Afro Deli on the West bank

The Afro Deli on Riverside is so cheap and so delicious that I considered not writing about it. Sometimes when you let everyone in on a secret, it gets spoiled. But I’m going to risk it. Mainly because plenty people know about it already and it’s just a matter of …

Sheriff Tommy Gibbons

A son of Saint Paul, Thomas J. Gibbons was a nearly undefeated heavyweight boxer. He started boxing professionally as a middleweight at the tender age of 20. Tommy was often compared to his brother Mike as he advanced to the Heavyweight class and developed a respectable punch. His biggest fight …

To Get a Sushi Fix

I have the great fortune of working in the Wells Fargo Tower which places me at Food Truck Ground Zero in Minneapolis. The other day when I headed out to grab something for lunch on a too busy day I picked the shortest line, which happened to be at Sushi …

A Rock for the Pond Brothers

In the 1830′s Samuel and Gideon Pond helped set up missions at Chief Cloud Man’s Dakota village on the shore of Lake Calhoun. The Pond brothers came from Connecticut in hopes of converting the Dakota to Christianity and New England farming practices. They also devised a Dakota alphabet and began …