Food-centric entry

Given the feasting holiday we’ve just gone through, I thought I’d post a food-centric entry, as long as we’re not all tired of hearing about food! There’s a couple restaurants around town, only one at which I’ve actually eaten, that I think everyone should know about, if they don’t already.

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, my parents and I went out to eat. I know! Sacrilege, right? But it seems like more and more people are doing that these days. While we were there, we heard people making their reservations for next year! Where? The Lake Elmo Inn. They were having their annual Thanksgiving buffet, and it was divine. You might think, “Buffet? On Thanksgiving?” But really, it was chock-full of every Thanksgiving food you could want…well, except for green bean casserole. It’s a little on the pricey side, but well worth it, I think. They are well-known for their brunch buffet and have won many awards in recent years. I hope to make it back there soon.

The other place I’ve only just recently heard of but haven’t yet tried is Keys Cafe. I caught an ad for them on local TV the other night, wherein they boasted that they made “The food you grew up with.” Seems they have many locations around the cities, and I’m looking forward to trying one of them out. Anybody eaten here before?

4 Comments so far

  1. mister jason (unregistered) on November 26th, 2005 @ 1:45 pm

    Key’s rules! I frequented their location on Nicollet mall downtown for the many years I worked down there. Now I have to be a little more deliberate about getting there, but I still do. They have *the most amazing* pies, cookies, etc. They’ve moved the downtown Mpls location to the Foshay tower and it now has a full bar and some dinner items the other locations don’t have.

    My favorite has always been their breakfasts, but they make a mean grilled cheese. Okay, that’s it…I’m going to Key’s right now.


  2. soelo (unregistered) on November 26th, 2005 @ 8:50 pm

    I have never been impressed by Keys. If you must go, I suggest breakfast because they do have good bakery items. However, the service is always, well, odd. Once we had a woman who was way too hyper, once while sitting outside we were only checked on twice in an hour and a half and once our server was just fine. The last time I went there was a few weeks ago and we were the second pair in line but still got no table for about 10 minutes. Then, it was another long wait before we could even order drinks. All the appetizers I’ve had there have been either sub-par or average, nothing special. All of these experiences were at their “new” Foshay location.

    Oh, and I think buffets on Thanksgiving are awesome.


  3. Greg (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 11:48 am

    We love the Keys Caf


  4. Mike (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2005 @ 3:30 pm

    “Food you grew up with”? Gee, I can make my own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!



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