We watched Blues Brothers, which may be the worst movie in the world for triggering a cascade of movies I want to watch. This is mostly Dan Aykroyd's fault. I love Dan Aykroyd. Seriously, now I want to watch Trading Places and Sneakers and Ghostbusters and Grosse Pointe Blank and maybe even Antz and Dragnet. And I will have time for exactly none of that this week. (The schedule: it is scheduley.)
What I want to know, though, is what good breakfast or brunch places you people know of in the Twin Cities. I consider it completely possible that some of you have visited here for a convention and had good breakfast, so I didn't filter the post. I know Cecil's in St. Paul and Maria's in Minneapolis. What else is out there that you could recommend? Stuff that isn't in the far west suburbs is particularly useful, since it would be ideal if we could meet somewhere between Spring Lake Park and Eagan, with some flexibility in what "between" means. Downtown Minneapolis is fine. Minnetonka, not so fine. And we're looking for non-chain stuff if possible; we already know that Perkins and Bruegger's serve what they serve to the quality level they serve it.
One of the ways in which having people come to town turns out to be different from traveling to visit them, for me, is that I am extremely happy with long, detailed works of nonfiction when traveling, but apparently when I'm home they will get lost in the holiday shuffle. So that's a thing to remember, I guess. Good thing somebody lent me a stack of short, rather snappy mystery novels just recently.