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Not2Sure

The pancakes now cost something outrageous like 10 bucks.. so much for rising from its own ashes anew. IMHO, it is so little like Town Talk Diner 1.0 they should really have changed the name.

I think I'm about to lose yet another place to the "grasshopper sipping hipster" crowd. :(

What does your mom think of it?

MOM

Sounds like the status of pickled eggs has been elevated to be served alongside Manhattans and ice cream drinks; I see no comment on how they tasted... Reading this post reminded me of when you were quite young and how you never missed an episode of that sit-com about "Mel's Diner" and that you even dressed up as "Flo" for Halloween one year.

Aaron Landry

As you pointed out on my site, I was at the Town Talk Diner at almost the same time. Funny that we ordered the same sandwich too. Arr num num. I'll opt for the garlic parsley fries next time.

Next time is Friday with Bill and Kim and maybe others.

MOM- They were called "mustard pickled eggs" when I got them which I think explains them well. I am not an egg fan, though.

433

Ugh, I was afraid of this. I hate hate HATE that crap. Gussying up greasy spoon food and decor and charging hip restaurant prices. It's like going to Mickey's Dining Car, only you don't have to sit next to any ACTUAL poor people.

$9.25 for a bacon cheeseburger? $5.00 for a plain hotdog?

And most egregious -- $8.25 for two pancakes? Pancakes that are the exact same recipe the old Town Talk used to serve, but now at four times the cost? The pancake prices haven't quadrupled in the past 10 years at Al's Breakfast, the Ideal Diner, Key's, or anywhere else in town.

I'm glad you like the food so much. You can eat my portion too, because I sure won't be going.

Jess

Here is where I try to bribe your mom for some Young Alexis as Flo pictures$@@$^^$@

Not2Sure

Does mom have an amazon wish list yet? I'll chip in something for the pics as well.

Alexis

Well, if there's anyone I know who would go out of his way not to eat at a fantastic new restaurant because of a memory associated with an old one, it's 433. You're missing out; everything on the menu unique and delicious.

The prices are equal to those of any other restaurant in town serving food of this caliber. And actually, The Longfellow Grill (right down the street) has several items that are more expensive.

These guys have roots at Aquavit, Cafe Brenda, Levain, and Vincent, so make no mistake: there is no greasy diner slop at Town Talk Diner. They didn't try to resurrect a restaurant that's been closed for 4 years, they merely applied their combined skill of the trade to a whole new concept. And like I said, it totally works.

If you want $2.00 hangover eggs, then go to Mickey's or wherever. But if you want to try the best new restaurant in town where the burgers might cost $8.75 but I bet you can't finish one (not one of us cleaned our plates), and everything is made fresh in-house from gourmet ingredients (even the pickles), then check out Town Talk.

Actually, please check out Town Talk before you say anything more about it. To try and compare this restaurant to Mickey's is like comparing Solera to McDonald's. Not only is it apples and oranges, but it's like fresh-from-the-tree McIntosh apples from Afton Orchards versus a dry, seedy Valencia orange from Aldi in early November.

433

Maybe if you pay, darlin', but I swear to Ed that I'm not paying $8.25 for pancakes that cost $2 or so four years ago. That's just sick.

Old Geezer

Back in my day, pancakes were a nickel, and I refuse to pay a penny more! Now if you'll excuse me, Matlock is is on TV.

Eric

Hmm... the Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes I love from Hell's Kitchen are $9.25, and I've ordered them again and again - So I guess I will pay that much for pancakes, but they'd better be damned tasty.

433

You kids stay off my lawn!

Alexis

Intelligence reports coming in indicate that the pancakes come with your choice of bacon, sausage links or polish sausage for $8.25. Pancakes without the side of meat are just $5.00. Real maple syrup, of course.

taylor

I have to side with 344: Minneapolis is quickly heading the wrong direction with the pricing scale. Comparing prices to the entirely overpriced-yet-average Longfellow Grill doesn't make it any better, either.

And there's absolutely no way I can support drinking High Life like that.

And how are we coming with the MomFriday.typepad.com? I'd really like to see some photos of "Flo".

andrea

Can we talk about pizza? What's the best in mpls? I just moved here and need a good slice. Also, where can I get my eyebrows threaded in this city? Oh, i have so many questions. I'm glad I found you.

Jason

The CCO crew always does happy hour after the 10 on Thursdays... we'll have to try Town Talk next week. And I miss Flo....

Bill Roehl

If you want $2.00 hangover eggs, then go to Mickey's or wherever. But if you want to try the best new restaurant in town where the burgers might cost $8.75 but I bet you can't finish one (not one of us cleaned our plates), and everything is made fresh in-house from gourmet ingredients (even the pickles), then check out Town Talk.

I'll take that bet. I'll be there tonight.

Aaron Landry

Taylor-

My url is now your url? You own me.

-Aaron

taylor

I can't believe someone actually clicked on my name!

Jason

Chuck Norris killed a man, used his powers to bring him back to life, and killed him again. Now thats justice.

Jason

Thanks for that tidbit, Taylor.

Not2Sure

Have to be pretty secure in your manhood to order a float called the Panty Dropper.

(it's kinda tasty, but you didn't hear that from me)

Bill Roehl

Alexis, pay up ;)

Aaron Landry

I can't believe someone actually clicked on my name!

Taylor-

I didn't click, but I always mouse-over your name because you tend to give a different url every time and everywhere you post. Never thought you'd put my url as yours. Heh.

-Aaron

Alexis

Aaron... I think he's got a crush on you.

Bill: I can't believe it! And you had an appetizer? I assume you'll be fasting until Sunday dinner.

Bill Roehl

I assume you'll be fasting until Sunday dinner.

Alexis, I'm hungry already! I could defintely go for another "Kitchen Sink Burger" :)

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