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I met an old friend for lunch last week and since we were meeting near her office in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, we decided to go to Hell’s Kitchen. This place has been around for a few years and I’ve never made it there. Everyone I know that’s gone there has raved about their food, especially their breakfasts. One co-worker told me I had to try the lemon-ricotta pancakes. And as much as I love pancakes, I just didn’t think I could order them for lunch. On a workday.


Fortunately for me, my friend had tried them before and insisted we order a plate for the table. So in addition to this beautiful BLT (with pepperjack cheese) and a plateful of sweet potato fries I ate one-third of an order of the pancakes. And they were soooo worth it… Lighter than air (how did they stay on the plate) and full of sharp, but not tart lemon flavor. I can’t wait to go back on a snowy Saturday morning and order them with a plate full of crisp bacon and a mug of hot tea.


But until then, you’ve got to check this place for the scenery, if not the pancakes. Decorated in red and black, this place is in the lower level of an office tower rightin the middle of downtown (9th and Nicollet). There’s a pretty big bar and a decent sized stage. My friend works in the financial industry and said her coworkers are often coming down for Happy Hour. Can you blame them?

Pancakes or no pancakes, a trip down the stairs to Hell is well worth it. Enjoy!

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