I'm grateful then, that I took the opportunity to come home early yesterday and finish some things up in the yard.
Hard to be thinking about settling in for winter when there are still flowers blooming! Tiger lilies of some sort here...
Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District came by to put an official sign in our raingarden to let our neighbors know what the heck the big divot in the yard filled with plants and mulch is for. Look for the 2012 Blue Thumb Workshops listing on their website for class information on raingardens and how to build one of your own -- and get a grant in the process! I'm totally open to talking to anyone about it who's interested.
Lake Superior Oktoberfest and can't wait to be visiting Duluth this weekend, where we will say a Big hello to the Great Lake, dip our toes, visit the scene of the crime (we got married on the North Shore 11 short years ago) and I'll have the opportunity to try blogging on the go. Lots of family history there...maybe I'll even get a picture of the Lion at the old house on London Road?!?//
What's For Dinner Tonight?
As I mentioned yesterday, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week runs through Friday. What is it? It's a fun way to try a new restaurant (or restaurants, depending on how wild and crazy you are) for a fairly discounted price. Many participating restaurants around the Twin Cities offer specially priced tasting menus for lunch ($10) and/or dinner ($15 or $30).
For our adventure, we chose Rinata -- a recent addition to the Lake + Hennepin scene. We chose it for three reasons: first, it was in the $15 per person price range, which we preferred since we're going north for the weekend, second, we really enjoyed Giorgio's, another rustic Italian restaurant who used to be in that same space (the space is gorgeous), and third, they're offering homemade gelato for their dessert course. I mean, come on...who can say no to that?
What I love is that via the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine website, you not only get to view what the tasting menus for each restaurant are, you can make reservations online. Which we did in two seconds flat. Easy peasy...and I LOVE easy peasy!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's All Rinata post...
What are you having for dinner tonight?