Journey to Babble 3 - The Search for Snacks was our latest trip through the Twin Towns looking for good food and fun. In the past the trip has been from brewery to brewery, but this time I planned a more varied trip. We started after the May 13th meeting in Mounds View and made three stops.
First was Town Hall Brewpub in Minneapolis right near Seven Corners. This place has both outdoor and indoor seating; the staff went all out to get us our table for 20 inside and take good care of us. The beers were house-made and tasty, and the food menu will certainly send us back there. Both our server and the chef were great people, welcoming and friendly, and I dropped a note of thanks to the managers. I got back a personal note from one of the co-founders who was grateful for the positive feedback, and confirmed the menu is here to stay, at least for the season.
Second was Tattersall Distillery, our very first non-brewery stop on our Journeys. They distill their own liquors and aperitifs, all tasty and all very old-school classic. The place was hoppin' busy on a nice day like we had. I don't know about you but I could have stayed for another round.
Finally was Can Can Wonderland - a mix of drinks, ice cream, artist-designed mini golf, and a lot of classic treasures like 30-40 year old pinball machines and everything from Gramma's living room. Hard to describe, but a nice long evening of food and fun.
The folks I've talked to afterwards liked the variety and the locations. The Nokomis will certainly do this again on the next year's calendar. I'm not the only one who can plan these things either - if you have ideas for a 3-4 stop tour of food, drink, and fun then please get it on the calendar! We can even do more than one each year.
You might notice we have SOME photos of Nokomis folks, and some of these are stock shots from the various locations' web sites. Send any photos you'd like to share to Phill and we'll get them into the photo gallery. Click the photos to enlarge or start the slide show.
Well, it's the weekend of the 6th of May, and you're expecting the Journey to Babble Tour. You might have also figured that we've moved it to one week later, after the meeting on the 13th.
This is the third year of the Journey to Babble Tour. The third installment is just a little different than the first two. First, we’re having after the General Membership meeting, so we’re reducing it from four stops to three. Second, Babble isn’t just for beer any more.
We’re starting with a food and brew at a brewpub, next cocktails at a local distillery, and then creative drinks and fun at an artist-drive venue with more than just food and drink. Enjoy!
The monthly meeting is at the Mounds View Public Library, where we'll start out at around 2:00PM if all goes well.
|Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 339-8696
|Cozy, brick-walled brewpub & restaurant with house &
guest taps, patio seating and eclectic bar bites.
|2:30 PM - 4: 00 PM
1620 Central Ave NE #150
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 584-4152
|Located in the Historic Thorp Building. Built in 1902, the Thorp Building
was originally home to Thorp Doors. During World War II, General Mills
Mechanical Division occupied the building to secretly manufacture
highly classified military equipment — namely the Norden Bomb Sight.
|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 925-2261
|We offer a truly unique, 18-hole artist designed, indoor mini golf course.
We have a couple bars…we might have a secret bar! We have noshes! We even have
a few unicorns. Try cocktails named “Old Fashioned Mastadon”,
“Wonder Mary”, ”Strip & Go Naked”, and of course, “That Carrot Drink”Mini golf is $12 for 18 really creative holes.
|6:00 PM - whenever
'My Time grows short' says the Ghost of Marley, and that goes double for the Klingon Christmas Carol. Get your tickets before October 15th to be sure we can all attend the show together.
As part of our holiday festivities this year, we will be going to the play A Klingon Christmas Carol at the Historic Mounds Theatre on Sunday, December 11th, at 4:30 pm. This is a Klingon parody version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol presented in Klingon with English narration and subtitles. Several Nokomis members have attended this play in the past and recommend it highly.
Since the Mounds Theatre is a small venue and the play is expected to sell out, we need to move at warp speed to secure a block of seats together. The cost of a ticket is $20 and we will need payment by October 15th. There are a few reservation and payment options collected here.
After the play. we have a 7:00 reservation at the Dark Horse Bar & Eatery, named in 2016 by City Pages as Best New Bar!
For Location info, click on Historic Mounds Theatre or Dark Horse Bar & Eatery
Star Trek celebrated its 50th Anniversary in September, 2016. That same year the USS Nokomis celebrated 32 years of Trek fandom. If you're doing the math, that means the Nokomis started just as Captain Kirk was Searching for Spock in 1984.
This slide show captures a lot of the great times since the first time the Enterprise was destroyed, Kirk lost his command, and Spock got his stuff back together. Just like Spock's katra, this may take a few minutes to download.
Our next General Membership Meeting takes place on Saturday the 17th of September at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington, MN starting at 12 Noon.
Come and hear how the summer went. There was a little movie that came out this year, compare notes with your fellow Trek fans. Share ideas and hopes for the new Star Trek series.
September, the Final, er, Part of the Year - These are the happenings of the Starship Nokomis
- Our next one-year mission - You'll see all the activities and dates for the next 12 or so months.Don't be a Ferengi - It's time to pay your dues for the year, let's get that over with.
- ...Visit with New Life Forms... - Get involved to help Como Zoo at ZooBoo.
- .. And new Recreations... - Hear about plans for some of the fun things coming up - Bowling, Halloween
- ... Boldly Do What We Haven't Done Before- let's set up something for Christmastime
We've got more than a dozen new members ready to meet all the Old Ones. That is the equation! (No, Ruk, No!!)
Dig out your bowling balls and shoes. Polish up those throws! Get ready to bowl your fingers numb!!
Following our October 2016 General Membership meeting we will again have free/open bowling at St. Francis School (see the map for the general meeting location--we'll stay there). Because we have a busy meeting we will start promptly at noon so that the bowling can start at 2 pm. We have the facility until 5 pm--enough time to wear everyone out. Those of us that don't fling the weighted spheres cheer from the sidelines as well as play games.
Remember! We invite our friends from local fandom to this meeting so be spiffy!! We will be pick out a restaurant to compare scores afterwards.
There's a signup sheet for the whole event, give it a look-see.
Free balls, $1.00 shoes, free bowling--what's not to love!
Saturday September 10, 2016
The Rosetown American Legion Post 542
700 County Road C, Roseville, MN 55113
Appetizer & Dessert Buffet
Live DJ and Dancing
Costume Contest – TREK-Yourself Out!
Food, Fun, Fans, Friends and More!
- We have firewood and trash cans. Bring them if you wish.
- If you sign up for for something and are unable to attend, please let someone know so we can arrange to have the item picked up.
If you're reading this online or in the electronic newsletter, click 'Read More' for the entire sheet and the links to sign up. It may ask you to log in.
For overall outing information, see the newsletter article (link). For a map to the outing, see the location page (link). You will need to be logged in.
The 2016 Visit to the Uecker's Cabin is coming up on August 19th. Can you believe they've been nice enough to invite us every year since 1987? That's six five-years of fun in the sun and the Lake!