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Tim Dachtera / Dining

Blink Bonnie Subs

I've had this post sitting in queue for quite some time, October actually, and really haven't had the time, need, or desire to finish, but I may as well, and get it over with. I visited the newly opened Bonnie Blink Subs while running errands on lunch, hoping to find some unique sandwich that was not your run of the mill sub. Seeing this was the first day or two they had been open, I'm...

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Randys Premier Pizza ~ Oakdale, MN

[caption id="attachment_503" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I was looking for a good pizza joint to go and meet up with Mike at, and dropped Aaron a quick line to get his suggestions. Based on our target area near North St. Paul, he said we needed to go to Randy's Premier Pizza. He thought the idea sounded good, so he joined us as well. If you've never been to, or ordered from...

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Sals Angus Grill ~ Withrow, MN

[caption id="attachment_492" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] First off, I will admit the poor quality of the photo, I didn't have the good camera with me, and cleaned it up as well as I could. It's much more appealing looking up close and personal. Eileen and I went out to visit the parents over the weekend, partly to take a look at Mom's computer (stupid video card drivers broke), give them a demo of Wii...

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American Motorsports ~ Cottage Grove

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] A few weeks back, Eileen and I met up with our friends Jeff and Pamela, (or Peff and Jamela if you prefer) to see the CP Rail Holiday train, catch some supper and check out Karaoke at the local bowling alley - Park Grove Bowl, as her sister's significant other hosts the Karaoke show. After checking out the Holiday Train (which I strongly suggest you plan to view next...

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Pepperoni and Garlic Pizza ~ Pairings Food and Wine

[caption id="attachment_469" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Recently at work, I found myself forgetting to bring lunch with. Not wanting to spent the afternoon regretting a sub-par lunch from Jimmy Johns (I will state that I don't mind Jimmy Johns on a road trip, but not for a lunch that will be holding me for the remainder of the day) - I ventured over to Pairings to check out the food. I had...

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Woody’s Grille – Minnetonka, MN

On Thursday, myself and the rest of the recent new hires at my new job were invited out to breakfast with the CEO of the company at a place called Woody's. I learned of the breakfast earlier in the week and took a few minutes to scope out the menu beforehand and see what they had for breakfast. I was not really expecting to see a full of a menu as I did....

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Smalleys Caribbean BBQ – Stillwater, MN

[caption id="attachment_434" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I got a msg from my buddy Will a few nights ago, and he wanted to do something for supper, and suggested Smalley's Caribbean BBQ in Stillwater. Having passed the place a number of times, and never been the right time to stop in, I said I was all in for checking it out. Smalley's has been around a little over a year, located on the...

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Bella Pizza – Cottage Grove, MN

[caption id="attachment_428" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] While I was out scouting for some prospects for Silicon Computers, my consulting buiness, I stumbled across Bella Pizza, tucked in an aging strip mall in Cottage Grove, right next to Pizza Hut take out location. Now there may be a time and a place to frequent your local PIzza Hut, but this was not one of them. I checked out the menu ahead...

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Kings Place – Miesville, MN

[caption id="attachment_408" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] After having been invited by Bill of lazylightning back in April, to a group lunch down at King's, I had all intentions of writing about this right away, and then life just got in the way. Tucked away about 20 miles Southeast of the cities is King's, an awesome joint for obscure burgers is about the most accurate description I can come up with. After all,...

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Cantina #1 – Bloomington, MN

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] After spending a few previous outings with our friends Vicki and Justin, Eileen and I decided to invite them out to a non-stressful/athletic night. - (past events of ours have included sandbagging in Fargo, moving, and Wii boxing) Last time we were at MOA, I had noticed signs all over for a place called Cantina #1, and figured it was a typical Corona bar tucked up in one...

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