Bring on the Brunch! Copper Hen

I have a notebook (my blog book) that I carry with me wherever I go so I can jot down blog inspiration whenever it comes to me.As part of this notebook is a list of places I want to try, organized by city, and cuisine. I have decided to challenge myself, friends and family to start chipping away at this list and report back to … Continue reading Bring on the Brunch! Copper Hen

Red Schoolhouse Wines

It’s no secret amongst my friends that I never like their boyfriends…or at least I’m slow to warm up to them. This past Memorial Day Weekend I went to Wisconsin to visit my Lifey (aka best friend) Megan and her fiancĂ© Tom. Tom has slowly but surely been winning me over the past year but he totally took the cake during this visit. Tom was tasked … Continue reading Red Schoolhouse Wines

Muddy Waters

I have slowly but surely been working away at crossing restaurants off my list. Last year I started a little notebook where I could jot down ideas for Hunkiedorie.net After time I realized that this notebook really became a list of all the local hotspots I wanted to visit. I have finally started to whittle away at the list and have had the best time. … Continue reading Muddy Waters

Ice House

A couple weeks ago I had a second date with one of my Hinge boys. He scored huge points when he somehow crammed almost everything we had discussed in date one into our second date. Complete with a trip to Uncle Hugo’s bookshop (post coming next week) and dinner at Ice House, a restaurant I have been dying to try for a long time now. … Continue reading Ice House

A Peace of Cake

The past few times I have walked around the Grand Avenue Neighborhood in Saint Paul I couldn’t help but notice an amazing aroma wafting through the air that immediately brought back warm memories of Twins games and the State Fair. During my last visit to Grand I decided to investigate the mouth watering scent further. My friend Alicia and I decided to walk down the … Continue reading A Peace of Cake

Gordy’s Steak House

A few weeks ago my friend Ali and a group of her friends went out to Gordy’s Steakhouse in Mahtomedi to celebrate her birthday. I had driven past Gordy’s hundreds of times but never eaten there. Ali’s boyfriend Ben was in charge of choosing the restaurant and had heard good things and I am always game to try new local places. Ben called ahead and … Continue reading Gordy’s Steak House