W.A. Frost: Hot Patio, Icy Service?

Sounds as though a consensus is forming around the W.A. Frost patio experience: gorgeous scenery, lousy service, fair-to-middling food. Food Court clocks in with a lengthy and not particularly flattering assessment. kevin47 on Chowhound said the same thing a couple of months ago, supplying a similar depth of detail.


Esme Murphy: Burger Jones Lacks Hustle

Esme Murphy of WCCO piled on Burger Jones last night via Twitter, declaring: “Wow Burger Jones really slow service — tons of empty tables — but we are told the kitchen can’t handle it !” Burgers — the quintessential fast food — should be relatively easy to crank out, but a new staff (plus an […]


My Dinner at Manny’s

Last night, I put on my one decent shirt and headed out with my wife to Manny’s Steakhouse in its new Foshay Tower location. The goal: Celebrating our second anniversary with some pricey but world-class steaks. But within five minutes of being seated — immediately after the arrival of the bread basket — the two […]