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9 08, 2015

Libertine: A Great Night Out No Doubt

2019-09-10T08:36:24-05:00August 9th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

In the Uptown area of Minneapolis, I finally had the opportunity to venture out to Libertine, which now occupies the former Cafeteria restaurant. Libertine is the brain-child of Tim McKee, of La Belle Vie. Located in Calhoun Square, Libertine offers a rooftop bar for cocktails and dinner or you can also sit in the [...]

7 08, 2015

7 Best of The Product Poet – Week of July 12th

2015-08-31T09:23:21-05:00August 7th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Reviews|

First of all, thank you for actually taking the time to come to my website and being a reader of my posts. Secondarily, I’ve been a huge slacker on getting these weekly recaps posts completed. I attempt to get these done a day or two after the week is completed, but alas I’ve been [...]

3 08, 2015

7 Things I Hate – Monday Morning Musing

2017-09-14T22:12:40-05:00August 3rd, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Short Stories|

Earlier today I was listening to a local radio station, 101.3 KDWB. I love the Dave Ryan in the Morning radio show and have interacted a fair amount on Twitter with Dave Ryan, Falen Bonsett and Steve-O LaTart. On the show this morning, they were talking about “7 Words That Women Hate” and while [...]

31 07, 2015

Curious About Floating? Try Awaken for Wellness

2019-09-10T09:15:08-05:00July 31st, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Products, Reviews|

What is Floating? Potentially a Great Experience. Several weeks ago I was attending my monthly Vistage executive session. Unlike other sessions, this session was a retreat to the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing, to hear an amazing speaking in Dan Miller. Dan Miller, also called Ultra Human Dan, speaks about wellness issues [...]

24 07, 2015

Tequila Mule Recipe: Mmm Mmm Good

2019-09-10T17:35:21-05:00July 24th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Now I know what you are already thinking. I've heard of a drug mule and perhaps the drink, Moscow Mule, but what the heck is a Tequila Mule? In simple terms, it is a Moscow Mule, but will my favorite spirit, Tequila. And since today is National Tequila Day, I thought I would not [...]

22 07, 2015

My Apple Watch Review: Week 1

2019-09-10T17:36:51-05:00July 22nd, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Products, Reviews, Social Media|

Ever since the Apple Watch was available for pre-order, I have stood on the sidelines watching and observing discussions about the latest and greatest product from Apple, the Apple Watch. Well scratch that, the latest and greatest product from Apple is actually Apple Music, which you can read about that by clicking on the [...]

20 07, 2015

Love burgers? Give Boston Burger Company a Try.

2015-07-21T08:33:37-05:00July 20th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Reviews, Social Media|

Sunday morning I arrived in Boston for three days. As before mentioned, I love to find local restaurants when I travel and sometimes I even send out tweets requesting suggestions. However, since I am also a “Super User” level 2 on Foursquare, I powered up my Foursquare app on my new Apple Watch. After a [...]

19 07, 2015

Hiko Sushi – My Review in Haiku

2019-09-10T17:38:37-05:00July 19th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Only In Eagan, Reviews|

One of my favorite types of food to eat is sushi, therefore it would only be appropriate if I tried the new sushi establishment, Hiko Sushi, in Eagan, Minnesota. Given that sushi is Japanese, it would only apropos if my entire review was done in my favorite form of poetry: Haiku. As a refresher [...]

17 07, 2015

Best of The Product Poet – Week of July 5th

2015-08-07T11:33:38-05:00July 17th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Reviews|

First of all, thank you for actually taking the time to come to my website and being a reader of my posts. During the week of July 5th, myself and The Product Poet family traveled to Chicago for a private, Hilton At Play VIP concert. While we were originally supposed to see Meghan Trainor, [...]

15 07, 2015

Love Pizza? Blaze Pizza Knollwood Mall Opens July 16th

2018-06-25T11:47:14-05:00July 15th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

About two hours ago at The Poem Home, a rather nice gentleman dropped off a cache of coupons for a free Blaze Pizza at the new Knollwood Mall site. As I had just wrapped up the "Take Your Poet To Work Day" Twitter Chat with Corner Bakery, I was really hungry. Therefore I decided [...]

15 07, 2015

Hosting Today’s Crave Chat with Corner Bakery: 1pm ET

2015-07-15T09:05:28-05:00July 15th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Poetry, Twitter|

Well wouldn’t you know it, but today is “Take Your Poet To Work Day.” It would only be àpropos, if one of my favorite brands I interact with on Twitter, Corner Bakery, invited me to their “work” today as the guest host of the nearly weekly Crave Chat. Crave Chat is normally held every [...]

13 07, 2015

World’s Shortest Poem

2018-06-25T11:44:55-05:00July 13th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Poetry|

Eye Aye I There has been a fair amount of controversy over who has published the "World's Shortest Poem." Some believe it to be Odgen Nash and others believe it to be Shel Silverstein or Strickland Gillian (see the post here). On May 6, 2014, I published this untitled poem via the social-networking site [...]

13 07, 2015

TargetExpress Highland Park Opens July 26th

2015-07-13T14:01:21-05:00July 13th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Reviews|

Coming soon to the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul is the new TargetExpress. Located at 2080 Ford Parkway, this new TargetExpress will open on July 26th – the day before my birthday (hint – a TargetExpress give certificate would be the perfect present for me). Target’s newest and smallest store format yet, TargetExpress has replaced [...]

12 07, 2015

Hilton at Play Chicago: Sydney Sierota and Andy Grammer

2018-06-25T11:41:33-05:00July 12th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media|

Perhaps a month or so ago, I received an inquiry an inquiry from my friend Lucy, who is the director of social media for Hilton Hotels. It started of with a, "Hi, [INSERT REAL NAME HERE]" A simply reply back, "Hi, Lucy. What's up?" To make a short story shorter, Lucy wanted to know [...]