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Tweet: Safely back in Minnesota

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 11:48 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:48 PM

Safely back in Minnesota

Originally published by on June 29, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Tweet: Don’t usually play the airport …

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 07:41 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:41 PM

Don’t usually play the airport slots, but they had my game

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Mostly thumbs up on the arena

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:59 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Hockey,Music,Travel at 12:59 PM

Some areas were really nice, but navigation was a bit troublesome 

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Night scenes

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:48 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 12:48 PM

This place is so pretty after the sun goes down

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Tweet: Usually I’m totally ready to le…

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 10:27 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:27 AM

Usually I’m totally ready to leave Vegas, but I didn’t lose much and there’s still golf, Cirque, Fremont and a bunch of restaurants

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

He did not disappoint

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:53 am GMT -6 in Photography at 12:53 AM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2017 at 12:53 am

Tweet: So random: just walked past Pete …

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 06:36 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:36 PM

So random: just walked past Pete Rose

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Different butterflies

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 06:34 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 6:34 PM

$60 on a 40-cent spin @ Mandalay Bay

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm

Tweet: Interesting discussions at the Ci…

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 01:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:15 PM

Interesting discussions at the Cisco Live security keynote

Originally published by on June 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Herm sighting in Nevada

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 09:12 am GMT -6 in Friends,Travel at 9:12 AM

Great catching up in the pool

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

Nice get, Linq

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 11:16 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 11:16 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Takes me back to SoCal

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 09:56 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 9:56 PM

…every time

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Hey Ladies

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 09:55 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 9:55 PM

Variations on a theme @ Bellagio

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Late crunchburger @ BBP

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 02:49 am GMT -6 in Photography at 2:49 AM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2017 at 2:49 am

Tweet: Pro tip: any session at Cisco Liv…

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 04:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:11 PM

Pro tip: any session at Cisco Live with ‘advanced’ in the title will blow your mind

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

True north salmon

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 02:44 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:44 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Tim Cook sighting

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 02:36 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:36 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Finally tried clam chowder

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 02:33 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 2:33 PM

Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood @ Mandalay Bay

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

A New Era with Chuck

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 01:02 pm GMT -6 in Business,Casinos,Travel,Work at 1:02 PM

The 2017 Cisco Live Keynote @ Mandalay Bay

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Welcome to SausageFest

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 12:29 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:29 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Tweet: 11,000 nerds in one spot https://…

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 12:17 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:17 PM

11,000 nerds in one spot

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Monkey Man 6-2-3

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 11:10 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 11:10 PM

Modern, updated Monkey Man game @ Cosmo

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Dinner at Esker Grove

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:57 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 7:57 PM

I’ll interrupt this stream of Vegas posts to briefly talk about Esker Grove at the Walker. One of Doug Flicker’s projects, it’s been open for a bit now and we went way back in December (as an anniversary gift from kid one – thanks, SK!). Rick Nelson gave it 3.5 stars (out of four) in his Strib review and Dara’s review at Mpls.St.Paul magazine talks about the tea that Colleen liked so much:

The green tea toddy was a treasure. It came as a pure white cup with an orange-flower rose in its heart. When the server poured in a blend of green tea, lemon, and honey and orange flower water, the orange peel unfurled into a ribbon before my eyes like a conjurer’s trick. The scent of orange exploded from the cup and then vanished to be replaced by great familiar comfort. That’s some tea.

Two former La Belle Vie alums are also part of the deal: chef de cuisine T.J. Rawitzer (who has a fun Instagram account to follow) and bar manager Jon Olson (who I think was also part of Bradstreet Crafthouse, no?). The space is part of the newly redesigned Walker north entrance, directly across from the remodeled sculpture garden. It’s very nice and fits the museum well, in my opinion. Not sure if they will rotate the artwork along the back wall, but the beautiful collage by Duluth artist Frank Big Bear was present when we visited.

Looks like the menu changes often, as what’s posted online now only contains one thing I remember ordering (Endive & Farro Salad, 11 – blue cheese, smoked honey, vinaigrette). You can take a look at my pictures after the jump, which also includes scallops, steak, swordfish and dessert. Doug and Amy are working on their new Bull’s Horn project in South Minneapolis now (along with the big Heggies Pizza news), but I recommend you stop in to the “old” joint on your next visit to that part of town.

