Plus lots of rain and temperature swings
Friday at the museumOriginally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm
#atomicbbqOriginally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm
Vikings Draft Party, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 11:37 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
Vikings Draft Party 2016Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm
Thanks again, @youngchef2Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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Real film from SK @ SESOriginally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:47 am
Trees are in bloom outsidetge Convention CenterOriginally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:46 am
Fun times at the Twins gameOriginally published by DK on April 27, 2016 at 8:44 am
My one Champion’s Club game of the yearOriginally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm
The ticket scanners are in the buildingOriginally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm
SK @ Home DepotOriginally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 8:45 am
Skol Service @ Minneapolis Convention CenterOriginally published by DK on April 26, 2016 at 8:35 am
Couldn’t understand a single one, but it’s the thought that countsOriginally published by DK on April 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm
Really an exercise in futility, but here you go:
- Erotic City (Dance Mix)
- 17 Days
- Sometimes It Snows In April
- The Beautiful Ones
- Kiss (Extended Version)
- Sign O’ The Times
Honorable Mention: The Question of U, Under the Cherry Moon, HeadOriginally published by DK on April 24, 2016 at 12:46 am
Keepin’ It Hot & Black Orchid @ Mystic LakeOriginally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm
They love meatOriginally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Randolph Heights and Ramsey Junior High, St. PaulOriginally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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4/22/2016Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm
Bob Mould @ First Avenue, 4/22/2016Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm
Purple Rain @ First AveOriginally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm
Monte Carlo, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/e748yj/chappelle-s-show-charlie-murphy-s-true-hollywood-stories—prince—uncensoredOriginally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 12:48 am
Erotic City (extended version)Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm
The definitive tome by Per NilsenOriginally published by DK on April 21, 2016 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
Pretty sure I saw this oneOriginally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm
Did I go to this or just buy the book?Originally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm
Don’t want it to be trueOriginally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm
Remembering Payne Stewart @ HazeltineOriginally published by DK on April 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast…Originally published by DK on April 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm
MK @ Eastview LacrosseOriginally published by DK on April 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm
Gotta love the playoff hockey atmosphereOriginally published by DK on April 18, 2016 at 11:28 pm
Stillwater Football 1975, Adam Thien, Stefon Diggs, Linval Joseph, Chad Greenway, Coach ZimmerOriginally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 9:44 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
Someone is working the room hardOriginally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm
My stomach couldn’t keep up with the pace, but still managed to retain donut royalty statusOriginally published by DK on April 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm
They are everywhereOriginally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm
The Pop Shoppe (product) reappears in EdinaOriginally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm
SK in the art department, St. PaulOriginally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm
Circles are betterOriginally published by DK on April 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Such a nice surprise for a work dayOriginally published by DK on April 15, 2016 at 6:59 pm
No more gerbils for meOriginally published by DK on April 14, 2016 at 2:34 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).
Up next: Get in Gear 10KOriginally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm
The beautiful MK before schoolOriginally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm
Ice scrapers on April 12th are just meanOriginally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 5:05 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
Monday meeting @ Insight Brewing, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on April 12, 2016 at 9:35 am
Colleen wins $186 in a bonus round on a 50-cent betOriginally published by DK on April 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm
How about a W-2 jackpot, Mystic Lake?Originally published by DK on April 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm
Visitors from Da RangeOriginally published by DK on April 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm
Semi-intense April snow flurriesOriginally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Thanks again, LeahOriginally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm
Probably not the result he wanted, but congrats to Sammy Schmitz on something very few get a chance to even attemptOriginally published by DK on April 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm
Celebrating two years of running – congrats Kaitlyn and Jen!Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm
http://www.davidbyrne.com/bernie-remixOriginally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:52 am
This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel…Originally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:26 am
Trained, but not really readyOriginally published by DK on April 7, 2016 at 8:25 am
Wild lose to Burnsie 3-0, but still get the eight seed in the westOriginally published by DK on April 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Much easier on my mouth than Tennessee Hot – Revival MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on April 5, 2016 at 12:19 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
My mom bought this print in Grand MaraisOriginally published by DK on April 3, 2016 at 5:12 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/CafÃ© 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).
MK behind the wheel in Apple ValleyOriginally published by DK on April 2, 2016 at 11:47 am
Sumatran Storm @ Mystic LakeOriginally published by DK on April 2, 2016 at 12:04 am
Take a motorcar to nowhere in particularOriginally published by DK on April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm