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Years ago I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house. She’s a strict vegetarian who doesn’t drink alcohol and runs several miles a day….
I can honestly say that, with one notable exception, I am on friendly terms with every one of a fairly impressive list of former “significant others,” and I think I know why. It’s that they all share my affinity for coffee….
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel a wave of violence coming on when they hear “the sound of the beep”?
by Matt Peiken, former Pioneer Press staff writer and author of Positive MEinforcement: Shout ‘Me First!’ and Make Every Day All About YOU!
“There’s death in every opera, and if there isn’t, there should be—preferably before the opera is written.”
By Ted Loos. Posted June 8, 2006.
by Chris Jones in Esquire, October 2006.
The best bar in America isn’t Irish. It isn’t in a strip mall. It isn’t the sort of place that charges an outrageous cover for people to stand around in black light pushing back shooters out of test tubes…it has a sign on its yellow-brick exterior that points the way to Our Lady of Lourdes, cast in the red-neon glow of another that reads LIQUORS…. The best bar in America is Nye’s Polonaise….
by Rick Nelson, columnist for the Star Tribune.
This story appeared in the June 2006 issue of Food & Wine. Includes top 5 restaurant and hotel “hotlists.”
There’s more to Minnesota than extreme weather conditions and Prairie Home Companion. Suddenly, Minneapolis is the most exciting architectural hub in America, with brand-new buildings by the likes of Jean Nouvel and Cesar Pelli— and world-class restaurants to go with them.