Business Magazine

Vive Le Town Talk!

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP

When I moved back to Minneapolis several years ago, one of my primary considerations was the desire to be closer to family and friends. I had spent too many holidays and birthdays away, and I wanted to be back in a place where it was easy to organize a girl’s night out or to meander over to Gram’s on Easter morning in my PJs.

My recent birthday was a prime example of fulfilling this wish—I sent out an invite to a group of my wonderful lady friends to enjoy a leisurely Thursday dinner at Le Town Talk near Hiawatha on East Lake St.

I moved to Longfellow in July 2012, living near East Lake and the river. In the time I’ve lived in the neighborhood, I’ve passed the empty hull of Town Talk Diner and many other restaurants and edifices innumerable times, knowing little about the history of these places. Town Talk Diner was something of legend, but closed in 2011 after some kerfuffle surrounding corporate embezzlement. In September 2014, it was reincarnated with a Marseillaise vibe, a kind of working class French bar and restaurant.

Untitled

This new iteration is described as “part diner, serving French inspired comfort food whose taste and flavor infused the childhood home of owner and Marseille native Emilie Cellai, and part bar, serving a menu of signature international and sparkling wine cocktails mixed up by Julien Masson of Intercontinental, Hotel Dieu in Marseille.”

Because I follow a gluten-free diet, I’m often wary of trying new restaurants, especially those with a limited menu. The menu at LTT, which changes periodically, combines cuisines to create Franco-American dishes that are comfortingly familiar but decidedly different, all inspired by family recipes.

Somehow, despite a scant menu of 25 items or so, Le Town Talk comfortably caters to both GF and veggie diets. In addition, all ingredients (including meats, fruits and vegetables) are sourced from local farms with an emphasis on organic wherever possible.

Perhaps it was majoring in French and studying in-country for a semester, , there’s a part of me that craves the coziness and familiarity and authenticity this bistro offers. Or possibly it’s the human desire to have our own Cheers-type establishment close to home: while the food is fantastic, LTT describes itself more accurately as a “buvette,” or drinking place in colloquial French—“the social hub where you gather after work and stay to mingle long into the night.”

And my girlfriends and I certainly did! On a Thursday night, the traffic at LTT isn’t terribly heavy, and we sat and talked and drank and munched until we realized we were the last group there and, begrudgingly, bid each other adieu.

Untitled3

Angela Anderson, 612-396-3654

Realtor, Results Support Services: EMAIL — BIO

Licensed Associate Working with Sharlene Hensrud of RE/MAX Results, and HomesMSP — Sharlene, John, Angela

 RELATED POSTS:

  • Wednesdays Unplugged - Wedge Salad with French and Blue Cheese Dressings
  • Where to find the best authentic French baguettes in the Twin Cities
  • A bit of Paris where you’d least expect it!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Creative Writing Craft Talk & Workshop

    Dear friends, family, and the twelve people that follow this blog:Hark! Mo Duffy Cobb is returning to the classroom this Fall, both at Holland College to teach ... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Moduffycobb
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Right-Wing Christian Support for Kavanaugh & Dismissal of Male Violence Towards...

    Right-Wing Christian Support Kavanaugh Dismissal Male Violence Towards Women: Fight Keep Patria Potestas Foundation "Christian" Culture

    Merriam-Webster DictionaryDavid Badash, "'Not Relevant': Franklin Graham Says Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Just Something 'He Did as a Teenager'":In his CBN... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   William Lindsey
    LGBTQ, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Foundation and Extension in Your Yoga Poses

    Foundation Extension Your Yoga Poses

    by Nina"Watch your base; be attentive to the portion nearest the floor." — BKS IyengarBecause Baxter will be discussing axial extension of the spine (aka... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Ninazolotow
    FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • Tyler Rich EP Review

    Tyler Rich has come a long way from Yuba City, CA to Nashville, TN and he's put in a lot of work to get to release his debut EP with Valory Music and Big... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Creationist Textbook is Rubbish, Says Creationist Study

    Creationist Textbook Rubbish, Says Study

    I often complain about creationists, and about as equally often I hear back "why bother with them". Well, I bother because they're incredibly harmful to... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Reprieve
    BIOLOGY, SCIENCE
  • 1930s Fashion – Fall Fashion Trends in 1931

    1930s Fashion Fall Trends 1931

    A Slender Silhouette for 1930s Autumn Fashion Cosy and smart for Fall in 1931. A Black woolen suit, worn over a cream blouse. The typical foundation wear was th... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Glamourdaze
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE
  • Cooking Keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    Cooking Keto with Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy

    The first episode of season 2 with Cooking Keto with Kristie is finally here! In this episode, Kristie invites Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy to join her in the kitche... Read more

    The 20 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE