A Festival of Furry Things

Bachman’s, the sprawling garden emporium at 60th and Lyndale, is celebrating spring with a full-on petting zoo. Available petting experiences this weekend include “bunny,” “calf,” “goat,” “tiny goat,” “sheep,” “lamb,” and “fuzzy chick.”

And while you’re wandering the store’s seemingly infinite expanse of plants and gardening supplies, stop by Patrick’s, the creamy cafe/bakery center of the gardening store donut. The vanilla eclairs are hell of good, and the mushroom tart — while a little pricier than one might hope — is quite delicious. It’s just buttery puff pastry surrounding mushrooms, potatoes, and bacon. It’s simple, but when served piping hot, it’s also quite terrific.

Be forewarned, Patrick’s garden cafe is currently kind of a mob scene. Prepare to take a number.

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica M (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    Doesn’t Patrick’s have another location on … 64th? 66th? And Xerxes? Over by Southdale.

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