I cruised through Northern Longfellow along with Seward during a Wednesday night run.
Heading West on 29th, I passed St. Albert the Great Church at 33rd where they’re getting ready for their annual rummage sale this weekend.
Apostolic Faith Church, at 29th & 29th, forgot to renew it’s domain name, so I couldn’t find out any nuggets about this church.
Schooner Tavern, at 27th Ave S, is probably the most serious drinking bars in Longfellow (happy hours 8am-7pm M-F). As I understand it, it’s also where former Longfellow resident, Jesse Ventura, met Terry.
I headed North on 27th Ave S past China Wok. I’ve never tried this place, and often wonder how it survives. Anyone been there? It doesn’t seem very popular with the Foursquare crowd, considering that it’s not a venue.
Just North of the Greenway is the non-profit, artist-run Vine Arts Center. It’s currently “highlighting artwork made from found objects, recycled trash, and otherwise overlooked treasures.”
Then I smelled tortillas from La Perla Tortilleria. Yum.
Hexagon Bar, at 27th Ave S and 26th St E, has a serious drinking scene during the day, with a solid live music scene in the evenings. Their Heggies Pizza oven cooks things a bit unevenly, but they try to keep an eye on that when they have a chance.
This appears to be one of the buildings in this area used by Minnesota Trasition Schools. I know little about this scene.
Skol Liquors is a bit of a neighborhood institution. I dig that their phone number spells Raw Beef.
Matthew’s Park and Community Center has what I believe is the only sleddable hill in the neighborhood. I dig the retro sign for the place that’s somehow survived.
Crown Video & Tanning at 27th & Franklin. There’s something about tanning at a place that rents videos that just doesn’t feel right to me. That said, Bruce J. likes it over on Yelp.
True Thai, at Franklin and 27th, does Thai food right.
Zipp’s Liquor mixes the college kegger crowd with local chronic inebriates in the parking lot.
As I headed back on 26th, I noticed that someone was in a bit of trouble with the law at Franklin.
I dropped down to 22nd St E and worked my way toward the river. Faith Mennonite Church at 28th Ave S. sounds like an inclusive place.
It looks like this either building at 2801 E 22nd St is or was the Vietnamese Alliance Church, which may or may not also be at 3100 Grand Ave S.
Crossing the railroad tracks was easy, using the graffiti infested tunnel to Brackett Park.
Where a couple ducks were relaxing next to the not-quite-ready-for-summer kiddie pool.
And back to the start next to the Bread of Life Lutheran Church for the Deaf. They provide a voice interpreter for those who don’t sign.