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Only been to 3 of these

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 09:44 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 9:44 PM

The 100 Greatest American Music Venues

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Spring has sprung

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 8:16 PM

Plus lots of rain and temperature swings

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Mummies of St. Paul

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 07:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 7:12 PM

Friday at the museum

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Thank you Atomic

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 04:13 pm GMT -5 in Food at 4:13 PM

#atomicbbq

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Rollin’ in the VIP Room

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 11:37 am GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Work at 11:37 AM

Vikings Draft Party, Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

Mix-a-Lot

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 08:23 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:23 AM

My anaconda don’t want none, unless you’ve got buns, hun…

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 8:23 am

Pepsi Skol

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 04:43 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football at 4:43 PM

Vikings Draft Party 2016

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Bucatini @ Monello

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 04:41 pm GMT -5 in Food at 4:41 PM

Thanks again, @youngchef2

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Ping Pong in New York

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 06:54 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 6:54 AM

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 6:54 am

Old school photography

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 08:47 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Photography at 8:47 AM

Real film from SK @ SES

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:47 am

Spring in the City

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 08:46 am GMT -5 in Weather at 8:46 AM

Trees are in bloom outsidetge Convention Center

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:46 am

Jimmy working hard

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 08:44 am GMT -5 in Friends,Sports at 8:44 AM

Fun times at the Twins game

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

Splurge/Date Night

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Sports at 6:33 PM

My one Champion’s Club game of the year

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Don’t call them Kezars

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Technology,Work at 3:49 PM

The ticket scanners are in the building 

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Eye See U

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 08:45 am GMT -5 in Family at 8:45 AM

SK @ Home Depot

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

Now Hiring

Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 08:35 am GMT -5 in Football,Work at 8:35 AM

Skol Service @ Minneapolis Convention Center

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 8:35 am

Well played, Minneapolis

Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016 01:12 pm GMT -5 in Music at 1:12 PM

Couldn’t understand a single one, but it’s the thought that counts

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm

My Top 7 Prince Songs

Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016 12:46 am GMT -5 in Music,Personal at 12:46 AM

Really an exercise in futility, but here you go:

  • Erotic City (Dance Mix)
  • 17 Days
  • Sometimes It Snows In April
  • D.M.S.R.
  • The Beautiful Ones
  • Kiss (Extended Version)
  • Sign O’ The Times

Honorable Mention: The Question of U, Under the Cherry Moon, Head

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2016 at 12:46 am

Two favorites helping the cause

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 10:43 PM

Keepin’ It Hot & Black Orchid @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

The St. Paul Meat Shop

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 01:09 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:09 PM

They love meat

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Schools two and three

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 12:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 12:59 PM

Randolph Heights and Ramsey Junior High, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Bob and the Fair

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 10:22 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 10:22 AM

Bob Mould talks about his music, his legacy and the State Fair

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

First Avenue, the day after

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 09:31 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Personal at 9:31 PM

4/22/2016

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

The calm before the storm

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 09:21 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:21 PM

Bob Mould @ First Avenue, 4/22/2016

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Back where it all happened

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,History,Movies,Music at 9:19 PM

Purple Rain @ First Ave

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

City Pages 2016 Best Wings

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Food at 3:49 PM

Monte Carlo, Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm

“Prince was the shit”

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 12:48 am GMT -5 in Links,Television,Video at 12:48 AM

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/e748yj/chappelle-s-show-charlie-murphy-s-true-hollywood-stories—prince—uncensored

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 12:48 am

All-time favorite

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 11:06 pm GMT -5 in Music at 11:06 PM

Erotic City (extended version)

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Need to re-read this one

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:53 pm GMT -5 in Music,Reading at 9:53 PM

The definitive tome by Per Nilsen

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Under the Cherry Moon

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:53 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:53 PM

Maybe I’ll die young like heroes die. Maybe I’ll kiss u some wild special way. If nobody kills me or thrills me soon, I’ll die in your arms under the cherry moon…

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Lovesexy Tour

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:33 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:33 PM

Pretty sure I saw this one

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Purple Rain Tour

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:29 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:29 PM

Did I go to this or just buy the book?

