiency of the staff, their total friendliness..what a training program they must have been through although it's obvious you had great people and personalities to train. EVERY EMPLOYEE WE HAVE MET (AND I THINK WE HAVE MET ALL OF THEM) ARE PREMIUM PEOPLE AND EMPLOYEES. WHAT A TRIBUTE TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT WANTS THE VERY BEST. It's so nice to finally have a place to go since the Flame, Highland, Mr. Pete's, etc., are gone. The dress code thing is about time. I would answer Mr. Andrew Olson's comment about the Blackwater appealing to the college crowd as an OUTLET FOR A MORE SOPHISTICATED DRINKING ENVIRONMENT. He then lists several bars where the college crowd "hangs out". Don't you think it's about time there was an upscale place for people over 30 who don't want to "take over"; they just want to go to a nicer place then the typical college bars. Good grief, there are so many bars in this town for anyone and everyone to go to.. can't there be just ONE NICER PLACE for those to want to enjoy the atmosphere and people rather than just "hang out"? MANY KUDOS TO THE MANAGEMENT FOR PROVIDING DULUTH WITH A PLACE WE CAN BE PROUD OF rather than just another "hang out" bar. Thanks again to the management and employees for a stellar job. We enjoy young people so much and the younger crowd at the Blackwater have been wonderful and are very mature. They have told us they also think it's about time Duluth had a great place to bring their folks and other visitors. Your entire staff is so proud of your establishment and it certainly shows. Thanks again. Jo and Walt. We agree that the Blackwater was long past due in coming but more than well worth waiting for. The atmosphere is second to none and, yes, does have the feeling of an upscale Mpls, NYC place anytime. The food is also excellent and reasonably priced as are the drinks. The drinks are the same price as any other lounge in Duluth that considers itself a little more upscale. We are constantly amazed at the proficiency of the staff, their total friendliness..what a training program they must have been through although it’s obvious you had great people and personalities to train. EVERY EMPLOYEE WE HAVE MET (AND I THINK WE HAVE MET ALL OF THEM) ARE PREMIUM PEOPLE AND EMPLOYEES. WHAT A TRIBUTE TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT WANTS THE VERY BEST. It’s so nice to finally have a place to go since the Flame, Highland, Mr. Pete’s, etc., are gone. The dress code thing is about time. I would answer Mr. Andrew Olson’s comment about the Blackwater appealing to the college crowd as an OUTLET FOR A MORE SOPHISTICATED DRINKING ENVIRONMENT. He then lists several bars where the college crowd “hangs out”. Don’t you think it’s about time there was an upscale place for people over 30 who don’t want to “take over”; they just want to go to a nicer place then the typical college bars. Good grief, there are so many bars in this town for anyone and everyone to go to.. can’t there be just ONE NICER PLACE for those to want to enjoy the atmosphere and people rather than just “hang out”? MANY KUDOS TO THE MANAGEMENT FOR PROVIDING DULUTH WITH A PLACE WE CAN BE PROUD OF rather than just another “hang out” bar. Thanks again to the management and employees for a stellar job. We enjoy young people so much and the younger crowd at the Blackwater have been wonderful and are very mature. They have told us they also think it’s about time Duluth had a great place to bring their folks and other visitors. Your entire staff is so proud of your establishment and it certainly shows. Thanks again. Jo and Walt.

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Comment on Nokomis Chef’s Garden by TastyTom http://duluthdish.com/2009/07/nokomis-chef%e2%80%99s-garden/comment-page-1/#comment-756 TastyTom Wed, 08 Jul 2009 19:21:42 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2991#comment-756 You could set a few aesthetically pleasing fence posts around the beds and use livestock wire fence panels that would still allow a good view of the inside. Ask at Dan's Feed Bin, Superior. You could set a few aesthetically pleasing fence posts around the beds and use livestock wire fence panels that would still allow a good view of the inside. Ask at Dan’s Feed Bin, Superior.

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Comment on Eating Local by Brenda Schwerdt http://duluthdish.com/2009/07/eating-local/comment-page-1/#comment-737 Brenda Schwerdt Mon, 06 Jul 2009 21:14:21 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2822#comment-737 Jake made a great point. The North Shore is filled with great restaurants. Nokomis has a great wine selection. They also have an off sale section so you can purchase your favorite wine to take home. New Scenic Cafe offers half priced bottles on Wednesday. Other restaurants with quality wine lists are Ledge Rock Grill and the new Lighthouse on Homestead. After reading Jake's Tweets, I realized I forgot another great wine bar in Duluth. Beaner's! They are the perfect place to listen to great local music while enjoying some great wine. Cheers! Jake made a great point. The North Shore is filled with great restaurants. Nokomis has a great wine selection. They also have an off sale section so you can purchase your favorite wine to take home. New Scenic Cafe offers half priced bottles on Wednesday. Other restaurants with quality wine lists are Ledge Rock Grill and the new Lighthouse on Homestead.

After reading Jake’s Tweets, I realized I forgot another great wine bar in Duluth. Beaner’s! They are the perfect place to listen to great local music while enjoying some great wine.

Cheers!

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Comment on Eating Local by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/07/eating-local/comment-page-1/#comment-725 admin Sat, 04 Jul 2009 19:45:47 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2822#comment-725 It's not in town but Nokomis has free bouche... usually :) It’s not in town but Nokomis has free bouche… usually :)

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by Claire http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-655 Claire Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:26:19 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-655 I loved this report. Zen House indeed does have top notch sushi -- though, I've never seen such huge balls of rice in the nigiri. The quality of the fish is sublime. Tom's report made me want to go there and have some sushi -- even though I was just there last Sunday, eating sushi and tempura! This place is great, I just wish it wasn't located so out of the way, or I'd go there more often than I already do. It's way better than the inedible sushi at Cub Foods or the ok sushi at Mt. Royal, where they put cream cheese in all their maki rolls these days. I loved this report. Zen House indeed does have top notch sushi — though, I’ve never seen such huge balls of rice in the nigiri. The quality of the fish is sublime. Tom’s report made me want to go there and have some sushi — even though I was just there last Sunday, eating sushi and tempura! This place is great, I just wish it wasn’t located so out of the way, or I’d go there more often than I already do. It’s way better than the inedible sushi at Cub Foods or the ok sushi at Mt. Royal, where they put cream cheese in all their maki rolls these days.

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Comment on Zen House Japanese Restaurant » Duluth, MN by Leon Raba http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/zen-house-japanese-restaurant-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-653 Leon Raba Sat, 20 Jun 2009 02:44:51 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=396#comment-653 Great article! We love the Zen House, and are grateful that it is in our town! Great article! We love the Zen House, and are grateful that it is in our town!

