Upon an early evening arrival my brother John whisked me off to David's Chophouse located in Woodbury, MN, a neighboring town of the twin cities. David's is actually part of the clubhouse for the Prestwick Golf Club. An appropriate choice considering it was also the weekend of the 2014 Masters.
But let's get to the important stuff...food! We just wanted a drink and maybe something to nibble on but the bar was buzzing, packed with patrons. So we sat at a table, ordered smart cocktails . . .
|Bacon Wrapped Shrimp|
|Mom and John|
our next outing was to the capitol of Minnesota - St. Paul. First we drove along the Mississippi and viewed the plethora of stately homes located along her banks. Did you know that the Mississippi River originates in Minnesota? You learn something new everyday!
It was actually a little too warm to sit outside so after ordering a quick libation at the bar it's then that we noticed some writing on the wall behind me.
Can you guess what it is they say you won't be able to resist? It's a bit odd and not the most appetizing writing I've ever seen in a restaurant.
We also visited the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. They currently have some great exhibits showing like the Edward Hopper's - Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process. And outside is the beautiful sculpture garden which is free.
With all this walking around at the Walker, I'm hungry and of course . . . thirsty. So John and I stopped by the Mill Valley Kitchen. What a gorgeous establishment serving Northern California inspired fare. Smart cocktails and . . .
a scrumptious flatbread of truffle oiled artichoke, shiitake mushrooms and ricotta cheese. I'll have another, please.
It was a fabulous - over too quickly - visit to Minnesota so I'll just have to book my next trip now!
|Selfie with Bro|