Sunday, July 30, 2006

Everest on Grand

We enjoyed a delightful supper there last night. I highly recommend it. YUM! Next time maybe I'll be brave enough to try the yak!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Jackson Street Roundhouse

"I'm bored." He said.
"Find something for us to do." I said. "I'll go wherever you want to go."
This is where we ended up. Very, very cool!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Cups

Because of the karoke, which I loathe with great gusto, I don't frequent this bar often. However, I love that they serve beer in cans and have fantastic people watching. High caliber folks there. Or maybe just high folks there.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Kessler's Maguire Funeral Home on West 7th. I love this building and find it regal enough for its designated purpose.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I love Cossetta's. Not just because it's been around since 1911 and there are tons of photos from the old days hanging up, but because everytime I go in there, I feel like I've just stepped into a bustling NYC eatery. Not only is the restaurant good, but the grocery provides a HUGE variety of pastas, sauces, breads and fresh Italian ingrediants that would rival any market in Little Italy.

Here's what Citysearch had to say about it:
There is some method to this lovably Italian madness. To the right, the line for a whopping piece of pizza . To the left, a queue for salads, entrees and pasta. Upstairs, diners squeeze into tables and get friendly. Event nights at the nearby Xcel Energy Center are mildly chaotic. The pizzas--made and thrown by hand for the entertainment of all--is famous. Other choices include mostaccioli in the tongue-tingling marinara, near-perfect lasagna and saucy meatball sandwiches

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Yarusso's is an Italian restaurant on Payne Avenue near Swede Hollow. This was taken the day we entered our Ural in the annual bike show they have there.

On top of Yarusso's is this miniature Statue of Liberty. I shot this from the back parking lot.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Red's Savoy Pizza

Perhaps St. Pauls' most famous pizza is the pizza at Red's. Best visual description I can think of is that it reminds me of a very fat man floating on a very thin raft. Thin crust piled high with toppings served in a crowded environment by somewhat surley waitresses who are always in a hurry. Yummy.

Monday, July 10, 2006

I'm sure I have walked down this street before, but I never noticed these concrete heads jutting out of the building before. Interesting little touch although I wish I knew more about the building and why the heads are there.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

I love this huge old house. It's located at Shepard and Chestnut, I think. It's near the rivers edge and has been undergoing restoration for quite some time. It's enormous and I'd love to see the inside of it someday. I'm fairly sure it will end up being several duplexes.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The crowd that attends Taste has totally changed since they moved the festival from Cap Square to Harriet Island, but this sign is still on display.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Kellogg Park

This long and narrow park runs between Kellogg and the Mississippi River. It's quite lovely. This faithful fountain makes its home there.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Taste of Minnesota

This is as close to Taste of Minnesota as I care to get. According to the organizers of this festival, Minnesota tastes like cheap carnival food served out of greasy roach coaches. I know for a fact Minnesota has many wonderful restaurants which serve delicious dishes. Some of them are even healthy and made without grease. Too bad this festival can't recognize these local business owners and help promote their restaurants. The best thing about Taste are the nightly fireworks they shoot off of a tiny island in the Mississippi. You can see thme for miles around and I don't have to get anywhere near the festival to see them. I love watching fireworks almost as much as I love good Minnesota food.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ok Ok

AGAIN.............. Technically, it's Minneapolis, but I highly recommend the Mill City Museum. Informative and fascinating. I highly recommend it. Did I say that already???????????