Monthly Archives: July 2013

Weekend Recap

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The Steins came to visit this weekend, so we had a great time showing them around for a day in the cities. We began with breakfast at The Cheeky Monkey (delicious) then the boys headed to Blaine for pinball while the gals did a little shopping. We went to the Midtown Global Market and Tangletown Gardens, the market was ok but Tangletown was incredible. You must go there if you like garden things.

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Gnocchi & Friends

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We were lucky enough to finally get out with some friends in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. We were treated to a wonderful Italian dinner at Bar La Grassa. The food was wonderful (hello orange cauliflower gnocchi) but the company was even better.

We do love each other, but lets be honest here. It was so nice to have someone besides the other half of Team Stein to talk to!

Spam Balls

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We have been to The Blue Door Pub twice now, once in Minneapolis and once in St. Paul. Both times were wonderful…for the most part. The restaurant specializes in Blucy’s, which is a version of the Minnesota favorite Juicy Lucy burger. Yes, the burgers were great. Yes, the atmosphere was fun. Yes, I still love tator tots and this place makes Cajun ones.

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Wisconsin

Here are a few snapshots from a weekend in Eau Claire, Wisconsin a few weeks ago. The 1.5 hours on the road went by so much faster than the 6 hours that we’ve been used to traveling on the way to Omaha!

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1920’s Style

Heights theater

When heading out for our 2nd date night in MN, we decided that a movie would be the way to go. After searching online for a local theater, I stumbled across reviews for the Heights Theater. Everyone posting was raving about the theater, the experience and the love the owners have for the place, so I knew that I needed to research this place further. T and I are suckers for a locally-owned, neighborhood place and we were desperate to find a place near-by that would fill the void that the Aksarben theater left when we moved.

After finding the website, I was definitely hooked. The Heights is a 1920’s era theater that has been restored to all of its former glory. There’s a single screen, box office window, piano in the carpeted lobby, chandeliers, curtains that open when your feature starts, and an organ that is played by a real person on the weekends while you wait for your movie to start. Talk about fancy! We were seeing the Great Gatsby, so it was only appropriate that The Heights was our theater of choice.

The best thing about the Heights Theater, besides the charm that the theater holds? There’s a 1950’s restored Dairy Queen with adjoining patio right next door for dessert after your movie. Yes please!

The gorgeous interior

Weekend Recap

It was a blitzkrieg type of weekend for Team Stein, so lets see if we can get the same type review:

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Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

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Tiki Biker Bar

Psycho Suzis Motor Lounge

The fun patio

A few weeks ago, we were invited to Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge by our realtors (who are incredible and highly recommended by Team Stein for anyone looking for space in the Twin Cities!) for an evening on the patio to celebrate our move to the city. The whole place was decorated in a biker-tiki theme (interesting, I know) with a large patio overlooking the river. Continue reading

Ride It

Go team stein bike
Over the course of my life I’ve had a few bikes. A few of those few bikes were new. My personal biking adventures started off when was just a wee lad with FS165, a killer, black beast that was awesomeness on four wheels…then eventually two. From there I moved on to a used dirt bike, which was cool because of its blue seat (that was plastic and about as comfortable as sitting on a steel reenforced ice cream bucket). Around the age of sixth grade, I got a new mountain bike, grey and yellow, for those keeping track of the color wheel at home. And that was my last new bike…until yesterday. After living my entire young adult and adult life with a series of hand-me-down bipedal contraptions that were bought for people much smaller than myself, I can now say, “I’m riding my own big person bike.” And, while quite awesome in its own right, it’s still no golf cart.

Fish & Chips

So…it has been a while since we’ve posted. Sorry about that. A lot has been happening on the Team Stein front and we just haven’t had the time to update in a while. I’m hoping to get caught up over the weekend, so get yourselves ready!

While we haven’t had a chance to really venture out and explore the new city, we have had the opportunity for a few nights out on the town. And by out on the town, I mean going for dinner, maybe spicing it up with a drink for each of us, then home by 10pm. Man, we’re wild! Continue reading