We anticipated the opening of The Coffee Cup restaurant on Randolph and Hamline for months. Then…Covid-19 arrived. However, many dedicated local businesses are providing wonderful take out service. Upload the app Toast Takeout and you will find local restaurants, like The Coffee Cup. Very easy!
We have had a wonderful week enjoying local sights and tastes! A true “staycation”, we explored places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including hiking in Carpenter Nature Center and trying out a new breakfast spot in St. Paul: Hope Breakfast. Carpenter Nature Center has two campuses: the 425-acre Minnesota Campus with more than 10 miles of hiking trails and, justContinue reading “The Staycation is Winding Down”
Drawing upon visual and culinary themes inspired by the textures and colors of Peru, Japan and India, ceramic and glass artists collaborated with Sapor Cafe & Wine Bar, in Minneapolis, MN, to blend art and food- and made a bold statement about the blissful collision of form and function in contemporary art and cuisine. NickContinue reading “The Intersection of Food & Art: Perfectly Plated at Sapor Café & Bar”
Forward! Charge! Full speed ahead! This is my interpretation. Life is a delightful whirlwind. Something new everyday. Yesterday ‘rock pictures’…today the lovely Katielyn and I met up again for a photo shoot at a local cafe. As she moves forward, so do I. Thank you Katielyn, for being such a wonderful friend and model!
The 920 block of Selby Avenue, in St. Paul, MN, is the heart of a neighborhood. Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe , Bouquets by Carolyn, and Obama Campaign Headquarters comingle in this short stretch of brick and mortar between Milton and Chatsworth. “Mayor” Mychael Wright and wife Stephanie, owners of Golden Thyme are prominent figures in theContinue reading “Golden Thyme Cafe, Bouquets by Carolyn: A Selby Avenue Ramble, St. Paul, MN”
Playing tourist in one’s hometown can be an inexpensive and rewarding junket. On a recent October day, I decided to do just that! My first destination was the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Strolling through the garden, I checked out art I remembered and new installations of note. Perhaps most recognizable, and photographed,Continue reading “Loring Park, Sculpture Garden, & Loring Kitchen & Bar: Minneapolis, MN October 2012”