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Lakeville, MN

Lakeville, MN

Being cooped up in the house for the past few weeks because it is so darn cold out side has it’s limits. Ventured out for lunch to Rudy’s Redeye grill in Lakeville. It wasn’t busy so the service was quick and the menu had many good options. Their motto is “Where strangers become friends, and friends become family.” I’m not so sure about going that far!

Could not decide what I wanted so I landed on the Triple Combo. The entree was a series of mini sandwiches, soup and a salad for $11. The soup I had was the chili, which happened to be the soup of the day. The salad was their bistro salad: bleu cheese, golden raisins, baby heirloom tomatoes, walnuts, with balsamic maple vinaigrette. My sandwich choice, of which you get 2, were the Rudy burgers the size of sliders. I enjoyed the meal very much


My lunch date had the chili but in the big bowl and the house burger with bacon for $11. He really liked the chili and it was a huge bowl rather than the small cup. The burger and fries, he said, were good, but he would like to try something different the next time we go. In other words he could take it or leave it, nothing spectacular.

All in all it got us out of the house on a below zero day in Minnesota! I would certainly go to Rudy’s Redeye grill again and maybe go for the Baja Fish Tacos!


Nashville, TN

Oh, the music on Broadway! No, not NYC but in Nashville. Just walking down the street packed with people there is music in every bar and honky-tonk.

Always looking for food, Jack’s Bar-B-Que was where we ended up (Oprah is a fan). Promoting themselves as proudly serving barbecue from “Pit to Plate”. The menu is cafe style where you choose from  Tennessee pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, smoked turkey, Texas sausage, St. Louis style ribs, smoked chicken, and other Southern cuisine. Take your tray and get in line and tell them what you want.

I got the Smoked Texas Sausage sandwich with a side of macaroni and cheese. I am guilty of enjoying way too much macaroni and cheese! The place was packed with a line at the door but it was worth the wait. I actually enjoyed the atmosphere as much as the food with tables filled with hungry patrons. Cost: about $6.50! shows their menu and all the choices you have.

Afterwards we went to a couple of different bars to listen to the live music. There is such talent out there I wish them all good luck. With so many choices I must continue to visit Nashville as often as possible.