You know how yesterday, the afternoon was super nice and sunny? Mom and Sister picked me up at eatin' time, and the following conversation happened on the way to Ecopolitan:
Seestor: There are so many Saab convertibles! Mom, I think it's a sign I should get a Saab convertible.
Mom: I think it's a sign you shouldn't go out in this weather.
I love my mom.
2409 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
I have trouble ordering here. The ability to get absolutely anything on the entire menu is rather overwhelming. But with practice, I've learned to deal with my problem.
Step one: get a smoothie. It's no secret that this place is expensive, but as long as you're here, you owe it to yourself to have the full experience. My two faves are the Apple Pie Smoothie at $6.50 and the Orange Julia at $7, but there are tons of other good ones for you to try.
Seestor ordered the Apple Pie Smoothie and loved it. It's perfectly appley and cinnamony, and tastes like the crumbles on an apple crisps. Oh my god. It's SO great. It hits me right in my cinnamon button.
Step four: dessert! This will blow your minds. Kay. This is the Ice Cream Parfait. Ten bucks. Look how big! How beautiful! How sweet! How pink! It's full of strawberry flavor - the good kind of strawberry flavor. The ice cream is made out of coconut, but it tastes nothing like coconut. Seestor made the observation that it actually tastes like tutti-frutti. It's got really good bits of chewy fruit, kind of like fruit leather or fruit roll-ups. And under all the ice cream, you'll find a blend of coconut and nuts in a sweet syrup.
If you're lucky enough to be eating this dessert, you'd best be sharing it with somebody. Seestor and I worked on it for ten minutes. At the end of those ten minutes, it looked like this. We kept eating. We got full. We tried to eat more. Finally, we could force no further morsels into our bloated bellies. And the thing STILL was full to the brim. Dude.