Get your lobster roll fix at Stella’s Fish Cafe in Minneapolis

I was in the Twin Cities a few weeks ago with some people who had visited Stella’s Fish Cafe in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. My mind immediately went to lobster roll.

photoIt’s pretty much a perfect sandwich, with a generously buttered split-top bun, crunchy bits of celery and tender pieces of lobster slathered with mayo.

Stella’s has a cool vibe, with a ton of seating on the main floor and upstairs. You can get fresh fish, whole Maine lobsters, crab, oysters, sushi and more.

We started with a side of Stella’s mac and cheese. It’s a four cheese cream sauce with applewood smoked bacon. I thought it was alright, nothing overly special.

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I had the lobster roll that came with some delicious and crispy fries. Another got the fish and chips.

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I thought the roll was great, having everything that a proper lobster roll has (see above). The fish and chips, though, were not all that great.

But Stella’s is definitely a good bet for seafood lovers stuck in ocean-deprived Minnesota.

D’Amico and Sons in St. Paul

I’m spending a few days in St. Paul, visiting my brand-new nephew Jack.

Whenever I travel, I’ve gotta try a new place, so this Saturday we headed out for a light lunch at D’Amico and Sons on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

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Butcher & the Boar in Minneapolis

The following post is from my other food blog, Grand Forks Gourmet, but since quite a few of us who live in Fargo-Moorhead travel to the Twin Cities quite often, I thought I’d share it. It’s my first meal at the Butcher & the Boar in Minneapolis and is easily one of the best I’ve ever had, likely top three.

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