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RV Tetris

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Work at 1:42 PM

The little ones on the concourse were pretty nice, eh?

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Cold day, hot pizza

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:38 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Only two months until baseball

Posted Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 10:42 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Family at 10:42 PM

MK at her first ticket draft

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Tweet: This is like warm for Canadians, right?

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 08:13 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:13 PM

This is like warm for Canadians, right?

Originally published by on January 29, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Poutine is perfect for -21F

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:56 PM

The Depot Tavern

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm

The wait is (almost) over

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 10:59 am GMT -5 in Disney,Games at 10:59 AM

Snow/cold days = perfect for Kingdom Hearts III (but still have meetings, a concert and Twins ticket group draft before I can start…

Originally published by DK on January 29, 2019 at 10:59 am

Tweet: Congrats to Jordan Wakely for setting a new Arrowhead 135 course record -…

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:09 PM

Congrats to Jordan Wakely for setting a new Arrowhead 135 course record – 11:43:00 is amazing

Originally published by on January 28, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Sports Betting

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Football,Mini Posts at 2:03 PM

Some interesting numbers about our big game last year:

  • $158,586,934 – total SBLII handle in Nevada
  • $1,170,432 – amount won by Nevada sports books on SBLII
  • $4.76 billion – amount the AGA estimates was bet on SBLII (legally and illegally)

With the legal landscape changing this year, things should be way crazier for Rams-Patriots. I love that the Westgate SuperBook has 442 different prop bets for SBLIII. I mean, how do you even come up with a spread for Phil Mickelson fourth-round bogeys at the Phoenix Open versus Josh Reynolds receptions?

h/t to Marc Meltzer (and good luck to my tech friends in Atlanta)

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Tweet: Full speed ahead, Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead!

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 12:07 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:07 PM

Full speed ahead, Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead!

Originally published by on January 28, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Brunch at the Dinette

Posted Sunday, January 27th, 2019 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 2:36 PM

Thanks, Jim and Darla!

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm

So nice to see Jim & Darla

Posted Sunday, January 27th, 2019 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:54 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Tweet: Duuuuuuuubs!

Posted Saturday, January 26th, 2019 07:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:42 PM

Duuuuuuuubs!

Originally published by on January 26, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Tweet: Some days, it’s the little things: washing the sicky bedsheets, vacuumi…

Posted Saturday, January 26th, 2019 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:54 PM

Some days, it’s the little things: washing the sicky bedsheets, vacuuming up the dust and germs, organizing the medicines

Originally published by on January 26, 2019 at 3:54 pm

My cold is slowly breaking

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 06:45 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:45 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Tweet: Not living in the 218 now, but really have to laugh at the 612ers talking…

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 05:35 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:35 PM

Not living in the 218 now, but really have to laugh at the 612ers talking about the “cold”

Originally published by on January 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm

Just barely under 10K

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 05:33 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 5:33 PM

That was a tough one

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Up and running

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Work at 5:32 PM

Hope there are no major issues this weekend…

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Super long CES 2019 report

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Links,Technology at 4:20 PM

https://medium.learningbyshipping.com/ces-85ca9f07c08a

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Tweet: At some point, your body must decide it would rather sleep than cough, ri…

Posted Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 02:07 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:07 AM

At some point, your body must decide it would rather sleep than cough, right?

Originally published by on January 23, 2019 at 2:07 am

Tweet: Wait, eBay owns StubHub?

Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 12:12 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:12 PM

Wait, eBay owns StubHub?

Originally published by on January 22, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Tweet: Nice job by @DerekSharrer on “For the Fun of the Game” (now available…

Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 01:36 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:36 AM

Nice job by @DerekSharrer on “For the Fun of the Game” (now available on Amazon Prime Video)

Originally published by on January 22, 2019 at 1:36 am

Dinner at P.S. Steak

Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 11:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 11:59 PM

Last year, we had a big blowout birthday party in the Sinatra Lounge (the invite we did still makes me smile). This year, I was planning to go on a ski trip in Banff to celebrate landmark birthdays for MK and I. Then I had my little medical incident and we postponed the big stuff and scaled back 2019 birthday plans. I still wanted to do something a little out of the norm, so we booked a dinner reservation at the new Minneapolis hot spot, P.S. Steak.

