Travail Kitchen and Amusements crib sheet
Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Travail Kitchen and Amusements with the essentials of what you need to know when you go to the new Robbinsdale restaurant:
Emily Utne Get the dessert tasting.
Who should go: Anybody who's short on cash but looking for gourmet grub in a relaxed environment.
What to order: The whole menu. Seriously. Go with a big group and just order one of everything. The menu changes regularly, but a few of the mainstays--the burger, the fish and chips, and the charcuterie plate--are definitely worth ordering. But save room for the multi-course dessert tasting.
What to skip: Generally, it's probably best to skip ingredient-bloated dishes that read like someone was cleaning out the refrigerator. But if you want to take the risk, you'll only be out a few bucks if you don't love it.
Where to sit: The seats right in front of the kitchen--though you might get a face full of liquid nitrogen smoke!
When to go: Early or late. The place is already packed during the dinner rush, and it's surely just getting busier. While you're waiting, head to the back of the bar and play a round of wall-mounted lawn bags.
Travail Kitchen and Amusements
4154 West Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale
763.535.1131 (No Reservations)
appetizers $4-$14; entrees $7-$13
Hours: Mon: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am; Tues-Sat, 12:00 pm - 12:00 am