Anyhow, back to my decadent spring break. We left Edina as Pig and Fiddle wasn't open until 3. (pooh-they have gruyere cheese sandwiches with carmelized onions and shallots) and after much driving around, decided to go back to our old haunt St. Paul. If I didn't live where I did, I would love to live in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. Blocks and blocks of beautiful houses, tons of trees and even a couple restaurants.
Being part Norwegian, the Finnish Bistro has food that would make my mother proud. An egg scramble wrapped in what else? LEFSE. But for my entrée, I had the Chilled Finnish Delight which is lox, capers, onions and cucumbers on a pita bed with a layer of dill cream cheese. Perfect for a hot afternoon. But it left me with no room for the desserts, so I had to settle for taking pictures of the lovely fruit tarts and the jellybean cakes that are so reminiscent of my Minnesota childhood.
Oh, and then this happened. I found two places that I will be writing about in my 12 Days of Small Business Christmas series. The Wine Shoppe and Micawber's Books. Unfortunately, for the reader, we still have lots of summer to get through BUT I will spend my summer researching small businesses for you to read about and hopefully explore. It's a tough cross for me, but I can bear it. I think. A small sacrifice for my legions of adoring fans.
The Finnish Bistro
2264 Como Ave. St. Paul MN 55108