Minneapolis Bits & Pieces

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 1:17pm.

There are lots of little snippets of news from around Minneapolis this week – let’s take a look at some of them.

Beets and Brussels Sprouts Beat Bacon in Minneapolis

Zagat has released a recent restaurant trends survey and it turns out that bacon has worn out its welcome with Minneapolis diners. In fact, half of the respondents said that bacon was no longer on their food trends list.

So, what’s the number one dining trend for Minneapolis residents? Beets. Apparently we’re tied with San Francisco in our love for the red root. We also love Brussels sprouts.

Other findings from the survey include that nearly 60 percent of Minneapolins say they think twice about visiting a cash-only restaurant and a whopping 90 percent of us go online to read an eatery’s menu before we make a decision on whether or not to dine there.

Curbside Composting Comes to Minneapolis

So, what will you do with all that bacon? Compost it! The City of Minneapolis has decided to add curbside composting to their menu of services.

They’ll launch the program in August with about 25 percent of the city’s residents. They haven’t announced which 25 percent but the rest of us will be in on it by spring of 2016.

Aside from your bacon, you can throw in paper stuff, like paper towels, frozen food boxes and pizza boxes.

You might as well plan on using the service because you’ll pay for it whether or not you use it – an extra $3.40 a month will show up on your bill. 

Celeb Home in Minneapolis up for Sale

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal announced that actor Josh Hartnett (star of TV series “Penny Dreadful”) is selling his Lake of the Isles home. If you have a spare $2.4 million laying around, or want to take out a jumbo loan, the home can be yours.

It really is a lovely Victorian (128 years old to be exact), with four bedrooms and four bathrooms,4,375 square feet of living space, a gourmet kitchen and views of the lake. .

The asking price is the same price he paid for the home 12 years ago.

Hartnett was born in St. Paul and graduated from South High School in Minneapolis. He lists his demanding acting career among the reasons he is selling his home.









"Josh Hartnett SDCC 2014" by Gage Skidmore -  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

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