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September 26, 2005 // UPDATED 1:58 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Jeremy Stratton
Jeremy Stratton

St. Thomas campus

Those who enjoy a pun with their meal may again visit Food for Thought, which reopened Sept. 6 on the skyway level of the University of St. Thomas' new Schulze Hall, 1000 LaSalle Ave.

A smaller version of the food court was located next door in Terrance Murphy Hall. The five-kitchen cafeteria and 260-person seating area are accessible through the skyway and open to the public.

The food court features separate cuisines such as sandwiches at the 11th Street Deli, burgers and fries at the Harmon Grille, pizza at Pizzaioli, Asian fare at Tommy Wok and Mexican food at La Cucina Mexicana, as well as a salad bar and other self-serve options. The University of St. Thomas manages Food for Thought in-house.

Food for Thought food court is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Central Business District

McCormick & Schmick Seafood Restaurants will add its second Downtown eatery early next year when M&S Grill takes over the former Nick and Tony's Chophouse space on the street level of 50 S. 6th St.

Gregg LaBlanc, director of marketing for McCormick & Schmick, said the restaurant will offer the same "upscale yet comfortable" atmosphere as the McCormick & Schmick seafood restaurant at 800 Nicollet Mall but a different menu, half of which will feature nonfish dishes such as a wide range of steaks, poultry and entr/e salads.

Lunch entr/es will run $7-$11, with dinner prices at $14-$20. A full bar will likely be a centerpiece, said LaBlanc.

M&S Grill's steak-and-some-seafood menu may serve a similar clientele as Nick and Tony's Chophouse, which closed in the space in early 2005.