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Comment on Taste of Saigon » Canal Park » Duluth, MN by Fist Full of Duluth http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/taste-of-saigon-%c2%bb-canal-park-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-652 Fist Full of Duluth Sat, 20 Jun 2009 01:30:49 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=992#comment-652 Taste of Saigon is money. Ask them to make it hot hot... not Minnesota hot and they will burn out all but the finest of capsicum connoisseurs with a grin. I think the owners and manager of Taste of Saigon are about the nicest people on earth. No desire to be fancy... just consistent and good. Taste of Saigon is money. Ask them to make it hot hot… not Minnesota hot and they will burn out all but the finest of capsicum connoisseurs with a grin. I think the owners and manager of Taste of Saigon are about the nicest people on earth. No desire to be fancy… just consistent and good.

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Comment on Live Bar » Downtown Duluth by restlessedit http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/live-bar-downtown/comment-page-1/#comment-643 restlessedit Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:43:57 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2233#comment-643 That website could be used as an interrogation device. That website could be used as an interrogation device.

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Comment on Red Mug Espresso » Superior, WI by KnowsCoffee http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/red-mug-espresso-%c2%bb-superior-wi/comment-page-1/#comment-641 KnowsCoffee Tue, 16 Jun 2009 02:36:03 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=586#comment-641 The address for Red Mug is 916 Hammond, Superior, WI. The address for Red Mug is 916 Hammond, Superior, WI.

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Comment on 6/10 New Chester Creek Cafe Menu: Gulf Coast by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/610-new-chester-creek-cafe-menu-gulf-coast/comment-page-1/#comment-630 admin Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:41:23 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2703#comment-630 Yeah Arlene, a very solid menu. Can't wait to try it also. Have to give the CCC kitchen crew praise on the authentic (and interesting) menu effort. They have soul in that kitchen. Yeah Arlene, a very solid menu. Can’t wait to try it also. Have to give the CCC kitchen crew praise on the authentic (and interesting) menu effort. They have soul in that kitchen.

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Comment on 6/10 New Chester Creek Cafe Menu: Gulf Coast by Arlene http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/610-new-chester-creek-cafe-menu-gulf-coast/comment-page-1/#comment-629 Arlene Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:41:11 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2703#comment-629 Yum, looks great, can't wait to try it. Yum, looks great, can’t wait to try it.

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by Margaret Glass http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-625 Margaret Glass Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:40:47 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-625 I have been to Emily's Eatery a couple of times for their Tuscan Soup! It come in a large bowl containing some of the best soup I've had in ages! I have been to Emily’s Eatery a couple of times for their Tuscan Soup! It come in a large bowl containing some of the best soup I’ve had in ages!

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by Karen http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-622 Karen Sat, 06 Jun 2009 14:51:06 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-622 Sweet! I'm looking forward to this. Sweet! I’m looking forward to this.

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by ann klefstad http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-619 ann klefstad Thu, 04 Jun 2009 20:12:34 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-619 Nice to see you have another local venue, Tom! I'll be reading -- ak Nice to see you have another local venue, Tom! I’ll be reading –

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by Allen Parsons http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-618 Allen Parsons Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:53:57 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-618 Hi Tom, I wondered what happened to your column. Everyone I spoke to, and that was about a dozen at least, since the time we went to The Bangkok (Thai) Restaurant said they all read your article and usually went to the restaurant in question. I've always looked for your article and will be looking for your new one now that I know it is going to be published. Anything I can do to help, just ask and you shall receive. Thanks again for the nice dinner. Hi Tom, I wondered what happened to your column. Everyone I spoke to, and that was about a dozen at least, since the time we went to The Bangkok (Thai) Restaurant said they all read your article and usually went to the restaurant in question. I’ve always looked for your article and will be looking for your new one now that I know it is going to be published. Anything I can do to help, just ask and you shall receive. Thanks again for the nice dinner.

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by Bill M http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-617 Bill M Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:52:34 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-617 So glad I found your new home. Glad you are writing columns again, I so missed Table for Two. So glad I found your new home. Glad you are writing columns again, I so missed Table for Two.

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by beverly http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-616 beverly Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:45:42 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-616 Nice column, Tom! I think I could never do your job because the only place I ever want to eat is the Lake Avenue Cafe. Maybe you can help me branch out. Nice column, Tom! I think I could never do your job because the only place I ever want to eat is the Lake Avenue Cafe. Maybe you can help me branch out.

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Comment on Duluth food columnist finds new home at Duluth Dish by joan http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/former-table-for-two-columnist-finds-new-home-at-duluth-dish/comment-page-1/#comment-615 joan Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:44:07 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2631#comment-615 I'm so happy to see Tom writing again and writing about what he loves. I will look forward to the columns. I’m so happy to see Tom writing again and writing about what he loves. I will look forward to the columns.

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Comment on Organic? Sustainable? Biodynamic? by Megan http://duluthdish.com/2009/06/organic-sustainable-biodynamic/comment-page-1/#comment-605 Megan Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:55:39 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2596#comment-605 Nice post! I am very interested in this topic myself- have a blog about sustainable winemaking and recently wrote about the SIP standards as well. I agree that there are many different shades of "green" and consumers need to understand what's behind the labels and the terminology. Nice post! I am very interested in this topic myself- have a blog about sustainable winemaking and recently wrote about the SIP standards as well. I agree that there are many different shades of “green” and consumers need to understand what’s behind the labels and the terminology.

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Comment on Recipe » Gambero con Polenta: Shrimp and Grits al Italia by ann klefstad http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/recipe-%c2%bb-gambero-con-polenta-shrimp-and-grits-al-italia/comment-page-1/#comment-602 ann klefstad Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:18 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2377#comment-602 fine recipe! and I note, gluten-free. More! Thanks-- fine recipe! and I note, gluten-free. More! Thanks–

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Comment on Wine 2.0 by Tom Wilkowske http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/wine-20/comment-page-1/#comment-590 Tom Wilkowske Fri, 22 May 2009 15:42:40 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2285#comment-590 Interesting spin on cultural/generational aspects of wine fandom. I'm among the proud 23 percent of GenX wine lovers, an attitude I picked up on our honeymoon in Spain, France and Portugal (England too, but they're more about the ale). Mostly I try to find good new wines under $10 a bottle (I know I'm cheap). But as we all know, this year's $6.99 can turn into $15 in a few years. You've got to wade through a few so-so wines to find the good ones, but hey, someone's got to do it. Love Duluth Dish! Interesting spin on cultural/generational aspects of wine fandom. I’m among the proud 23 percent of GenX wine lovers, an attitude I picked up on our honeymoon in Spain, France and Portugal (England too, but they’re more about the ale). Mostly I try to find good new wines under $10 a bottle (I know I’m cheap). But as we all know, this year’s $6.99 can turn into $15 in a few years. You’ve got to wade through a few so-so wines to find the good ones, but hey, someone’s got to do it. Love Duluth Dish!

