Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

Last Wednesday's visits included St. Paul: St. Paul and Pacific RR.

Tornado over St. Paul.

Minneapolis Institute of Art : Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthplace.

Cass Gilbert designed these houses, one for his mother.

Arby's Brisket. I used to eat them in college. It truly is mystery meat, it ain't Brisket.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017

Tuesday visits: MTM, a Minneapolis icon.

Nice touch at a construction site, the new Nicollet Mall.

Matt's: home of the Juicy Lucy.

Place was packed, ate at the bar. The Juicy Lucy was great.

Thanks to Google maps with bus and train routes, a quick visit after Matt's to the Mall of America. Huge, with an amusement park in the middle. I needed touch screens to find my way out.

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Perfect score !

Recapping my past week's visits: Monday - had time for eclipse viewing but clouds got in the way. The good shots were from a friend who went to Tennessee.

Guthrie theater.

US Bank Stadium, home of next Super Bowl on February 4, 2018.

Father of Waters, the Mississippi. Top picture is St. Anthony Falls.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

How to peel and slice peaches.

Brain Pickings had an interesting piece on Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. Some say Gauguin cut the ear off with a sword, this account seems more likely.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

Lots of beer at the Minnesota State Fair and you can walk around with it.

The Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild had a terrific exhibit.

Visitors to the exhibit can select among six different flights of beers — “Crisp and Clean,” “Malty and Sweet,” “Dark and Roasty,” “Hoppy and Bitter” and “Fruity, Spicy Tart and Funky.” flight. Each flight consists of four, 5-ounce samples for $10, which can be purchased with cash or card. I went with “Dark and Roasty.”

My favorite was BLK WLF Stout by Able Seedhouse + Brewery. Their description:

Black wolves were once thought to be their own unique species. Then a smart person declared them variants of red wolves. Until an even smarter person determined they're actually a gray wolf. Our very own BLK WLF perpetuates the confusion. Dry like an Irish stout. Hoppy like an American stout. Nutty like an oatmeal stout. Creamy like a milk stout. What really is a black wolf?

ABV 3.7% IBUs 32 COLOR Black HOPS UK Challenger MALTS Irish Ale malt, Aromatic malt, Biscuit malt, Rolled Oats, Black malt, Roasted barley, Lactose.

Carl's Gizmo is a visitor from the Idaho State Fair. I had one and it was quite tasty. Sort of an Italian Sloppy Joe.

The recipe:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot Italian sausage or 1 lb mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
3 garlic cloves
pizza sauce, of choice
sliced mozzarella cheese
hoagie roll


Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until slightly translucent.
Add fennel seeds - saute for a minute.
Add meat and brown.
Once mixture is combined and browned - spoon mixture into hoagie bun.
Top with desired amount of pizza sauce.
Add sliced cheese - enough to cover all meat and edges of bun.
Broil until cheese is melted.

Most foods come on a stick.

Even Walleyes.

Tractor Porn for those that sow before they reap.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

Metropolitan Life building.

257 Park Avenue South, white terra cotta and brick office building constructed in 1912.

Last day of Summer streets.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017

Perfect score !

Minneapolis coming up.

Minnesota State Fair : Bacon Up Pup, A Belgian waffle served on-a-stick with bacon in the batter, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with whipped cream and bacon. At Granny's Kitchen Fudge Puppies on the east side of Underwood St. between Dan Patch & Carnes avenues, outside the Food Building.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 13, 2017

Perfect score !

$5 win.

Celebratory Red Stripe.

Stagecoach was great, Monument Valley back-drop included. was terrific.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Margarita.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017

Wall art at 42nd Street train station, Bryant Park. Gutta cavat lapidem [non vi sed saepe cadendo]: "A water drop hollows a stone [not by force, but by falling often]" - Ovid.

I was on the way to NYPL to pick up a card. I am now set to view the Criterion collection. Wikipedia has the complete list. Stagecoach will be streamed shortly.

Love in Venice exhibit at NYPL was interesting. Included, as pictured above, are flap books showing the undergarments of Venetian prostitutes

Lots of art.

Just a beautiful setting.

Downloaded Donald Barthelme's short story The School from the Subway Library to read on the train. Amusing and insightful.

Robert Sapolsky on free will. Have to read his new one Behave soon.