Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Vacationing in Minneapolis

Although I am a small town girl at heart, it is lovely having friends and relatives who live in Big Cities so that I can visit. And this weekend, I'm visiting my sister and her partner (and their cat, Curtis).

I flew in yesterday (via O'Hare) and Amy picked me up. It was lunch time, so she took us to a Pupusaria near her place. I'd never had pupusas before, so I loved getting to try something new. In the simplest description, they're like stuffed corn tortillas. I had one stuffed with pork & cheese and the other beans & cheese. These were served with a pickled cabbage known as curtido along with their own salsa. They were very yummy!

Poor Amy still had to work that day, so when we returned, she worked from home for awhile and I goofed off, watching Olympics on my phone, for the most part. (Currently watching Britain's women volleyball team battling Dominican Republic. Go Britain!)

When it was nearing 5pm, we walked to the Midtown Global Market to meet up with Rachel. She was trying on a shirt at Global Mama's and wound up buying it. It looked great on her. Then we wandered around the Market looking for where we wanted to eat. We all settled on The Left-Handed Cook.

It's a newer place at the Market and the girls hadn't tried it yet. So we started with their appetizer "Truffle Truffle Parm Parm" which is really fun to say. It was French fries with Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. They were tasty. I ordered the spare rib rice bowl with poached egg & kimchee. Amy got a soft crab & avocado sandwich and Rachel the porky cake (a polenta & pork dish). Everything we tried was lovely. I also had a Minnesotan cream soda (forget the brand) as my beverage.

We finished at the Market at Salty Tart where we picked up a baguette and some cupcakes. Then we returned home. We watched Olympics (NBC's rather poor coverage), the girls folded laundry, and then we had cupcakes. Peach & vanilla with buttercream, Surly Furious chocolate (Surly Furious is a beer), and flourless chocolate and almond. All were very tasty - and since we got 2 of each, we had some for breakfast too!

Today I've been watching/listening to Olympics (see above) on my phone and working on Rachel's laptop computer. She has a nice external drive, but the backup software kept failing. So I think I've found something else that works - the drive has no issues with accepting files and Winders saw no faults with it.

Rachel is back, so it's time for lunch! Amy has made us sandwiches even though she's "at work."
Tags: amy & rachel, food, minneapolis
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