Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster
The spare ribs obligingly abandoned their bones. They were tender and smoky but seemed to lack something, either more sauce or more flavor in the rub. The collard greens they were served with were cooked perfectly, tender with a little bit of chew, mixed with porky hunks and a zing of vinegar. The corn on the cob was just lightly charred and accompanied by a sweet, herbed Parmesan butter, making for some sloppy, fun summer eating.
In addition to the Saintly City, Capitol City, and Pig's Eye, nicknames that residents of St. Paul use to refer to their star on the map also include St. Small. That's particularly true for those who grew up there. Neighborhoods often contain a circle of people who have known one another from diapers to Depends. It's a tight knit city that holds on to its history. Just look at the difference in Twin Cities downtowns: In Minneapolis, the once shiny new Block E is already dated and garish, while the rise of Clickkeyword[Lowertown]" >Lowertown has retained many of its stately buildings while breathing new life into the community.
Entrees arrived with similarly mixed results. The mozzarella filled risotto cakes are tender, creamy grains of rice wrapped around deliciously gooey, milky cheese and tossed in breadcrumbs before being fried. Unfortunately, the breadcrumbs left a tinny aftertaste, and the cakes needed a bit of salt.
tart dried cranberries enveloped in honey. Served with charred slices of house made bread, it's a delicious way to begin a meal or to simply graze while sipping an icy cold beer.
The beet salad arrived like a plate of little jewels, three varieties of beets in three preparations, tied together by a mint yogurt sauce and meaty little pistachio nubs. Raw or roasted, the earthy beet flavor shined.
Colossal Cafe is a family business, owned and operated by daughter Elizabeth Tinucci along with her parents John and Carrie Tinucci. Take the tour.
Colossal Cafe lives up to its Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster name
A dish that chef Lilja hopes will open the door and invite new diners in is the seared scallops. The modest size mollusks are dressed with a shallot studded citrus vinaigrette atop a roasted cauliflower puree and beside wood ear mushrooms. It's savory, sweet, and bright tasting a perfect small dish to share with friends.
Colossal's beer list is modest but wisely selected, highlighting local craft breweries. A Fulton Lonely Blonde is a perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon on the patio. They also offer Crispin Hard Cider, which is a gluten free beer lover's best friend.
The Tinucci family's involvement in the restaurant business goes back generations. Elizabeth grew up in St. Paul, so the move was a homecoming of sorts. Recently, the owners announced that the St. Paul location would expand into dinner service. The chicken liver pate my group started with one night tasted very much like something a fine diner could expect to order at Heartland. It was buttery smooth, with a jazzy black pepper kick tempered by Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Green
The house made gnocchi was surprisingly gummy, landing with a thud in the gut. The tomato basil sauce was fine, and the Italian sausage (for an additional $3) was perfectly cooked, juicy, and packed with sweet fennel seed flavor.
Colossal Caf expanded from its adorably tiny space in south Minneapolis to St. Paul, it might on the surface have seemed like a surprising move. The new space wasn't tiny, like the ironically named original, or expansive enough to make the Colossal name make sense. However, owners Clickkeyword[Elizabeth+Tinucci]" >Elizabeth Tinucci and her father, John, have some deep St. Paul roots; expanding their business eastward made sense.
The sandwiches we sampled were all hits. The lamb burger was a manageable yet hearty size, full of coarse ground, highly flavorful meat topped with slivers of homemade pickles, creamy mint yogurt, red onion, and arugula. Not a tidy sandwich. The cloth napkins got a workout, but oh, it was worth it.
described as a great introduction for new diners is the pork belly. An unctuous, lovely cut of meat, it fell a little flat in flavor. Perhaps it's just that the belly has been done by so many people that the bar has been set in the stratosphere. Also, it's so fatty that the pork flavor requires some coaxing.
Another dish the chef Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Price
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster
Omega Watches Replica
Copyright 2006–2007 Phoenix Gallery. All rights reserved. Site design by . . . || mccallum design