• Memorial Day May 27th 2013

    July 4th 2014 Independence Day- Blueberry Star Pies

  • Grilled Spring Finger Food

    Grilled Spring Finger Food: Asparagus & Carrots with an Herb Dip, Crunch Veggie Baked Topping

  • Excelsior Farmers Market Street Muscians

    Excelsior Farmers Market Street Musicians, Water Street

  • Spring Seafood: Grilled Tuna

    Spring Menu Ideas: Grilled Fresh Tuna 

  • Four Bean Chili with Salsa, Queso Fresco & Cheddar

    Four Bean Chili with Salsa, Queso Fresco & Cheddar

  • Excelsior Farmers Market Water Street

    Excelsior Farmers Market, Water Street

Places to Go...

The Vieux Carre: The French Quarter

Reading about it, seeing it on YouTube or on television doesn’t give the French Quarter its due. You have to be there and walk it, because it is the largest, most walkable and best-preserved district of 19th century architecture in an American city. And walkability is what the country is trying to get back to. After visiting this summer the French Quarter warrants high ratings for walkability, friendliness, superb customer service, great food and an amazing vibe. Remarkable for its architiectual preservation, The French Quarter is a mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Entresol Houses and American style townhouses. 


Elections: Register to Vote, VOTE

Every election is important, but 2016 may be one of the most important elections our country has ever had. Most people agree that issues related to the environment, women's rights, immigration, health care, education, criminal justice, privacy and data security, religion and social issues are critical to the health of our nation. You can find a compendium of all these and where the Presidential candidates stand on them at FiveThirtyEight.  


Gold Mine Antiques Closing

Gold Mine Antiques in Wayzata, Minnesota lost their lease and will close August 10, 2016. One of Minnesota's oldest structures, the house will be torn down for new construction. The 1880 Queen Anne clap board with a front porch, belonging originally to the Braden Family, was No.2 of the 26 historically significant sites in Wayzata. Items will be marked down 50% before the shop closes.