The fact that our first visit to Cafe Maude's new location in Loring Park took place on the same night as the first presidential debate proved to be fitting in two ways. First, in the sense that perusing Cafe Maude's menu sparked a lively back-and-forth about what everyone should order. Should we opt for French? We could, but a little Norwegian flair might make for a more neutral platform. Going Roman might be a fine rebuttal, but perhaps the best strategy is to play it safe and stick to the American South. Believe it or not, that whole tête à tête only got us through the cocktail menu, which features some of the most sophisticated drinks in town. But Cafe Maude was also a fitting choice because of its patron saint and namesake, Maude Armatage, who was a progressive thinker and inspiring local politician in the... More >>>