Picks and Pans – In and Around Minneapolis, MN

My dad grew up in Minnesota, and so a lot of his childhood stories involve tunneling through snow to make epic forts, skating up a river with the roving horde of neighborhood kids and generally making mischief in a land of snow and ice. I had never had the pleasure of being in Minnesota during […]

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  • Abigail St. Lawrence

    I am so glad that you’ve finally got up new posts!! And next time we’re in the Twin Cities, I think we’ll definitely have to hit Lord Fletcher’s. It sounds like an idea Sten could have come up with.

    • And don’t miss the beef on weck at Crossroads Deli! If you go for lunch there’s a guy carving it up in the middle of the dining room. Hmmm, beef on weck goodness…

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Picks and Pans – South Dakota

PICKS: Mount Rushmore We arrived at my aunt and uncle’s house in Rapid City just in time to avoid driving in a pretty serious snow storm, but my uncle, being the dyed in the wool South Dakotan that he is, decided that a snow storm was the perfect time to go see Mount Rushmore. Turns […]

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Picks and Pans – Whirlwind trip through Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado

PICKS: Highway 60 from Globe to Show Low, AZ After much too brief of a stop at my sister Vanessa’s house, we began a new phase of the road trip — the all driving, minimal stopping, hauling of our behinds to get across the country in time to spend Christmas with my grandparents in western […]

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  • Abigail St. Lawrence

    Although your time in Santa Fe area was short, I think you hit the high spots. Maybe it was because we were there right around Labor Day when the place was crowded with tourists and the inevitable traps that seem to attract them, but I found Santa Fe for the most part to be overrun with cliches of Southwest “art” and “jewelry,” most of which looked suspiciously like East Indian imports. The day we spent driving the High Road to Taos and stopping at little curiosities like Chimayo was my favorite day in New Mexico, and our dinner at Atomic Grill was much more pleasant with a lot smaller price tag and a lot less snippy waitstaff attitude then our other dining experiences in Santa Fe. The only thing I think you really missed out on was the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, but another time…

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Picks and Pans – Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas is a strange, strange place. People spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to fly in from all over the world, stay in hotels and drop oodles of money into machines and onto felt table cloths. And for what? To get drunk and watch blinky lights and strippers? For my dollar I’d just […]

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Picks and Pans – Death Valley N.P.

PICKS: Driving through Mojave National Preserve Sean says: Thanks to a recommendation from Michael, we made our way from Joshua Tree to Death Valley via the scenic Kelbaker road through the Mojave National Preserve. Zabriskie Point in Death Valley Sean says: Zabriskie Point is a nice stop on your way into Death Valley from the […]

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