FDC #41 Young Joni

Young Joni (rhymes with “pony”) is Ann Kim’s third pizza place which opened a few months ago in northeast Minneapolis. You like the wood-fire pizzas of Pizzeria Lola? Great, you’ll like Young Joni. If you’re not feeling ‘za, that’s okay too — Young Joni offers a wider food selection compared…

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FDC #40: Popol Vuh

It is a simple fact of life that eventually the apprentice will rise up and kill the master.  Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.  Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.  The Sorcerer and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The Twin Cities food scene flaunts this dangerous trend by graciously pairing Master Chefs with…

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FDC #39 XAVI

Xavi started things off with a great first impression when owner James Elm greeted us and walked us through the philosophy behind the restaurant. It’s always fun to get insights into the food you’re about to enjoy, especially from one of the minds behind the concept.  Then the pickles came,…

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FDC #34: Handsome Hog

There are an awful lot of things that I, a born-and-raised Northerner, do not understand about The South.  Why do they still insist on calling it “The War for Southern Independence”, when it’s pretty universally acknowledged that they were wrong?  Why do they build multi-million dollar high school football stadiums?  Why…

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FDC #33: Heirloom

Up this week: FDC dines at Heirloom in St. Paul and newcomer Andrew (“The J”) writes his first web log (“blog” in fancy parlance) entry about eating. Well, I’ve got over 27 years of eating experience so this should be a piece of cake (ba dum tss). Heirloom’s vibe is…

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