Monday, February 16, 2009

Back to the Basics

Yesterday, I’ve been to the narrowest dine-in restaurant in Minneapolis , Al’s breakfast. We arrived at 10 am and saw people lined up outside the restaurant in the midst of flurries and cold temperature of -13C! The food must be damn delicious! (I heard myself screaming from the top of my head). People were just there waiting patiently and chatting. As for me, good thing my mobile phone sniffed Wi-fi somewhere so I was able to surf a bit while waiting. It took almost 2 hours for us to get sitted in one of the (only) 14 stools they have inside.

I’ve ordered buttermilk pancakes, 2 sunny side up, hash brown and coffee. The moist pancakes were delicious and must be eaten with syrup, otherwise, it doesn’t have any flavor in it, unlike the local pancakes in Manila. Hash browns there were made very traditional and I do like them compared to the ones served in Mc Donalds.

Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of the food to share here. I got excited to eat after waiting for so long. But anyway, here are some photos taken while we’re in the line.

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The weird thing is that, the restaurant owner didn’t want to renovate the place despite of so many customers coming in. Probably, it’s part of the strategy, to keep things simple and to make people experience how it feels to go back to the basics.

After our breakfast eaten during lunch time, I was back to Mall of America to do my exercise in the form of walking almost endlessly in the mall. It seems to me that it is the only thing to do whenever I get tired of thinking and taking care of my own needs. Wish to be home soon…

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