Outta Here – Loring Pasta Bar

Yes, I feel like I’ve mentioned I’m leaving MN here a dozen times. It’s probably getting tiresome me always talking about this. But this post is necessary because I’ve got to supply a post regarding my going home (un)celebration that we had at the Loring Pasta Bar last Friday. I noticed my depature was mentioned here. I wish I had had a chance to meet or get to know this Garrick guy. I remember seeing him once and thinking: "he looks cool, where did he get that name?" I mean come on, he sounds like a medieval baron or something: Garrick Van Buren. I know he’s into podcasting. That’s cool. Anyway, like I talk about in response to PeteE’s comments I feel like I’m leaving the cities with things not quite finished. I’m not going to mull over that again though. Instead I’ll just share photos of the event and a review of the restaurant.

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3.5 out of 5 stars

Loring Pasta Bar: Great Ambience

Reviewer: Aaron
January 19, 2007

Loring Pasta Bar is a fun and funky place with live music near UMN in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN.
The ambience of the place is great. Very funky. The service was really good. Our server was Jim and he wore a cool vintage shirt I liked. The menu is eclectic with an emphasis on, guess what, pasta. There were nine of us and we had an appetizer that was suited for a big group and some sushi. Surprisingly the sushi was good and the appetizers great. It was some type of combo platter with several items, which ordinarily I never order. However, the Linguine with Clams was very dissappointing. The place had live Jazz that was pretty good. I’m giving it a higher grade for the sake of the beautiful decor and wonderful ambience.

Visit date: January 2007

Food eaten: Linguine with Clams

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