Not far from Kyle’s new place is a bar just far enough from the Twin’s Stadium to not be renovated, yet close enough to have survived the downturn. Cuzzy’s is a fine neighborhood joint with dollar bills signed and taped to the walls and a slanted floor left behind from the days when the stage on the downhill side had partially clad brothel employees.

We stopped by on a Monday night with a small handful of other patrons ranging from suits to brown baggers but an early scouting report had the place with shoulder to shoulder customers on Friday night. The waitress was great. A bit of sass and a friendly air inflated the tip in her favor. It helped that the prices were great and an evening of good eats and a fine beer selection cost much less than we’ve been paying lately.

The food was a mix of sandwiches and burgers.  The SOB (south of the border) was a tasty bit of spice and Mr. Rueben was everything you’d expect. Isaac took the risk and left the sandwich menu for the Sirlion tips with mashed potatoes and fries drenched in the Cuzzy Gravy experience. He was still smiling when I saw him the next morning. Needless to say, plates were cleaned across the board (and table).

The brew selection surprised us as well. From Two-Hearted to Linnie’s original.   Seems to us that many places are expending their selections. Didn’t expect to find such a fine expansion in a place that seemed so neighborhood. Their web site does list a couple other restaurants run by the same folks. The other spots are decidedly surburban. Hopefully they’ll avoid the Bonfire’s problem as they expand.

We often rate places by the bathrooms. This one was perfect. Thick paint on the walls and not a great amount of room. Gotta enjoy a place where you walk by the open kitchen awhile traveling the hall to the head.

This is a place to return to when downtown. They do have a DMC card as well, for the thrifty mancuisine follower. Thanks to Scott for the tip on this place.

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