The Iowa pork loin at The Original on 42nd is Hawkeye-approved

Welcome to Plate Of The Week, a journal about memorable dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Which plate can’t you stop thinking about? Let us know @growlermag. One of the easiest things to love about the Hawkeye State is the regional sandwich quirks. Iowa is the home of Maid-Rites, also called loose-meat sandwiches, which are just crumbled … [ Read more]

Sandwich shop planned for old Colossal Cafe space

Now that Colossal Cafe has opened their new digs on 38th Street, people may be wondering what’s in store for its original space at 1839 East 42nd Street. On Wednesday afternoon, Colossal Cafe’s owners, Carrie, John and Elizabeth Tinucci, announced the new concept for the old location—it’s The Original on 42nd. The sandwich shop will be helmed … [ Read more]

Never fear: Caffrey’s is back

Last December, Caffrey’s, the deli and sub shop on Lyndale and Lake in Uptown, closed abruptly. Now, as of Tuesday, it has re-opened just as unexpectedly, reports City Pages. “A visit to the deli confirmed that the doors are open and the kitchen is churning out old favorites like the Loaded Philly and the Ranch Gobbler,” … [ Read more]