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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:38 pm 
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I'm gonna be there next week, signing books and handing out cookies. Spread the word if you can! Here ist he FB event from Magers & Quinn.
https://www.facebook.com/events/5723596 ... n&source=1

I'm excited, I love MPLS!

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:59 pm 
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I'm going to be there next week as well, eating all the food and drinking all the coffee/beer. Anything happening in terms of shows etc. that should be considered?


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:32 pm 
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I'm bringing a friend from work to the book signing. We're going to get some delicious Pizza Luce beforehand.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:54 pm 
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Hello! I am going to be in Minneapolis the first week of May for a conference (arriving on Wednesday 4/30 in the evening and flying out on Sunday 5/4 in the early afternoon). I am going to read through the thread for ideas on what to eat this weekend, but I'm wondering if maybe some of the info is outdated and if there is anywhere new that I must try out! I'll be with a friend while I'm there and I'm not sure if she'll want me to drag her all over town. We're staying near the convention center Wednesday through Friday, and we're thinking about getting a hotel in a different area for Saturday night. I have a few questions.

1. Should we stay in a different area for our last night in town? Maybe more of a neighborhood-y place that is walkable to fun bars/restaurants?
2. Is there anywhere tasty near the convention center where I can get vegan food quickly for lunch in case the lunch at the conference is not vegan?
3. Are there a few must go places for food and beer? (I like most beer but not Belgian style or sours, and for food I would be particularly excited by exciting sandwiches and fake meat-y Asian food. Also, I would like to go to a brewery or two if possible)
4. How is the public transportation? We won't have a car.
5. If anyone is interested in a meetup let me know! I'm not sure when I'll have time because we don't know what day/time our presentation is and I'm not sure how late the conference goes. But maybe lunch on Saturday or dinner Saturday since I know I'll be done with my obligations then? I will also have to convince my friend that she wants to meet up with folks from the ppk, but she's done it before so I think she'll be down.

Thank you!!

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:18 pm 
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Vegan donuts at Glam Doll! That's pretty close to the convention center~half hour walk. There are a lot of places to eat on that Nicollet Ave stretch: sloppy joes and (admittedly expensive) milkshakes and Bad Waitress, awesome Pho at Jasmine Deli, lots of vegan chinese food with fake meaty stuff at Evergreen. That area might be your best bet for lunch near the convention center.

I don't know much about the public transportation system, but there are a lot of busses.

Triple Rock has lots of vegan bar food (big sandwiches and hashes with nacho cheese sauce), and weekend brunch with such things as vegan pigs in a blanket. Modern Times Cafe has even better breakfast and lunch, every day.

The Wedge co-op has vegan (house made, coconut based) soft serve! Available in vanilla, chocolate and twist cones, or in shakes.

Namaste Cafe for Indian food.
Blue Nile for Ethiopian food.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you ever have any more questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 pm 
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Thank you for the tips!! Evergreen sounds right up my alley. And coconut soft serve?! Yes please.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:08 pm 
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Pizza Luce has a lot of options and I know there is one downtown.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Thanks Garrick and fatcat! Great recommendations. We went to Pizza Luce last night for dinner. Mock duck pizza! Delish. The vegan Greek salad was also great. Then today we went to Evergreen for lunch and Triple Rock for dinner. The air bnb we are staying at has bikes that to borrow so we rode bikes around today. Best work trip ever!

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:46 am 
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Completely random question, but have you guys seen Chick o Stick candy sold in the Twin Cities? I was missing it when rooting around for Halloween candy, and occasionally use them in cupcakes, cookies, etc. You can buy them off of Amazon, too, but I'd rather have a local source, and to buy only in quantities I need for a recipe (buying by the case with lots extra is just bad news.) Thanks, as always, for any tips!


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:48 pm 
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dandykins wrote:
Completely random question, but have you guys seen Chick o Stick candy sold in the Twin Cities? I was missing it when rooting around for Halloween candy, and occasionally use them in cupcakes, cookies, etc. You can buy them off of Amazon, too, but I'd rather have a local source, and to buy only in quantities I need for a recipe (buying by the case with lots extra is just bad news.) Thanks, as always, for any tips!


I've never in my life seen Chick-o-Stick in the Cities. Anyone else?

On another note, I just had a stellar meal at Sen Yai Sen Lek on Central in NE Mpls. They have a separate vegan menu--just ask.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Yeah, I know - I've never seen them here either, but I figure if you don't ask, you won't find out!

I love Sen Yai Sen Lek too! One of my favorite Thai restaurants.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:20 pm 
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If you ever make it to the Mall of America (I take the lightrail)—Northwoods Candy Emporium (3rd floor by the food court) has Chick-o-Sticks in stick form. I THINK I remember seeing the nuggets too, but I definitely saw the sticks.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:28 am 
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Garrick wrote:
If you ever make it to the Mall of America (I take the lightrail)—Northwoods Candy Emporium (3rd floor by the food court) has Chick-o-Sticks in stick form. I THINK I remember seeing the nuggets too, but I definitely saw the sticks.


Garrick! You are a genius! Thank you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:46 pm 
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As a newcomer to these forums, just throwing out there that I live in Duluth. I don't have a chance to get down to the Twin Cities too often, maybe a few times a year. I ate at Hard Rock Cafe there in late 2013 and I always visit the Wedge Coop when I get down there. Very impressive store! The pickins up here are slim but we do have a Pizza Luce and a few other vegan friendly restaurants like Chester Creek Cafe. I am so happy a second Whole Foods Coop is going to be built only blocks from where I live very soon.

The Twin Cities is actually quite impressive as far as vegan food and events. Glad to see this thread going!

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:11 am 
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Welcome Robin! I grew up in west central MN, several hours from the Cities, and remember not being able to get the Cities often, though I live here now. But, not everything is here - I was pining over a vegan beer dinner organized by Rush River that happened in Duluth. I've not seen one of those here! In any case, welcome, again!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:03 pm 
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Thanks dandykins!

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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Dandykins, I think about your question every time I see Chick-o-Sticks around here. I'm not sure what part of the area you're in, but if it's convenient for you—the Tom Thumb in Powderhorn (2402 E 38th Street) has full size sticks. They even have a "vegan friendly" icon on the label, which I'd never noticed before.

I bought some today cause I got the idea to make a DQ-inspired "crunch coat" with candied peanuts, sprinkles (Betty Crocker brand from Cub uptown) and Chick-o-Sticks ground up together. Then I'm gonna get a cup of soft serve from the Wedge and mix it in.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Garrick wrote:
Dandykins, I think about your question every time I see Chick-o-Sticks around here. I'm not sure what part of the area you're in, but if it's convenient for you—the Tom Thumb in Powderhorn (2402 E 38th Street) has full size sticks. They even have a "vegan friendly" icon on the label, which I'd never noticed before.

I bought some today cause I got the idea to make a DQ-inspired "crunch coat" with candied peanuts, sprinkles (Betty Crocker brand from Cub uptown) and Chick-o-Sticks ground up together. Then I'm gonna get a cup of soft serve from the Wedge and mix it in.


Oh that's very funny! Thanks for the tip - I would far rather go to South Mpls than the Mall of Stuff. Your ice cream treat idea sounds AWESOME!! I made cupcakes the last time I had chick o sticks. Now I'm thinking cookies? With white chocolate chips? Too sweet...?


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 Post subject: Re: Twin Cities
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:01 pm 
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I think chick-o-stick + white chocolate cookies are a great idea! Also, I know Butterfinger cheesecake is a thing, so I bet it would be good to use a tried-and-true cheesecake recipe with ground chick-o-sticks folded in, maybe with a chocolate swirl...


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