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A Visit To Hell’s Kitchen On A Very Snowy Day

Posted Nov 13 2010 7:45pm

Beautiful, isn’t it?!  This is what I saw when I woke up this morning and looked out my window–tons and tons of SNOW!!

I love the first snow.  It’s always so pretty!  But after the first snow, I kind of get sick of winter.  The snow is pretty when it falls, but it always gets dirty, grey, and blah looking.  When you add in sub-zero temps, then winter just makes me miserable.

But today was fantastic.  30 degree temps and lots of pretty snow.  And I just had to go outside and take pictures!

Though going outside did have a purpose.  Josh and I decided to celebrate the first snow with some breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants, Hell’s Kitchen .

Breakfast and snow makes me one happy girl :)

If you live close to the Twin Cities or if you are planning a visit, you MUST go to Hell’s Kitchen for breakfast (they also serve lots of yummy dishes for lunch and dinner, and they have a limited breakfast menu in the evening.).

1.   Awesome and random decor.

Example: this random cutlery light fixture.

2.   The servers wear PJs for the brunch hours during the weekend.

(There were a surprising amount of people who came out for brunch on this snowy day!)

3.   They make their own condiments–ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, orange marmalade, and ginger-blackberry jam–all of which are AMAZING.

The ketchup is made with pears.  Not kidding.  It somehow works, and trust me, it’s much better than the traditional Heinz Ketchup at other restaurants.

4.   If you like vodka, they make their own vodka infusions.

They use these infusions in all of their drinks, including their Bloody Marys.  I can’t say how good they are (not really a vodka fan), but I’ve heard others remark that they are really good.

5.   Live music on weekend mornings and most nights

I’ve heard everything from jazz to folk to gospel music played live at Hell’s Kitchen.  One guy even sang a song about a rooster named Big Pecker.  Oddly enough, Josh loved that song–don’t ask me why!

6.   And of course, awesome and inventive food!!

This morning I ate a piece of maple glazed bison sausage, some rosti potatoes (basically hash browns with scallions and bacon pieces), and two pieces of toasted sausage bread (made with “bison sausage, spices, currants, pecans, and black coffee” according to their website) which I later smothered with their homemade peanut butter.

These are just three of my many favorites.  Everything I’ve tried here has been spot on and tasted so good.  Some of their other inventive and delicious breakfast dishes include:

  • Mahnomin Porridge (made with wild rice, cranberries, and hazelnuts)
  • Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes
  • Brioche Bread Pudding

They also have a lot of the classics like french toast, frittata, eggs benedict, huevos rancheros… I could go on and on!

I think I’ve run out of superlatives to describe my love for Hell’s Kitchen.  Just trust me on this one–a meal at Hell’s Kitchen is totally worth it.

Seen while walking out of Hell’s Kitchen…

That right there is Nicollet Mall’s two-story Target.  That is where I usually stand to watch the Holidazzle Parade every year–makes me even more excited for the holidays!

As I said, I was one happy girl this morning!

Are you a snow lover or a snow hater?  Have you experienced the first snow this year yet?


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