Back in the middle of November I had a post about the places I was planning to review in the coming weeks and I have done almost all of those listed including Everest on Grand, Taste of Thaiyai, and Applewood Rustic Grille but there are still a couple that we just haven’t gotten around to yet. Well, in between then and now we have added two additional places to the list (one which has been longstanding but I just didn’t have the right time to go) which we will be hitting up in the next 10 days.
The first is I Nonni in Lilydale. Kim and I have back-to-back birthdays and have friends (Laura and Josh) who also have birthdays around ours. So we’re meeting up with them on Friday for a nice dinner, which has come recommended by local foodie god MSPD himself. I’ve been told that their braised meats are excellent and unless something changes my mind at the last minute, I’ll probably be trying one of those. Being that I Nonni has been awarded Mpls/St Paul Mag’s award for “Best Italian Dining” every single year since 2002, I can only hope that it will not disappoint.
The second is Ansari’s Grill which just opened up in Eagan. They are an offshoot of the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe which is moving to Burnsville’s Heart of the City. I’m meeting a couple of friends there on the 30th and should have something good to report back following that. If you’re interested, there were a couple of coupons available in last week’s Thisweek newspaper including $5 off a $25 order and $10 off a $50 order (one coupon per table).
In other news, Jensen’s Supper Club received water damage due to the sprinkler system freezing and dumping water everywhere. According to that blog post, they hope to be back up and running by Friday. If I hear anything, I’ll keep you posted.
Ronin Sushi Cafe has a coupon out which nets you a free bottle of wine if you show up and have a table of four all order entrees between Monday and Wednesday. The selection of wines is limited but it sounds like a nice night out if you’re looking for something to do. I’m going there with Josh on Saturday and would love it if someone wanted to get together with Kim and I to split that free bottle of wine some other day ;-)
Have you heard any other South Metro restaurant news? Openings, closings, etc? If so, please feel free to post them below. We’re always looking to get to new places to review and update listings of existing locations which may have closed down. So comment on and let us know what’s up!