7 Minute Miles

Keep on truckin’

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 01:10 pm GMT -5 in Cars at 1:10 PM

Tonka Tough

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Less than a month left

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 12:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 12:30 PM

The bacon cheeseburger at Gordy’s Hi-Hat

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Men Without Hats

Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 10:22 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:22 PM

And we can dress real neat from our hands to our feet and surprise ’em with a victory cry…

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

The Downton Lights

Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music,Television at 6:40 PM

Chris Lynch with Anna and Mr. Bates @ the tpt stage

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The morning trifecta

Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 10:44 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:44 AM

Pronto Pups, cheese curds and corn roast, 2015

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2015 at 10:44 am

Milk Run 2015

Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 07:33 am GMT -5 in Family,Running at 7:33 AM

MK and me pre-race @ the Fair

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2015 at 7:33 am

Invasion of the helicopters

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2015 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 1:22 PM

Eagle Valley Golf Course, Woodbury

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Decent round in Woodbury

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2015 01:21 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 1:21 PM

84 @ Eagle Valley

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm

The new lab

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 09:28 pm GMT -5 in Business,Personal at 9:28 PM

It’s 4:20 somewhere

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Down and out

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 09:22 pm GMT -5 in Cars at 9:22 PM

Parking garage adventures

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2015 at 9:22 pm

They are coming along

Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 04:51 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 4:51 PM

A new look for Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Looks like trouble to me

Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 04:49 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 4:49 PM

IGT service van outside Fond-du-Luth

Originally published by DK on August 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Who put this outside my office?

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Food,Work at 1:32 PM

Cruel

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Bravo, Eater

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -5 in Disney,Food,Links at 10:56 AM

http://www.eater.com/disney

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

Trouble on Vermilion

Posted Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 10:21 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Weather at 10:21 PM

Weekend storm on Birch Point caused big damage for Mary and Alex 🙁

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Work of Art

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:32 PM

MK as the Mona Lisa, Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

King Cob + Peter’s Wieners

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:29 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links at 4:29 PM

http://blog.mnlottery.com/blog/2015/08/20/202/brad_ribar_is_a_minnesota_chancetaker

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Lions Rule

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:25 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:25 PM

MK and I outside Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Mark’s Myopia

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:24 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Rainbow Chinese build your own

Posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 03:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 3:31 PM

MK and her chicken soup

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Everybody loves Minnehaha Cafe

Posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 3:28 PM

Even BÖC and their crew

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Ice Ice Baby

Posted Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 04:17 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:17 PM

I rock a mic like a vandal. Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle…

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

A British Invasion

Posted Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 4:13 PM

Our fourth this week, “London Guy” (aka David)

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Grand Old Creamery MPLS

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 9:02 PM

Cedar and Nokomis

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

The Pines @ Harriet

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 07:42 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:42 PM

Music & Music (for free) at the Lake Harriet Bandshell

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Hinckley winning the mailbox

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 01:52 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 1:52 PM

One week of mailers from Grand Casino Hinckley 

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Indian Summer Classic 2015

Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 01:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Golf at 1:51 PM

The 11th edition was very nice

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Restaurant Week at Il Foro

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 10:09 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:09 PM

Well, the summer edition of MSP Magazine’s Restaurant Week was already more than a month ago, so I should probably get this post up before the fall edition rolls around (October 18-23). We decided to pay a visit to the latest Jack Riebel joint, Il Foro. Of course it’s not just Jack, but we did see him there that night hobbling around with his injured leg.

We had a late reservation on July 16th, but the place was still pretty busy. Are Minnesotans actually starting to eat dinner later now? The space is located at 40 South Seventh Street – right across the street from Candyland and the Macys ramp. Much has been written about the Art Deco interior, but it really is stunning. Our server said the whole place was basically saved, stored and rebuilt all thanks to the Dayton family.

Executive Chef Joe Rolle (Borough) has played a major part in the current Minneapolis crudo movement and Colleen ordered the yellow tail crudo as part of her Restaurant Week package ($30 per person). It was very pretty and included passion fruit, ligurian olive oil, vadouvan and cilantro. My first course was a large pork and veal meatball with ricotta and spicy tomato sugo. Yum.

We each choose different pastas: Colleen had red wine rigatoni (cacio e pepe), while I had tortellini (bolognese filling, parmesan brodo and extra virgin olive oil). We shared a side of crispy potatoes with chile, parsley and lemon that were cooked perfectly. The pastas were both good, but I think I preferred the rigatoni. Our choices for the dessert course were both excellent: panna cotta for Colleen and a beautiful cheese plate for me. I ordered an old fashioned from the gorgeous bar and nursed it all evening.

