Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy food

Before the long drive through construction back to Grand Forks Jeff and I stopped for one last "ethnic" treat of the trip. Victor's 1959 Cafe offers Cuban goodness for any time of the day. Colorful and happy place with food that tastes almost sweet is a perfect beginning to any day.Too many tasty choices!

Jeff's choice - scrambled eggs with spicy sausage. And mine - eggs with beans, plantains and Cuban toast with guava jam. My taste buds were happy.

Platanos fritos were definitely my favorite! Sweet and delicate.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Little Poland

You don't have to go to Chicago to taste all the goodies Poland has to offer. Kramarczuk's store in Minneapolis on Hennepin serves Eastern European dishes for lunch in the restaurant section and the store section offers sausage from all over the world, along with cookies and sweets from my childhood. Unfortunately, I could not buy any sausage as we were staying in a hotel, BUT I did eat a plate filled with stuffed cabbage and sauer kraut and almost asked for seconds!

The stuffed cabbage (or golabki) with tomato sauce and sauer kraut. Yummers!
Guy Fieri knows good food!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Little Szechuan

I thought I knew Chinese food. That's until I ended up in this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant at 422 University Ave W, St Paul, MN. I also used to think that I didn't like Chinese. Oh, was I wrong!
Mapo Tofu, Jeff's choice. Although it was delicious, I think Jeff makes it better!
Jelly fish and noodles with pork for an appetizer. Jelly fish had a consistency of... well, I don't know! It tasted exactly what I thought it would taste like!
My favorite dish, Szechuan Tofu. It was perfect. And spicy! Definitely the star of the night.