7 Minute Miles

Couldn’t match the hype

Posted Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 05:46 pm GMT -6 in Food,Shopping at 5:46 PM

Solid, but almost too spicy for my baby

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Tiny fry, large fry

Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2021 12:41 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 12:41 PM

Looks who’s back, back again

Originally published by DK on January 22, 2021 at 12:41 pm

How awesome is that?

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:58 pm GMT -6 in Family,Fashion,Food at 10:58 PM

Thanks CK!

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm

Nive Man Sunday Dinner

Posted Sunday, January 17th, 2021 07:06 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 7:06 PM

No way Christy didn’t help with this

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2021 at 7:06 pm

Want a lick? Sike!

Posted Friday, January 15th, 2021 08:41 pm GMT -6 in Food at 8:41 PM

That was one good sammie

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2021 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the recipe

Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2021 12:09 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Food at 12:09 AM

Shouldn’t this be a state secret?

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2021 at 12:09 am

Prime rib, Grand-style

Posted Sunday, January 10th, 2021 09:48 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 9:48 PM

Not usually a fan of prime rib, but this was delicious

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2021 at 9:48 pm

Minnesotan Chinese

Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 05:32 pm GMT -6 in Food at 5:32 PM

Leeann Chin is still v tasty

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2021 at 5:32 pm

Bee Gees Doc + popcorn

Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 05:20 pm GMT -6 in Food,Music,Television at 5:20 PM

HBO + Candyland

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm

NYE Mucci’s Feast

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2020 04:43 pm GMT -6 in Food,Holidays at 4:43 PM

Thanks Chef! Thanks Nive Man!

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Cane’s to rule them all

Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 12:55 pm GMT -6 in Food at 12:55 PM

The 3 Finger

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2020 at 12:55 pm

State Fair Holiday Glow

Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2020 08:21 pm GMT -6 in Food,Holidays at 8:21 PM

Third visit to the fairgrounds in 2020

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Not my thing, but so pretty

Posted Friday, December 25th, 2020 06:17 pm GMT -6 in Food,Holidays at 6:17 PM

Cossetta Alimentari, FTW

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Pig’s Eye, to go

Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2020 11:25 am GMT -6 in Food at 11:25 AM

Thank you, Buttered Tin

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2020 at 11:25 am

Simple, but awesome

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 01:15 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:15 PM

And I haven’t even gotten to the cake yet…

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Hello Big River

Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2020 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Food at 7:29 PM

…it’s been a minute

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2020 at 7:29 pm

White cheddar is a keeper

Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 04:06 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Work at 4:06 PM

More perks from having a kid at Candyland

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2020 at 4:06 pm

The Cock Smoker

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2020 09:14 pm GMT -6 in Food,Movies at 9:14 PM

Didn’t taste like piss and flies to me

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

Ready for my Friday call

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 02:59 pm GMT -6 in Business,Food,Work at 2:59 PM

There will be wine too

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2020 at 2:59 pm

Tree, Arrows, Dinette

Posted Sunday, December 6th, 2020 06:41 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays,Shopping,Television at 6:41 PM

With the whole fam too

Originally published by DK on December 6, 2020 at 6:41 pm

A Taste of Scandinavia

Posted Saturday, December 5th, 2020 04:41 pm GMT -6 in Food at 4:41 PM

Swedish meatball stroganoff

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2020 at 4:41 pm

The adventure begins

Posted Saturday, December 5th, 2020 12:23 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Work at 12:23 PM

First day @ Candyland

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Frozen Mooch

Posted Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 08:53 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 8:53 PM

It will always be the Audrey, right Chef (and Nive Man)?

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Wasn’t kidding about the cookies

Posted Monday, November 30th, 2020 10:52 pm GMT -6 in Food at 10:52 PM

Christmas cookies are so good

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2020 at 10:52 pm

A Saint Paul Classic

Posted Monday, November 30th, 2020 03:48 pm GMT -6 in Food,Shopping at 3:48 PM

Chicago Mix, FTW

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Back alley turkey 🦃

Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2020 10:50 am GMT -6 in Food,Holidays at 10:50 AM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Originally published by DK on November 26, 2020 at 10:50 am

Mmm…donut

Posted Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 01:27 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 1:27 PM

Thanks, Keri

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Greg’s Crack Chicken

Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 04:11 pm GMT -6 in Food at 4:11 PM

Spicier than we expected

Originally published by DK on November 18, 2020 at 4:11 pm

That hit the spot

Posted Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 09:40 pm GMT -6 in Food at 9:40 PM

Double-wrap drive-thru line around the building (but worth it)

Originally published by DK on November 17, 2020 at 9:40 pm

Bravo, Minnehaha Cafe

Posted Monday, November 16th, 2020 08:58 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food at 8:58 PM

Breakfast, lunch or dinner – always good

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

SK at the Steakhouse

Posted Monday, November 16th, 2020 08:31 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Family,Food at 8:31 PM

Such a solid joint

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Guys – I cooked a thing!

