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Burnsville, MN

Burnsville, MN

It has seemed like a long winter though spring begins next week. With the Fish Fry Season upon us it was time to venture out and give it a try. Last year we went to Morgan’s Farm to Table one Friday evening and had the All-You-Can-Eat fish fry for $15. It was amazing and obviously had seconds. So, this year we went for lunch for their All-You-Can-Eat fish fry for $15. Not so much.

Both of us couldn’t wait to¬† have the fish fry Friday again. The memory of what we ate last year during the Lenten season was a very fond one idea. We arrived for lunch with plenty of tables available. Our waiter took forever to take out order and we waited forever for the platters to arrive. This was was so different than the other times we have eaten at Morgan’s.

fish fry

Now doesn’t this look Yummy? All hot and crispy just out of the fryer. Let me tell you it was hot but not that crispy. The fish was falling apart inside and the batter was a little mushy. Oh, such a disappointment from the memory I had. Needless to say I did not have All-I-Could-Eat.

I will store the memories away and try somewhere else to quench my fish and chip craving. I know a place in Vancouver, BC that serves up some great food consistently.

Mall Of America, Minnesota

Venturing out this weekend and landed at the Mall of America. It wasn’t nice weather so what better place to get some walking in! There are always changes being made to the restaurants and shops and this time we found Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville had opened up. Not that busy for a Saturday so we were seated right away. After that the service was slow.

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The menu was not that big: 4 burger choices, 4 sandwich choices, 4 salad choices . . you see the trend? Sometimes not having that many choices makes it harder to decide what to order! I went with the fish sandwich described as that Catch of The Day (whatever that was). For $15.99 it had no flavor, no zip, nothing special. BORING!

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My husband ordered the fish tacos, again with the Catch of the Day, which was a surprise since he is a burger guy. The plate looked really good, but he, too, said it was tasteless and boring. For $16.99 you would think it would have something to say for it! He also got a strawberry lemonade that was actually pretty good, had some bits of fresh strawberries in it.

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The overall impression was BORING! There you go . . . another celebrity who has no business being in the restaurant industry.

Omaha, Nebraska

Wow, the mighty Missouri is still really high. The gorgeous houses along the river are awfully close to the water. Just arrived in another new city: Omaha. Have never been here so this will be fun. My friends have been here before so they know where to go downtown.

The downtown is named The Old market and is full of art and entertainment in these old renovated buildings. There is the old Anheuser-Busch Beer Depot from 1887, the Skinner Macaroni Building from 1914 (I like the name!), and the J.P Cooke Building from 1885 which was the first municipal swimming pool. It is a walking tour area with many other historic spots.

Dinner was at Upstream Brewing Company, right in the heart of The Old market. Everything looked good from the Blond Pizza to the Beer Battered Fish and Chips. I wavered between the Fish and Chips and the Mac and Cheese. I went with the Upstream Mac and Cheese. Yummy! Made with cavatappi pasta (spiral tube shape), ham, smoked cheese sauce, and topped with jack cheese and scallions. Huge portion with enough for lunch the next day! Coat: $10.99. Worth every penny.

Since it was Happy Hour, my friend chose two appetizers for his main meal and also had enough for lunch the next day. He had the Chicken Wings which were 6 spicy wings served with a bleu cheese dressing as well as the Mojo Chicken Quesadilla, served with mushrooms, cumin sour cream, tomato chipotle salsa and a corn salsa. Homemade root beer from the bar tap was the beverage of choice.

I would go back to Upstream Brewing to try something else on the menu and to have the root beer on tap!

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