thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN

An amazing thing happened recently. An international reader of ink. contacted me to let me know that she and her family were traveling to Rochester, MN, and they had looked up our Airbnb rentals that I have previously spilled some ink about. Unfortunately, all three of our apartments were booked over part of the time…

Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s Friday, and it’s February! The shortest month of the year features Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and these three things to kick off the month of love! Have you heard, conversation hearts, the most popular Valentine’s Day candy in 2018, won’t be on store shelved this year! Personally, I always found a…

Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Appetizers are one of my favorite things. That is, perhaps, misleading. Appetizers in a restaurant are often, I feel, named incorrectly. For example, if you’re going to plow through 2,000 calories in beer battered cheese curds before your meal (and I’m not judging if this is you!), then you probably shouldn’t call that an “appetizer.”…