Hello! If you’re new to this site, you might be wondering just WHO is writing all the reviews here on the Twin Cities Restaurant Blog. Let me introduce myself. My name is Kristi Sauer and I am a teacher who works 50+ hours a week at a wonderful public school in the inner-city but I moonlight as a restaurant-diner, photographer and blogger in the evenings and on weekends when I can find the time. These are both jobs I love that I have worked very hard for. I currently live in the northeast metro. Hugo. Ever heard of it?! I can only dream of all the restaurants I would like to see up in Hugo. Maybe someday ;) I am due to have my first baby in April 2013 and have cut back on writing here at the TCRB. Hopefully I can dedicate more time to it in the future but right now my priorities are with my family.
If you are a fellow diner and have always wanted to see pictures of a specific restaurant and the food they serve there, along with an honest opinion, this blog is the place! I love getting feedback, so please leave comments when you feel my reviews have helped you or have inspired you to try something new:) I would also love to get ideas of new places to try. You can suggest a restaurant you’d like me to try here.
If you are in the restaurant business and would like to be featured on the blog, please contact me to set something up. ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) I am not affiliated with any particular restaurant but work closely with many.
This blog was started in early 2007 and I have only visited a small fraction of restaurants around the Greater Twin Cities, so please be patient as I increase the number of reviews…. My busy schedule and pocketbook can only afford to eat out a few times per week!
My camera equipment is a Nikon D5000 ( 50mm 1.4 lens for food photos, 18-55mm kit lens for wider angles) which I have used exclusively since Jan 2010. All the photos from reviews in 2007-2008 were taken with a little Canon S500 (point and shoot) and my reviews from 2009 were taken with a Canon G9. The older photos are a shame to look at, but everyone starts somewhere, right? I am doing my best to update old reviews. My food photography has come a long way since I first started this blog. You can check out all my restaurant photos on Flickr. If you want to use any of my photos, I appreciate you asking first.