Town Talk Diner
                                    MINNEAPOLIS - EAST LAKE STREET

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Food Finds Guide 2009


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Here's the new cover for the 2009 Twin Cities Food Finds Guide I designed. The food was prepared by Thom Pham, chef & owner of Azia restaurant and the photo taken by JD Havens.

I've also included one of the restaurant spreads.

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Food Finds Guide 2009

  1. 1. MENUS - PHOTOGRAPHS - DETAILS - DESCRIPTIONS 2009 DINING AT ITS BEST Your Essential Guide to Metro Area Restaurants $9.95
  2. 2. Town Talk Diner MINNEAPOLIS - EAST LAKE STREET E xperience a Finer Diner. The Town Talk Diner is a chef-driven, clever, creative, modern take on the classic American diner. The menu features new spins on classic dishes like macaroni & cheese, meatloaf and fried chicken and all from local farmers for the ultimate in freshness, fla- vor and taste. Join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch but join us at the Finer Diner. Sample Appetizers LOCATION 2707 East Lake Street Frickles - $5.95 Carr Valley Cheese Curds - $6.50 Minneapolis, MN 55406 lightly battered house pickles with mustard in a scallion and caper batter with (612) 722-1312 dill sauce house-made bacon ketchup Duck Bombs - $8.50 Smoked Chicken Spring Rolls - $7.95 three mini duck burgers with bourbon ketchup tasso ham, corn, cheese and roasted HOURS OF OPERATION pablano sauce The Farmer’s Platter - $11.95 Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00AM - a selection of cheese, meat, grilled vegetables, Sourdough Battered Onion Rings - $5.25 11:00PM olives and condiments served with house Friday: 11:00AM - 1:00AM made flat bread Garlic Parsley Potato Fries - $4.25 Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00AM Sunday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM Monday: CLOSED 20 TWIN CITIES FOOD FINDS 2009 TCFOODFINDS.COM
  3. 3. Sample Menu Selections DETAILS AMERICAN SALADS BURGERS & DOGS Garden Vegetable Salad - $5.95 homestyle 1/2 lb. burgers on a toasted bun with lettuce mixed greens, carrots, grape tomatoes and cucumber and tomato. Add raw or grilled onions upon request with red wine vinaigrette or herbed buttermilk dressing – served with fries. substitute a garden salad or a cup of soup for $2.00 Bacon Wrapped Pears - $9.25 4 grilled, bacon wrapped pears, spring mix, endive, Hamburger - $9.25 blue cheese dressing, toasted sunflower seeds Cheeseburger - $9.75 Bacon Cheeseburger - $10.25 Roasted Root Vegetable Salad - $11.50 TOWN TALK DINER yams, yukons, red onions, parsnips, carrots, arugula, Kitchen Sink Burger - $10.75 avocado, whole grain mustard vinaigrette with cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon and kitchen sink sauce The bar at the Town Talk Diner is an Beet Carpaccio Salad - $10.95 Brat Burger - $10.50 extension of the roasted beet carpaccio, herb crusted goat cheese, balsamic with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, bacon and spicy kitchen. There are syrup, endive, EVOO, fresh lemon sauerkraut dozens of hand- crafted cocktails Duck Confit Salad - $13.95 Turkey Burger - $10.25 including the duck confit, roasted grapes, romaine, white cheddar, grilled red pepper pesto patty with lettuce, tomato, onion and ciabatta croutons, haricot verts, peanuts and choice of raspberry bbq sauce “Jackson Pollock” green goddess dressing or tangerine vinaigrette and the “Violet Fearless Frank - $8.25 Fizz.” The cocktail SANDWICHES bacon wrapped dog, cheese, chili and grilled onions menu changes - served with fries. substitute a garden salad or a cup of seasonally as does soup for $2.00 ENTREES the beer list and Fischer Farms Cider Brined Pork Chop - $17.95 the wine list. Pulled Pork Sandwich - $10.25 shaved brussel sprouts, pomegranate, bacon and Try one of our smokey barbeque sauce with butter pickles and carolina pistachio relish, cider jus famous Adult slaw on a toasted onion roll Malts- “Johnny Wild Acres Crispy Pan Roasted Chicken - $16.95 Cold Train” or the Grilled Cheese - $6.75 12oz. boneless chicken, blistered corn fondue, sweet potato cheddar and gruyere cheese with tomato on texas toast hash browns, orange scented swiss chard, sage demi “Monkey Business,” a Fried Egg Sandwich - $8.25 Truffled Macaroni and Cheese - $14.95 bacon-infused two eggs, cheese, bacon, ham and tomato on texas toast elbow macaroni, black truffle cheese sauce, leeks, roasted bourbon Manhattan oyster mushrooms or one of over 36 Organic Tempeh Sandwich - $9.75 bottle beers. monterey jack cheese, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and Blue Cheese Meatloaf - $15.95 If that isn’t soy scallion mayo on sunflower wheat toast perfect potato puree, pear and onion chutney, red wine syrup enough, the Diner features a very Red Wine Braised Pot Roast - $15.95 eclectic, affordable roasted carrots, cippolini onions and crispy red potatoes, and unpretentious pan jus wine list. Highlights “There’s no more glorious way to drop 10 bucks in this town right now than with the Town Talk’s phenomenal pulled pork sandwich.” - Rick Nelson, Star Tribune “Speaking of drinking-and when aren’t we really?-The wine list at the Town Talk is a dream, a joy, a model of real-life usability.” - Dara Moskowitz, City Pages “One evening’s fish special, a poached halibut fillet with mixed vegetables served in a buttery-fresh herb broth, embodied the deftness of haute cuisine and the emotional heft of Mom’s chicken soup.” - Rachel Hutton, MN Monthly 21 TCFOODFINDS.COM TWIN CITIES FOOD FINDS 2009