Pajarito Sings: Upscale Mexican restaurant has 2 talented chefs, classy good looks and best of all, ROI potential

The first time I visited Pajarito was in the company of Rick Nelson, the restaurant reviewer for the Star Tribune (Rick and I aren’t close personal friends; this dinner for four was a silent auction item from last year’s Les Dames’ fundraiser). As someone who enjoys food immensely but doesn’t review it for a living, […]

Restoring Glory: It’ll need high volumes, but The Lexington’s three revenue sources put it in a position to succeed

It was a long time coming, but the newly refurbished Lexington in St. Paul appears to be worth the wait. The beautiful, old building, once the sipping grounds for St. Paul notables, has been restored to its original glory, creating a sensory experience that goes beyond the tastebuds. All that carved wood, two bars, the […]