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Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Tweet: MTV Classic might be my favorite …

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:41 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:41 PM

MTV Classic might be my favorite thing about this hotel room

Originally published by on June 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Ms. Jackson

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:03 pm GMT -6 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 7:03 PM

I don’t like no nasty car, I don’t like nasty food…

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Tweet: ATM fee at MGM Strip properties s…

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 5:00 PM

ATM fee at MGM Strip properties seems to be $7.99 everywhere now

Originally published by on June 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Crack pie from the Milk Bar

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 03:02 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 3:02 PM

Not bad…

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Pork belly steam bun

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 02:48 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:48 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Tweet: I don’t always eat steak and bu…

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 02:43 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:43 PM

I don’t always eat steak and burgers (chicken, walnuts, romaine and cheese @ Momofuku)

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Tweet: Also about 95% sure this trip wil…

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 01:04 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:04 AM

Also about 95% sure this trip will be as hard on my feet as Grandma’s was last weekend

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 1:04 am

Tweet: Favorite T-shirt spotted in Vegas…

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 12:30 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:30 AM

Favorite T-shirt spotted in Vegas today: “I sell crack for the CIA”

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 12:30 am

Asian Black Orchid

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 12:07 am GMT -6 in Casinos at 12:07 AM

The one at Bellagio was very good to me

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 12:07 am

This really never gets old

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 12:03 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 12:03 AM

The Fountains at night – Singin’ in the Rain

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2017 at 12:03 am

Hot as Hell’s Kitchen

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 04:20 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel,Weather at 4:20 PM

This 110F business is just ridiculous 

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Breakfast at an old favorite

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 12:33 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:33 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Still my favorite

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 11:59 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 11:59 AM

First stop, Cafe Bellagio

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

Watch out, Vegas

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 11:52 am GMT -6 in Friends,Travel,Work at 11:52 AM

The Vegas virgin has arrived

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

Tweet: Landed safely (and on time) in La…

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 10:08 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:08 AM

Landed safely (and on time) in Las Vegas – thanks Delta

Originally published by on June 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

Taking an old one

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 05:54 am GMT -6 in Travel,Work at 5:54 AM

MSP-LAS Flight #DL2847

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 5:54 am

Music for the birthday girl

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2017 10:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:09 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Tweet: Charlie Parr at the Hook & Ladder…

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2017 10:07 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:07 PM

Charlie Parr at the Hook & Ladder to celebrate CK’s birthday

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Tweet: Wish I had a cool nickname like…

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2017 09:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:15 PM

Wish I had a cool nickname like “Crazy Pat”

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Happy Tiki Birthday

Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2017 01:32 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays at 1:32 PM

Birthday lunch for the old lady @ Pyscho Suzi’s

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

2017 Grandma’s Marathon

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 08:45 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Travel at 8:45 PM

With my lack of miles this spring, I wasn’t expecting much from Grandma’s this year. What happened last Saturday, though, was really something else. Talked into this race by my colleague Shannon, I was hoping to keep up with her for at least the first half. She followed a real training plan, though, and I had only one long run in the last month (and only 162 miles for the year).

The forecast looked warm (again), with clouds and a strong chance of rain. We rode the train to the start, which amazingly had no line to board this year. One last bathroom line wait and we were off. We stayed in front of the 4:15 pacer for a few miles, then I told her to take off (which she did, finishing in a strong 4:17). I crossed the 10K mark in 1:02:29 and was hoping to hold on to a ten minute pace. Unfortunately, a mile later I experienced a pain behind my right knee that I had never felt before. I tried the walk/run thing several times, but ended up basically walking the next 19 miles to the finish.

I believe last year was the first year they expanded the official race limit from six to seven hours, so I kept doing the math in my head to make sure I could walk and still get an official finish. When I finally got downtown, I asked a police officer when the streets re-opened and found out I had 30 minutes left to walk the last mile. No problem, right? I hobbled on and crossed the finish line after 6 hours and 36 minutes (nearly three hours slower than my PR – full stats here).

During that time, the green flags turned to yellow, the sun came out (frying my neck and face), it rained twice and the temp surged past 72F. Walking that long created large blisters on both feet, which caused me to walk crooked (and hurt my ankles). Most of the food was gone at the finish line, but I still got the coveted finisher shirt and medal. The music tent had a nice merchandise stand, so I was able to keep the race poster tradition alive too. The long walk from Canal Park up the hillside to the car was a struggle, as was the shower at my sister’s apartment. Hopped in the car and drove back to the metro right away to get to the Pantages for the Seu Jorge Bowie tribute show (which was amazing – story to come).

