Tag: Minneapolis

Scenes from the St. Paul Farmer's Market

Scenes from the St. Paul Farmer's Market

| September 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

When the rain that was roiling menacingly in the bloated clouds over Minneapolis finally let loose and spattered down just as we arrived at the St. Paul Farmers’ Market, I was worried. Did I just ask my friends to meet me out in inclement weather? Did we have enough umbrellas? Did we have extra layers, sweaters, or jackets? Would they Camille home, nursing sore throats, coughs, and eventually succumb to an effectively romantic wasting disease complete with lace hankerchiefs?

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Izzy's Ice Cream: A Minnesota Fairy Tale

Izzy's Ice Cream: A Minnesota Fairy Tale

| September 18, 2008 | 4 Comments

I’m a very impatient person, but on this trip to Minneapolis patience and forbearance paid off in spades. That said, St. Paul-based Izzy’s Ice Cream was harder to get into than SPQR at 7:00 on a Friday.

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Minnesota Nice: St. Paul Farmers' Market

Minnesota Nice: St. Paul Farmers' Market

| August 16, 2008 | 5 Comments

I’ve just booked a trip that ensures that in less than a month, I’ll be happily winging off to my home state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is where I grew up as the pickiest of eaters, eschewing nearly every vegetable aside from corn and artichokes. (Don’t ask where my mother got artichokes in Minneapolis in the 70s and 80s. Or Pomegranates and avocados for that matter, but my mother was born and bred in Glendale, CA and she knew what she liked and she made sure she found it for us.)

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