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TDG Food Bracket St. Paul Elite Eight - #1 Happy Gnome vs. #14 Saint Dinette

The battle for St. Paul's berth in the final four is here

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We begin our elite eight voting in our inaugural TDG Twin Cities Food Bracket with the 1 vs 14 matchup from the St. Paul Region. A reminder that the voting will run from 7am CT today (7/28) until 6:59am CT  Saturday (7/30). Whichever venue has the most votes when the polls close will advance. Good luck!

#1 The Happy Gnome

Yelp Rating: 4 stars

Why people love it:

I took a chance on this place on a business trip. I went mainly for the craft beer selection which was enormous. There is a casual outdoor patio in the back. Plenty of room at the bar to eat. Food was great as well. I ordered the Game Burger which was a blend of bison, elk, bacon and horseradish with grilled blue cheese onions on top.  It was cooked to a perfect medium rare. Name another place on the planet that serves this concoction. Excellent. Fries were good and I dipped them in the lingonberry aioli
Can't wait to get back here to try their duck burger and sample more local beer

The Happy Gnome
498 Selby Avenue, St. Paul


#14 Saint Dinette

saint dinette

Yelp Rating: 4 stars

Why people love it:

Service was second to none, as the server, host, and another staff member all checked in and talked about the process of making the cheese, the types of meat, and the restaurant.

This burger is in my top 2 in the Cities.

Saint Dinette
261 East 5th Street, St. Paul