Saturday, April 18, 2009


Tim & I crossed the river to the growing collection of eateries in Northeast Minneapolis. No sign of a recession in this neighborhood of reasonably priced restaurants. We stopped at 3 before we settled down at Elsie’s. All had waits of an hour or more!

Elsie’s is an “entertainment complex” with 16 bowling lanes, a karaoke corner and a restaurant. A family run operation serving casual breakfast, lunch & dinner fare for 56 years.

“When in Rome. . .” We started with a basket of crispy tater tots and a ketchup dipping sauce bumped up a notch with hot sauce. How could this not be good?

For dinner, I chose the buffalo chicken breast sandwich. The large whole breast was grilled and bathed in a wonderful zesty buffalo sauce. The homemade bun was buttered and toasted before surrounding the delicious chicken. A side of kettle chips and crisp pickle spears round out this tasty meal.

Our very friendly and sexy server, Joel, told us this very popular venue is “buzzing” in to the early morning. For the 1 ½ hours we were at our table eating & drinking, there were diners waiting to snag a table as quick as one opened. We walked through the bowling area as we left – all 16 lanes were busy and a line of karaoke performers waiting for their 4 minutes of fame.

Good times, good food… easy on the wallet!

Mmm, Mmm…


$ 10
$$ 20
$$$ 30
$$$$ 40+

+ Stop bothering me!
++ Anyone here?
+++ Stopped when in the area.
++++ As needed and friendly.
+++++ Invisibly perfect!

✦ “One visit too many!”
✦✦ “Convince me!”
✦✦✦ “I’ll be back!”
✦✦✦✦ “Same table next week!”

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