Twin Cities Bicycling Up 33%

Twin Cities bicycling increased by 33 percent and walking increased 17 percent between 2007 to 2010, according to new data released by Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC), a program of Transit for Livable Communities.

These are the High Volume Increase areas:

High Volume Twin Cities Bicycle Ridership Increases

The BWTC report is based on an official count of bicyclists and pedestrians passing designated locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul in fall 2010 and comparing this data with an identical count in fall 2007. [DETAILS.]

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Performs Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Performs Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony from March 17 to March 19 at The Ordway Center. [DETAILS.]

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) First Movement Part 1

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) First Movement Part 2

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) First Movement Part 3

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) Second Movement

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) Third Movement

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) Fourth Movement Part 1

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Scottish Symphony (Mendelssohn) Fourth Movement Part 2

Found at YouTube from achimholub.

Bascali’s Brick Oven

My favorite dish at Bascali’s Brick Oven is the Wood Roasted Chicken & Garlic over linguini with a roasted garlic sauce. I definitely recommend Bascali’s; I go to this mom and pop shop often and I’ve never been disappointed…except once I ordered the vegetarian chili by mistake, which I don’t recommend. But just because that’s not my thing. You might like it. Bascali’s Brick Oven from davideerickson at YouTube.

Bascali’s Brick Oven
1552 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108 [MAP]
(651) 645-6617

Hop Henge At Muddy Pig


Photo courtesy of portlandbeer.org

I had some Hop Henge Friday night at The Muddy Pig in Saint Paul. They served it in these very glasses. The beer is made by Deschuetes Brewery out of Portland, Oregon, and, according to Deschuetes: “Hop Henge started its life as an India Pale Ale, but this year it was bumped up to ‘Imperial IPA’ status, with a hefty dose of additional hops.”

If you like Surly’s Furious, you’ll like Hop Henge.