It’s been two years since a St. Paul institution re-opened after a devastating fire. An electrical fire in the kitchen burned almost the entire inside of The Nook, but two lifelong friends have brought it back to life.
When I was younger, going to the bowling alley was commonplace. My friend’s parents were in bowling leagues so we’d just tag along and hang out for a few hours.
Are you a St. Thomas student looking for a fun watering hole to hang out at on the weekends? Want to grab a juicy burger, have a beer and enjoy a patio on Grand Avenue? Whatever your reason, there are plenty of great spots in the Highland and Merriam Park areas of St. Paul. Here are some of the best spots to grab a drink or dinner that are within walking distance or are a short drive away from the University of St. Thomas.
The popular St. Paul bar and eatery Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook is reportedly aiming to reopen next week, after a fire forced the bar’s temporary closure.
An overheated cooler is to blame for starting the fire that destroyed a popular St. Paul bar and restaurant in December.
An early morning fire destroyed a popular St. Paul bar and restaurant.
Mention the school, Cretin-Derham Hall, and a certain Minnesota Twins catcher seems to pop up almost immediately.
While Mr. Joe Mauer has obviously left a mark on the community and the surrounding neighborhood, there’s more to this St. Paul ‘hood than the fame of its former athletes (fellow Twins DH Paul Molitor also hails from Cretin).
Perhaps it’s almost a no-brainer. We live in the Midwest. Out-of-towners almost expect us to have cows roaming the streets and cornfields at every corner. And with those two “staples” of our Midwestern stereotype under our belts, it’s only fitting that our restaurants produce some of the best burgers around.
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