Old Mr. Sank has been in a rut. Stuck in a routine.
Rather than fight the early riser curse I’ve been dealing with I’ve decided to go with it. Up at 5:00, breakfast and coffee, grab the 6:00 bus, in the office by about 6:35, and do work.
Come home, do other work and go to bed.
*sigh* tyranny of the mundane.
But, we did mix things up last night, nothing makes your dear friend Sank happier than a trip to his favorite south Minneapolis neighborhood eatery, Café Maude.
And boy did we ever pick a fantastic night to go there.
Monday through Wednesday, Maude has a prix fix menu option, last time it was lima beans and chicken. delish, but not my favorite thing I’ve ever eaten at Maude.
Last night, Chef Kemp out freak’n did himself on menu, let me recall:
Main Diver Scallops- sautéed, served over small shrimp, chickpea fries, eggplant, za’atar and walnut yogurt.
This pushed off the pork with mascarpone dish I had at the Lexington in February as “the best thing I’ve eaten this year.” It was that good. Best scallop dish I’ve ever had in my life.
A night at Maude is always the highlight of my week, nay month. I arrived a bit early, thanks to public transportation. Beat the drivers from downtown by 20 minutes. I headed up to the bar where the bar tender, who was great BTW, and I engaged into one of my favorite conversations, good whiskey. He suggested that I try a new-to-me bourbon, Buffalo Trace. Never heard of it before.
Well, dude was right, was great. Made even better by the hand chunked ice cube he added. Delish.
Since the weather in the Twin cities has been spectacular we decided to enjoy the patio. What a night to be dining out on the street.
Once again Café Maude was the place to be. And it’s the place were you can be… stay tuned dear readers.
5411 Penn Ave South