Edit ModuleShow Tags

Elizabeth’s Pick: One Last Visit to Palomino



Palomino Dungeness Crab Sliders

I don’t know which shocked me more: That Palomino is closing or that Crave is replacing this downtown mainstay. I mean, shouldn’t there be a mandate against sub-par suburban chains moving into an urban area? But that’s another story... I have many a fond memory of Palomino from my working-girl days at Target. It was the scene of most of our business lunches, at which everyone ordered the same thing: The Chopped Salad. Although I hadn’t been to Palomino in ages—is it just me, or is the place trapped in the late 90s?—I thought it’d be fun to have one last hurrah before the restaurant says farewell on December 12.

I’ve been twice in the last month. The first time, the service was so slow, the Chopped Salad not nearly as fresh and delicious as I recall, and the place so dead (which made said service all the more disconcerting) that closing suddenly seemed like a brilliant plan. But then, a few weeks later, I found myself back at the bar for late-night happy hour following a show at the State Theater. This time, our server was fantastic, my dirty martini perfection, and the crowd happy and festive—just how I remember it.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Joan’s in the Park Still Has It

Approaching their four-year anniversary, Joan’s is still a culinary gem with an everyone-knows-your-name attitude

Shrimp, Avocado, and Assorted Greens Over Black Beans with Spicy Salsa Recipe

This Mexican-influenced main-dish salad is also extremely versatile: Substitute chicken, pork chops, or flank steak for the shrimp, and you have a totally transformed meal

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana bread fans can whip up this easy gluten-free loaf that rivals the traditional versions
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Comments may be edited for length, clarity, or appropriateness.

Add your comment:

About This Blog

TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent TC Taste Posts

Joan’s in the Park Still Has It

Approaching their four-year anniversary, Joan’s is still a culinary gem with an everyone-knows-your-name attitude

Shrimp, Avocado, and Assorted Greens Over Black Beans with Spicy Salsa Recipe

This Mexican-influenced main-dish salad is also extremely versatile: Substitute chicken, pork chops, or flank steak for the shrimp, and you have a totally transformed meal

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana bread fans can whip up this easy gluten-free loaf that rivals the traditional versions

Indeed Brewing Co. Rolls Out New IPA

Let it Roll arrives as Let it Ride winds down, to bring you an IPA year round

From Shrub to Switchel

A local female-owned company’s refreshing, organic switchel drink.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags