And I've never been to the Mega Mall. (How un-American of me, right?)
And you know what is SUPER AWESOME?
I'm pretty sure I want to live in this fake apartment.
I put this couch on my 'things I want to buy when I have some money' list.
It's so comfy.
I loved this chair and ottoman too.
What about this super white kitchen? All I could think about was how colorful all my vegetables would be against all the bright white.
We looked at everything. T even tested at some bar stools.
I only ended up buying some new cutting boards but I definitely have plans to come back soon!!
IKEA makes me happy.
BUT...this was not the sole purpose of our trip. We were actually in Minneapolis to see U2!!!!
I bought T tickets for our anniversary last year. He was pretty bumped since they are one of his 'bucket list' bands.
After IKEA though, we had to get food in our bellies before the big show!!
And I heard that if you're in Minneapolis....
It's a cheeseburger with the cheese on the INSIDE.
I had heard all about Jucy Lucy's from my co-worker and I was stoked to try one.
I asked the concierge for the closest local place serving them and she recommended Matt's Bar.
Which claims to be the original home of the Jucy Lucy!!
We took a cab there and then walked right in and grabbed a booth in the corner.
And they served Grainbelt. Which is delicious and sort of vintage-y type beer. I felt like we were in the 70's or in the The High Life Lounge.
We each ordered a Jucy Lucy and a basket 'o' fries to share.
Everything arrived wrapped up like a present.
I took one bite and was hooked.
But whatever. It was delicious. As you can tell...
Our bellies were full....
Time to get ready for the show!!
As I said, I purchased the tickets to U2 for Todd last year and he was REALLY excited to see them play. Bono was on his bucket list!
The concert was at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota so we got into our concert gear and headed to the show.
Considering it was U2 and we were taking a cab a ways away from our hotel, I didn't bring my camera. I was worried that security would be searching bags and confiscate it. I wouldn't have time to go back to the hotel so I just skipped it.
When we got there, they did a really lousy bag check and everyone and their brother had a camera....I was not very happy I wouldn't be able to take any pics. But I did get one with my blackberry of the stage. It was UNBELIEVABLE.
Interpol opened for them and were really good.
T ordered the basic breakfast with their own potatoes and toast.
T said it was delicious. We were both pretty excited to try their own homemade peanut butter.
We had a great time in Minnesota and would definitley go back to see another show, check out the nightlife....and eat Jucy Lucy's. :)