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-588 admin Mon, 18 May 2009 22:30:47 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-588 Hi Lynn, Thanks for the comment/suggestion. I have titled the listing for search engine optimization- more folks search "emily's restaurant" than do "emily's eatery". It gets the job done. I know the owner personally and have been living near the restaurant for a while. It was a regular hangout of mine since she opened (especially Thursday night Irish music with Randy). I like it very much. The ratings are by users of the site, not something that I/we determined. We have not done a review. Please keep in mind that we charge very little for advertising and the site has only been live for a little while. Thus, we have not had the chance (or funds) to review Emily's. Also, that's what you and the other local users are for! Maybe I'll do a casual write up soon. All in good time :) . Thanks Again! Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the comment/suggestion. I have titled the listing for search engine optimization- more folks search “emily’s restaurant” than do “emily’s eatery”. It gets the job done.

I know the owner personally and have been living near the restaurant for a while. It was a regular hangout of mine since she opened (especially Thursday night Irish music with Randy). I like it very much.

The ratings are by users of the site, not something that I/we determined. We have not done a review. Please keep in mind that we charge very little for advertising and the site has only been live for a little while. Thus, we have not had the chance (or funds) to review Emily’s. Also, that’s what you and the other local users are for!

Maybe I’ll do a casual write up soon. All in good time :) .

Thanks Again!

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Comment on New Emily’s Restaurant » Scenic North Shore » Knife River, MN by lynn christman http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/emilys-scenic-highway-knide-river-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-587 lynn christman Mon, 18 May 2009 21:56:57 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1616#comment-587 Just to let you know It's Emily's Eatery and not "restaurant" I've eaten there many times and just wondered what you tried on the menu to only give it a 3.5 stars??? you should list what you like and disliked that foodies want to know like me!! Just to let you know It’s Emily’s Eatery and not “restaurant” I’ve eaten there many times and just wondered what you tried on the menu to only give it a 3.5 stars??? you should list what you like and disliked that foodies want to know like me!!

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Comment on Sustenance Artisan Breads » Superior, WI by Steve and Barb Adams http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/sustenance-artisan-breads-%c2%bb-superior-wi/comment-page-1/#comment-579 Steve and Barb Adams Mon, 04 May 2009 21:31:25 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=534#comment-579 Dale's bread is THE BEST! we love it all but especially couldn't live without the baguette and focaccia! and the tiramisu....... and the carrot cake...... and the mozzarella cheese..... oh, and the wild rice breads.... oh, and the..... everything Dale’s bread is THE BEST! we love it all but especially couldn’t live without the baguette and focaccia! and the tiramisu……. and the carrot cake…… and the mozzarella cheese….. oh, and the wild rice breads…. oh, and the….. everything

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Comment on Beer Drinker’s Wines by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/beer-drinkers-wines/comment-page-1/#comment-576 admin Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:30:20 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2336#comment-576 A broad answer might work best- keep it simple. There are a number of blends that would work well (this is obvious) but you can actually serve a number of reds chilled for summer sailboat races if you follow a few rules: 1.) If you chill red wine that has aged in wood the fruit diminishes and tannin intensifies (tannin is the stuff that makes your teeth feel sticky). Ultimately it'll be "puckery". Look for wines with little to no aging in wood. 2.) A chilled red wine should be as young as possible, also low in alcohol (less than twelve percent). Most of these come from cooler climates like Oregon and coastal Northern California, at least domestically. 3.) Type of grape is important (varietal). For chilled reds think softer varieties like Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Gamay, Dolcetto or Grenache. 4.) Beaujolais is a no-brainer. It is traditionally served cool, maybe 10 minutes refrigerated. It'll basically taste like fortified grape juice, not very complex but refreshing. Hope this helps and remember I'm hardly a Sommelier.. more of a beer guy. Maybe Brenda has some better ideas :) A broad answer might work best- keep it simple. There are a number of blends that would work well (this is obvious) but you can actually serve a number of reds chilled for summer sailboat races if you follow a few rules:

1.) If you chill red wine that has aged in wood the fruit diminishes and tannin intensifies (tannin is the stuff that makes your teeth feel sticky). Ultimately it’ll be “puckery”. Look for wines with little to no aging in wood.

2.) A chilled red wine should be as young as possible, also low in alcohol (less than twelve percent). Most of these come from cooler climates like Oregon and coastal Northern California, at least domestically.

3.) Type of grape is important (varietal). For chilled reds think softer varieties like Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Gamay, Dolcetto or Grenache.

4.) Beaujolais is a no-brainer. It is traditionally served cool, maybe 10 minutes refrigerated. It’ll basically taste like fortified grape juice, not very complex but refreshing.

Hope this helps and remember I’m hardly a Sommelier.. more of a beer guy. Maybe Brenda has some better ideas :)

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Comment on Beer Drinker’s Wines by TopOfTheHillMan http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/beer-drinkers-wines/comment-page-1/#comment-570 TopOfTheHillMan Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:40:17 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2336#comment-570 hum....someone is partial to whites! Where are your reds?!?!?! Give us the perfect red to watch the first sail boat races of the season with! :-) hum….someone is partial to whites! Where are your reds?!?!?! Give us the perfect red to watch the first sail boat races of the season with! :-)

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Comment on Grape Vine Cafe » Duluth » New Greek Restaurant Downtown by Dave http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/grape-vine-cafe-%c2%bb-duluth-%c2%bb-new-greek-restaurant-downtown/comment-page-1/#comment-569 Dave Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:40:35 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2227#comment-569 I'm a litle biased here, as I know the owners and have enjoyed their delicious Greek fare at Taste of Greece, but this place a pleasant addition to the Duluth eating scene. Nothing fancy, as it should be. Good portions and I always leave full. It's a shame the breakfast menu was dropped (lack of customers). I’m a litle biased here, as I know the owners and have enjoyed their delicious Greek fare at Taste of Greece, but this place a pleasant addition to the Duluth eating scene. Nothing fancy, as it should be. Good portions and I always leave full. It’s a shame the breakfast menu was dropped (lack of customers).

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Comment on Nokomis Restaurant & Bar » North Shore » Duluth, MN by Bret http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/nokomis-restaurant-bar-%c2%bb-north-shore-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-568 Bret Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:44:12 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=977#comment-568 This to me is the best restaurant in the Twin Ports. I'm a foodie originally from the Twin Cities and travel extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and knowing Nokomis is near is one reason I like it here in Duluth! My other favorite is Wild Rice Restaurant in Bayfield. This to me is the best restaurant in the Twin Ports. I’m a foodie originally from the Twin Cities and travel extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and knowing Nokomis is near is one reason I like it here in Duluth!

My other favorite is Wild Rice Restaurant in Bayfield.

