Category Archives: Local Food

A Grand Evening at Everest

Sometimes despite my best efforts, my photos are an epic fail. Despite the bad photos, I hope that you will make a stop at Everest on Grand in St. Paul because the food will knock your socks off.

I had a real itch this week for non-American fare, so we headed out for Everest’s delicious Nepali, Tibetan and Indian options. We started with the Veggie Momos. Momos are steamed dumplings made with a mixture of vegetables and served with a house sauce of cilantro, tomato and spices – I would love to take this sauce home with me.

momo
Veggie Momos: Cabbage, spinach & onion mix.

The Husband went for the curry. The Chicken Tikka Masala is marinated boneless chicken breast roasted and then cooked in house tikka sauce. He ordered it “hot” and lived to tell the tale.

chicken curry
Tikka sauce is specialty spices blended in heavy cream with herbs
chau chau
Eek!! BLURRY! #drat

I opted for the Tofu Chau-Chau “medium+” spicy and it was perfect. What isn’t to like about sautéed wheat noodles with veggies?

Not only does Everest on Grand have tons of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, they also do takeout and catering. They can feed every appetite, stop in today!

Fat Tuesday

When you want a classic Italian dinner, it’s time to head to Fat Lorenzo’s. Fat’s has been in business for over 25 years and has won awards for their pizzas, we love getting those delivered. But tonight, we opted to dine in and took advantage of their 1/2 priced wine and beer special.

mural
Fat Lorenzo’s features murals by local artist Ed Charbonneau

We started our evening with the Garlic Cheese Bread served with their house marinara sauce. I love their cheese bread, it’s super cheesy.
cheese bread

From there I moved onto the Manicotti Lorenzo. They stuff their manicotti with a mixture of spinach and ricotta cheese, top it with marinara and bake until bubbly.
manicotti

In my excitement to dig into my manicotti, I blurred all my photos of The Husband’s Shrimp Alfredo but you get the idea. Shrimp sautéed in garlic butter and served with penne pasta and tossed with Alfredo.
alfredo

You can’t go wrong with dinner at Fat Lorenzo’s, just don’t make the same mistake we did. Save room for their award-winning gelato!

Living Large at The Lowry

After a long week, The Husband and I treated ourselves to a breakfast date at The Lowry. I left loosening my belt after overindulging, every bite was better than the last.

I had the Breakfast Burrito (vegetarian). It came with hashbrowns, Wisconsin cheddar, scrambled eggs, black bean salsa, cilantro sour cream, and salsa roja rolled up in a soft flour tortilla. YUM!! breakfast burrito

The Husband ordered his breakfast standard, Biscuits & Gravy.  Sausage gravy slathered over buttermilk biscuits and eggs,  served with hashbrowns on the side. This was his first time having Biscuits & Gravy served with scrambled eggs, but he declared it delicious.
biscuits and gravy

We had to order the Peanut Butter Waffle, peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite things. I’d meant to have a bite and take the rest home but between the two of us, we polished the entire things off. The waffle is served with crunchy Skippy, vanilla custard, and candied peanuts.
peanut butter waffle

I’m ready to go back for seconds, but this time I’m wearing stretch pants.