Il Foro has culinary prowess for classic staying power

Jun 29, 2015 533

When people talk about Il Foro (formerly the Forum Cafeteria) and the Lexington in St. Paul, they say things like: "My grandma used to take me there." Well, after a first look, we are pleased to announce that people are probably going to continue to say such things, for generations to come.

When restaurateurs Josh Thoma, Jack Riebel, and Lorin Zinter made the decision to snatch up these classic, grande dame properties, there is no doubt they were thinking long term. These historic properties have survived the decades in their own right, and what they needed now was a Midas touch culled through decades of their own industry wisdom to give them new life — life that would last the coming decades.

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