Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bolles Flour Mill - Afton, MN

Formerly Bolles Flour Mill along side St. Croix Trail South on the north side of Afton, Minnesota.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Return of ECTO COOLER!

Memorial Day 2016 marked the long-awaited return of Hi-C's Ecto Cooler. It's flying off the shelves right now and is very hard to find. As of today, the Coca Cola Co. is saying it will only be around until October of 2016.

There has been a little negative feedback because Slimer, the Ghostbusters character who appeared on the original Ecto Cooler label, is not on the 2016 versions. But hey, we have Ecto Cooler again and Slimer is just an afterthought at this point.

Ecto Cooler was a childhood staple of mine in the 80's and into the early 90's. The new Ghostbusters film has warranted many new items into the market, but the return of Ecto Cooler is by far my favorite. 6oz. boxes are being made available in stores while 11.5oz. cans, that change colors when they are cold, have only been available in Cinemark Movie Theaters and Amazon.com.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bayport BBQ - Bayport, MN

My family was nice enough to take me out for some BBQ for Father's Day. I've been wanting to visit Bayport BBQ for quite some time, especially after they appeared on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" in 2015. They can be found at 328 5th Avenue North in Bayport, Minnesota.

The atmosphere is casual, as a BBQ joint should be. The food was served buffet style and included pork ribs, sausage, pulled pork and brisket (a rare item in Minnesota) with multiple sides like corn bread and cheesy potatoes.

I don't want to knock this place. It's family owned and they work hard. The bread is fresh and the lemonade is good. However, this is not a bread & lemonade establishment - it's all about the meat. A few of the meats were good, a few were so-so and one was terrible (ribs). Will I be back? This place is a one and done for me.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ghostbusters Marshmallows

Weeks away from the premiere of the new Ghostbusters movie, GB fans around the world (including me) rejoice as new products get rolled out to support the film. One of those new products is the Ghostbusters Marshmallows. It's an appropriate fit, after all, as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a key character in the original film. These new marshmallows come in white (they look like the SP MM Man) and green (who doesn't love Slimer?!). 

I wanted a green smore and I got it!