Monday, December 26, 2016

Rookery / Travail Bar visit

I visited the Rookery, the bar at Travail, recently with Tonya and Dawn for a girls night out. We just grabbed spots in the bar and did not make an reservations. The menu is somewhat limited, but we found plenty of fun things to try. We arrived around 6pm and did not have any trouble getting a place to sit either. It did fill up closer to the time of their second seating, around 8pm.

Sean Pecannerry drink
 salad with leroco vinaigrette, radish, aracerra, lareca
 Sexy Greg Bites - pretzels, mustard, prosciutto
Bagel Bites - bagel, marscapone, salmon, pickles
 Fries with carrot ketchup
 Taco - gordita crunch, tomatillo, apple pico, slaw, lime vinaigrette, creme
Mai Tai with flaming lime!

We had a lot of fun sitting in the bar and the service was good as well. We all enjoyed the food and drinks immensely. I highly recommend going if you just want a few fun bites and a fun atmosphere. Plus it is a good way to get a taste of the Travail experience without the reservations.

Travail / Rookery
4124 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 535-1131

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nighthawk's brunch

We made it to Nighthawk's again the other day for brunch. We arrived around 10:30am on a Sunday morning and got right in. Lucky I think maybe. We were seated at the front bar.

John had the blueberry lemon pancakes. They were very good with lots of large blueberries inside.
I had a special that day, the brisket hash. It was smoked brisket on top of smashed potatoes with pickled onions, guacamole and topped with an over easy egg. The brisket was phenomenal. It has a wonderful smoky flavor and was very tender and fell apart when I touched it with the fork. The smashed potatoes were better than I expected as well and when you got a bite assembled with some basket, potato and guacamole it was the perfect brunch food.

I loved my food on this visit and look forward to going back again soon. I can't recommend Nighthawk's enough for brunch.

3753 Nicollet Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 248-8111