I will forever call Chef Mike DeCamp “YoungChef2,” as that is his Twitter handle. Young Chef is a busy guy for Jester Concepts, listed as Executive Chef at Monello and Constantine and Borough and Parlour. He is also behind the weekly Sunday old-school Italian pop-up at Monello, Mama DeCampo’s (which is great, BTW). Somehow Mercado slipped by him, but P.S. Steak is the latest DeCamp project for the group.

We never made it to La Belle Vie before it closed in the 510 Groveland location, but there is so much history there (Dara called it “heavier with history than any restaurant in the state” in her first bite review). Not only was Chef DeCamp in that kitchen, but so was Tim McKee, Matt Anderson and a host of Twin Cities cocktail pioneers (make sure and read this Strib article to find out the backstory on the “Obi Pip Kenobi”). Man, I miss seeing and talking with Pip at Marvel Bar

Joy Summers has some great pictures of the remodeled 510 spaces in her Eater story, including one of our exact table in the steakhouse dining room side (to the left as you enter – the lounge is to the right). There is complimentary valet parking and I don’t think I really knew how easy it is to get there from Lowertown via I-94 and Dell Place (and back again). In Dara’s story, she described the newly renovated dining room as “Ravenclaw-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut-for-a-drink” and personally, I couldn’t stop humming the Haunted Mansion music (which actually made the whole night extra fun for me).

So how was it? You never know what service will be like at a place that just opened, but everything went swimmingly. Our server was wonderful, all of our questions were answered, the flow of food out of the kitchen was consistent and everything tasted great. The room is not overly loud and really looks spectacular (was that Norm Green at the table next to us?). Dara asks, “Is P.S. Steak suddenly among the most expensive restaurants in town?” Yup, for sure. It’s also an instant classic that will be busy with special event and corporate expense account business that will give Manny’s a run for their money.

SK and I are the steak people in the family, so one of us tried the 8oz beef tenderloin and the other had the Denver steak. Both were wonderful – I added Stilton blue cheese to mine, while SK had a side of curry béarnaise. We all shared some Aligot (mashed potatoes with cheese), roasted baby carrots and Parker House rolls. Colleen went with one of our Chef Ramsey faves, sautéed sea scallops, while MK had the sautéed chicken breast with smoked chicken thigh, mushrooms and kale. I also shared the P.S. chopped salad with Colleen, while SK had a bowl of the caramelized onion soup (which came with tasty rye gnocchi and cave aged Gruyere).

We saw Young Chef do the cool baked Alaska thing at the table next to us, but we passed on that one. They did bring out a birthday candle in my really good hot fudge and salted peanut sundae, though. The girls shared the Andoa chocolate brownie and added a scoop of the excellent vanilla ice cream (which we think is from Izzy’s). It was a great way to end my birthday and I would definitely go back again. Sorry for the highly filtered photos – it’s not an easy room to take pictures in at night. Oh, and a shout-out to my colleague Keri, who started a new food blog called Keri Tyler Moore that made me realize I need to write about food more often (and not just post pictures to Instagram).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Tweet: Big thank you to everyone who helped make my 50th birthday so special ❤…

Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 12:14 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:14 AM

Big thank you to everyone who helped make my 50th birthday so special ❤️

Originally published by on January 20, 2019 at 12:14 am

Top notch way to end #50

Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 12:09 am GMT -5 in Photography at 12:09 AM

P.S. Steak

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2019 at 12:09 am

Tweet: The fried chicken at @SaintDinette has changed – it now comes with a birt…

Posted Saturday, January 19th, 2019 01:35 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:35 PM

The fried chicken at @SaintDinette has changed – it now comes with a birthday candle 😉

Originally published by on January 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Birthday brunching

Posted Saturday, January 19th, 2019 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:04 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Also celebrating 50 years of funk

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 11:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:06 PM

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Baby’s First Jackpot

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 09:44 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Family at 9:44 PM

Parent of the Year material right there

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm

From the Ground Up (Déjà vu)

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 08:29 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Technology at 8:29 AM

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 8:29 am

Tweet: The writing in season three was so good – watched it all tonight

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 10:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:06 PM

The writing in season three was so good – watched it all tonight

Originally published by on January 16, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Alive, Pearl Jam

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 06:51 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 6:51 PM

You’re still alive, she said. Oh, do I deserve to be? Is that the question?

