100 Favorite Dishes: No. 98, Morrissey's corned beef and boxty rolls

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.

Benjamin Carter Grimes

Every culture has its flat-bread. In Ethiopia, injera is served with almost every meal; tortillas are all over the place; and Swedes have their infamous lefse. Earlier this year Morrissey's Irish Pub in Uptown introduced us to the Celts' answer to unleavened deliciousness: the boxty, or "poor house bread."

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Morrissey's uses this potato-based pancake in one of their most popular appetizers. Spread with spicy, creamy horseradish and layered with their smoky house-brined lean corned beef, the boxty is then rolled up and cut into sections, a la another familiar picnic season favorite. Served standing up and decked out with a spoonful or two of cabbage slaw, each bite has a little bit of everything.

An order is $11, but it's plenty enough to share. Go during daily happy hour, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., when tap beers are a little cheaper.

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Morrissey's Irish Pub

913 West Lake St., Minneapolis, MN

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