Midtown Global Market, housed in the old Sears & Roebuck Building in Minneapolis, is a fun place to visit. It's a funky, unpretentious bazaar of international food stalls, merchandise, and music.
Saturday afternoon it was full of Minnesotans from all nations, getting out of the house and out of the cold.
It was also full of security and police officers. We didn't find out why until later -- it's only a few miles from the Mall of America which had been targeted by terrorist threats over the weekend.
Happily unaware of that, my daughter and I were in search of freshly made feta cheese and hummus, and dessert.
THE best bakery, Salty Tart. Sarah was contemplating the chocolate cake made with locally brewed Surly beer, the chocolate croissants, the cheese cake.
Just across the way, I was buying some dark chocolate raspberry truffles.
There were critical choices to be made at the olive bar in the Holy Land Grocery.
We looked at some bags for a trip I'm taking in March. These were from Africa. Too deep. Stuff gets lost. Keep looking.
Or how about a shirt so everyone knows I'm a Norwegian Minnesotan? Uff da is a sort of all-purpose exclamation that has been handed down for generations and is still most useful. If you come to Minnesota or go to Norway, you will hear it.
Time for some music
and dessert --chocolate cake, truffles, and a chaser of olives.
We only managed to make it part way through one piece of cake for the two of us. The rest went home with Sarah, for later.
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