Did you see “Man vs Food” featured a little while back in Minneapolis,with guest appearance by Minnesota’s own Andrew Zimmern? It’s always great to see celebrities and television coverage in our own great state, but it always seems to come around to Lutefisk at some point, doesn’t it? Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area has a host of fabulous cuisine and eating establishments, and of course, our guests are treated to gelatinous fish. Are you a fan of Lutefisk? Where’s your favorite place to eat that you think really represents Minnesota’s finest foods? One of my favorite restaurants is Thanh Do in St. Louis Park, MN.
Without further ado, here’s the clip. The best line has got to be about the fish tasting like “frozen Vaseline”. You be the judge:
It may not seem like it, but Spring is right around the corner. The days are getting longer, and little by little the weather a bit milder. As soon as the snow melts people will be out walking, biking, jogging, and finding all kinds of reasons to be outside. Each year Minnesota bike enthusiasts, along with those with goals to improve health and/or environment team up to celebrate Bike to Work Week.
This year, Bike to Work Week is May 13-17, with National Bike to Work Day set for May 17, 2013. So dust off those bike tires, pump them up with air, and plan to participate if you can.For more information on this event and other bike related information in Minnesota, visit MN Bike Trail Navigator.
Don’t work on May 17th? Biking to school, errands or enjoyment on that day is a great idea too!
Do you love car racing? Maybe you used to go years ago, but would like to find a place near you to take the kids this summer. Minnesota offers a variety of race tracks and events throughout the state, so there is sure to be something for everyone. This is a site that not only lists many of the race tracks in Minnesota, but also has links to the individual websites for dates, times, events, and directions.
A few upcoming race events this summer:
If you love Hairball, the music craze around Minnesota, you can take in Racing and a Hairball concert at the Elko Speedway on July 21, 2012.
The Brainerd International Raceway is featuring their 24th Annual Muscle Car Shootout on August 31, 2012.
Where is your favorite place to go to the races? Where did you go as a kid?
Someone recently made the news when he used a life-sized doll in his passenger side to appease the Express Lane rules. While carpool drivers and their passengers travel for free, an EZ Pass is required for anyone traveling solo in the Express Lane. The last I checked, all dolls and inadament objects lack a reason to carpool anywhere. This applies to your pets too!
According to the MnPass website, “Its (EZ Pass) purpose is to maintain traffic flow and alleviate congestion.”
Frequently Asked Questions about the EZ Pass, Express Lanes, and rules are found here.
Do you use the Express Lane? Do you find it helpful? Is your EZ Pass worth the fee? Please leave us your comments.
We have two new specials to help you save money on tires and check your tire maintenance off your spring “to do” list!
Spring Saver Tire Special #1
Save $50 when you buy any set of four new tires! This offer can’t be combined with any other offers or coupons. You must mention this code at the time of purchase: Blog Spring Saver or print off this tire savings flyer and bring with you. Hurry, offer expires May 25, 2012.
Spring Saver Tire Special #2
Save $30 when you buy any set of four used tires! This offer can’t be combined with any other offers or coupons. You must mention this code at the time of purchase: Blog Spring Saver or print off this tire savings flyer and bring with you. Hurry, offer expires May 25, 2012.
Not sure if you need new tires? Stop by either of our locations and we’ll take a look.