After 40 Years, St. Paul's Muffuletta Cafe To CloseOne of the founders, Phil Roberts, said he is closing the doors of Muffuletta on Nov. 11 after some years of dwindling crowds.
Wander Minnesota: Dining Al Fresco in St. PaulLast week, we took a look at places to dine al fresco in Minneapolis. Now it’s St. Paul’s turn. Here are a few great spots to check out while the weather is still so obliging. Long-time favorite W.A. Frost has a gorgeous patio behind the venerable restaurant, shaded by beautiful trees and very much a respite from the world. When the weather is nice, get there early—it’s very popular.
Finding Minnesota: Muffuletta's Beer Cheese SoupThe 1977 Beer Cheese Soup at Muffuletta in St. Paul has been on the menu since day one. That was 35 years ago and the recipe hasn't changed.
Best Neighborhood Gems: St. PaulIf your taste ranges anywhere from hipster to high-class, I guarantee at least one of my St. Paul favorites listed below will catch your eye. Similar to my "<a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-neighborhood-gems-minneapolis/">Best Neighborhood Gems of Minneapolis,"</a> there are many fantastic places to visit in this historic city. If crossing the river is a task, I am going to tease you with several ideas to freshen up your lifestyle, in no particular order.
Best Patios In St. PaulFor a couple of cities that see twice as many winter months than summer, it's truly awesome that we have such an overwhelming selection of patios to soak in those brief summer rays.
Wander Minnesota: Al Fresco In St. PaulLast week I did a roundup of great places in Minneapolis to visit for enjoying our all-too-short outdoor-dining season. Never fear — St. Paul has plenty of spots to stop, relax, eat and imbibe as well. Next week I'll take a look at the suburbs, so weigh in — where are the great outdoor dining spots outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul?