As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to hotdish @citypages.com.
The St. Paul Cheese Shop (sister to the France 44 Cheese Shop in Minneapolis) sells all sorts of things in addition to cheese, including a long list of made-to-order sandwiches. They're made with turkey, chorizo, prosciutto, goat cheese, Brie, you name it--you can also create custom pairings. One of our faves is the shop's initial, and one of its most basic, offerings, the "Cheesemonger," in which, ironically, the cheese, provolone, plays second fiddle to a crusty roll, a heaping mound of paper-thin Salumeria Biellese salami, and a generous swipe of sweet pepper-onion relish. It makes for a hearty lunch or dinner--but you might as well pick up a few hunks of cheese to eat later, right?
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi No. 99: Eclair at Butter No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino No. 83: Uni at Origami No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu No. 68: Punch's Chopped Italian Salad No. 67: Red Stag's Smelt Fries No. 66: Mancini's Grilled Garllic Bread No. 65: Uptown Bulldog's Chicago Dog No. 64: Crema Cafe's Sorbet Spritzer No. 63: Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy No. 62: Baker's Wife Doughnut No. 61: Bar Abilene Guacamole