This was supposed to be “vacationing on a budget.” The family and I were in Minnesota for a week and allowed ourselves one night of fine, exceptional dining. After doing a little research and talking to friends who live in the Minneapolis area, I decided on Piccolo. There was plenty of praise for this little… Continue reading Piccolo


Another lesson learned. When people rave about the sushi items at a restaurant, stick to said sushi items. We made the mistake of wandering away from the sushi menu and tried some appetizers that disappointed. Crab croquettes ($9.95) – Deep fried snow crab served with creamy lemon white sauce. 3 to an order. The meat… Continue reading Origami


— Originally posted on Yelp on 8/5/09 — I love their late night happy hour specials. The sangria is cheap and the tapas are anywhere from $3-10. Both the shrimp and mushroom croquetas were fabulous and the stuffed peppers with goat cheese were equally as good and had a little bit of a kick to… Continue reading Solera