Service was a little slow, but at least there is a lot of great stuff to look at in that space while we waited. We also thought it was a little odd there was no bread offered, but perhaps that was just because of the special. After dinner, we checked out the back part of the restaurant, which includes some private dining rooms and a rear entrance into the mall/office/hotel area. There is a lot of other history to this space, but I’ll send you over to Dear Dara for more on that…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Fish and deer on the Range

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Links at 4:18 PM

http://mn.gov/irrrb/media/news/news-detail.jsp?id=285-170214

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Forecast Calls for Pain

Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 09:14 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:14 AM

I can hear approaching thunder, I can feel chills run up my spine. I’ve seen love freeze before and I know I’m on borrowed time…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

MK is so artsy

Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Fashion at 10:59 PM

Selfie republished with permission

Originally published by DK on August 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Two out of five

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 05:51 pm GMT -5 in Work at 5:51 PM

Worst idea ever

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Sookie is Mine

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 05:49 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 5:49 PM

True Blood slots @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Taxi Driver

Posted Sunday, August 16th, 2015 11:24 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:24 AM

The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change…

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

Didn’t know this was a thing

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:15 pm GMT -5 in Food at 4:15 PM

Kegs of 1919 root beer @ Cub Foods, Eagan ($19 each)

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Sad Rock is Sad

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:13 PM

Ninth tee box box @ Brookview, Golden Valley

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Golf blast from the past

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:10 pm GMT -5 in Golf,History at 4:10 PM

Rich Acres on a metro golf poster at Brookview

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Hey, I know her

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:03 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 4:03 PM

Dee Forsberg (McCullagh) golf instruction sign at Brookview

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Down $2 already

Posted Friday, August 14th, 2015 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Sports at 7:02 PM

Stupid Flasha

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Cord-cutter Major

Posted Friday, August 14th, 2015 02:37 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Technology at 2:37 PM

PGA free stream from Kohler

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Squad River Walk

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 9:01 PM

Apple Valley Water Park

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Neighborhood dinner party

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 07:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 7:23 PM

Free Mexican food works for me

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm

406% Growth at RCA

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 08:23 am GMT -5 in Business,Links at 8:23 AM

http://www.inc.com/profile/red-circle-agency

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2015 at 8:23 am

Love the house photographer gig

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 09:32 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music,Photography at 9:32 PM

The Marshall Tucker Band and Alabama @ Fortune Bay, August 8, 2015

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm

The original lighthouse?

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 7:32 PM

On the walk to the current Grand Marais lighthouse

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Can’t You See

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:08 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:08 PM

Gonna take a freight train, down at the station, Lord. I don’t care where it goes…

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Always great to see these two

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 7:03 PM

The Shusters play number 13 at The Wilderness

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Highway 61 Rainbow

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Travel,Weather at 7:02 PM

Such crazy weather this weekend on the North Shore

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Legal once again

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 08:45 am GMT -5 in Cars at 8:45 AM

Never got my car tab renewal letter

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 8:45 am

Grumps photobomb

Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 02:57 pm GMT -5 in Family,Travel at 2:57 PM

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm

The 2015 Edition

Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 11:42 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 11:42 AM

No complaints even

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

Grand Portage Construction

Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 01:11 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 1:11 AM

The plans (and progress) are impressive

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2015 at 1:11 am

Dinner at the Blue Water

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 06:17 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 6:17 PM

Grandma, Grumps, SK and MK

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Goats + golf = awesomeness

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 06:16 pm GMT -5 in Family,Golf,Travel at 6:16 PM

The Grand Marais mini course has been invaded by creatures

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The hike wore her out

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 05:01 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature,Travel at 5:01 PM

SK on the Brule River trail

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Two Angry Trouts

Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 11:22 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 11:22 AM

Lunch with the jokers in Grand Marais

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2015 at 11:22 am

The Marshall Tucker Band

Posted Saturday, August 8th, 2015 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 8:24 PM

Nice turnout for a scary weather day

Originally published by DK on August 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Drip drop

Posted Saturday, August 8th, 2015 04:27 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music,Weather at 4:27 PM

Rain or shine 

Originally published by DK on August 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Backstage prep

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 05:54 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 5:54 PM

Marshall Tucker Band and Alabama

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Got the view part down

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 02:35 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 2:35 PM

Bay View Lodge, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Mountain Music

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 10:40 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:40 AM

You see that mountain over there? Yeah, one of these days I’m going to climb that mountain…

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

Slot graphics rule

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015 10:33 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Design at 10:33 AM

A newer Konami game @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on August 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

I love this page so much

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Friends,History,Links,Technology at 10:19 PM

http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.22/22.08/2006MacTech25/index.html

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Love these two

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,Photography at 7:29 PM

MK and SK at the Walker (from kid one’s senior picture photo shoot)

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Lucky 13 at The Quarry

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:57 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 6:57 PM

Such a great par four, Biwabik

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

More construction shots

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:43 pm GMT -5 in Skiing at 6:43 PM

The Event Center @ Giants Ridge

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Ski Chalet 2.0

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:42 pm GMT -5 in Skiing at 6:42 PM

The Event Center/Chalet @ Giants Ridge

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Wacootah Grille daily special

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:39 pm GMT -5 in Food,Golf at 6:39 PM

Grilled chicken, lettuce, mayo, Swiss and bacon

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Butterflies are always good

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 06:38 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 6:38 PM

IGT Magic Butterflies @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm
 

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