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2020 03:01 pm GMT -6 in Food,Personal at 3:01 PM

All by myself (thanks, Greg’s Meats)

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Thank you, clown

Posted Thursday, November 12th, 2020 05:25 pm GMT -6 in Food at 5:25 PM

Nice 🍟

Originally published by DK on November 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Somebody ❤️ chippies

Posted Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 11:41 am GMT -6 in Food,Pets at 11:41 AM

Luna going to town on green chippies

Originally published by DK on November 10, 2020 at 11:41 am

Pizza (and cheese bread) Monday

Posted Monday, November 9th, 2020 01:02 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:02 PM

No surprise I seem to be plateauing on the weight loss

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Turkey burger theme night

Posted Sunday, November 8th, 2020 07:12 am GMT -6 in Food at 7:12 AM

Restaurant Alma rocks

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2020 at 7:12 am

FIVE POUND CHEEZZY

Posted Saturday, November 7th, 2020 05:04 pm GMT -6 in Food,Shopping at 5:04 PM

All for under 30 bucks!

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2020 at 5:04 pm

Dinette-n-Out is back!

Posted Friday, November 6th, 2020 07:53 pm GMT -6 in Food,Personal at 7:53 PM

Chicken sliders and the “too much space” onion rings

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Friday clown breakfast

Posted Friday, November 6th, 2020 08:45 am GMT -6 in Food at 8:45 AM

They gave me a damn apple

fritter instead of a hash brown 😡

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2020 at 8:45 am

Luna likes the good stuff

Posted Thursday, November 5th, 2020 07:05 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pets at 7:05 PM

No shitty Mac for this girl

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2020 at 7:05 pm

Top 7 Food Items

Posted Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 09:08 pm GMT -6 in Food,Personal at 9:08 PM

Three years ago, I did a “Top 7” post on my favorite foods, but that talked about food categories in general terms. Lots of people have asked me about my favorite specific food items, so here they are (in no particular order):

  • Homemade bleu cheese @ Vermilion Club
  • Let’s start in the Northland at one of the premier dive bars in the country, the VC. Also known for it’s 24-inch Bamboozler pizza, the homemade bleu cheese is the best I’ve had anywhere. Wednesdays are wing night, so load up on buffalo sauce and dip away in that amazing bleu. I usually order some Poor Gary’s pizza too, but I never really have room for that in the end.

  • Chocolate cake donuts @ World’s Best Donuts
  • Staying on the Northland theme, let’s take a trip to the little village on the big lake, Grand Marais. While there are many great food traditions in town (Sven and Ole’s, Angry Trout Cafe, Blue Water Cafe – hell, even the local DQ is bomb), the claim of “World’s Best Donuts” is 100% true. Given the chance, I could eat an entire bag of the chocolate cake donuts in one sitting. Pro tips: pre-order online to skip the line and pay extra for a box instead of a bag so the chocolate doesn’t stick to the side.

  • Cheeseburger @ Saint Dinette
  • Closer to home, the cheeseburger at Saint Dinette is my favorite burger of all time (and I’ve tried way too many). The competition between Chef Adam’s masterpiece and Au Cheval in Chicago was anti-climatic (and definitely not worth a multi-hour pre-pandemic wait). I’ve long had a soft spot in my heart for the burger at Fuddruckers in Bloomington (RIP), but that was good in a different way. Lots of people in town love the Parlour burger (and I think it’s very, very solid), but I’ve got to give the nod to the St. Paul contender. Team Nive Man, all the way!

  • Pronto Pups and Fresh French Fries @ Minnesota State Fair
  • Going to cheat with a two-fer of Minnesota State Fair classics: the Pronto Pup (NEVER CORN DOG SINCE 1947) and Fresh French Fries. Of course, the fair has an amazing assortment of excellent food options (corn roast, Blue Barn, Lulu’s), but I can eat Pronto Pups right when I get there in the morning and just before we leave after a late Grandstand concert (and usually several more times in between). I LOVE French fries (Barbette, the clown, many others), but this year’s pandemic Food Parade reminded me that the red and yellow booth serves up the best ones ever.

  • Pepperoni pizza @ Carbone’s on Randolph
  • If you’ve been following this site at all the past few months, you probably saw that we’ve been making a habit lately of visiting Carbone’s on Randolph for pizza on Mondays. This is the pizza of my childhood, and only the original Randolph location is legitimate in my book (the other franchises try admirably, but they just aren’t the same). We had our concerns when they closed down briefly to remodel and expand, but the original ovens remained and the greasy flavor lives on. In a metro area full of great pizza options, Carbone’s on Randolph is the one for my list.

  • 3 Finger Combo @ Raising Canes
  • I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have a fast food entry on my list, but the 3 Finger Combo at Raising Canes is something I could order every day and not get tired of it. The quality of the chicken is always top notch, they have great fries, the Texas toast is a nice extra and for someone who grew up wanting things plain, Cane’s sauce is the best. Also love the little ice cubes in the freshly made lemonade. Egg McMuffins from the clown are also something I could eat every day (and the quality never wavers no matter where you are in the world, which is an incredible feat). And of course, Arby’s has the meats.

