Good times in Minneapolis

I was in Minneapolis for the first part of this week. I was speaking on Identity and Access Management at the AACRAO Technology Conference. If the off hours, we went out to several great places.

We had dinner at Zelo. I had a very nice grilled copper river salmon with blackberry pinot noir sauce.

The next night we went to Masa – a nuevo Mexican restaurant where I had a great Chilli Relleno that was stuffed with shredded pork, raisins and toasted almonds.

The last night I went to Dakota to listen to live jazz. Signe Hensel was singing with a small trio. Her voice is velvet and smooth. It was a great evening in a small jazz club.

We also sat outside at pre-Sommerfest concert and listened to the Spaghetti Western String Co. band. They are an eclectic band… I would say they are like Armenian / Klezmer / Bela Fleck and Kurt Weill mixed up. Very fun music.

All of this took place along Nicollet Mall downtown.