Dreamland Faces. We saw them at the Black Forrest Inn during Oktoberfest. My daughter still talks about how she wants to play the saw someday.
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- Vellee Deli- It has taken a long, long time for Korean tacos to hit the Twin Cities. OK, they don't have tacos. They just have Korean BBQ burritos. They also have BBQ Bahn Mi and the Mojo, a spicy Cajun style sausage served on a Bahn Mi bun with pico de gallo and some fresh papaya. It is Asian/Latino fusion at its very best and it is all mobile. Find out where they are on Facebook and Twitter.
- Wally's Roast Beef- An East Bloomington tradition that has reopened just across from Southtown. The best roast beef sandwiches in town. Try one with au jus and with a healthy portion of horseradish. They also have Blue Plate Specials to kill/die for.
- Rosita's Barbacoa- It's a long way out to Willmar, but if you happen to make the trip, you will find one of the very best taquerias in the state. They have my favorite salsa bar that features an amazing cilantro-heavy green sauce.
- Climate Coverup: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming- What's with all the extreme weather? Whatever you do, do not connect the dots.
- Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming- Have you ever wanted to know how "experts" are wielded against you on issues that just might have a negative effect on your life?
- Toxic Sludge is Good for You- More about the out-of-control PR industry and the lengths to which they will go to help poison you.
- What Are Journalists For?- This is a question that cannot be asked nearly enough. With the modern media landscape and the modern PR industry going full-tilt, it is absolutely necessary that we have a functional press. We do not and it's hurting our country.
- The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the 21st Century- This book is like finding out how hotdogs are made...except with water.
- Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America- The title kind of speaks for itself.
- The Great Disruption- Are we headed towards a different model of civilization?
- The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty- I cannot get enough of the new neuroscience books about the development of morals.
- Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain- How much of you is not really accessible to you? Additional food for thought: How much of not you is you?