Reviews written by blackbearlake

I'm mostly vegetarian, but not always
Registered on Oct 23 09
 

Half Fast Subs in Boulder, Colorado
May 27 10

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Outstanding subs - I lived the creativity and the vegetarian choices. Very nice service.

Asia's Finest Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 26 09

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This is an outstanding restaurant, with a very good selection of dishes at moderate prices. My wife and I have been long time customers. We are very pleased with the vegetarian selections.

Ban Thai Restaurant in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 26 09

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Excellent food, very nice atmosphere.

Bombay Bistro in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 27 10

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At lunch on a weekday a good selection of vegetarian items. Not as good as some other Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities, but nice to have as a choice downtown. Pleasant atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Very good food and nice atmosphere, but fairly expensive. The service has been very nice on several visits.

Cafe Latte in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 28 09

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I had a very nice meal with family here recently after a long absence. The long time in between was because the cafeteria line and hunt for a table got wearing. It was the same experience again. However, the quality of the sandwiches and salads is outstanding, and the coffee is very good. Because of the waiting involved it won't be a regular stop, but it is on the list for a visit every now and then. Cafe Latte does deserve note for having been way ahead of the curve on the cafe and health food trend - and for being very stable with its menu.

Cause Spirits & Soundbar in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 27 10

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I have eaten here twice recently. The breakfast on a Saturday morning was excellent. With a large group on a Saturday night the service was very slow, and the pasta and sauce good, but not great.

Dunn Bros Coffee in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Good coffee, as always at this chain. The atmosphere at this branch is only ok - I much prefer the one on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul.

Emily's Lebanese Deli in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 26 09

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What it does well it does superbly: the finest hummus, the most wonderful yogurt, the most outstanding turkish coffee to be found anywhere. A shortcoming is the size (very small) of the restaurant. I forgot to mention the spinach pie - it is beautiful. My family has eaten here on and off for 35 years. The flatbread is OK - they could work on that.

Espresso Royale in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Coffee is outstanding - I frequently get a cup before a class at Metro State next door. I like the surroundings - very relaxed. But on Saturday mornings it is very frustrating to have only one person on staff and to have to wait 15 minutes for a regular coffee. I am now checking out a grocery store nearby for my pre-class coffee.

Gardens of Salonica in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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This has become the favorite restaurant for my extended family. I love the vegetarian sandwich (with those greek fries), but what I always think about in advance is the sampler plate of three items. The food is simply the best I have ever had.

Holy Land Deli in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 26 09

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Best vegie burger with cheese ever - I have had it several times at the Mid Town Maket - it is the best ever. I love this place.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Subs in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 8 10

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Bread is ok; vegetables are always good; I like the offer of dijon mustard; service is always fast. This is not a regular stop for me - but it does work.

Khan's Mongolian Barbeque in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Nov 10 09

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Good options for vegetarians - although is is on the expensive side. The create your own meal - including multiple sauce choices - is a very nice idea.

Midori's Floating World Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Outstanding vegetable tempura, which comes with soup (ok) and salad (wonderful). On an earlier visit I had a vegetarian bento box, most of which I liked (especially the seaweed), although the raw tofu did not appeal to me. Nice selection of tea (which I don't often have, but enjoyed on a recent cold day). Also, try the China Cola, which I had earlier in the year.

Moose & Sadie's in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jan 18 10

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My family and I have eaten here many times. Coffee and tea beverages were nicely done. In the past the quiche and salads were very well prepared. Service is always good, no matter how busy. One drawback is the noise level (in part due to the background music); a second is the small space for what is a very popular restaurant.

Obento-ya in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Apr 27 10

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An enchanting atmosphere. Lovely ice tea and orange juice cocktail. Wonderful vegan sushi rolls. Loved the soup. Vegetable tempura was not nearly as good as found elsewhere. The potato salad (to those of us from mid-America, read mashed potatoes) were superb. Enjoyed the pickles. I would go again, but would pass on the tempura and focus on the small dishes. Be prepared for a long wait on a Saturday night and for very little elbow room. But a nice place.

Olive Garden in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Chains are not my favorite, but family members enjoy this and we have eaten here often. I always enjoy the salad or minestrone soup and whole wheat linquine. It is not outstanding but does provide an option that is ok with a variety of people. I do find it a bit uncomfortable having the teenage wait staff pushing wine on me at lunch, but, oh, well.

The Original SoupMan in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 15 09

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I have eaten here several times and do like the rice bowls, which are soup ladled over rice. Always at least one vegetarian selection. However, the vegetarian selection is rather repetitive (mushroom barley). I have not yet tried the sandwiches. Just fine, but not a place to go out of your way for.

Overflow Expresso Cafe in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 26 09

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Excellent coffee. Very nice sandwiches. The interior is a bit noisy, but in warm weather the outside tables are sublime.

Pizza Luce in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Oct 27 09

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Wonderful variety of vegetarian items. For some reason my family members are not that crazy about it, but I always enjoy it for the once or twice a year that I can get someone to go with me. I have also ordered their pizzas for delivery for work functions, which have been popular. It can be a bit expensive.

Punch Woodfire Pizza in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jun 22 10

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Absolutely wonderful. I have never had true Neopolitan pizza before,so this was a surprise: a brilliant experience. I will go there again. The salad we had was also good.

Turtle Bread Company in Twin Cities, Minnesota
Dec 15 09

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I sometimes have lunch at the downtown skyway location, but am certainly aware of the other locations. In any case, the offering of vegetarian and vegan soups is as good as it gets in the Twin Cities.

Hummus Kitchen in Manhattan, New York City
Oct 28 09

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I visited New York in April and had lunch at Hummus Kitchen, having read a very positive review in the New York Times. The food is superb - it may even exceed my favorite restaurant back home (The Gardens of Solonica in Minneapolis). The decor is simple, which is fine. There is an elegance to the hummus and bread that is hard to describe. I absolutely recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting New York with a taste for Middle Eastern vegetarian food.