19 June 2012

Minneapolis: Longfellow Grill

Longfellow Grill is part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company.  If you've ever been to the Highland Grill, Edina Grill, Groveland Tap, 3 Squares, Scusi, or The Lowry, you know the business.  Like at Longfellow, I've had marginal success eating vegan at the Edina and Highland Grills.  I steer clear of The Lowry, though.  The front of the building tells you why; all it says is "BURGERS WHISKEY OYSTERS EGGS".


Longfellow Grill
2990 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 721-2711

We came to Longfellow to see a near and dear family friend perform.  He's in a band.  It's called The Jupes.  We got a table 5 feet from the outdoor stage and spent the whole meal telling people we knew the talent.  It was a good situation.

Talia required sweet potato fries - 8 bucks.  She shouldn't have asked if they were vegan.  But - sigh - thanks to her kindness and stuff or whatever, we found out that they ARE vegan, which is why I ate approximately half of them.  Sorry, Talia.*  The aioli that comes with them isn't vegan, but the fries themselves are safe.  They aren't breaded, which makes the flavor a little dimmer, but they're still good.  The skin is just tough enough to break easily on contact with your teeth, and the insides are nice and creamy.  I dumped on the salt.  Everything's better with salt.

Seestor and I found out there's an allergen menu here.  Those things are so handy!  It had a couple items that aren't on the regular menu, such as a Veggie Burrito - $12.  I ordered it without cheese, sour cream, and eggs.  I'm not sure if it's supposed to come with eggs because our server was super busy and I didn't want to bother her any more than we already were, but the burrito was on the breakfast menu so I thought I'd just make sure.  And stuff.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much.  I was pleasantly surprised!  It came with red and green salsa on top, and black beans, potatoes, and corn inside.  I tasted a hint of heat and loads of great flavor with lots of well-placed garlic.  It was very satisfying in that way that super-carby meals can be.  I'd order that sucker again.  It was so big, I had half of it for lunch the next day.

Matt and I went home and delved into a pie I made.  It was chocolate mousse pie.  Nobody played awesome music for us while we ate it, though!  What's up with that?

Sigh.  First world problems.

* I'm not sorry.


  1. Talia wants me to let you know that the green onions on the far left side of the background of your blog wallpapery business makes her drool because she loves her sum greeeeeeeen onions bitches. Yup.