Some random memories of the Taco Bell in Richfield, which has closed. That location, along with the also closed East Lake location, have more of my dining money then any other restaurant in the world. It was our hangout in High School, after football games or any other random night. And it will be missed.
- I miss the days when people would steal the real bell from the Taco Bell sign.
- I’ll never forget going to that TB every single day for a month during HS for lunch. 2 Cheesaritos and a water (fill with soda). It was a perfect lunch with the $2 a day my parents would give me. And they knew our order as soon as we’d walk in, so they’d have it ready for us, making it even easier to get back to class on time.
- Probably wasn’t the smartest idea, but it was at that TB where we would steal as much sauce as we could and we’d toss them out onto 66th St, watching them splatter as cars would drive over them. That is, until some old guy spotted us and chased us down the street in his car. He yelled at us, we ignored him.
- I’ve been known to be too lazy to get out of my car to order at that location, and instead would drive the extra mile out of my way to the one near Southdale, which had a drive through.
I’d be interested in hearing how suburban farmer’s markets are doing, as well as the bigger ones in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, now that more and more neighborhoods are getting in on it. We go to the Midtown Farmer’s Market once a month, and business seems to be doing well. Although it looks like most people are just getting snacks from the food vendors and listening to the live music more than they are buying veggies.