Weekend Delights: Girl About Town


The Best-Good Friend knows that I love a craft fair, so on Saturday she took me to Minneapolis Craft’za at the Grain Belt Bottling House in NE Minneapolis. Craft’za is a one-day art market for handmade goods and they even had workshops going on. It was so crowded, we had a hard time working our way through all the vendors, but I did manage to get myself two treasures. All of that crowd-surfing made us hungry, so we headed back to my neck of the woods to one of my favorite restaurants ever, The Lowbrow. They have great food, this is what I dream of at night:

tofu sandwich
Fried Tofu Sandwich: Seasoned, fried tofu, pickled jalapenos, shredded cabbage, and homemade BBQ sauce on a toasted bun (vegan)

The Best-Good Friend decided to go for breakfast and said it was really gouda. Okay, I made that up, but she said it was really good – especially with the side of bacon:

jalapeno hash
Jalapeno Hash: Hasbrowns cooked with onions and jalapenos smothered in chipotle gouda topped with two eggs and spicy sour cream. Served with toast, and a side of bacon

The Husband and I had a fancy His & His engagement party to go to that evening, I felt that my dressing of the wine bottles was especially clever:


Since I picked Victor’s 1959 Cafe for breakfast last weekend (which I can’t stop thinking about), I let The Husband decide where to go this week. He chose Haute Dish and invited The Mom-in-Law to join us. He’s been wanting to try them out for awhile but their dinner menu is light on vegetarian options, so breakfast seemed like a great solution. The best part about it was the delicious caramel roll. If we go back, I’ll just get a dozen of those.

We had to make a stop at The Mother’s so The Husband could work on her snow blower. In Minnesota, you don’t want to wait until it snows to make sure it’s working or you could end up shoveling:

snow blower

We explored a neighborhood shop that was new to us, thanks to a friend on Facebook for tipping us off! The shop is called Junket: Tossed & Found and is a mission-driven small business that connects people with the things they need. Take a look at this great article about how they strive to reduce waste and help other non-profits all while trying to give things on their way to the landfill a second life. It was so fun walking through the shop and seeing the things they had made from discarded items in addition to the cool vintage items.

After Junket, we still had some time for a few more errands and managed to find some special treats for the cats:

toy mice
The Force is strong in you, young Jedi.

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