Feb 02

Foodie Focus Group Fun

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Last Saturday, the huz and I had the opportunity to participate in a focus group at Nonna Rosa’s in Robbinsdale, MN. We filled out some surveys, ate some yummy food, and chatted about Italian food.   The owner/manager – Tina (full name=Catarina) – had invited some peeps via their Facebook page.  Sharing my opinion seems to be a skill of mine!

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Our table settings were beautiful.  Although mimosas were served to others, the huz and I chose to have a Roy Rogers and Rapsberry Crème Soda.

Digression: I was carded once for a Roy Rogers at a Mexican restaurant in Jamestown, ND.  True story.  One of the funniest dates ever with who is now the huz.

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Owner Chef Francesco served up some yummy food. The huz had the privilege of peaking into the kitchen as Chef created some gelato.  Tina used a different name when she said what it was, but I cannot remember it right now.

Tina: if you read this, can you tell me what it is in the comment section?

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Delicious dish numero uno (haha – Spanish!)

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Delicious dish numero dos (mi favorito, btw)

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Delicious dish numero tres

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Although the average price of the regular menu items are in the $15-$25 range (the portion sizes are enough for two and more), the Happy Hour menu provides smaller portions for much lower costs.  Nonna’s also has a luncheon pasta bar that is very affordable.

I had a great time at the focus group, and it was great to try some potentially new menu items.  I think the best part (besides hanging with the huz for a couple of hours eating yummy food) was interacting with Tina and learning more about her passion for Italian food, family, the restaurant business, and community involvement.

Thanks, Tina!

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