Up the Funk.

While I am a steadfast non-rule breaker… I sometimes fall into the old adage of “some rules are meant to be broken.”

However that typically only applies to food. Food rules. Is there such a thing? I mean I’ve never gone to culinary school. I’m not trained and my techniques in the kitchen are… not chef like.. but I eat.

I know when food tastes the way it should.. I know when food is mediocre.

How? Because I eat a lot and wide varieties of foods. So I’m not sure if there really are food rules, but I do know when classics are taken for a spin. When things get funky and the ante goes up.

Which you can absolutely find at Nighthawks.

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Like bacon. Scallion. Kimchi pancakes.  HUGE chunks of bacon.

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I’d say the rules or the funk have been turned up in this case.

And foot long wieners come rolling out, piled with a mass of ingredients. We pretty much ordered this out of fascination. But it had to be ordered.

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AND the chicken. My first nibble into the fried chicken wars of 2015…

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Delish. Crispy on the outside, not drippy greasy and juicy on the inside. The flavor, the spice, so on point. We tried the Kingfield spice.

My only disappointment? Not ordering the burger.  I sat at the counter and watched dozens of these prepared in front of me. They called to me, each and every one of them.

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Hey lonely little burger……

Next time.

Yes….. next time.

Have you been?

Waffle Batter Survival.

Happy happy Friday!

I’m only able to survive the lingering cold and 100 degree temp change (Cambodia humidity I miss you) because of the rumored forecast next week…. 50 degrees do not fail me now 🙂

Another thing amping up my survival skills? My return to exploring  new places around Minneapolis.

One place that’s been on my list for quite some time, I mean we are at inside joke status because we never end up going, despite numerous attempts……

Nightingale. (PS they have Happy Hour Daily.)

The interior is so charming I just want to curl up at their bar on the regular. It is inviting, its intriguing, I’ll just order oysters every so often and linger all day.


The cheeseburger…. if you are craving an all American classic, go to Nightingale.  I’ll be there ordering extra sides of the herb aioli to smother my fries in.

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Another way to survive the (cross my fingers) last snowfall of March? Northbound Smokehouse. Brewpub.  When friend buys a house literally around the corner, how could you not borrow snowboots three sizes too big, and traipse through the unwanted inches towards a pint of Honey Wheat and waffle batter cheese curds?

Yes I said that right. WAFFLE BATTER CHEESE CURDS. You salty/sweet people would be remiss if a basket of these was not ordered.

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To me, the end of winter survial equals a basket of waffel batter cheese curds.

Waffel Batter Survival.

How do you survive the lingering cold?

LBD Please

Hello Friday, you are a welcome sight. Its been a long week, extra long without my trusty friend the bottle of wine… Three more days friends and I am plopping myself on a bar stool and ordering a cheeseburger, medium rare, add the bacon. And a bottle of pinot please 🙂 I pledge to eat every single French fry on the plate….

Yes, that has been my craving alllll day but I must see this cleanse through…. must eat veggies..

As a distraction more dating nonsense from the online world:

1) “Hi, from how flabby your arms look, you can be nothing but average. You seem to think too highly of yourself, but then again you are on this website. LoL.”

Dear sir, perhaps you should look in a mirror…

2) “Whatup Beautiful, message me if you want a picture…”

Hmmm a picture of what might I ask? I hear theres a new trend these days of body part pictures…

3) “Would you consider going out with an older man who has a lot in common with you?”

Not one who is 30 years older with multiple children. Sorry. The fellow foodie part isn’t going to cut it.

4) “How do you perfect that face angle?”


5) “You would look amazing in a little black dress, nylons and sexy heels, accompanying me to dinner…”

Sorry buddy but I make my own wardrobe decisions.

I think it might be time to cancel this little online game?

What are your plans this weekend? Someone eat a cheeseburger for me?

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