Not really sure what my running future holds now. I did sign up for the Donut Run in August (and am still registered for the Get in Gear next year). I’ll leave my name in the London lottery (since I didn’t have to pay anything and there’s like a 2% chance I’ll get picked). To be honest, it’s rather nice to not have any pressure to train right now – plenty of other stressors these days…

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Kid two works here now

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 07:35 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:35 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

Free music everywhere

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 06:51 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Food,Music at 6:51 PM

JazzFest time in Lowertown 

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Tweet: Not paying attention to deprecate…

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 02:06 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:06 AM

Not paying attention to deprecated functions + Apache config changes + permissions issues = 2am

Originally published by on June 22, 2017 at 2:06 am

I spy a pizza girl

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 01:43 am GMT -6 in Family,Food,Work at 1:43 AM

Kid two started her new summer job across the street

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2017 at 1:43 am

Tweet: This is going to be a great week …

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 04:47 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 4:47 PM

This is going to be a great week of nerd learning – tuning up by running some Homebrew and server updates

Originally published by on June 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

MoA lunch with kid one

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 01:29 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 1:29 PM

Found something that didn’t make her sick

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

What the hell is this?

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 01:27 pm GMT -6 in Art,Music,Shopping at 1:27 PM

Not sure if I like Jeremy or the little dude in front

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Tweet: This will be a good way to celebr…

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 01:03 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:03 PM

This will be a good way to celebrate the completion of X Games – https://t.co/Ph03uLw7xv

Originally published by on June 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Dara and the Strip Club

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 12:46 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Links at 12:46 PM

http://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/so-long-strip-club/

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Trying the ramen @ Masu

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 12:08 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:08 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Tweet: Just saw my longest HR ever at Ta…

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 08:36 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:36 PM

Just saw my longest HR ever at Target Field – and it wasn’t Sano

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Are we sure this isn't Wisconsin?

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 07:12 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:12 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Donut Run 4.0 is coming

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 04:27 pm GMT -6 in Links,Running at 4:27 PM

http://www.millcityrunning.com/donutrun

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

What the hell, butterflies?

Posted Monday, June 19th, 2017 06:53 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 6:53 PM

It starts at $5 – best progressive of the visit

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Every day is Father’s Day

Posted Monday, June 19th, 2017 12:14 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Family,Holidays at 12:14 PM

Luckiest Dad ever

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Seriously?

Posted Sunday, June 18th, 2017 04:56 pm GMT -6 in Casinos at 4:56 PM

People are dumb

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Taking a break from marathons after today

Posted Sunday, June 18th, 2017 12:00 am GMT -6 in Photography at 12:00 AM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

I really miss Bowie

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11:23 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 11:23 PM

Wonderful tribute show by the amazing Seu Jorge

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

Shannon before kicking ass

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11:21 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Marathons,Running,Travel at 11:21 PM

4:17 in her first Grandma’s (and it was hot again)

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

Tweet: Walking the last 19 miles of a ma…

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017 03:29 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:29 PM

Walking the last 19 miles of a marathon with an injury just to get the stupid medal and shirt? Check

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

More carbs

Posted Saturday, June 17th, 2017 04:32 am GMT -6 in Food at 4:32 AM

Geno’s in NE was a nice surprise

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2017 at 4:32 am

Tweet: Wonder how many times I’ve head…

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 09:12 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:12 PM

Wonder how many times I’ve headed north on I-35 from MSP (skipped Semisonic after seeing the set times)

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

Tweet: Had no idea the restoration of Th…

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 02:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:37 PM

Had no idea the restoration of The Lex cost $5 million – that’s a lot of chicken pot pies

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Pre-race carbs

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:00 PM

From the @kingsbury account on Instagram

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Let’s Pretend We’re Married

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 10:48 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 10:48 AM

If you think I’m crazy, you’re probably right. But I’m gonna have fun every motherfuckin’ night…

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

Let’s do this thang

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 09:20 am GMT -6 in Marathons,Running,Travel at 9:20 AM

Not the greatest decision, but here we go

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2017 at 9:20 am
 

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