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

1958 – 2016

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Music at 9:24 PM

Don’t want it to be true

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

So nice to see Young Scott

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 08:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 8:11 PM

Remembering Payne Stewart @ Hazeltine 

Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

William Shakespeare

Posted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 08:02 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Reading,Running at 8:02 PM

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast…

Originally published by DK on April 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Game one in the books

Posted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 6:23 PM

MK @ Eastview Lacrosse 

Originally published by DK on April 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Thank you, Wild

Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 11:28 pm GMT -5 in Family,Hockey at 11:28 PM

Gotta love the playoff hockey atmosphere 

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Next season starts tomorrow

Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 09:44 pm GMT -5 in Football at 9:44 PM

Stillwater Football 1975, Adam Thien, Stefon Diggs, Linval Joseph, Chad Greenway, Coach Zimmer

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Ulysses

Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 09:33 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Reading at 9:33 PM

One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield…

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Minnesota Football Honors

Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Football at 5:29 PM

Someone is working the room hard

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm

I Deuxnut Run

Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Running at 4:18 PM

My stomach couldn’t keep up with the pace, but still managed to retain donut royalty status

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Klas University

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Schools at 4:54 PM

They are everywhere

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Haven’t thought of this in ages

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 4:53 PM

The Pop Shoppe (product) reappears in Edina

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Scoping out the Hamline art scene

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 4:51 PM

SK in the art department, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

End of an era

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:00 PM

Circles are better

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

MK made me breakfast

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 06:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 6:59 PM

Such a nice surprise for a work day

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Stan from Petsmart

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 02:34 pm GMT -5 in Pets at 2:34 PM

No more gerbils for me

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm

2016 Goldy’s Run 10 Mile

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 11:10 pm GMT -5 in Running at 11:10 PM

Last Saturday was my first race of 2016 and one that I’ve wanted to try for a few years now: Goldy’s Run 10 Mile. Part of the Minnesota Running Series, Goldy’s Run is produced by Podium Sports Marketing, which was kind enough to provide me with a complimentary entry to this race (and also one to their Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon next month).

The course starts outside TCF Bank Stadium and finishes inside the stadium on the 50 yard line, which was quite fun (similar to the Fargo Marathon finish). There is a reported 825 feet of gain, as you cross the Mississippi River four times and climb up and down the river valley. The course also included the Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Main, Nicollet Island, the Broadway Avenue bridge, Mill City Museum and the Guthrie – very scenic overall.

Wasn’t really sure what kind of time I’d have for this one, since my most recent training runs have been on the slow side. When I lined up for the start (in the sunny 18F weather), there was a pacer in front of me with an 8:30/mile sign. I decided I’d try to keep up with her and ran with their group for the first two miles or so. Feeling pretty good, I decided to jump ahead of them and see if I could maintain that to the end. They almost caught me at mile nine, but I had just enough left in the tank to stay in front, finishing in 1:25:27 (searchable results). Congrats to my friend Jenn, who also ran this race for the first time and finished in 1:32:56.

Watch splits: 8:32, 8:07, 8:27, 8:31, 8:23, 8:24, 8:27, 8:34, 8:53, 8:30

The packet pick-up at Sports Authority in Roseville was a disaster (waited in line for more than an hour), but overall I thought this was a very nice event. Race day was great – they started on time, the course was beautiful (and challenging), the on-field finish line was thrilling and they had great refreshments waiting at the end. The Goldy medal was well-designed and the tech shirts seemed fine (haven’t worn mine yet).

Go Gophers!

Up next: Get in Gear 10K

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Hello Sunshine

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 05:06 pm GMT -5 in Family at 5:06 PM

The beautiful MK before school

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Last frosty morning?

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 05:05 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Weather at 5:05 PM

Ice scrapers on April 12th are just mean

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Juke Box Hero

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:57 PM

Standing in the rain, with his head hung low. Couldn’t get a ticket, it was a sold out show…

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm

So much beer lately

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 09:35 am GMT -5 in Food,Work at 9:35 AM

Monday meeting @ Insight Brewing, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

Panthers > Gorillas

Posted Sunday, April 10th, 2016 12:44 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 12:44 PM

Colleen wins $186 in a bonus round on a 50-cent bet

Originally published by DK on April 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Bet they all say that

Posted Saturday, April 9th, 2016 07:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 7:04 PM

How about a W-2 jackpot, Mystic Lake?

