Last night Ryan and I caught a screening of Fresh at Minneapolis’s Riverview Theater. All 750 seats were taken and it was great to be surrounded by likeminded people who believe in sustainable farming and changing the way we eat.
Before the theater, we grabbed some awesome cocktails at Town Talk Diner. I’m a big fan of their English Float which is Young’s Double Chocolate Stout with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. However, I needed to save room for popcorn later, so I went with the Spring Fever: vodka, lavender liqueur, sparkling wine and bee pollen.
Ryan grabbed the Bacon Manhattan: bacon-washed bourbon, cherry liqueur, cherry-vanilla bitters garnished with a slice of bacon with a cherry. Too funny, right?
I figure it wouldn’t be spring unless I posted yet again about asparagus. Look how lucky we were to get purple asparagus!
It is supposed to be more tender than traditional green asparagus and can be eaten raw. Too bad I learned this *after* grilling it. Oh well, it was still delicious! I baked sweet potato fries (tossed with fresh herbs), grilled some veggies and asparagus and served them with veggie dogs. Anyone have a favorite brand of veggie dogs? I tried Yves and they were just okay, but not great.
It sounds like some folks are interested in meeting up for strawberry picking. Let me figure out a date (likely the week of June 15th) and a time and we can meet up. We’ll head to Lorence’s in Northfield off of Cedar Avenue. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you details.
This post is a part of Food Renegade's Fight Back Fridays.