Monday, May 14, 2007

One of St. Paul's famous landmarks. The Dari-ette! A drive up icon from the past which is still thriving in our little town. Oddly, they specialize in Italian food but this jumpin' little joint is so great that it was covered on the Food Network. Anyone out there ever been there?

7 comments:

Julie Du. said...

I can't even place where the Dari-ette is...so no, guess I've never been...

Lucas said...

If you start in downtown St. Paul and take West 7th past Arcade and just keep going, West 7th turns into Minnehaha. The Dari-ette is several miles up on Minnehaha. We may have passed the Dari-ette the very 1st year of Babes on Bikes if I'm not mistaken.

pat said...

I work on *East* 7th, and I drive by the Dari-ette all the time. It's across the street from the post office, between Johnson Parkway and White Bear Av. on Minnehaha. I've never stopped there for lunch, but maybe I will tomorrow!

Rad Brad said...

I have driven by this place many times and I always thought it's location was strange. I did notice that this must have been on Food Networks: Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives as there is a picture in the opening of the Dari-ette.

Nice shot by the way.

Anonymous said...

This is a great shot Lucas!! I have never been there - and I've lived in St. Paul all my life. You are truly observant.

Spic Chic

AutoDrive said...

The Dari-ette! Home of the Italiano!

They also have hamburgers and fries... (where would a drive-in be without hamburgers and fries?) ...and spaghetti, rigatoni, chicken sandwiches, fried chicken, shrimp dinners, meatball sandwiches, pizza burgers (I think my junior high school used to serve pizza burgers), caesar salads, shakes, malts, banana splits, onion rings...

I haven't tried half of all that, but what I've had is good, cooked to order.

1440 Minnehaha East at Birmingham
(about 6 blocks west of White Bear Av)

They are closed during the winter.

Anonymous said...

This place is fantastic. Love the sauce, the malts are great. Pizzaburgers are my favorite and tough to find anyplace else. Super clean kitchen! Definately reccomend it.