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Where should I take my girlfriend to dinner in Minneapolis?

Hello again! I'd like to thank all of you for your suggestions. I hope no one will be disappointed but we decided on the King and I Thai. The food was fantastic and the portions were huge, as expected. She got the chicken Pad Thai and I got the special Yellow Curry with Beef Tenderloin. It was one of the best curries I've ever had in my life, pardon me if I lack the vocabulary to explain why.

That said, the service could have been much better, and while I liked the atmosphere our table was an awkward length. I was closer to the guy at the next table than I was to her.

I'd recommend it for a group of people. The proper food ratio (this is something I've been thinking about) is somewhere around 3 dishes for every 5 people. Though I suppose it depends on just how hungry you are.

Thanks again everyone!

Help finding good, cheap knives!

Hello friends! Here's the deal:
I recently received a knife set as a gift, and I was incredibly excited, as I'm a student/amateur cooking enthusiast, and I've only been using whatever bad/cheap knives were around.
The problem was that when we opened up the set (a 14-piece Ginsu set), both myself and the gift-giver were disappointed to find that all but one of the knives were serrated. Apparently this obsession with serrated knives is Ginsu's "thing," and they claim it keeps the knives sharp.

My question: Can anyone recommend a new knife set? The gift-giver insists on buying me a new one, but has tasked me with finding it. My budget is $50 and lower. I have faith that a durable, useful, non-serrated, yet still cheap set of knives is available, I just don't where to look!
I figured if anyone could help me, it would be the Serious Eaters!

I should mention that while I don't really need a set as large as 14 pieces, I very much like the idea of a knife block. A good knife deserves a home.

So please let me know what you think!

Where should I take my girlfriend to dinner in Minneapolis?

I'm visiting my girlfriend in Minneapolis, and she asked me to pick out a restaurant in town for a date. I did some looking around online, but I'm no good at parsing out the multitudes of online reviews, so I figured I would ask at Serious Eats!

I did find the 112 Eatery, which looked promising, but from what I read also slightly inconsistent.

We're both mainly meat-and-potatoes loving people, in any form. French or American is great. We also share a love for Thai food and curry in general.

I don't mind spending a lot of money (and who wouldn't enjoy spending money on food for someone they love?) but I'm looking for a place I can fit in wearing a sweater and jeans. I'm a college student, and it's pretty much all I wear...

Anyway hopefully a local or a frequenter of the city can recommend a place where I can have some great food on a date with my lady!

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