What's got two green thumbs, and has used them to cultivate a remarkably lush patio? This guy: Mosaic Cafe, a sammie haven just opened across from Harriet Brewing and serving icy suds of its own on a massive, garden-lined patio framed by a super colorful two-story mosaic, making it feel like you're eating in a giant's children's book.
Noshables include rosemary garlic fries with aioli, and those sandwiches range from pastrami reubens to spicy "Chicken Torta Adobos" with guac, pico, pickled jalapenos, black bean spread, and chili lime crema. Plus, there is a host of burgers (packed with Thousand Hills beef) like the smoked bacon, blue cheese, 1000 island aioli "Bacon Blue", which recalls the popular Eiffel 65 song "It's bacon blueee, eat too much and you'll die, abadii abadie". For the wetting of the whistle, they're slinging wine by the glass & bottle, locally made JOiA sodas, Refinery 7 coffee/ espresso, and a beer list that aspires to have only local suds, and currently rocks Harriet brews on all three taps, as well as bottles like Finnegan's and Premium, so give your car a break and be the guzzler yourself.
And for dessert, they're homaging the space's previous tenant (Glacier) with custards either by the scoop (with toppings like Pop Rocks and Fruity Pebbles), shake-style, or in a "custard flight", though holding a bowl in each hand will leave you completely unable to answer the question "who's got two thumbs and a variety of exceptionally tasty custard?!".
Published: July 3, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
3019 Minnehaha Avenue South
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