Why is iciclebicycle still here? Hasn't Spring come and melted all the snow? Well, yes, but we had snow flakes this evening as I ran errands with Harvey. While it was cold and blustery, my ride down Lake Street warmed me up. Lake Street is the heart of South Minneapolis. My connection to it goes back to my earliest years. Here's a funny story. As a kid I lived two blocks from it, and so as I was learning new words, I would talk about it a lot. One day when I was five, I walked over to the street by myself and looked up at the sign. I had made a mistake. It said Lake Street, not Leg Street! All that time I thought everybody was calling it Leg Street. Well that changed my life forever.
The street has changed a lot. Gone are the new car dealers. They moved to the Suburbs. Gone are Porky's and the Red Barn. Restaurants of a bygone era. Also gone are the porn houses and massage parlors. They went somewhere. Perhaps downtown... or the web. Today, the biggest mover's are the Spanish speaking folks(Don't want to get into the identity issue). They have really brightened things up with the bright Orange and Yellow colors of their buildings.
I came across a nice little taco shop called Pineta. I hadn't been there in a while and was a little hungry. They have great taco's at a nice price. Plus, they have Horchata to wash down with.