Town Talk Diner

They were painful, those three years we spent waiting for the lights at Town Talk Diner to flicker on again. A series of delays only added to the tension for fans, who were dying to see what a quartet of hotshot refugees from some of the Cities’ (and the nation’s) finest restaurants would do with diner food. What’s the shine? Is it the frickles, a snappy snack of fried pickles? Is it the seemingly innocent cherry shakes spiked with schnapps? Could it be the Banana’s Foster French toast? All of the above, and then some. The reborn Town Talk is all things fun and familiar, concocted with a twist. Its resurrection may have come slowly, but also oh-so-surely. 2707 Lake St. E., Minneapolis.; 612-722-1312