Category Archives: Minnesota

The Nook

My sons wanted to check out The Nook, across from Cretin Derham Hall High School, 492 Hamline, St. Paul, MN for their large selection of roadhouse hamburgers and basement bowling alley. Although there was a hamburger named for Twins Manager … Continue reading

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Midtown Farmer’s Market

Head fermenter, Galen Kanazawa, surveys his Fierce Ferments product lineup available at the Midtown Farmers Market, adjacent the Lake Street stop on the Blue Line light rail at 22nd Ave South. New to the lineup this year is a mild … Continue reading

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Zestar vs. Honey Crisp

Although I am from Minnesota, I hate to see the Honey Crisp apple take over apple season  from all the older varieties. Of course there are the eminently shippable Braeburn, Fuji, Jazz and Red Delicious apples which are now present … Continue reading

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Fierce Ferments organic sauerkraut

I purchased some caraway and dill sauerkraut from Fierce Ferments at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmer’s market. I finally tucked into the slaw yesterday and it is wonderful. Cool and refreshing straight out of the frig. Sour with that nice caraway … Continue reading

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Organic Kim Chi from Fierce Ferments

I have just returned Richmond, VA after a ten day road trip to Minneapolis St. Paul. I am in the process of moving to a new residence which requires eating up food stragglers so they do not need to make … Continue reading

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New St. Paul brewpubs

Tin Whiskers recently opened in St. Paul (125 E 9th St, 44.950655, -93.093621) in a beautifully renovated space offering a number of nice beers. I was visiting a friend and we decided to check out a number of the local … Continue reading

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Return to Bryant Lake Bowl

I am back in Minneapolis meeting friends and checking out favorite old haunts. What is not to love about a hipster place in Uptown, like Bryant Lake Bowl (810 W Lake St.) with outdoor stadium seating (with the one row … Continue reading

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