My wife and I like to save money like every other person out there and sometimes on a whim we'll just buy a Groupon, LivingSocial or some other dining deal certificate/discount for some random place. This time around, we bought one for a place called The Lyndale Tap House that is serving up some of the finest pit grilled meats you can find right here in the Twin Cities. What makes this place so PITastic? Specializing in Baltimore style pit meat with preparation that involves rubbing a high-quality piece of meat with a special house made spice mixture and allowing it to marinate for three days is a good start.
This was our first time and we simply ordered items that caught our attention and that included; The wings(See my wing challenge - Flying Buffalo's? for more info), the Philly, the Latin Pig, the Haggerty Potatoes and the Shells & Cheese. Does any of this sound good to you? Your answer should be yes! :) This was the fist Philly I've had that was on a Kaiser roll and was your typical Philly with standard ingredients. Great flavor, but maybe just a hair more spices to really make it awesome. The Latin Pig was a sandwich with pit pork drenched in mandarin/habanero sauce, avocado, fresh cilantro and mayo. Wow!
On to the sides, which were probably the best part of the meal next to the wings. Haggerty Potatoes were made by sauteing golden taters with; bacon, garlic, onions and cheddar cheese. The shells & cheese may sound simple, but when tell me their simple after you've tried this dish. Made with large shells, Wisconsin cheddar, smoked Gouda, scallions, bacon and peas. Did he just say peas? I sure did! Than baked with buttery bread crumbs.
Two words describe my first meal at The Lyndale Tap House.... MOUTHWATERING & PITASTIC! Go for the food and while you're there, enjoy 1 of over 50 different beers in house and enjoy your meal.
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