Apple Picking Time!

Nelson's Apple Farm Selling Several Varieties

Back in fall of 2012 I was shocked to find southeastern Minnesota to be almost devoid of apples. Orchards were closed and bins stood empty in the many seasonal stands. Most touristy stores contained only jars of jam and sauce (probably from previous years) staring ominously at the disappointed patrons and staff alike. I had to settle for some Wisconsinite fruit... it was depressing. This year, however, is different. In 2014, apples are making a comeback. The local and sustainable favorite of Minnesotan families...

Mouthwatering Burgers in Minneapolis -- 'Ike's Food and Cocktails' Restaurant Review

Ike's Food and Cocktails

I love a good hamburger. They really can be art when done properly. Lately my hamburger exposure has been in the form of a happy meal, so I was delighted to be headed downtown Minneapolis to Ike's Food & Cocktails for an adult beverage and an adult burger. My husband John and I rolled up on a Thursday and were seated right away. FYI: this probably wouldn't be the case on a weekend or a home game day. Ike's Food and Cocktails has a retro supper club vibe -- it has a bar that runs almost the length...