Grecco's and Roman Anthony's crib sheet
Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Grecco's and Roman Anthony's, with the essentials of what you need to know when you go:
Kris Drake Get the lobster gnocchi at Roman Anthony's--or try it DIY at home.
Who should go: Anyone looking for east metro eats, or making a road trip to the Taylor's Falls area.
What to order: The Arancina Fried Risotto Cakes, the lobster gnocchi, the osso bucco, and the grilled sardines at Roman Anthony's; the $35, four-course tasting menu at Grecco's.
What to skip: The tableside Caesar at Roman Anthony's is a fun production, but if you don't like it dressed with balsamic vinegar, you'll probably just want to watch it being made for someone else.
Where to sit: The deck at Grecco's or, in bad weather, a seat in the back room where you can watch the action in the kitchen.
When to go: If you want to hit Grecco's, go before August 28, so you can catch the Festival Theater's production of Proof before it closes.