Withering Glance: Things We Love, Volume 17

  • Article by: RICK NELSON and CLAUDE PECK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 3, 2013 - 1:02 PM
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The Moroccan fried chicken sandwich from the World Street Kitchen.

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more.

 

RN: I know you’re going to find this tiresomely Polyanna-ish of me, but here goes: Yes, this nonexistent spring bites, but it’s not keeping me from being happy. Well, as happy as a 100 percent Scandinavian can be, anyway.

 

CP: Happiness is not very matchy-matchy with the March-April we just barely survived.

 

RN: Which is why I was grateful to make the Netflix rediscovery of the pleasure that is “Reckless,” the fluffy but entertaining 1990s BBC miniseries.

 

CP: If you insist, I am glad we have a Room & Board Outlet here. Habitual weekend stop-ins there can bring a blessing of savings.

 

RN: My snow-bruised psyche says “thanks” to the mood-elevating musical choices of my spinning teacher Brad Wagner. His knack for selecting tunes-you-can-move-to rivals that of the master, Myron Johnson of Ballet of the Dolls.

 

CP: Elevating my mood is the Korean BBQ beef and other offerings at World Street Kitchen. That truck-turned-restaurant is close to where I live, is an inviting dine-alone spot and a great add-on to the scene.

 

RN: Agreed. Have you been through the rehabbed Union Depot in St. Paul? A Beaux Arts thriller. And kudos to the developers who are re-purposing faded but historic office buildings into apartments: the Pioneer-Endicott in St. Paul, the Soo Line and Plymouth in Minneapolis. So cool.

 

CP: The yellow-rumped warbler is back.

 

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