Dropped into Cafe Twenty-Eight for what would turn out to be my final brunch there before they close. Surly Darkness was still on tap and I enjoyed their great breakfast burrito. Larry Schultz’s Organic scrambled eggs, black beans, Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, sour cream and salsa, home fries, and I opted for Larry Schultz organic chicken sausage. I’m very sad to see the place close but at least I have plenty of fond memories. I wish Linda and all of her employees the very best in the future. I’m sure it’ll bring great things.
You wanna talk about a mouth orgasm? Take the big Russian imperial stout Surly Darkness and pair it with Cafe Twenty-Eight’s Extremely Decadent Chocolate Cake. Warm chocolate cake served warm with Sebastian Joe’s Vanilla Ice Cream and the roasty flavors of Darkness are amazing together. I almost never have dessert but I was too tempted and had to try it. I really can’t even say how killer these two were together.
A great way to fill up at the bar for a night of drinking, Stub & Herb’s Good Morning burger features American cheese, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, topped with an over easy egg on a pretzel bun. Add in some thick-cut fries and you can drink all night long. Grab one next time you’re in there.
Whats the perfect pairing for a glass of Surly Darkness? Cafe Twenty-Eight’s fantastic Fisher Farms Pork in Adobo. Makes my mouth water just looking at that picture. Slowly simmered naturally raised pork in a 3 chile sauce (guajillo, ancho & puya) served with pico de gallo, black bean & corn salsa, sour cream, queso fresco, rice & La Perla tortillas. I wish I could have one right now. And the Darkness too. I highly recommend if you are ever in the Minneapolis area that you drop into Cafe Twenty-Eight and enjoy lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch and a glass or two of Surly to go along with it. Do it soon as they’re sadly closing at the end of the year.
I dropped in at the end of my Friday afternoon bike ride for a quick lunch at Cafe Twenty-Eight. The Organic Chicken Taco in Salsa Verde is amazing. If that doesn’t look good, see a doctor because something is wrong with you. Organic chicken, La Perla corn tortilla, romaine lettuce, black olives, cilantro, sour cream, queso fresco and guacamole make for a killer combo. Paired with an imperial pint of SurlyFest on this cool late summer day it was just the thing I needed for that last couple miles of the bike ride home. Stop by for lunch or dinner and have one. I’m sure I’ll be back again soon to enjoy another.
Muddy Waters recently moved and has reopened with a full food menu and great craft beer selection in addition to their great coffee house beverages and snacks of the previous spot. It’s located directly across the street from The Herkimer just 1/2 a block north of Lake Street on Lyndale Ave in Uptown. The front windows open up in the summer months and the inside has a nice airy feel to it. A good sized bar with the beer taps clearly displayed for the imbibers. Along the side of the building is a small alleyway converted for outside seating that catches the direct sun only a couple hours a day and has nice overhead strings of light for the evening.