There is only one in Minneapolis…

There’s only one girl in Minneapolis and two or three in Saint Paul I knew a girl in Robbinsdale, but she was too tall There’s only one girl in Minneapolis I don’t know any in Golden Valley There’s one out in Edina, my sister Sally There’s only one in Minneapolis …

Cuppa Java in Bryn Mawr

Since blogs and self described ‘foodies’ are taking over the radio waves, everyone is suddenly a food critic. Including me. But in critiquing food, we often forget that food is more about nourishment and comfort as it is about foams and sous vide. And that is why I love eating …

Minnesota’s Island in the Sun

Built in 1961, the elegant Ambassador Resort Motor Hotel was located just 5 minutes from downtown Minneapolis at Highways 12 and 100. For almost thirty years, the Ambassador was Minnesota’s island in the Sun. Under that big bubbling dome, they controlled the weather so we could have fun and relaxation. …

Having Fun at Sleizer’s Club

Sleizer’s Club once served man sized drinks in a distinctively different Atmosphere. If you walked in on a weekend nights you could dine and dance to the swell sounds of Rollie Anderson’s  Hammond Organ  and the “Sleizer Family” dance band. On August 3rd, 1946 Billboard Magazine reported a $10,000 damage …

The St. Paul Civic Center

The Saint Paul Civic Center (renamed in 1998 to Riverplace Center) opened on January 1, 1973 and the Minnesota Fighting Saints became the new tenant and were strong for several seasons, making the playoffs in their first year. The old arena had seating capacity of approximately 16,000. The Civic Center …