Q I was thinking about Comcast?
A [Burst of laughter] All Comcast needs to do is put OWN in HD and I’ll be happy.
Q You eat out constantly; what are your favorite five current dishes?
A Can I give you places? Bar La Grassa, their lobster scramble eggs. Borough, it’s also in the warehouse district. I love Zen Box because Lina [Goh] and her husband [John Ng] moved from San Francisco specifically to start the business. It exploded. I am a sucker for beer and ballpark pretzels at Rock Bottom. And Rosa Mexicano’s guac.
Q Can you cook anything, or are you only good at making reservations?
A We make a lot of reservations in this house. My dad’s family was from the South, and I’m from Indiana. [My grandfather] Papaw used to make biscuits and gravy. When he died, my idiot uncles — not all of them; there are two I’m thinking of; one lives here; I love my Uncle Ed — didn’t want Papaw’s cookware, so I took [it]. So I can make a really mean Southern breakfast.
Q Who’s the most annoying personality on Twin Cities TV?
A [Outburst of laughter] In print it’s going to come out funny because I’m joking; I want to torque him. I want to say DeRusha [WCCO’s Jason DeRusha], because I love giving him a hard time.
Q That’s not the one.
A Which one do you want? Oh, you know who’s annoying because I’ll never be that tan or as fit? Sven [Sundgaard of KARE11] It’s pure jealousy, and in print that’s going to come out wrong. Read the words: It’s laughter.
Q On Feb. 8 on the radio with Alexis, you were talking about Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift having a feud. And you said, “There are people on my job I don’t like and I speak to them anyhow …” May I have the names of these people, because I know you were talking about Fox 9?
A [Laughter while beating a pillow] I love everybody there. I do. Look ...
Q Let’s move on?