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Comment on Live Bar » Downtown Duluth by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/live-bar-downtown/comment-page-1/#comment-566 admin Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:21:59 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2233#comment-566 Christa has the scoop over at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.areavoices.com/fun/?blog=49056" rel="nofollow">while you were in »</a> or check out livedowntownbar.com (take an asprin before you go to the site) Christa has the scoop over at while you were in » or check out livedowntownbar.com (take an asprin before you go to the site)

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Comment on Beer Drinker’s Wines by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/beer-drinkers-wines/comment-page-1/#comment-564 admin Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:36:07 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2336#comment-564 Beer obviously has it's place- quite a noble place in fact. On the other hand, I can't blame folks for being wary of wine. Here in Duluth where the majority consider Outback Steakhouse "a nice meal", they're likely to get Beringer White Zinfandel poured by their wine-inept server (a selection which culinary cohorts unanimously associate with the complexity of Starburst candy). Is it any wonder that headaches follow such swill? How is it that the masses are willing to drink Miller Lite so readily (a company owned by executives akin to those on Wall Street) and far from their idyllic vision of the Milwaukee-based, family-owned volume brewery? The folks who make good products (those considered too fancy or expensive around these parts) are real people and real families who take pride in their work. On a more positive note: things can only get better from here, and it seems they are ;). Beer obviously has it’s place- quite a noble place in fact. On the other hand, I can’t blame folks for being wary of wine. Here in Duluth where the majority consider Outback Steakhouse “a nice meal”, they’re likely to get Beringer White Zinfandel poured by their wine-inept server (a selection which culinary cohorts unanimously associate with the complexity of Starburst candy). Is it any wonder that headaches follow such swill?

How is it that the masses are willing to drink Miller Lite so readily (a company owned by executives akin to those on Wall Street) and far from their idyllic vision of the Milwaukee-based, family-owned volume brewery? The folks who make good products (those considered too fancy or expensive around these parts) are real people and real families who take pride in their work. On a more positive note: things can only get better from here, and it seems they are ;).

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-373 admin Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:32:39 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-373 TRANSISTOR's Slim Goodbuzz is Gettin' Ripped at Black Water Lounge. Read the review over at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://transistormag.com/" rel="nofollow">TRANSISTORMAG.COM »</a> TRANSISTOR’s Slim Goodbuzz is Gettin’ Ripped at Black Water Lounge. Read the review over at TRANSISTORMAG.COM »

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Comment on Gordys Warming House Coffee House » Cloquet, MN by Corky Johnson http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/gordys-warming-house-coffee-house-%c2%bb-cloquet-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-369 Corky Johnson Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:08:05 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=573#comment-369 Love the warming house!!! Our car will not go past either Gordy's High Hat or The Warming House. We have been coming for years and each time look forward to one or the other of our choice spots!!! The food is wonderful, staff always cordial, competent and friendly. We have brought many of our overseas visitors to Gordies and/or The Warming House and they always say they have a special memory to take back home with them. Today, we have a guest from Germany and she asked if we were going to stop at that special place with the delicious hamburgers. See you tonight. - Corky Johnson, Minneapolis, MN Love the warming house!!! Our car will not go past either Gordy’s High Hat or The Warming House. We have been coming for years and each time look forward to one or the other of our choice spots!!! The food is wonderful, staff always cordial, competent and friendly.

We have brought many of our overseas visitors to Gordies and/or The Warming House and they always say they have a special memory to take back home with them. Today, we have a guest from Germany and she asked if we were going to stop at that special place with the delicious hamburgers. See you tonight. - Corky Johnson, Minneapolis, MN

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Comment on Recipe » Wild Mushroom Risotto from Nokomis by sammy k http://duluthdish.com/2009/03/wild-mushroom-risotto-from-chef-sean-lewis/comment-page-1/#comment-350 sammy k Fri, 10 Apr 2009 02:21:19 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2137#comment-350 that sounds great! that sounds great!

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Comment on Les Saveurs de France » Lutsen Resort Food & Wine Events by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/les-saveurs-de-france-%c2%bb-lutsen-resort-food-wine-events/comment-page-1/#comment-337 admin Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:55:17 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2274#comment-337 Here's a peek at the menu Amuse Bouche Beef Tartare on lefse crisp with sunny side up quail egg. First Course Lobster and scallop salad with morels and asparagus and truffle hollandaise. Second Course Rack of lamb with flageolets, spring vegetable ragout, mint infused jus. Third Course Composed cheese course featuring Basque Idiazabal, French boucheron, and Basque tome vache. Fourth Course White and Dark chocolate mousse napoleon with raspberry coulis. Here’s a peek at the menu

Amuse Bouche
Beef Tartare on lefse crisp with sunny side up quail egg.

First Course
Lobster and scallop salad with morels and asparagus and truffle hollandaise.

Second Course
Rack of lamb with flageolets, spring vegetable ragout, mint infused jus.

Third Course
Composed cheese course featuring Basque Idiazabal, French boucheron, and Basque tome vache.

Fourth Course
White and Dark chocolate mousse napoleon with raspberry coulis.

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Comment on Taste of the North » Superior Shores & North Shore Horizons by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/04/taste-of-the-north-%c2%bb-superior-shores-north-shore-horizon%e2%80%99s/comment-page-1/#comment-336 admin Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:36:16 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2270#comment-336 Taste of the North kind of sounds like it's geared more toward the Perkins lot. I'm getting tired of these things, taste this taste that all to fill hotel rooms... all the same. Pardon me if I'm wrong but... at least it's for a great cause ;) . Taste of the North kind of sounds like it’s geared more toward the Perkins lot. I’m getting tired of these things, taste this taste that all to fill hotel rooms… all the same. Pardon me if I’m wrong but… at least it’s for a great cause ;) .

