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Food Month In Review: March 2018

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”

Lucky for those of us living in the Twin Cities; we are provided with seemingly endless opportunities to not only eat, but to do so abundantly well.  I field frequent inquiries from friends and family regarding restaurant recommendations and I love sharing my culinary experiences so I decided to create a new feature.  It will be a brief overview of our culinary adventures from the prior month.

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The Twin Cities Restaurant Scene: Eating and Imbibing During The Week Of The Big Game

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.

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Destination: Pinot Noir Tasting in the Willamette Valley

Maya: “Why are you so in to Pinot?  I mean it’s a thing with you.”

Miles: “Uh I don’t know, I don’t know.  Um, it’s a hard grape to grow as you know.  It’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early.  It’s , you know, not a survivor like cabernet, which can grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it’s neglected.  No, pinot needs constant care and attention.  You know?  In fact, it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, only the most patient and nurturing growers can do it, really.  Only somebody who really takes the time to understand pinots potential can then coax it into its full expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they are just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and…..ancient on the planet.”

~Quoted from Sideways, one of my all time favorite wine themed movies.

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Out and About: The Sparrow Cafe

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