AFTER THE GREAT NIGHT AT THE NOOK IN ST. PAUL IT SEEMED ONLY RIGHT TO TRY ANOTHER PLACE IN THE SISTER CITY. THE BLUE DOOR HAD RECENTLY OPENED AND IT WAS GETTING SOME PRESS. TREVOR VISITED DURING A SCOUTING MISSION AND HAD GOOD THINGS TO SAY.
SOME COMMENTS ON THE PLACE
VERY small. but lively. Trevor arrived just ahead of an ambulance- look for his story soon. The booth was good sized and the blackboard was was great to write on. We left our rating on the wall. Very busy but not frenetic, We never felt rushed even thought people were waiting. Good mix of ages with a bit of overrepresentation from the college crowd. Private schools nearby but no plaid in attendance. We felt great as we left, of course the four course beer meal may have had some influence (pitchers are available). The group had better bladder control than usual, we’ll have to wait on the bathroom report from the guys who used it, although there was often a wait.
SOME COMMENTS ON THE HELP
Positive and busy the help was just what we needed. The waitress was always running yet she showed up often and kept things full. Most of the staff is in their mid-twenties. None of our favorite feisty sixty somethings but just the same, our help was as real as a twenty year old can be.
THE FOOD, THE FOOD
The apps were great- fried pickles and buffalo tater tots! Surprised and satisfied we’ll be serving the tots at family get-togethers even though our families consider butter a condiment. More for us.
The real find is the dozen or so versions of the mighty juicy lucy- called blucy lucies here. We had breakfast lucies, a cajun lucy, and a bacon lucy- all were outstanding. even the fries were tasty and the fact that the whole thing is delivered in the friendly plastic basket made our day.
The brews were also the best. A new brew called Dirty Farm Girl joined the favorite two-hearted ale and surly furious. Although Belgium Ales are not high on our list the farm girl was great.
OTHER THINGS WE THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW
The place is small and from what we saw and what we have heard it is often packed. During the time we were there a line always led out the door. Stop in and leave your name, then tour the shops in the neighborhood (which were closed on the Monday we went…