“Basketball isn’t just a sport. It’s an art, one that must be mastered to succeed”
~ Stephen Curry
Happy Final Four week everyone! Welcome to the glorious city of Minneapolis!
It’s an exciting time to be here as we are once again hosting a major sporting event. In February of 2018 the Super Bowl came to town. This weekend basketball will reign supreme. Continue reading Where to Eat & Drink In And Around Minneapolis During The NCAA MEN’S Final Four Basketball Tournament
“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back”
There is an ever-present and intense drive amongst artists, restaurateurs/chefs, food writers and influencers to be creators of beauty and nourishers of souls. The new Artists In The Kitchen Exhibition, happening now at the Textile Center, hits both marks in the most remarkable way. The exhibit highlights a magnificent display of 50 works by women artists inspired by 50 women chefs and restaurateurs (see the list of participants at the end of the article). The artists ability to translate unique and powerful culinary experiences through the use of textiles is extraordinary and the outcome is well worth seeing.
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The pinnacle of football game days is almost upon us and the anticipation has been building. There are throngs of exciting events surrounding this colossal affair. The Bold North is ready! We’re bursting with immense cultural activities, tremendous musical talent, ice bars aplenty and of course bounteous opportunities for dining and imbibing.
Continue reading The Twin Cities Restaurant Scene: Eating and Imbibing During The Week Of The Big Game
“We see the beauty within and cannot say no” ~ Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Burrata cheese has a beautiful essence about it. It is a fresh Italian cheese made from water buffalo and/or cows milk mozzarella and has a center filled with a rich and silky cream. It is also my latest culinary obsession. It’s common knowledge among my family and friends that I love cheese, all types of cheese but Burrata has a metamorphic quality that I find very provocative. I cannot say no.
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Cappuccino at Bar Del Sol in Praiano, Italy
The Kingfield Latte ~ Five Watt Coffee (MPLS)
Morning Latte overlooking the sea in Praiano, Italy
Croissants and Cappuccinos at a cafe near the Campo De Fiori in Rome, Italy
Latte and cookies at Rustica in Eden Prairie, MN
The Boone’s Beard Latte at Vicinity Coffee in Mpls
Latte at Barbette Cafe, Mpls
Cappuccino at The Bachelor Farmer Cafe, Mpls
Latte and a cookie at the Hilton Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand
My morning cappuccino at the Hotel Margherita in Praiano, Italy
Cappuccino and Croissant at La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona, Spain
“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee is even better” ~ Justine Chen, North of Beautiful
My search for the perfect cup of coffee knows no bounds. I am ardent and unapologetic regarding my caffeine infatuation. Whether it is our weekend latte treks in the Twin Cities or when traveling abroad, I am always on the hunt for the consummate coffee experience. While the quality of the java holds high significance, it is as much or more about the venue and who I’m getting caffeinated with that matters. Sipping a morning espresso alongside the locals at the Mercado De La Boqueria in Barcelona or slipping into a café near the Campo De Fiori in Rome with John are a couple of my very best café memories. Today I am sharing some of my favorite coffee occasions through photos. Enjoy and please share yours with me, I look forward to seeing your pics and hearing your cafe recommendations. Read on if you would like to learn more about the definition of espresso and the associated terms.
Continue reading Consider Me Caffeinated: A Global Espresso Art Gallery
Sunday’s seem to the best day for John and I to venture out and explore the coffee scene in the Twin Cities. This was our first visit to the Sparrow Cafe on Penn Avenue in Minneapolis. I love the bright wall murals and the sparrow theme. On a January day in Minnesota this cafe was a definite spirit lifter. Friendly baristas, amazing pastries (We split the Pan Au Chocolat) and oh yea, the Fair Trade Coffee made the Sparrow Cafe worth the drive. We’ll definitely return again. Bonus: it’s across the street from Broder’s Pasta bar and just around the corner from Terzo restaurant and wine bar. The location is prime.
Address: 5001 Penn Avenue S, Minneapolis
Website: The Sparrow Cafe