the great cyclone (count=851)

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Jon and I went to the Lafayette Park parlor tour. One family made a holiday tree out of a pile of books. One book on the Great Cyclone caught my eyes. I imagined some sort of cyclone traveling inland from Miami but Wikipedia says tornadoes are one type of cyclones.

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Preceded by delish curried lentils at the Mud House. Benton Park is one of those STL neighborhoods where you will find empty lots on one street and James Beard Award winning restaurant on the next. In Toronto, I think such places are the most exciting places to be. I complain about empty lots turning into condos but there is something to be said about that sense of momentum. In STL, it’s less clear.

Because everyone was so busy in December, we had our department holiday happy hour in January. My new beverage of choice is Schlafly’s Tasmanian IPA: “The Tasmanian hop, Galaxy, is a strong, aromatic variety that is different from traditional strains of the Pacific Northwest. Our brewers developed a recipe that showcases the hop’s unique flavors of citrus and pineapple.”

Paloma at Cardwell’s. Slightly disappointed that it was made with non-ruby grapefruit. Maybe I’m getting too fussy?


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