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“A Great Diversion from the Rubber Chicken Circuit”

Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Attended a meeting here over two days which included dinner, breakfast, and lunch. I go to lots of similar meetings and my years on the "rubber chicken" circuit have taught me not to have really high expectations.

The catering for our meeting was superb. The food was very tasteful, prepared appropriately, and innovative for a buffet. The home-made potato chips were excellent, the deserts fresh and beautiful. Everything was super!!

Cannot begin to say enough about this place as a meeting venue!

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Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

This place looks great from the outside, but feels like a prison or other institution cafeteria inside. You grab a tray and go down the line of electric-colored Jello-o covered in plastic wrap, pre-made sandwiches from a factory, and other items straight off the Sysco truck. Too bad nothing here is fresh, and there are no healthy options. This place could do well if they sourced fresh, sustainable food from local restaurants!

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Thank tsr118
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

A nice old-fashioned park pavilion where you can pick up some sandwiches to eat there or take to a picnic table in lovely Como Park. This is not a destination restaurant but it is very convenient (and nostalgic) if your are in or near the park.

Thank Jeanne G
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Stopped in while walking portions of St. Paul's Como Park Lake area. Second Breakfast like a Hobbit and tasty Free Trade Coffee.

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Thank See-Doug
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

This is a fine place to stop when you are at or near Como Park. The place is in the park and during the summer it is a great place to start a walk around the lake. Service here is cafeteria style with sandwiches and several other items made to order while other things are ready-made. Desserts are worth your attention. They serve wine and beer here. The decor reflects the Native American heritage of the owner. While it is not grand dinning, it is good eating at a venue with a view.

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Thank MNCondoDude
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