As you know, I went to Minnesota over the weekend for Healthy Living Summit. I had a great time, got to meet some pretty amazing people, eat some delicious food, and get a whole lotta swag to take home with me.
I didn’t mention too much about what I did outside of the HLS activities though. I actually stayed in Minnesota for two more days after the HLS concluded on Sunday morning. After we checked out of the hotel that Sunday, we went to Bloomington where we stayed until Monday late afternoon.
Some pretty crazy things happened during my stay in Minnesota that
ruined changed my life forever.
Wonder what it is? Keep reading!
1. I had the best Frozen Yogurt of my life
Seriously, YogurtLab in Minnesota changed my life. As you may or may not know, I am a self-proclaimed frozen yogurt queen. In a sense that I love to eat it. I am a total froyo fan girl. That’s right. I
believe know I was one of the FIRST people in Chicago to start loving frozen yogurt. Before the craze started. Before all of the froyo shops started popping up everyone. BAM. Oh yeah, back to this place.
YogurtLab has the most delicious frozen yogurt I have ever tasted. I am not lying or exaggerating. I went there because my fellow HLS-ers told me it was good so once Sunday’s activities concluded, I searched for the nearest location and ventured out to try it for myself.
The flavors were all SO amazing. The variety was large and every single one was so flavorful and so delicious. It was crazy. Each one tasted OH so creamy and thick too! Nutella tasted like Nutella. Dark chocolate.. oh my gosh, the most dark chocolate flavor ever – like you’re biting into a real dark chocolate bar. Strawberry… like the most amazingly juicy strawberry you have ever tasted.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this damn frozen yogurt. We had to go back again the next day. I couldn’t NOT go after it had literally changed my life in a couple of minutes.
After I finished eating the second creation, I felt sad. I have been to many froyo establishments in Chicago area and even my favorite ones, Forever Yogurt and Menchies, don’t even compare. This YogurtLab place ruined my life because it doesn’t exist in Chicago and now I can’t have froyo that tastes even remotely as good. My life feels incomplete. This is sad. lol
2. I had the best Burger of my life
Okay so this one didn’t technically ruin my life because I’m not some burger freak. I do like an occasional burger but I’m no fanatic by any means. I do know a good burger when I try it though and this burger was IT. It was definitely one of the best burgers I have ever had in my entire life, at least so far.
This took place at a restaurant that’s connected to the second hotel we stayed at, Best Western in Bloomington, MN by Mall of America. The restaurant is called Redrossa Italian Grille. It’s a nice place, but nothing too different from any other place. It’s an Italian place but thankfully not traditional Italian (I’m not a big Italian fan). I scouted a Bruschetta Burger on the menu and ordered that for my late lunch.
First of all, let me begin by saying that salad that I got with burger was pretty damn great. I expected some regular side salad since it was $1 extra for a salad but no, this was a legit big salad from one of their menu items. I got rid of the meat strips and the cheese and olives and I loved the salad outside of that. The dressing was perfect and the salad was just perfect after that.
Look at that burger though. Look at that sauce. My God, this is a work of genius, I swear. It was bruschetta, balsamic reduction, some cheese, medium-well burger, spinach, egg bun. If heaven has a flavor, it would be THIS burger.
I couldn’t stop saying how good it was. My parents pretty much told me to stop repeating myself after I mentioned how amazing this burger was for the 9th time. I don’t tell them burgers are amazing. I don’t really repeat myself that many times unless I really believe something to be true. Actually, no, I don’t ever repeat myself because I dislike being annoying. But I couldn’t help myself. This burger was life-changing. It was the best burger I have ever had and I couldn’t shut up. Glorious. It was glorious.
Minnesota ruined my life because now I feel like I have to find a better tasting burger in Chicago. Since I already know no froyo place compares to the one in Minnesota, I have to at least prove to myself a better burger exists. Let’s hope I don’t die of having clogged arteries. Ha.
3. Excitement for Bison is gone
I don’t necessarily think this one is a bad thing but I have mentioned a few times I’ve wanted to try a bison burger. Bison is a very lean red meat and it sounds too good to be true – like a healthier beef burger. I actually tried it at Hell’s Kitchen as I mentioned in my previous post.
Even though I got it cooked medium, it was still dry and didn’t have very much flavor. I wasn’t a fan. The mystery and curiosity that surrounded bison burgers was gone. Poof. Just like that. Sorry, Bisons. You aren’t getting eaten by this girl again. Good for you!
So that was a pretty dramatic title for a post, huh?
Now I want to know….
- What is the BEST frozen yogurt you have ever had?
- What is the BEST burger you have ever had?
Let me know in the comments!