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Comment on New Good Thyme Restaurant Washburn/Bayfield (that’s good time) by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/new-good-thyme-restaurant-washburnbayfield-thats-good-time/comment-page-1/#comment-165 admin Fri, 03 Apr 2009 01:41:21 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2241#comment-165 <img src="http://duluthdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2-150x150.jpg" alt="2" title="2" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2244" />Here's the first word on Good Thyme Restaurant in Washburn, WI. If you haven't heard of it yet, you probably will and if you're traveling through or staying in the Bayfield/Ashland area it's a must. The restaurant is located just outside of Washburn, WI on 13 as you drive north to the Apostle Islands via highway 2. Good Thyme Restaurant has amazing energy as it is actually a large historic home (it's past illuminated by red light similar to Grandma's). It boasts a massive amount of beautiful land for weddings, concerts and other events. The interior is classy but the menu is approachable and affordable. The owners are extremely inviting and funny and they give it a warm light-hearted feel. It makes you want to rent one of the banquet rooms upstairs for the summer just so you can hang out with the owners and drink by the fire every night. <a href="http://duluthdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/3.jpg" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://duluthdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/3-150x150.jpg" alt="3" title="3" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2245" /></a>I was truly sad to leave the property today and haven't had a feeling like that since Napa; one that evokes nights of sitting in the vineyards and orchards on a warm summer night with great friends who you can be yourself around and don't care how buzzed you get as you gorge yourselves on triple cream cheeses and fatty pate. Basically, it's a sense of culture and community which is hard to capture in a restaurant. It's akin to taking a quick vacation to Europe. Apparently they will soon have bocce ball, croquet and all kinds of fun stuff including a self described "man bar" (an outdoor "den" complete with a fire pit, beer & scotch among other things). Across the property and just off the kitchen they will have a casual Nantucket-inspired patio with a smoker... even live pigs and other great stuff for entertaining adults and keeping kids happy and quiet. <a href="http://duluthdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/4.jpg" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://duluthdish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/4-150x150.jpg" alt="4" title="4" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2247" /></a>The Chef has solid prior experience in Minneapolis and the food appeared to be well-crafted and unpretentious. It's a unique experience that's diffiucult to explain in words after a long day on the road. Thus, I'll have a video of my time there later next week and we'll do some sort of review over the summer when they've perfected things even more. Go check it out... it'll make you smile, guaranteed. ;) <code> </code> <blockquote><strong>A Place to Start</strong> - - - - - - - - - - - - - <strong>Mussels Mariniere</strong> White Wine + Fresh Cream + Capers 11. <strong>Blackened Beef Tips</strong> Good Thyme Steak Sauce + Crispy Shoestring Onions 11. <strong>Mediterranean Crostini</strong> Wisconsin Goat Cheese + Caramelized Onions + Olive Tapenade 10. <strong> Trio of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries & Cheese Curds</strong> Hand Cut Fries + Wisconsin Cheese Curds + Garlic Sauce + Cajun Remoulade 9. <strong>Good Thyme Nachos</strong> Hand Cut Tortilla Chips + House Made Pico de Gallo + Refried Beans 9. <strong>Soup of the Day</strong> 4. <strong>The Menagerie</strong> - - - - - - - - - - - - - <strong>Beef Burger with Sweet Potato Fries or French Fries</strong> Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese + Bacon + Crispy Shoestring Onions 11. <strong>The Voyageur Chimichanga</strong> Shredded Beef + House Made Pico de Gallo + Hand Cut Tortilla Chips 12. <strong>Fish Tacos</strong> Horseradish Coleslaw + Tempura Battered Local Fish + House Made Pico de Gallo 13. <strong>Tom Ka Gai</strong> Thai Chicken Soup and House Salad Mushrooms + Chicken + Red Curry Coconut Broth 12. <strong>Wood Fire Grill</strong> - - - - - - - - - - - - -<em> Served with Smashed Potatoes + Green Beans + Choice of Sauces:</em> • Mushroom Green Peppercorn Sauce • Blue Cheese Crusted with a Red Wine Reduction • Chimichurri <strong>New York Strip Steak</strong> 23. <strong>Bistro Tender</strong> 20. <strong>Bone-in Rib Eye Steak</strong> 26. <strong>Main Plates</strong> - - - - - - - - - - - - - <em>All Main Plates are Served with a House Salad and Bread</em> <strong>Macaroni and Cheese</strong> Fontina + White Cheddar + Swiss 13. <strong> Autumn Vegetable Stew with Cheddar Garlic Crumble Crust</strong> Sweet Potato + Rutabaga + White Wine Cream Sauce 16. <strong>Bruschetta Chicken</strong> Parmesan + Basil + Tomato 15. <strong>Thai Lamb Kebabs with Grilled Vegetables and Jasmine Rice</strong> Coconut Peanut Sauce + Red Peppers + Onions + Mushrooms 22. <strong>Pan Fried or Broiled Lake Superior Fish with Smashed Potatoes & Green Beans</strong> Good Thyme Tartar Sauce + Apostle Island Fish Company Trout or Whitefish 16. <strong> Wood Fire Grilled Salmon with Smashed Potatoes & Green Beans</strong> Tomato Dill Butter Sauce + Wild Sockeye Salmon 22. <strong> Kid Meals</strong> - - - - - - - - - - - - - Under 10 + Soda Included Chicken Tenders with French Fries 5. Macaroni & Cheese 5.</blockquote> 2Here’s the first word on Good Thyme Restaurant in Washburn, WI. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably will and if you’re traveling through or staying in the Bayfield/Ashland area it’s a must. The restaurant is located just outside of Washburn, WI on 13 as you drive north to the Apostle Islands via highway 2.

Good Thyme Restaurant has amazing energy as it is actually a large historic home (it’s past illuminated by red light similar to Grandma’s). It boasts a massive amount of beautiful land for weddings, concerts and other events. The interior is classy but the menu is approachable and affordable. The owners are extremely inviting and funny and they give it a warm light-hearted feel. It makes you want to rent one of the banquet rooms upstairs for the summer just so you can hang out with the owners and drink by the fire every night.

3I was truly sad to leave the property today and haven’t had a feeling like that since Napa; one that evokes nights of sitting in the vineyards and orchards on a warm summer night with great friends who you can be yourself around and don’t care how buzzed you get as you gorge yourselves on triple cream cheeses and fatty pate. Basically, it’s a sense of culture and community which is hard to capture in a restaurant. It’s akin to taking a quick vacation to Europe. Apparently they will soon have bocce ball, croquet and all kinds of fun stuff including a self described “man bar” (an outdoor “den” complete with a fire pit, beer & scotch among other things). Across the property and just off the kitchen they will have a casual Nantucket-inspired patio with a smoker… even live pigs and other great stuff for entertaining adults and keeping kids happy and quiet.

4The Chef has solid prior experience in Minneapolis and the food appeared to be well-crafted and unpretentious. It’s a unique experience that’s diffiucult to explain in words after a long day on the road. Thus, I’ll have a video of my time there later next week and we’ll do some sort of review over the summer when they’ve perfected things even more.

Go check it out… it’ll make you smile, guaranteed. ;)


A Place to Start
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mussels Mariniere
White Wine + Fresh Cream + Capers
11.

Blackened Beef Tips
Good Thyme Steak Sauce + Crispy Shoestring Onions
11.

Mediterranean Crostini
Wisconsin Goat Cheese + Caramelized Onions + Olive Tapenade
10.


Trio of Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries & Cheese Curds

Hand Cut Fries + Wisconsin Cheese Curds + Garlic Sauce + Cajun Remoulade
9.

Good Thyme Nachos
Hand Cut Tortilla Chips + House Made Pico de Gallo + Refried Beans
9.

Soup of the Day
4.

The Menagerie
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Beef Burger with Sweet Potato Fries or French Fries
Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese + Bacon + Crispy Shoestring Onions
11.

The Voyageur Chimichanga
Shredded Beef + House Made Pico de Gallo + Hand Cut Tortilla Chips
12.

Fish Tacos
Horseradish Coleslaw + Tempura Battered Local Fish + House Made Pico de Gallo
13.

Tom Ka Gai
Thai Chicken Soup and House Salad
Mushrooms + Chicken + Red Curry Coconut Broth
12.

