Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:
Celebrated Chad’s birthday Chad’s Dad called a day early to wish Chad a happy 50th! (Chad’s 46…whoops!). We celebrated by going out for (wait for it) pizza! We had a lovely time at Pizza Man with cheese curds, pizza, tiramisu and a C5 Ranch Cabernet.
Had rain in the house
Sunday night water started dripping in the main room of our house. By Monday, there were at least six points where water was coming in – dripping on furniture, counters, and more. Turns out it was a “fluke” because the outdoor temperature fluctuated so much in such a short time humidity got caught in between the ceiling and the roof and had no where to go. A number of homeowners had the same issue.
Went out for dinner
With all the rain in the house, we were scared to cook anything and create more humidity so we headed out for pizza on Monday and a new (to us) restaurant on Tuesday. We tried Stubby’s Gastropub and Beer Bar and of course, we had to try the award-winning cheese curds.
Had a couple of do-overs
We called a “do-over” on the evil that is puff pastry and created actual pigs in a blanket with Pillsbury crescent rolls. We also called a do-over on the specialty pizza – Taco Debacle – of Wineza last week and tried the BBQ Chicken Pizza. This was a huge improvement over the taco flatbread from the week prior. We also enjoyed a bottle of McNab Ridge Winery Cabernet.
Happy birthday, Tater Tot!
This would have been Tater’s 13th birthday. His cancer diagnosis was really the impetus for the creation of this podcast. So thank you for the inspiration, Tater. Happy birthday, buddy.
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Explored the world of wine aerators
Ruth wondered if wine aerators were effective, wouldn’t sommeliers and other professionals use them at restaurants? We did some brief internet research but concluded we need to do some (somewhat) scientific studies and determine the effectiveness for ourselves because…science!
Want to share your story about whether or not you use a wine aerator? Or if you want to tell us who your favorite Doctor or companion is…let us know!
On Location in Minneapolis!
We really enjoy Minneapolis and somewhat regularly schedule getaway weekends there.
Minneapolis has a vast network of Skyways which connect multiple buildings throughout downtown. We were able to take the Skyway from our hotel to Penny’s Coffee and stay out of the rain.
We started in the restaurant in the hotel with cheese curds and a drink. Then we walked across the Mississippi River to Northeast Minneapolis to try Punch Neapolitan Pizza. Afterwards, we stopped for a glass of wine at wine bar Bardo, next door.
After coffee, we headed out to Chanhassen to see Paisley Park – Prince’s home, studio, and performance space which has been converted into a museum since his passing in 2016. It was deeply cool and still incredibly sad to be in the space. We couldn’t take photos, so go there and see it all for yourself!
And of course, we stopped at our favorite tiki bar, Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge. We love Suzi, but we’ve decided to go exploring other restaurants next time we’re in town. We’re still friends, but we need to see other restaurants.
Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you have a favorite thing to do in Minneapolis or a favorite Prince story or song…let us know!