Despite my vegetarianism, one of my favorite attractions at the Minnesota State Fair (which, if you don’t know, is the best state fair in the world) was always the bad taxidermy. Although I would say bizarre is a better term for it, Carrie and I passed by a barber on Liège while walking around the neighborhood the other day. Pardon the window glare, but it’s not every barber who’s got taxidermy in the window.
We also discovered that the former Jo-El patisserie on Liège right next door is under new ownership, with no new name as of yet, but they are definitely in full effect. The croissants were the best we’ve had in the neighborhood. And the new owner, Lucy, showed us cool pictures of the place from the 1940s. Turns out the facade had art-deco-y glass blocks until the owner failed to properly light the gas oven one day and an explosion blew them all out.