Victor’s 1959 Cafe in South Minneapolis was featured on Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network channel. I went there tonight to try their featured items. My hubby and I split the “Ropa Vieja” which literally means: “old clothes”. This shredded flank steak is simmered in their own sherry-spiked Spanish red sauce with green and red peppers, garlic, onions and sweet green peas. Served with fried sweet plantains and accompanied by a sweet mango side of heaven. I also took the featured “Cubano sandwich” home that is shredded pork, mustard, pickles and ham on a to die for bun that I cannot even discribe. Randi our server was AWESOME and humerous! Great smiles, great service, and a great Dive!

The only thing I would suggest is to bring your own Sriracha (Hot chili sauce):0)


Carbone’s  in Lakeville, MN has got to have the BEST service ever. My husband and I have always received amazing service at the bar. However, one night we decided to sit at a table. It was pretty busy, but that did not stop our server from greeting us with a smile right  away. She took our drink orders and returned quickly with them. She checked back with us periodically; which I have to say was the perfect amount! My hat goes off to a server named Drew! (Jason …you are kind of a Big deal too;0)

Molly Cools Seafood Tavern in Lakeville has gone under new ownership! Yes….do you know what that means….Better menu, better food, and better management! They are NOT serving that ridiculous full lobster that tended to poop all over you plate and smell up the place. They are now serving lobster tails; which is what the customer wants unless they plan on disecting the full lobster after they eat the only good part….THE TAIL!

 They also have other new menu items, such as, Build your own sandwich (who doesn’t like to con-cock their own) which includes a choice of Protein,cheese, sides and sauce. They also added a BBQ Platter, Homestyle Pork Medallions, New York Strip and Surf and Turf Sliders and Kabob’s. I cannot wait to try the new and improved Molly Cool’s!

Mix catsup, mustard and relish together to taste. Spread mixture on large burrito tortilla that you warm up for 10 sec so it is easier to roll. Add Budding corn beef (4-5) slices on top of liquid spread, place sauerkuart in the middle(horizontally across) sprinkle shredded colby all over. Then roll. Cut your rolled goodness approx. 1 inch across. THEN ENJOY:0)

Saute 1 pound of chicken (cut up) in a big skillet. Add sliced baby portobella mushrooms. Don’t forget to saute these two ingredients in olive oil. Add one jar of CLASSICO garlic alferdo and one jar of Traditional Prego to chicken and mushrooms. Makes an AWESOME pink sauce that is not to rich. Meanwhile…boil a box of rigatoni noodes. When the pasta is done. Toss into your sauce mix! Top with shredded parm. YUMMY! Your family will love it!

Boil Rotini noodles until firm. Saute red pepper and green pepper until tender in Olive oil (big skillet please) Add CLASSICO sun-dried alfredo sauce (2 jars for the entire box of pasta) Or half the amount. Add cayenne pepper for some heat. Add cut up rotissarie chicken and mix. When the pasta is done(9 mins or so) Toss the pasta in with your sauce and chicken. YOU will have and AWESOME dinner at home. ENJOY;0)

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  • poppop135: I agree hubbess. ;o) Needs more of a kick, but very good overall. It's a bit cramped, so make reservations. Seriously. It's TINY!