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Week of May 3, 2010 – restaurants/cafes in houses

The Barbary Fig… the simplicity of this Grand Avenue restaurant belies its delicious Mediterranean menu and sophisticated clientele, including MPR hosts and local chefs…. check out The Barbary Fig for yourself at 720 Grand Avenue, St. Paul


Smith Douglas More House – Dunn Bros Coffee… this historic Eden Prairie house was a stopover point for weary train travelers when it was built in 1887… now a coffee shop featuring live music, it is still a community gathering spot… open daily, stop by at 8107 Eden Prairie Rd


Russian Tea House… this Russian 'fast food restaurant' has a homey feel and a devoted following (guests include Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Bono)… their short, takeout-oriented menu features Russian favorites such as piroshki (Russian hamburgers), cabbage rolls and borscht… open for lunch only (11-3), Tue-Fri at 1758 University Ave, in the St. Paul Midway area

Duplex… this chic uptown dining spot has been named both 'Best Neighborhood Bistro' and 'Best Restaurant for a First Date'… modest prices, intimate spaces, delicious seasonal menus… you'll find yourself wanting to linger… at 2516 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis


Forepaugh's… dine in elegance in this historic 3-story Victorian mansion with a sexy makeover… new-American cuisine, Diner's Choice winner 2009… escape back in time for a memorable occasion… in St. Paul's historic Irvine Park at 276 S Exchange Street


Antiquity Rose… a unique combination tea house dining room and antique shop, this lunch only destination offers homemade soups, salads, desserts in a quaint setting in charming historic Excelsior… lunch served Monday through Saturday 11-2:30 at 429 2nd Street, just off Water Street and around the corner from Lake Minnetonka


About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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