There's a place I've been wanting to try, but it's not very big, and every time I've been near it, it's been packed with a line out the door. Which, of course, only made me more curious. Finally I got there at an off time one day and was able to get right in.
You order at the counter, and the food is brought to you.
I like the St. Paul street signs that are used instead of numbers. I also like local beer. So obviously it was a good day already.
It was hard to choose--so many delicious-sounding items on the menu: a full breakfast menu served all day, meat loaf sandwich, rock shrimp tacos, mozzarella-filled ricotta cake. In the end, I went with this:
The spiced turkey sandwich: Ferndale Farms turkey breast with cilantro, tomato, greens, and a chipotle aioli. The aioli gave the sandwich a nice kick; the house-baked bun was perfect; the accompanying salad a nice cool offset to the heat of the aioli. It was hearty, and yet seemed relatively healthy. I have to admit I don't often order turkey sandwiches, because turkey can be deadly dull, but this was so far from dull that I'd happily eat it again.
But I might have to try the meat loaf first. Or the omelet. Or the flapjacks...