Moose & Sadies: Minneapolis, MN
Another Monday off from our running our cafe, led Steve and I to Minneapolis/St. Paul to pick up Joia Soda Pop and to visit United Noodle (that fun Asian grocery store that Francine introduced us to after she returned from living in China.) We also had time to visit a new-to-us cafe. We selected Moose & Sadies because it was located near one of our stops and the online menu looked interesting.
Review: (Real Local Cooking’s criteria)
Moose&Sadie’s supports local/sustainable/organic purveyors and on their website they have a list with some links:
We ordered two items and were quite satisfied. We had a Black Bean Burger with chipotle gouda, roasted green pepper-avocado spread, vidalia onions and alfalfa sprouts on a toasted bun and a salad called Greens Vinaigrette. The burger did not have quite the right bun. It had too hard of a bite for the squishy-ness of the black bean burger. Imagine this… pick up the burger, take a bite and black beans land on your new shirt. You get the picture. The burger was good and flavorful and in my opinion needed a soft bun rather than a hard roll. We solved that small challenge by eating the burger with a fork and noshing on toasted hard roll with our hands.
Even though I rate the flavour as a three, to match our criteria, I would come back again to try other items.
Pleasant Surprise: Yes
Our last trip to the Twin Cities got off to a bad start with a disappointing visit to a restaurant that was highly rated on some of the online communities. We were served greasy, sloppy food. It wasn’t even worth mentioning or remembering. This food was enjoyable and didn’t leave us feeling like we needed a shower to remove all the grease. It made for a great start to our day off and our little adventure to the cities.
Comfort+Coziness = The C factor: 5
Awesome is the best word to describe the service. I say that because that word was used three to four times by my order taker during the process of ordering.
The decor of the place is a two tone, cool cucumber green with my all time favorite decor choice: painted brick. The white brick with matching white painted exposed beams added comfort.
We ate outside in the sun on a perfect summer day. Not hot, not cold and no bugs. What is more perfect than that?
The server who delivered the food was not Ms. Awesome, but she was equally friendly and exuded her own form of awesomeness.
Overall Rating: 11+
Moose & Sadies, in the warehouse district of Minneapolis is a place we look forward to stopping the next time we are in the neighborhood.