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 ūüôā

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?

Because it is a Classic

What does classic mean to you?

A place that’s been around for forever?

A place that holds a slot of your childhood?

Perhaps somewhere you could picture your parents or grandparents frequenting as they grew up?

A throwback of how things were? Perhaps how they should have stayed?

Does anything really stay as it was? Are things just as you remember them?

One thing that has stayed the same…. or at least as close to same as possible…. Convention Grill in Edina.

This place has been on my list to try for quite some time. Just to say I’ve been.

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Convention Grill has been flipping burgers and satisfying that craving since 1934.

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This guy, after lunch, totally put me in a coma for the rest of the day. And yes, I was utterly teased for taking food pictures at a work lunch.

At least I’m entertaining??

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What is your favorite classic burger place?