7 Minute Miles

Billy Reed’s Caesar Burger

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False advertising in net

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 07:18 pm GMT -6

Thumbs up on Naf Naf fries

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Contact, it’s the secret. It’s the moment, when everything happens. Contact, it’s the answer. It’s the reason, why everything happens. Contact, let’s make contact!

- 3-2-1 Contact

quoted Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 09:38 am GMT -6

It would be cool to be in Vegas for re:Invent, but thank you AWS for doing the free hybrid thing

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, November 29th, 2021 08:00 pm GMT -6

Dinner in Uptown

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Tried a new variation

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I should pay closer attention

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Pro move: “Hey, Siri, play the soundtrack from Xanadu”

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 27th, 2021 05:56 pm GMT -6

I can forgive Zantigo for the ‘Tigo fries issue, but I’m done with Arby’s until they bring back potato cakes

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 27th, 2021 03:51 pm GMT -6

Packing buddy loves to screm

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So happy this show eventually happened, and grateful that @cmkingsbury could come with me

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 26th, 2021 10:16 pm GMT -6

Just a hauntingly beautiful set by Benson Ramsey tonight @TheFitzTheater

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 26th, 2021 08:45 pm GMT -6

Almost ready – final countdown

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Definitely not Coco-level

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Three Bath Bomb Booster

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Thanksgiving 2021 🦃

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Late office lunch at Pizzeria Lola; now another excellent dinner @SaintDinette

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 07:29 pm GMT -6

M M M My Sha-Roni

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BOGO Wing Night

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PSA: 50% off @ Eagan Polo

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Office tower art

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Caught up on the @niverniverland episodes with @tniver @stephmarch and @DeRushaEats – so fun (and where can I get my flavor wheel?)

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 08:01 am GMT -6

Chicken sammie @ 8th St. Grill

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Fun solo trip to Mystic

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Treat yourself!

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Louie’s Fruity Flip! (rewind)

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New challenges! New triumphs!

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Flower power

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Buying bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of muscle…

- Down Under

quoted Saturday, November 20th, 2021 04:23 pm GMT -6

Siding started ✅

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So grateful for another wonderful brunch @SaintDinette with the host of the @niverniverland podcast, Nive Man

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 20th, 2021 11:54 am GMT -6

Never change, Cecil’s Deli, you da best

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 19th, 2021 07:43 pm GMT -6

Solid sammie from Potbelly

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Really nice to have Tim Murray greeting people again for lunch downtown

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, November 18th, 2021 07:27 pm GMT -6

Overcast days never turned me on, but something about the clouds and her mixed…

- Raspberry Beret

quoted Thursday, November 18th, 2021 08:31 am GMT -6

But cookie, you weren’t free

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Daddy-daughter night

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Union Hmong Kitchen @ Graze

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The month of December is shaping up to be one for the ages

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, November 15th, 2021 07:35 pm GMT -6

Sunday Brunch at Churchill St.

story posted Sunday, November 14th, 2021 02:59 pm GMT -6

Attention all The Bachelor Farmer fans: the band is (partially) back together, this time in Shoreview at Carly Gatzlaff’s new Churchill St. (4606 Churchill St., Shoreview, MN 55126). This was opening weekend and it was already an average 30-60 minute wait during our visit (no reservations, initial hours of 7am – 2pm, Wednesday – Sunday, until they can hire more staff).

The former hardware store space is beautiful – Locus Architecture of Minneapolis did the work (they also designed the new Lebanon Hills mountain bike trailhead in Eagan). Former TBF director of operations Josh Hoyt checked us in on an iPad and there is a nicely stocked market just to the right of the entrance (including Milkjam pints!) where you can wait. The covered patio in back had heaters, but it was not being used today for seating (beautiful arrangements in the planters, though).

Hoyt partnered with former TBF executive chef Jonathan Gans to form Northlands Consulting and Churchill St. is their first project. I don’t know how long the pair will be involved in day-to-day operations, but the TBF influences are readily apparent: TOAST IS BACK, along with pastries from former TBF pastry chef Emily Marks. The permanent executive chef is French Laundry alumni Aaron Marthaler.

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Polly’s Puffy Flip

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Saturday Dumpling Club

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Snow in Lowertown

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Hello again, choo-choo

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The King of Country

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The Friday Adventures continue

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You can be a gambler, who never drew a hand. You can be a sailor, who never left dry land…

- Down Where The Drunkards Roll

quoted Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 11:50 pm GMT -6

Arguably the best starting stretch of songs at an RT concert ever (plus @davidhuckfelt)

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 11:21 pm GMT -6

Very happy I picked this up

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Flippin’ good (fish) burger

pic posted Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 01:05 pm GMT -6

iPad + Magic Keyboard ✅
Prompt + PEM key ✅
AWS instance updated ✅

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 11:44 pm GMT -6

Casino Night at Mystic Lake

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Top 7 Brands

story posted Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 01:31 pm GMT -6

I’ve turned into a marketing executive’s dream. Here are seven of my current favorite brands:

  • Apple
  • Descente
  • Disney
  • Johnston and Murphy
  • Mizuno
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Sony

Most of those have been on the list for years and years too…

Flip the Bird

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Tried a new one for salad day

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Driveway ✅

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A return to hospitality

story posted Sunday, November 7th, 2021 11:59 pm GMT -6

A little late on writing the follow-up story to my post about the end of the stadium chapter, but as many of you already know, I’ve decided to return to the hospitality industry. On October 25th, I joined the opening team at the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis, which will be located in the RBC Gateway building at the intersection of Nicollet Mall and Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

The project is owned by the Pohlad family, so a tip of the hat to Twins technology guru John Avenson for telling me about this opportunity (and the history behind it). The tower will be mixed use: office space for several Pohlad companies and RBC Wealth Management, a new ground floor restaurant and coffee shop from Gavin Kaysen, event space (two ballrooms and multiple meeting rooms), an outdoor pool deck with restaurant, spa with indoor pool, exercise and yoga rooms, eight hotel floors and 34 private residences.

The Four Seasons brand and corporate culture is outstanding and will be a great addition to the Twin Cities market. I’m so impressed with the local team being assembled here, along with all the people that I’ve met from the home office in Toronto and at other locations around the world. The Director of IT from Houston was in Minneapolis last week and will help with our opening. Later this month, I will travel to Chicago for orientation (and my first stay at one of the properties).

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Leaf Rule in effect

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OMC was open this time

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Extraordinary November day at Gooseberry with the bulldoge ❤️☀️

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 6th, 2021 02:34 pm GMT -6

Sammy’s Pizza ✅

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We’ve been listening to this a lot since The Rolling Stones concert – so good

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 6th, 2021 11:40 am GMT -6

The future’s so bright…

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Doesn’t get much better than a @theCharlieParr hometown show with our Bulldog

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 5th, 2021 11:35 pm GMT -6

Legendary Spices Hot Pot

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Decided to try a Magic Keyboard instead of a new MBP (for now) and see if I can live in an iPadOS world for a little while

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 5th, 2021 11:25 am GMT -6