Originally published by DK on April 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Jenn with two N’s

Posted Saturday, April 9th, 2016 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Work at 7:03 PM

Visitors from Da Range

Originally published by DK on April 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

It didn’t stick

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Weather,Work at 4:09 PM

Semi-intense April snow flurries 

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Sea bass @ Zelo

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016 04:07 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 4:07 PM

Thanks again, Leah

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Valleywood to Augusta

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016 03:09 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 3:09 PM

Probably not the result he wanted, but congrats to Sammy Schmitz on something very few get a chance to even attempt

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Happy birthday WeRunMpls

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:59 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Running at 8:59 PM

Celebrating two years of running – congrats Kaitlyn and Jen!

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Keep on funkin’, Bernie Worrell

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:52 am GMT -5 in Links,Music at 8:52 AM

http://www.davidbyrne.com/bernie-remix

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:52 am

Jyn Erso

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:26 am GMT -5 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:26 AM

This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel…

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:26 am

On the catwalk

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:25 am GMT -5 in Work at 8:25 AM

Trained, but not really ready

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:25 am

They lost (and won, kinda)

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 10:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,Hockey at 10:29 PM

Wild lose to Burnsie 3-0, but still get the eight seed in the west

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Regular Southern Fried

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 12:19 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:19 PM

Much easier on my mouth than Tennessee Hot – Revival Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

Posted Monday, April 4th, 2016 10:38 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:38 PM

You ever love someone so much you thought your little heart was gonna break in two? I didn’t think so…

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Seagulls love donuts

Posted Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Travel at 5:12 PM

My mom bought this print in Grand Marais

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Dinner at Mucci’s

Posted Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 07:54 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 7:54 PM

Most people that grew up in St. Paul agree the city moves at a slower place than the neighbor across the river. With that in mind, we figured if we hit the new Mucci’s Italian on Randolph after 6:30 on a Thursday night, everyone would be long done with dinner. After waiting almost an hour for one of the 34 table seats, I’m thinking word must have spread beyond the city borders.

Located in the old Mildred Pierce Cafe/Café Tava spot just up from West Seventh, Mucci’s is the third outlet in the burgeoning Tim Niver St. Paul food empire that includes personal favorites The Strip Club and Saint Dinette. He stole the sous chef from Strip Club, Chris Uhrich, and made him head chef and partner at the new place (which is named after Tim’s mom’s maiden name). These guys are masters of social media – make sure and check out the Twitter and Instagram feeds of all the related people and business entities.

Unlike the waiting situation at Revival (which also doesn’t take reservations), Mucci’s door was staffed by the wonderful Sheela, who handled a phone and clipboard with aplomb. She was just great – keeping us informed, entertained and, most impressively, remembered Colleen’s name all evening. She reports that doors open at 5pm and they are usually full right away (including the ten bar seats).

We passed on a couple of open bar seats and lucked out with the one booth in the whole joint, which is tucked in the northwest corner. Colleen ordered a glass of Prosecco on tap ($5), while I couldn’t pass up trying the Mucci’s Juice (red wine and orange Fanta, $3). For our first course, Colleen had the small chop salad (no egg, $6) and I had the $5 side of spaghetti and Mucci’s sauce. We both agreed these were the best of their respective categories we’ve ever had. The house made pasta was perfectly cooked and the sauce was amazing.

Next up, we both decided to get pizzas – one “Audrey” for me (red sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, $12) and a “Jane” for Colleen (red sauce, mozzarella, $11 – add sausage $3 and mushroom $2). The Audrey shares a name with Chris’s cute baby daughter, while I assume the Jane is for Plain. We couldn’t figure out why the crust was so unique and tasty until I read they are “montanara-style” pizzas, meaning the dough is fried before it’s baked. That expertise also lends itself to the weekend donuts sold starting at 8am (until gone).

We finished up the night with two single scoops of lemon basil gelato ($3), which we were told was made earlier that morning. The Heavy Table review describes the other two dessert options, which sound great too. The one comment listed mentioned noise, and I’d have to agree – it’s a very loud room. I think we ended up leaving around 8:30, which is really when I first noticed one or two tables available.

Can’t wait to go back again – just need to be early or late (and never on a Monday).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2016 at 7:54 pm

We have another driver

Posted Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 11:47 am GMT -5 in Cars,Family at 11:47 AM

MK behind the wheel in Apple Valley

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2016 at 11:47 am

The return of the nemesis

Posted Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 12:04 am GMT -5 in Casinos at 12:04 AM

Sumatran Storm @ Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2016 at 12:04 am

The pic this month

Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Disney at 1:59 PM

Take a motorcar to nowhere in particular 

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm
 

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