Wood Fire Grill
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Served with Smashed Potatoes + Green Beans + Choice of Sauces:

• Mushroom Green Peppercorn Sauce

• Blue Cheese Crusted with a Red Wine Reduction

• Chimichurri

New York Strip Steak
23.

Bistro Tender
20.

Bone-in Rib Eye Steak
26.

Main Plates
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
All Main Plates are Served with a House Salad and Bread

Macaroni and Cheese
Fontina + White Cheddar + Swiss
13.


Autumn Vegetable Stew with Cheddar Garlic Crumble Crust

Sweet Potato + Rutabaga + White Wine Cream Sauce
16.

Bruschetta Chicken
Parmesan + Basil + Tomato
15.

Thai Lamb Kebabs with Grilled Vegetables and Jasmine Rice
Coconut Peanut Sauce + Red Peppers + Onions + Mushrooms
22.

Pan Fried or Broiled Lake Superior Fish with Smashed Potatoes & Green Beans
Good Thyme Tartar Sauce + Apostle Island Fish Company Trout or Whitefish
16.


Wood Fire Grilled Salmon with Smashed Potatoes & Green Beans

Tomato Dill Butter Sauce + Wild Sockeye Salmon
22.


Kid Meals

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Under 10 + Soda Included

Chicken Tenders with French Fries 5.

Macaroni & Cheese 5.

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Comment on At Sarah’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/at-sarahs-tablechester-creek-cafe-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-154 admin Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:28:35 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=983#comment-154 Yeah, Chester Creek is seriously good eating (usually). The Wine Bar is relaxed. I like the limited selection as it's more approachable. Some of their entrees are easily as good as the fancy joints on the shore. A while back we sampled as much as we could: wine/cheese plate, pizza, sushi, entrees, etc. The Coq au Vin (classic French stewed chicken with mushrooms, pearl onions & a thick braising jus fortified with reduced wine) could have easily come from <a rel="nofollow" target="blank" href="http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com/" rel="nofollow">Boulevard</a> in San Francisco. Whoever cooked that thing put love into it. For the money that cooks make around here that is unusual and it made my week. The other stuff was much more predictable but solid; A little charcuterie on the wine/cheese Ap would have been nice but having no meat made it a good vegetarian option (they have many). The California roll was also far better than that pseudo hipster place downtown could ever dream of making with their suffocating corporate labor/food cost. Best of all, Chester Creek Cafe uses insanely good, <em>honestly</em> local ingredients (remember this when you get your check as your body will ultimately pay back the difference). They even have something no other restaurant in town has... three names ;) Yeah, Chester Creek is seriously good eating (usually). The Wine Bar is relaxed. I like the limited selection as it’s more approachable. Some of their entrees are easily as good as the fancy joints on the shore.

A while back we sampled as much as we could: wine/cheese plate, pizza, sushi, entrees, etc. The Coq au Vin (classic French stewed chicken with mushrooms, pearl onions & a thick braising jus fortified with reduced wine) could have easily come from Boulevard in San Francisco. Whoever cooked that thing put love into it. For the money that cooks make around here that is unusual and it made my week.

The other stuff was much more predictable but solid; A little charcuterie on the wine/cheese Ap would have been nice but having no meat made it a good vegetarian option (they have many). The California roll was also far better than that pseudo hipster place downtown could ever dream of making with their suffocating corporate labor/food cost.

Best of all, Chester Creek Cafe uses insanely good, honestly local ingredients (remember this when you get your check as your body will ultimately pay back the difference). They even have something no other restaurant in town has… three names ;)

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Comment on At Sarah’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe » Duluth, MN by TopOfTheHillMan http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/at-sarahs-tablechester-creek-cafe-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-153 TopOfTheHillMan Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:07:03 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=983#comment-153 Trying to spread the word about one of Duluth's best kept secrets (although I will probably regret it)... The Wine Bar that the girls at Chester Creek added... its very often empty late evening when I'm heading home after a concert or performance and will stop for a glass of wine or beer. Selection is limited on both (but not every one wants to be a Bellisios) but quality is good. Perfect after attending an event at UMD. Open till 11 (wish they were open until midnight, but maybe they will after the hordes read this? :-) Trying to spread the word about one of Duluth’s best kept secrets (although I will probably regret it)… The Wine Bar that the girls at Chester Creek added… its very often empty late evening when I’m heading home after a concert or performance and will stop for a glass of wine or beer. Selection is limited on both (but not every one wants to be a Bellisios) but quality is good. Perfect after attending an event at UMD. Open till 11 (wish they were open until midnight, but maybe they will after the hordes read this? :-)

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by topofthehillman http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-148 topofthehillman Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:32:00 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-148 Farmer, anyone who wears a fedora would have the good sense not to wear it inside. Its nice to have a place in town with a dress code. What isn't nice, however, are the prices! My date & I ordered the crab cakes and an order only consist of TWO? for $11.00? And the main ingredent wasn't crab it was breadcrumbs! Also, cocktails here are more expensive than the local contry club....? Oh! and admin, thanks for setting the world (at least Duluth) straight about Kobe beef. Farmer, anyone who wears a fedora would have the good sense not to wear it inside. Its nice to have a place in town with a dress code. What isn’t nice, however, are the prices! My date & I ordered the crab cakes and an order only consist of TWO? for $11.00? And the main ingredent wasn’t crab it was breadcrumbs! Also, cocktails here are more expensive than the local contry club….? Oh! and admin, thanks for setting the world (at least Duluth) straight about Kobe beef.

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Comment on Live Bar » Downtown Duluth by bartender http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/live-bar-downtown/comment-page-1/#comment-147 bartender Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:53:33 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2233#comment-147 No food worth mentioning but the folks are nice. Typical bar. Close to the police station downtown, you know, which is nice ;) No food worth mentioning but the folks are nice. Typical bar. Close to the police station downtown, you know, which is nice ;)

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Comment on Grape Vine Cafe » Duluth » New Greek Restaurant Downtown by farmer http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/grape-vine-cafe-%c2%bb-duluth-%c2%bb-new-greek-restaurant-downtown/comment-page-1/#comment-146 farmer Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:49:55 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2227#comment-146 What's the skinny? Grape vine cafe the same owners as Taj? What’s the skinny? Grape vine cafe the same owners as Taj?

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Adam http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-144 Adam Sun, 29 Mar 2009 02:32:36 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-144 Not even a gentlemen's driving cap. Not even a gentlemen’s driving cap.

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Comment on Duluth Cooking Classes at Blue Heron (Spring Schedule) by Becky Walker http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/1504/comment-page-1/#comment-143 Becky Walker Sat, 28 Mar 2009 01:56:44 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1504#comment-143 I would love to find classes on Indian cooking. I would love to find classes on Indian cooking.