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Longhouse, no more

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 06:44 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 6:44 PM

It’s almost gone again

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Quite fond of this place

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:32 PM

Hennepin County Medical Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -5 in Food,History,Quotes at 2:19 PM

We may live without friends, we may live without books. But civilized man cannot live without cooks…

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

The Tuesday Special

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 12:59 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:59 PM

Domo Ramen

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Hooptie flashback

Posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 09:34 pm GMT -5 in Cars,History at 9:34 PM

My very first car – a something Dodge Colt (’84?)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

Holiday party in the burbs

Posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Work at 7:07 PM

Bowlero Brooklyn Park (or is it Center?)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 05:27 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 5:27 PM

Very, very nice to see everyone

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

The Three Finger

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:45 PM

Quick stop before errands and parties

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Poison, poison, tasty fish!

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:58 PM

Kyatchi St. Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Tweet: Very grateful I’m not a worker, player or fan in Kansas City right now

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:54 PM

Very grateful I’m not a worker, player or fan in Kansas City right now

Originally published by on January 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Damn, this place is *tiny*

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 02:30 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 2:30 PM

Boludo Empanadas

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Tweet: Happy 18th birthday, you little whipper snapper

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:21 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:21 PM

Happy 18th birthday, you little whipper snapper

Originally published by on January 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm

18 already? HBD, MK ❤️

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:18 PM

Rayette Lofts

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Tweet: Top five all-time pet name?

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 09:40 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:40 PM

Top five all-time pet name?

Originally published by on January 11, 2019 at 9:40 pm

A celebration of Fuckery

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:42 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Today’s special was v. good

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:28 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Tweet: More teams from Canada, please

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:56 PM

More teams from Canada, please

Originally published by on January 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Everybody does it different

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:48 pm GMT -5 in History,Sports,Technology at 7:48 PM

Like the surface charge space, though

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Last day pizza

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 05:25 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:25 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Puppy day in the office

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -5 in Pets,Work at 11:48 AM

This one was called “Cagney”

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 11:48 am

Gruber

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 10:56 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Technology at 10:56 AM

I’d rather retire from using computers than use Windows 10. What a mess…

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 10:56 am

Tweet: Good luck to @MeganSteil and everyone else running this weekend at Disney

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 09:43 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:43 AM

Good luck to @MeganSteil and everyone else running this weekend at Disney

Originally published by on January 10, 2019 at 9:43 am

I would so order this

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 4:11 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Tweet: Was I totally asleep when was purchased by LinkedIn? Which, of course, m…

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 03:52 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:52 PM

Was I totally asleep when Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn? Which, of course, means Microsoft now owns it…

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Roy & Moss versus El Chapo

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,History,Links,News,Technology at 2:03 PM

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Starting over

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Family,Technology at 12:15 PM

Thanks for sticker #1, SK

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Tweet: Visited my friends across the street this morning

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:11 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:11 PM

Visited my friends across the street this morning

Originally published by on January 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm

One from the list

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:56 PM

Momma's Kitchen

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 6:56 pm

David Chase re: The Sopranos

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes,Television at 11:48 AM

They were like little movies, which is what I was always trying to do: A little movie every week…

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

Tweet: Three months of bonus time today and I can legally drive again (in theory…

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 08:35 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:35 AM

Three months of bonus time today and I can legally drive again (in theory)

Originally published by on January 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

Tenacious D Over/Under

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2019 09:39 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Pop Culture at 9:39 AM

https://pitchfork.com/tv/22-over-under/watch-tenacious-d-rate-danzig-mayo-ice-cream-and-line-dancing/

Originally published by DK on January 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

Dinner at Mac’s on Snelling

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 6:04 PM

The fries still rock (walleye too)

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm

da mf sharezone

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -5 in Family,Fashion,Holidays at 3:51 PM

Thank you, MK, for the present

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Bye, bye, little tree

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:30 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Holidays at 3:30 PM

You were short, but wonderful

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Glad we have these

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Work at 10:18 PM

Blood-thinners are no joke

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Today has been a good day

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:16 PM

Target Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Tweet: Coachella GA passes *start* at $429?

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 11:40 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:40 AM

Coachella GA passes *start* at $429?

Originally published by on January 4, 2019 at 11:40 am

New art from SK

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 12:15 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Movies at 12:15 AM

We are the music makers…

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 12:15 am

Tweet: I’d buy a new Mini and iPad Pro too if I didn’t have pending medical …

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 02:39 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:39 PM

I’d buy a new Mini and iPad Pro too if I didn’t have pending medical bills

Originally published by on January 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm
 

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