Weekend highlights that bleed into Monday

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Saturday was the big moving day for former roomie, cBass. Kind of sad to see him go, but his new apartment in South Minneapolis is great. Plus, he's got a killer organ there - an old Hammond in mint condition. cBass was a nice roomie. Doesn't he look nice? Anywho, after walking to the Birchwood Cafe for coffees and gigantic early morning treats (I had an apple/date bar that set my head spinnin'), Dan, seville, gerg, cBass, and I moved all of cBass's stuff from our place in one trip. Not bad! (I don't think I need to mention how AWXUM the Birchwood is, what with all the good press they've received. Still, in case you haven't noticed, the Seward Neighborhood is LOVING this little cafe.)

After the big move and a PBR, around 4, gerg and I headed to Chipotle, where I sampled my first burrito from there. I liked it better than Burrito Loco. Might have been the guacamole or maybe the corn salsa. Just something about it tasted better. Sorry seville, I know it's your fav! Saturday night we were homebodies, enjoying a full moon evening, playing in the yard with a leafblower and a firepit, moving furniture around, smooching! I SO should have taken photos of the firepit. It was like a tornado of fire and brimstone.

On Sunday, we headed to the Herkimer with most of the gang for the Packer game. The Packers were a total disappointment, but the veggie burger was tasty, except it didn't come with mustard! What gives? Check out the Herkimer if you're into the Packers. They have TVs all over the place, so you don't miss plays, even if you step outside. They have a scaled-down Packer menu, and lots of beers brewed on location, veggie burgers and baked pretzels for the veggies out there. Next Sunday, they're hosting an event for the Vikings/Packers battle. Sounds like it will be a lil' bit of tailgating at Lambeau in MPLS.

After the big disappointment, we were off to Kowalski's, where we sampled some of their Cilantro Dip. Try it. Love it. Seriously, even if you usually think cilatro is overbearing and nasty, try this dip. Also, the cranberry walnut cheese ball should not be overlooked, nor should the continued abundance of Honeycrisps!

Sorted through my old tapes on Sunday after letting them dry out from the Hold the Water Please flood. Found some classics: Paul Johnson (I Need Another Plan), James Christian, Boo Williams...oh man, I loved raving! Even some old garage band tapes: Dazy Skulz and HMMC. We listened to my "Hits from 1996" and danced.

After walking Kota Dog, on Monday night gerg and I headed to Memory Lanes! Punk Rock Bowling on Monday nights is totally FUN! $2 tallboys of PBR and $2.50 shots of Jameson will totally kill the Monday blues! Plus, 3-4 bands every week, and they set up right over the lanes so you knock roll while you ROKK OUT. We tried some grub at the attached Flashback Cafe. Gerg liked his burger, and the onion rings were HUGE! They serve sammiches, pizza, appetizers, gourment popcorn, and even a few "dinners" (walley, shrimp, pork chops). For veg-heads, there are veggie burgers, pizza, and grilled cheese. Vegans might struggle at this joint.

Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 721-6211

We bowled 2 games and gerg dominated. The round of Jameson was on me! - $5 for two shots! We left before the rokk started cuz I had a Flickr lesson scheduled with gerg and he wanted to catch Kill Bill 2, since he hadn't seen it.

4 comments:

foureyes said...

best veggie burrito recipe from chipotle (from when I was a wuss)

vegetarian fajita burrito w/
black beans
green tomatillo salsa
red tomatillo salsa
cheese
guacamole
sour cream
chipotle tabasco on the side

it totally takes away any possible health benefit of not eating meat (like there is one), but it's bomb good!

Best burrito:
fajita burrito:
black beans
barbacoa
red tomatillo
cheese
guacamole

Best all-around item:
hard tacos w/
barbacoa
red tomatillo
cheese
lettuce
sour cream

THERE YOU HAVE IT!

foureyes said...

Marie,

Are you guys going to the thing Sunday evening?

reetsyburger said...

We're totally going to be there on Sunday.

foureyes said...

For those that don't recall, Memory Lanes used to be called Stardust Lanes and was the setting for the Comedy Central show "Let's Bowl!"

It was a terrible show, but was pretty Sotan. The best episode was where the guitarist from Faux Jean fakes hated his roomate and won a Winnegabago.

http://www.letsbowl.com/