Look, can we get this straight, right from the get-go, from the first whistle: It’s football, O.K.? Football. Not soccer. It’s never been soccer. Nobody but midwestern cougars calls it soccer. Soccer is a late-19th-century English-university slang word that’s an abbreviation of “association,” as in “association football,” to distinguish it from “Rugby football,” which, incidentally, is the origin of the game Americans call football, first played by Ivy League toff boys in 1867. In French, it’s le football. In German, it’s Fuβball. In Spanish, it’s fútbol. In Russian, it’s фymбoл. Though, weirdly, in Italian it’s calcio, from the Latin for “heel.” You may, if you really insist, call it “footie.” It also universally, and without contradiction or cultural snobbery, answers to the appellation “the Beautiful Game.”
I’d still rather call it soccer than fútbol, which just annoys me.
Turtle Bread, Longfellow Neighborhood, Minneapolis: It took about five years, but Tosca, which adjoins the Turtle Bread in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, is open — and jam-packed every night. Now, Harvey McLain is once again expanding his Turtle Bread empire. He has signed a purchase agreement to buy a 3,800-square-foot building in the Minneapolis Longfellow neighborhood near 34th Street and 42nd Avenue. Once the deal is approved, he plans to open another Turtle Bread bakery and restaurant. He hasn’t come up with a name for the restaurant or type of cuisine, but expect something tasty and in the midprice range.
I don’t know how I missed this announcement from a few months ago, but, wow!
1964: Horst of Austria opens in Calhoun Towers. 1966/67: Horst & Friends International opens in Highland Park. 1968: Rocco Altobelli joins Horst & Friends. 1972: Altobelli leaves to open Rocco Altobelli Salons in Highland Park. 1977: David Wagner graduates from the Horst Education Center. 1978: Horst Rechelbacher launches Aveda Corporation. Jon English comes from London to join Horst & Friends. David Wagner joins Horst & Friends. 1979: Denny Kemp graduates from the Horst Education Center and is hired by Horst & Friends. 1980: Jon Oulman graduates from the Horst Education Center and continues working for Horst (he began working while a student there). 1981: Oulman leaves Horst to open the Jon Oulman Salon. 1986: Wagner opens Salon Salon in Uptown. 1988: English opens Jon English Salon with his wife, Linda English. Salon Salon merges with Horst & Friends. 1991: Wagner buys out Horst’s part of the salon company. 1995: Horst debuts Intelligent Nutrients. 1997: Horst sells Aveda to Estée Lauder for $300 million. Kemp leaves Horst Salons to open Denny Kemp Salon-Spa. 1999: Wagner changes the name of Horst Salons & Spas to Juut.