Saturday, August 21, 2010

Viva Cuba!

I love going to Victor's 1959 Cafe for breakfast but I rarely get there for lunch. Which is a shame because they have lovely sandwiches. That's a Cuban, of course. My favorite part about it is the thick slice of grilled ham. No mild tasting shaved ham here.
I also tried the Cuban Steak sandwich. It has tangy marinated steak and tomates and lettuce. It's on a soft bun, so you can focus on the meaty goodness of it all. And of course we got fried yuca, wouldn't you?

Monday, August 9, 2010

A place to cool your heels

It's a scorcher here in Minnesota this week. Temps in the 90's with high humidity. We're melting. Give us 20 below any day!
While it's tempting to stay cooped up in my climate controlled laboratory all day, getting some daylight is necessary!
Luckily, the lovely Irvine Park beckons me. It's a short walk from work, full of gorgeous shady oak trees, and has a fancy fountain.
It's the perfect setting for a St. Paul Cheese Shop special--burrata (whole milk fresh mozzarella with a cream center!), olive tapenade, and greens on ciabatta. How do you keep upping your game, St. Paul Cheese Shop? How? Are you trying to kill me with your deliciousness?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some of my favorite things

It's well documented that I love St. Agnes Bakery St. Paul Sourdough and Seward Co-op Turkey. I also love Carr Valley cheeses. What happens when you put them all together?Magic. That's three milk Swiss, by the way. Yup. Swiss made from cow, sheep and goat milk. Delish!