Saturday, July 19, 2008

Don Pablo's Mexican Restaurant

Don Pablos Restaurant
980 W. 78th St.
Richfield, MN 55423

Last night, we had dinner at Don Pablo's. It's a nice casual atmosphere with good food and huge margaritas. I don't drink them because everything like that seems to make me fat, but if you wanted a good drink, I'm sure you would enjoy one here.

Dinner prices are $10 to $15 for more food than you should eat in one sitting. It's a national chain with 3 locations in Minnesota and more around the country.

The food is always good. I had the Fajitas and Becky had the Cheese and Onion Enchiladas. Superb.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A restaurant named "the Local"

Becky and I recently attended Doc Severinsen's concert at Orchestra Hall (see my blog about it here). If you need a nice place within walking distance of Orchestra Hall, I highly recommend the Local. The prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is romantic and fun, and the wait staff is attentive and friendly.

I had the Waldorf salad with grilled chicken. It was marvelous, but ask for extra dressing. Actually, I always ask for extra dressing with my salads because you never know if you're getting a couple of teaspoons or an ample amount. I hate using up all the dressing, wishing I had more and then having to wait for the staff to bring more. Just ask for extra. They are always happy to bring extra with a salad order.

Local has a nice area for eating outdoors, but it was windy this day, and we chose to eat inside the restaurant. Besides, I wanted to see it. It really is a beautiful place with lots of real wood and attractive arrangements.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Picosa, where you can salsa dance too

Click on photo to enlarge.

65 Main Street SE
Suite 143
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone 612.746.3970

I would love to learn how to salsa dance. I tried to learn how to swing dance once, and gave up. I think the problem is, I'm too busy to dedicate myself to learning something so foreign to me. I think though, salsa dancing is something I want to learn before I'm too old to try.

At 9:00 pm on Saturdays, Picosa gives free salsa dance lessons. Someday, Becky and I will take lessons. Until then, the food is pretty good too.

I had the sea bass and some sort of native nut side item. Both were excellent. Becky had the Marinated Skirt Steak - with fresh pico de gallo, served with black bean torta and roast potatoes.

Below is the bar and dance floor. Click to enlarge.