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Comment on Empty Bowl Fundraiser » Northern Lakes Food Bank by Mark http://duluthdish.com/2009/03/empty-bowl-fundraiser-%c2%bb-northern-lakes-food-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-142 Mark Fri, 27 Mar 2009 02:42:36 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2151#comment-142 Thanks for putting this up. we're hoping for a great turnout this year and we promise to have lots of beautiful pots and bowls of steaming delicious soup for all. Please come and support the Northern Lakes Food Bank. Thanks for putting this up. we’re hoping for a great turnout this year and we promise to have lots of beautiful pots and bowls of steaming delicious soup for all. Please come and support the Northern Lakes Food Bank.

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Comment on Restaurant 301 by Bob Bennett » Sheraton » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/restaurant-301-by-bob-bennett-%c2%bb-sheraton-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-141 admin Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:53:54 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=973#comment-141 Hello A Bier, You can either click the link above "Visit Web Site" or go to restaurant301.com :) . It is located in the Sheraton Hotel Downtown. Try out their tasting menus on Sundays. Enjoy Restaurant 301! Hello A Bier,

You can either click the link above “Visit Web Site” or go to restaurant301.com :) . It is located in the Sheraton Hotel Downtown. Try out their tasting menus on Sundays.

Enjoy Restaurant 301!

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Comment on Restaurant 301 by Bob Bennett » Sheraton » Duluth, MN by a bier http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/restaurant-301-by-bob-bennett-%c2%bb-sheraton-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-140 a bier Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:46:11 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=973#comment-140 Can't find your website. Heard you are great. I am new in town and would like to try out your great food one of these days. Can’t find your website. Heard you are great. I am new in town and would like to try out your great food one of these days.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-139 admin Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:24:52 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-139 What makes the people so beautiful? "Beautiful people" are usually a little scary, but that's not my scene :) What makes the people so beautiful? “Beautiful people” are usually a little scary, but that’s not my scene :)

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Elaine http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-138 Elaine Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:31:32 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-138 What a welcome addition. I'm from New Orleans and Blackwater has the class of any "big" city, upscale bar. Beautiful place and beautiful people. Not your "typical" Duluth nightclub and no comparison to Aces. What a welcome addition. I’m from New Orleans and Blackwater has the class of any “big” city, upscale bar. Beautiful place and beautiful people. Not your “typical” Duluth nightclub and no comparison to Aces.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-137 admin Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:38:17 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-137 Odd. Any more thoughts on the grub? Haven't been there since opening week. Odd. Any more thoughts on the grub? Haven’t been there since opening week.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by farmer http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-136 farmer Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:25:39 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-136 Not even a fedora? Not even a fedora?

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Adam http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-135 Adam Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:08:19 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-135 Their new "no hats" policy seems to have irritated an impressive amount of people. Their new “no hats” policy seems to have irritated an impressive amount of people.

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Comment on Recession Dining Tips: Duluth Restaurant Specials by Craig http://duluthdish.com/2009/02/recession-dining-tips-eat-well-eat-cheap-%c2%bb-duluth-restaurant-specials/comment-page-2/#comment-134 Craig Sun, 22 Mar 2009 02:17:52 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1560#comment-134 Quarter Tacos at Norms are super good and cheap! Quarter Tacos at Norms are super good and cheap!

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Comment on Empty Bowl Fundraiser » Northern Lakes Food Bank by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/03/empty-bowl-fundraiser-%c2%bb-northern-lakes-food-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-133 admin Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:05:50 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=2151#comment-133 Empty Bowl is doing an online auction for great bowls, stoneware & glass to benefit Northern Lakes Food Bank. <a href="http://www.cmarket.com/auction/item/Browse.action?_sourcePage=%2Fitem%2FbrowseImage.jsp&grouping=ALL&auctionId=82887301" TARGET="blank" rel="nofollow">Go To Auction »</a> Empty Bowl is doing an online auction for great bowls, stoneware & glass to benefit Northern Lakes Food Bank. Go To Auction »

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Comment on Duluth Cooking Classes at Blue Heron (Spring Schedule) by Jodi Rochon http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/1504/comment-page-1/#comment-129 Jodi Rochon Tue, 17 Mar 2009 03:00:18 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1504#comment-129 I am looking for classes on chinese cooking. Myself and 2 friends have wanted to attend for a number of years. I am looking for classes on chinese cooking. Myself and 2 friends have wanted to attend for a number of years.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-116 admin Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:22:57 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-116 FYI: contrary to popular belief modern "Kobe <a rel="nofollow" href="http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/1518/" rel="nofollow">Beef</a>" is not fed beer, nor is it from Japan, nor is it massaged in any way. Kobe (at least in the West) has simply come to denote lineage and fatty characteristics found mostly in loin cuts. Kobe is a menu/marketing buzz word right now. Actually, many top Chefs were beyond Kobe years ago and have even been through their Wagyu (even higher quality than Kobe) phase only to return to peasant cuts of more interesting animals. Also, much of the Kobe sold in America is raised in Wyoming. Thus, 99% of the time, the Kobe you are eating is nowhere near the best <a rel="nofollow" href="http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/1518/" rel="nofollow">beef</a> in the world, especially when it's Butcher's Block brand from Sysco- America's largest foodservice distributor (which this probably is). Not that modern "Kobe" isn't great <a rel="nofollow" href="http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/1518/" rel="nofollow">beef</a>, it just isn't all that it used to be. To be honest, it doesn't make a difference if it's Kobe or not when ground for burger. A cow's rear is a cow's rear and a cow's rear is lean and tough. You could just as easily substitute angus and add a touch more fat to the grind (better yet, bacon or foie scrap). Unless you're eating a loin cut it's a bit pointless other than to serve as interesting dinner conversation. Just a little nugget for those who were wondering :) FYI: contrary to popular belief modern “Kobe Beef” is not fed beer, nor is it from Japan, nor is it massaged in any way. Kobe (at least in the West) has simply come to denote lineage and fatty characteristics found mostly in loin cuts.

Kobe is a menu/marketing buzz word right now. Actually, many top Chefs were beyond Kobe years ago and have even been through their Wagyu (even higher quality than Kobe) phase only to return to peasant cuts of more interesting animals. Also, much of the Kobe sold in America is raised in Wyoming. Thus, 99% of the time, the Kobe you are eating is nowhere near the best beef in the world, especially when it’s Butcher’s Block brand from Sysco- America’s largest foodservice distributor (which this probably is).

