Sunday, February 3, 2013

Go to these three places in Minneapolis, Iowa City, & Seattle

While up in Minneapolis recently we ate at our favorite wood fired pizza place and then finally caught the bakery next door open for business, Rustica.  We are often eating our pizza too late in the day.  Rustica was voted one of the top ten bread bakeries in America.  Wow, excellent bakery items.  We could not stop eating the loaf of artisian bread (rustic) until it was gone and the eclaires were outstanding.  Check it out.  Its worth the stop just to take in the aromoa of the baked goods and fresh brewed coffees.

If you are ever in Iowa City and want some old school grocery shopping check out John's Grocery.  The grocery store has been around since 1948 and the building has been there since 1848.  The store has a deli and a sweet beer label collection.
Melody in an asile packed floor to ceiling.
Which beer to pick?

We would be remiss if we did not also mention Sitka and Spruce as a great place to eat when you find yourself in Seattle.  Our son is the sous chef.  The establishment was recently mentioned in the NY Times travel section as one of Seattle's new showrooms, although its been around a little bit.