  • Steak @ Murray’s
  • I’ve handed down my love of steak to my eldest daughter, but I’ve yet to take her to the temple of Minneapolis beef, Murray’s. Now I know that many people consider Manny’s to be the temple of Minneapolis beef, but I went to Murray’s first, sharing a Silver Butter Knife steak with my mom way back when. I thought it was magical that they could cook such a thick steak so uniformly perfect and have it be *so* tender. These days, I usually get there for the luncheon filet, a 6 ounce tenderloin with au gratin potatoes that is an absolute steal at $32. Just like pizza, there are a lot of great steak places in town, but Murray’s is my fave.

After I came up with this list, Colleen asked me, “what about Cecil’s?” Their New York style hot pastrami & Swiss on egg white absolutely needs to be top 7, but I don’t know what I want to bump off the list. Let’s just go with eight for now…

UPDATE: I also forgot about mild chilitos with extra cheese at Zantigo.

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Monday grease marks

Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2020 01:00 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:00 PM

Still the champ

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Frozen Restaurant Week

Posted Saturday, October 24th, 2020 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Weather at 7:56 PM

30F on the St. Genevieve patio

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm

Jerks.

Posted Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 01:24 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Food,Shopping at 1:24 PM

Brake Bread 🍞

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Thank you, Zen Box

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 01:20 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:20 PM

Also missing Kyatchi

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Mondays are for pizza

Posted Monday, October 19th, 2020 01:04 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:04 PM

This pandemic trend is okey-dokey

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

This soup, though

Posted Sunday, October 11th, 2020 06:02 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food at 6:02 PM

Chicken wild rice soup @ Minnehaha Cafe, Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on October 11, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Pizza in the park

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 05:45 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 5:45 PM

So great to hang out in the Commons today with JV, RW, JK and the kiddo

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Celebration dinner @ Pittsburgh Blue

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:29 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Friends at 10:29 PM

So great to see Talia again!

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2020 at 10:29 pm

Miracle pizza

Posted Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 11:15 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 11:15 PM

Short-staffed, limited hours, two hour wait @ Sven and Ole’s

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Happy Tastes Good

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2020 11:19 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 11:19 PM

Mmm…buttered bread

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2020 at 11:19 pm

Hungry Hippy

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2020 11:07 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 11:07 PM

Mac and cheese taco?

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2020 at 11:07 pm

Pre-ordering rules

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2020 11:04 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 11:04 PM

World’s Best + no lines

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2020 at 11:04 pm

It me

Posted Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -6 in Food,Personal at 8:07 PM

Fit *and* obese

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2020 at 8:07 pm

Monday Pizza Xing

Posted Monday, September 28th, 2020 12:02 pm GMT -6 in Food at 12:02 PM

Pepperoni *and* sausage today

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2020 10:48 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 10:48 PM

Top notch food at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2020 at 10:48 pm

The Whistling Bird

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2020 10:16 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 10:16 PM

Jamaica in Gilbert

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2020 at 10:16 pm

Wings, blue cheese and pepperoni

Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 09:21 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 9:21 PM

Masks now required at the VC

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm

Almost to the end

Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Food,Travel at 9:13 PM

Thanks for another great season, Gordy

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm

Pandemic crop art

Posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 06:50 pm GMT -6 in Art,Food at 6:50 PM

Do it yourself in 2020

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2020 at 6:50 pm

Look who dropped by

Posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 06:49 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Pets at 6:49 PM

Having an empty nest is strange

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2020 at 6:49 pm

Mmm…bacon

Posted Monday, September 21st, 2020 07:46 pm GMT -6 in Food at 7:46 PM

Greg’s Meats FTW

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Hope we win the food lottery

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:26 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture,Shopping at 11:26 PM

I’m wearing this new one if we get to go back again

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2020 at 11:26 pm

Too bad patio weather is fleeting

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 05:46 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Weather at 5:46 PM

Beautiful evening on the patio at Kado no Mise

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2020 at 5:46 pm

Pizza double header

Posted Thursday, September 10th, 2020 10:40 pm GMT -6 in Food at 10:40 PM

Punch + Carbone’s 🍕

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2020 at 10:40 pm

More shots from the Food Fair

Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 05:24 pm GMT -6 in Food at 5:24 PM

Kinda sad, but way better than nothing

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2020 at 5:24 pm

The new Gnome patio rocks

Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 06:00 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 6:00 PM

I wish it could be year-round

Originally published by DK on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Thumbs up on Bungalow Club

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 08:36 am GMT -6 in Family,Food at 8:36 AM

Lil’ Chovi Sunday menu in Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2020 at 8:36 am

More fair food

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 02:28 pm GMT -6 in Food at 2:28 PM

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Fun afternoon on the river

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 7:56 PM

Good luck to Danielle in her future endeavors (Mississippi Pub, Inver Grove Heights)

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm
 

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