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Pier 500 – Hudson, WI

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I was out in Hudson a few weeks back shooting some real-estate photography, and the weather was nice, so I figured it would be a great night to stop by Pier 500 and give it a review. Having been there a few times in the past, and enjoyed the food each time, I felt it was a great opportunity to shoot a few photos since I had...

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Snook Haven – Bonita Spring, FL

[caption id="attachment_388" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] One of the places I visited while I was in Florida awhile back was this little hole in the wall, and by hole in the wall I mean Deliverance hole in the wall. Off the beaten path from I-75 lies Snook Haven, a mix-match of biker bar, what had the potential for a good hot-spot, and a place where the geriatric crowd dined, this place was pretty, well.. unique...

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Joe Cracker – North Port, FL

[caption id="attachment_373" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] While on my last trip to Florida, I headed out with the parents, and later on met up with some other friends to a place called Joe Cracker. It is a bit like a sports bar, tiki bar, and Applebees in one, but with a far better menu and atmosphere. On my first trip there, I had a pulled chicken sandwich, which was pretty good, however...

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Las Margaritas – Cottage Grove MN

[caption id="attachment_366" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo By Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Tucked down in Cottage Grove, just a short distance from my home is a tasty little mexican joined called Las Margaritas. It opened up a few years ago shortly after I moved down here, and have been a semi-frequent visitor since. Less recently since I've been trying to shed my winter insulation. There is a second location down in Hastings, but I believe these are...

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Ronin Cafe and Sushi Bar – Lakeville, MN

[caption id="attachment_354" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] After getting an invite a few weeks ago from Bill of Lazy Lightning to meet up at Ronin with a number of other of his readers and friends, the evening arrived and I ventured out in the crappy rain to meet up for some good food. Looking thru the menu they have quite a number of sushi and other raw fish related options, as well as a handful of...

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Taste of Thaiyai – Apple Valley, MN

[caption id="attachment_328" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Uploaded by Tim Dachtera"][/caption][caption id="attachment_328" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Uploaded by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Last night, on invite from Bill I joined him, Kim, Laura, Art and Laurie at Taste of Thaiyai down in Apple Valley. I'd been spending the majority of my day helping a buddy remodel his house, so I was certainly up for a tasty meal at a new restaurant. Located in a tiny little strip mall, it's what you would expect,...

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Yang’s Chinese Restaurant – Woodbury, MN

[caption id="attachment_362" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Updated 4/27/09 - Photos I found myself in Woodbury last night at ULTA getting my haircut with the fabulous Crystal (I really suggest you make an appt. with her if you are in need of a cut, color, style, or eyebrow wax (OK, so I haven't had the last thing done to me, but all of the others I can personally vouch for as being totally awesome) Anyways,...

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Bamboo Garden – Cottage Grove, MN

[caption id="attachment_313" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo Uploaded by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I've been rather lax on getting this post up, the photo has been sitting here for a few months now. I think I've procrastinated for lack of a better photo, but here we go. The Bamboo Garden is one of your 'run of the mill' Chinese takeout places in a strip mall in regular suburbia. I'm a creature of habit, and have always stuck with my...

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Rocco’s Pizza – Cottage Grove

[caption id="attachment_306" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Photo uploaded by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] So in all of my efforts to eat healthy and workout, tonight went to hell. I just was not in the mood for another chicken breast, cooked up however you like, it's still a big wad of chicken, with noodles, with salad or with rice. I'll just make sure to do an extra 50 sit ups in the morning...

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Cassinis Pizza – Cottage Grove

[caption id="attachment_296" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Originally Uploaded by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] While I've eaten at Cassinis a few times in the past, I haven't taken the opportunity to do more than scarf for the tasty pie, so I figured this would be a good place to start with. Being just down the street from me, it was well within my realm of easily obtaining, since I had to visit the nearby Target, I stopped in, and placed my order...

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