Not that modern “Kobe” isn’t great beef, it just isn’t all that it used to be. To be honest, it doesn’t make a difference if it’s Kobe or not when ground for burger. A cow’s rear is a cow’s rear and a cow’s rear is lean and tough. You could just as easily substitute angus and add a touch more fat to the grind (better yet, bacon or foie scrap). Unless you’re eating a loin cut it’s a bit pointless other than to serve as interesting dinner conversation. Just a little nugget for those who were wondering :)

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Comment on Lees Pizza » Duluth, MN by angie http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/lees-pizza-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-109 angie Mon, 09 Mar 2009 18:33:50 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=771#comment-109 Check It out its wonderful pizza Check It out its wonderful pizza

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Andrew Olson http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-66 Andrew Olson Sun, 01 Mar 2009 22:48:24 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-66 Great food, great atmosphere. I got a chance to speak with Julie, and she showed me up to the ballroom which is just marvelous. I am interested in speaking more with someone who could negotiate prices on using the ballroom as a venue. Great potential rests in this place; although the target market is 30+, It could appeal to the college crowd as an outlet for a more sophisticated drinking environment as opposed to Grandma's, Dublins, The Reef, Twins; the typical college bars. Great food, great atmosphere. I got a chance to speak with Julie, and she showed me up to the ballroom which is just marvelous. I am interested in speaking more with someone who could negotiate prices on using the ballroom as a venue. Great potential rests in this place; although the target market is 30+, It could appeal to the college crowd as an outlet for a more sophisticated drinking environment as opposed to Grandma’s, Dublins, The Reef, Twins; the typical college bars.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by andy vidovic http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-56 andy vidovic Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:28:31 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-56 simply wow... great menu the best service hands down and the sexiest bar in town. kobe sliders are my favorite rite next to the sushi. sushi was fresh and rolled spot on. i dont know what the critic smoked for breakfast. great drinks although im a beer man my honey loved the bloddy marys. best shes ever had. bring you friends and family try it out you wont be disapionted. im glad to see some one had the balls to go out on a limb and try something new in the face of adversity. simply wow…

great menu the best service hands down and the sexiest bar in town. kobe sliders are my favorite rite next to the sushi. sushi was fresh and rolled spot on. i dont know what the critic smoked for breakfast. great drinks although im a beer man my honey loved the bloddy marys. best shes ever had. bring you friends and family try it out you wont be disapionted. im glad to see some one had the balls to go out on a limb and try something new in the face of adversity.

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Lynnsey http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-42 Lynnsey Tue, 24 Feb 2009 03:47:24 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-42 Black Water is nothing but an upscale aces. It all looks the same to me. Nice try though, new bar, new place, same faces. I was looking forward to something different; but afterall this is Duluth! Black Water is nothing but an upscale aces. It all looks the same to me. Nice try though, new bar, new place, same faces. I was looking forward to something different; but afterall this is Duluth!

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Comment on Black Water Duluth » Lounge, Bar, Restaurant » Greysolon » Duluth, MN by Tom Jesperson http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/black-water-lounge-bar-restaurant-%c2%bb-greysolon-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-29 Tom Jesperson Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:31:23 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1791#comment-29 Thank You for such a glowing review Thank You for such a glowing review

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Comment on New Thai Krathong » Canal Park » Duluth, MN by M. Branovan http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/new-thai-krathong-%c2%bb-canal-park-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-24 M. Branovan Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:54:41 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1603#comment-24 Had the chance to eat at the new location twice now since it's been open. Both times have been wonderful. I would suggest that everyone pay a visit to Duong before the throws of summer tourists fill the place. Soon there will be additional seating made available by another expansion. Food is great, service is great as well. Enjoy. Had the chance to eat at the new location twice now since it’s been open. Both times have been wonderful. I would suggest that everyone pay a visit to Duong before the throws of summer tourists fill the place. Soon there will be additional seating made available by another expansion.
Food is great, service is great as well.
Enjoy.

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Comment on Recession Dining Tips: Duluth Restaurant Specials by Cheffy http://duluthdish.com/2009/02/recession-dining-tips-eat-well-eat-cheap-%c2%bb-duluth-restaurant-specials/comment-page-1/#comment-19 Cheffy Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:48:39 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=1560#comment-19 Here's an update on the Small Plate Menu at the Boathouse (mentioned above). Sounds amazing :). Go Kirk!!! <strong>Sauteed lobster, shrimp, and scallops</strong> in orange,cognac, and crayfish sauce with asparagus, shaved fennel, and tomato, on mixed greens tossed with saffron vinaigrette $8 <strong>Mexican-style turkey poached with onions and cilantro</strong>, served with squash, chocolate and nut mole sauce, sunflower sprouts, and banana with lime zest $7 <strong>Wood fire grilled 5oz. Angus beef tenderloin studded with calamata olives and thyme</strong>, served with potato fries cooked in beef tallow, arugula and squash salad, ancho and citrus balsamic syrup, and remoulade dipping sauce. $14 Here’s an update on the Small Plate Menu at the Boathouse (mentioned above). Sounds amazing :). Go Kirk!!!

Sauteed lobster, shrimp, and scallops in orange,cognac, and crayfish sauce with asparagus, shaved fennel, and tomato, on mixed greens tossed with saffron vinaigrette $8

Mexican-style turkey poached with onions and cilantro, served with squash, chocolate and nut mole sauce, sunflower sprouts, and banana with lime zest $7

Wood fire grilled 5oz. Angus beef tenderloin studded with calamata olives and thyme, served with potato fries cooked in beef tallow, arugula and squash salad, ancho and citrus balsamic syrup, and remoulade dipping sauce. $14

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Comment on Casa Latte Coffee Shop » Duluth, MN by admin http://duluthdish.com/2009/01/casa-latte-coffee-shop-%c2%bb-duluth-mn/comment-page-1/#comment-16 admin Tue, 27 Jan 2009 03:31:52 +0000 http://duluthdish.com/?p=604#comment-16 Wow, what a pleasant surprise this place was. It's located waaaay out there on Miller Trunk well past Hermantown and the airport. For some reason, there's a Latin twist to this place, a unique idea and somehow it works. It was quiet and warm with a "fireplace", big leather couch, rocking chairs, well placed tables and best of all... free WIFI. Be sure to pick up the Horchata (which really convinced me on this joint). Strangely, I had only had cold Horchata (rice milk with Cinnamon) at dive Mexican restaurants in California. The Horchata at Casa Latte was steamed and perfect for a sub-zero day in Northern Minnesota. Haven't eaten there yet but they seemed to have a great little lunch menu, solid Gelato and other fun food stuffs. Take a drive and check this place out. Wow, what a pleasant surprise this place was. It’s located waaaay out there on Miller Trunk well past Hermantown and the airport.

For some reason, there’s a Latin twist to this place, a unique idea and somehow it works. It was quiet and warm with a “fireplace”, big leather couch, rocking chairs, well placed tables and best of all… free WIFI.

Be sure to pick up the Horchata (which really convinced me on this joint). Strangely, I had only had cold Horchata (rice milk with Cinnamon) at dive Mexican restaurants in California. The Horchata at Casa Latte was steamed and perfect for a sub-zero day in Northern Minnesota.

Haven’t eaten there yet but they seemed to have a great little lunch menu, solid Gelato and other fun food stuffs.

Take a drive and check this place out.

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