I loved this city and am living off my memories ... can't wait to get back so I can really explore more of the districts we ventured in to ... Hawthorne and Alberta Ave and Mississippi Market. I loved the made up names of some of the stores and restaurants ... they made you stop in and see if the name lived up to what you thought was inside. Sometimes they did ... sometimes not.
I think what I loved most is that there was art just about any where you looked. The authorities obviously had no issue with creative tagging and we saw lots of that. Lots of old buildings with all the character they contain, too.
And then there were the dinner options! We walked ten blocks one way and ten blocks the other trying to decide ... we'd say "let's just walk to that red sign" or "let's just go to the next block" ... and we'd pass by one place after another serving things that you just don't find in White Bear Lake! We settled on Suzette ... can you guess what they serve?
And in case you didn't get the meaning of the sign with the crow ...