News and Notes from Inver Grove Heights and surrounding communities:
Sarpino’s Pizzeria Comes to WSP – delivers to limited IGH locations
Saprino’s Pizzeria recently opened in West Saint Paul at 6 Signal Hills Center, West St. Paul, MN 55118, in a location formerly a part of Signal Hills Mall. On Monday a Sarpino’s employee confirmed the pizza delivery range does extend into Inver Grove Heights, but only to the area around Upper 55th. So if you live in that area and get delivery, let us know how it is.
Pioneer Press food critic on IGH restaurants “Not much too chose from.”
We’re a big fan of Jess Fleming and the restaurant reviews, news and notes she writes about for the Pioneer Press. But she too, is not sure where the hot spots are in Inver Grove Heights. We’re trying to get Jess out here to check out options in IGH. In a recent Twitter exchange, Fleming provided response to where she would like to eat if she came to Inver Grove Heights.
@EatIgh That’s tough. Not much to choose from. B-52’s I guess?
— Jess Fleming (@jessflem) July 20, 2015
Eat IGH on social media
Speaking of Twitter, be sure to follow Eat IGH on social media: Twitter and Facebook. The link to the Facebook page here is the new business page we set up. The first page that many of you connected with – Eat IGH, was not set up correctly and will be shut down. But connect with us on the new business page and we will be set. We’ll have an Instagram account set up soon too.
Late night happy hour a hit at B52 Burgers and Brew
Speaking of B52 Burgers and Brew, we were once again reminded of why this has become a popular Inver Grove Heights hotspot. The late night happy hour deals are fantastic. We stopped in at 10:30 p.m. and chugged a few $2 beer and enjoyed some tasty appetizers, including the double-up-for-a-buck special where you order one appetizer and get another for $1. We loved the fried pickles and the buffalo wings were also good. We added a ghost pepper burger that was fantastic to make it complete. Happy hour specials run from 3-6 p.m. and 8:30-11:30 p.m. daily.
Uber comes to in Inver Grove Heights
That same night, we used Uber to get home. We highly recommend using Uber if you need a ride. It’s just more efficient and reliable than using a local cab service. Our Uber driver, Sergio, came from Woodbury and arrived within 12 minutes. For a 10 minute ride home to drop one person off and then us, it was a total of $7.33. That beats driving and risking a DUI too. Between Last Call Car Service (available for free from Jersey’s bar and grill on the weekend) and Uber, the responsible transportation options in IGH are growing. The cab service in Inver Grove Heights is spotty at best, and if you are down on Concord, it’s a good bet they will conveniently forget to pick you up (unless you have Cabbie Jeff on speed dial) or take over an hour or longer to arrive. And the cab will probably smell too. That doesn’t happen with Uber and Last Call Car Service (shout out to Jake, our favorite Last Call driver).
Inver Grove Heights: Fried Pickle Paradise
Speaking of fried pickles, there are some great options for the appetizer at area restaurants. Between the fried pickles at B52, Jersey’s Bar and Grill, the Mississippi Pub and Drkula’s, we’d like to see a half hour special on the Travel Channel or Food Network highlighting the many great fried pickle options in the city. Each restaurant adds its own twist and each tastes delicious. One Facebook reader made a great point the other day, wondering if Drkula’s would return to the days of adding a fried pickle to each meal ordered. Hey Tim and Chris – what do you think? Let’s get that fried pickle back!
Facebook comment of the week:
“Restaurants and retailers pass over IGH because we have little daytime traffic (office and industrial properties with an abundance of employees) and our lot sizes on the south end of town don’t promote density, which retailers need rooftops in order to survive. We won’t attract retailers until the city attracts office and industrial developers and business.”
– Jen H
Keep the comments and questions comments. We’ve received some good one’s in just one week since launch and are investigating many of those questions now. If you have questions or comments send/post them via Facebook or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.