Monday, December 24, 2012
Russ Evenson, owner of the Village Pizzeria in Amery, is opening a new Italian-American restaurant in downtown Hudson's former post office building. His children Derek and Erica will manage the new eatery.
Russ Evenson, owner of the Village Pizzeria in Amery, is opening a new Italian-American restaurant in downtown Hudson's former post office building. His children Derek Evenson and Erica Schletty will manage the new eatery. It is located at 225 Locust Street and the managers are currently offering limited hours and limited seating while staff members are properly trained. They hope to fully open sometime between Christmas and New Year's Day. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Have you been to Shanghai Bistro? How was your experience?
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for another installment of "You Review." This week we're featuring Asian eatery Shanghai Bistro. Have you eaten there? How was the food? What did you have? Did you receive good service? Would you order again? Would you recommend it to friends? Share your experience in a Patch directory review. REVIEW YOUR SHANGHAI BISTRO EXPERIENCE --- From the Hudson Patch directory: Located just west of Carmichael Road and south of I-94, Shanghai Bistro offers an impressive array of sushi options as well as standard Chinese cuisine to the Hudson community. In addition to the impressive sushi list, the restaurant also offers patio seating and a full bar. Though the menu sounds upscale, the restaurant has a casual …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Paddy Ryan's owner strives to create authentic Irish dishes at the pub.
Don’t be fooled by his Italian-sounding name, Michael Fassino is all about the beef—corned beef. As the owner of Paddy Ryan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant that’s a great thing. "We have authentic Irish recipes from all over Ireland; north, south, east and west," he said. Both Fassino and his wife Connie have Irish heritage so opening the restaurant in the growing part of town celebrating their roots made sense. "There are a lot of people with Irish heritage in the area. In Hudson, River Falls, New Richmond and obviously St. Paul," he said. "We get a lot of pull from all of those areas." He is also involved in home building so he felt capable of reconizing the need for Paddy Ryan’s four years ago when they opened. "I felt with all the houses …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Barker's Bar and Grill has been open for 22 years because it serves "American style upscale bar and grill food."
For 22 years Barker’s Bar and Grill in downtown Hudson has been the place to go for consistent bar foods. Owner Pete Foster likes it that way. “Chicken wings and burgers are why people come to Barker’s,” he said. “We serve American style upscale bar and grill food. It’s burgers, chops, steaks and salads.” Though burgers may be Foster’s meal ticket, he said the best dish on the menu is the yellow fin tuna melt. “I have not seen that on a menu anywhere else,” he said. “It’s sushi, high-grade tuna and very unique.” The creation came from the one of the restaurant’s specials a few years ago. “It was really popular so we decided to work it into the menu,” he said. Giving people what they want is the name of the game over on the Second Street …
Friday, June 3, 2011
A new downtown restaurant includes ingredients from around the world as well as local products on the menu.
Urban Olive & Vine is still in its inaugural year but a strong identity has been created. Timm opened her store in July 2010 downtown in one of the city’s oldest buildings. “The space has such character and charm and it lends itself beautifully to what I wanted the space to be,”said store owner Kay Timm. “As a bedroom community of the Twin Cities and a resort town on its own, Hudson is the best of both worlds for my store.” Timm said her favorite dish is a smoked salmon cooked plate with filets of smokes salmon, chopped eggs, onions and greens served with dilled cream cheese, capers and fresh baguettes. “I’d describe the cuisine as American bistro,” Timm said. The menu includes olive oil from the west coast’s golden state of California, …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The popular downtown restaurant was closed last week for renovations and reopened Friday with a totally new look, including a huge new bar, leather booths and freshened up decor.
San Pedro Cafe closed its doors at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, to gut and renovate its interior. Hudson Patch was there when the restaurant reopened on Friday afternoon. San Pedro Cafe's managing partner Pete Foster showed us the new digs.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The new-look San Pedro Cafe is scheduled to re-open on Friday with a new bar area, plenty of booth seating and fresh decor.
San Pedro Cafe, one of historic downtown Hudson's top dining destinations, is out of commission this week as workers hurry to give it a serious facelift. The eatery closed at 3 p.m. on Sunday and plans to re-open in time for dinner on Friday night with a fresh new look. "So far everything is on schedule," said Pete Foster, managing partner of San Pedro Cafe. "Basically, we gutted the entire space other than the kitchen. We're putting in an entire new back bar—it's kind of an old-world, Caribbean-style back bar and it's constructed out of 100-year-old reclaimed wormy oak." The restaurant's new 16-seat bar will replace its six-seat cafe counter and provide a bit of a wow factor as customers enter. "The bar top itself will be constructed …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Easter Sunday falls on April 24 this year. Skip toiling in the kitchen and visit one of these Hudson restaurants for brunch.
Taking the family out for an Easter meal this year? Consider one of our Patch Picks and make your reservations early: Pier Five Hundred's family-style brunch is the stuff of Hudson legend. The restaurant will serve its signature "never ending" fare including scrambled eggs with cream cheese, french toast, bacon, pork sausage and herbed hash browns for $12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter. Customers also can order from Pier 500's full breakfast and lunch menu. Formerly known as Carmichael's Bar and Grill, the Hudson Golf Club's restaurant will host Easter Brunch with seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that day. Prices are $18.95 for ages 12 and older, $8.95 for ages 5-12, and $4.95 for those 4 and younger. Hudson Golf Club's menu includes …
Friday, April 1, 2011
Bricks may be the only place in the St. Croix Valley to get certified authentic Neapolitan pizza.
With a mod vibe, fresh food and and a wine list large enough to satisfy the inner sommelier in all of us, Bricks, owned by Kevin and Heidi Bordenave, may be the only place in the St. Croix Valley to get certified authentic Neapolitan pizza. What's Neapolitan pizza, you say? Greasy, rubbery pies, they aren't. Made with fresh tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, wheat flour, Neapolitan yeast, salt and water, Bricks' pizzas use hand-stretched dough and cook in a blazing-hot volcanic rock oven that delivers an Italian feast in less than two minutes. "We're making pizza the way they've made it for hundreds of years," Kevin Bordenave said. Bricks' menu features numerous unique items such as wrapped asparagus (asparagus wrapped with Mozzarella and …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Dibbo's nightclub and hotel will remain open.
Most Saturday mornings in the early 1970s, a friend and I would amble past the Dairy Mart at the south end of the wooden North Hudson bridge, up the hill under the graffiti-covered railroad bridge, and to the 1903 Carnegie library on Third and Locust. Then it was on to downtown for a compulsory visit to Olson’s Department Store or Bertelsen’s to peruse the latest merchandise. The day’s cap was a stop at Ben Franklin’s for penny candy and 10-cent popcorn, and then, with popcorn in hand, over to Dibbo’s Café for a soft drink. A mouthful of munch turned into a chemistry experiment with a sip of fizzy fountain cola. If we had more money to spend, then banana crème pie or hot chocolate was in order. Sitting on the vinyl-covered stools in the …