M and I went to a new bar/restaurant on Friday night called Ward 6. It opened in early December and is located on Payne Avenue in St. Paul. We went around 6:30 pm and the place was packed with a waiting list. Granted, it is pretty small. (very similar in size to The Nook) We were able to grab a couple of spots at the bar and avoid the wait for a table.
We chatted it up with the owner a bit and he told us Hamm's put in the bar in 1903, the same one in the picture below. More recently, it was housing. I'm not sure how that would work with that bar being in someone's living room or kitchen. It's in incredibly good shape considering it's 100 years old!
We each ordered a beer, M having Pour Decisions Maroon and Bold and I had Summit's Winter Ale, despite the Lucid glass below.
For dinner, M ordered a few appetizers including bread and olive oil, poutine and pork belly. I had the Dijon pasta, which was great, but I didn't taste any Dijon.
We finished with beignets. I had never had a beignet before so I don't have anything to compare it to but I wasn't the most fond of it and M wasn't either. I'm definitely willing to try one again somewhere else though, like New Orleans.
Overall, the experience was great and I thought the food to be excellent and of quality. I would love to go back for dinner as well as breakfast.