Meet Keane Amdahl, the blogger and expert foodie behind today’s #FollowFriday pick, the often mouthwatering MN Food Dudes.
Why did you start MN Food Dudes?
MN Food Dudes was born out of the MN Food Bloggers group. A bunch of us menfolk started doing a “guys night out” kind of thing, and from there it just made sense to document our exploits. We were all members of the food community in some way; some of us are bloggers, some of us are married to bloggers, and some of us just work in the food business. We figured the world needed to know what we were up to.
What, in your expert opinion, is the best Twin Cities eatery?
I don’t like to play favorites, but I can tell you that Piccolo really floats my boat. As does Masu. And Vincent. And Tilia. And Butcher & the Boar. And…
What is your favorite post of all time?
MN Food Dudes is a community blog, so everyone has something to bring to the table. That being said, Matt Weber once posted a picture of some fried avocado strips he made that got reblogged by everybody and their mother, so it was fun to watch that run wild. We’ve had a few posts that have blown up, and every time it happens, I become filled with a tremendous sense of community pride. These dudes ROCK, and they rock it hard!
What are some of your favorite Tumblrs?
Honestly, I don’t get around Tumblr as much as I’d like to. It’s something I hope to be able to dedicate more time to in the future. I really like Anthony Bourdain and My Drunk Kitchen. As far as more locally-based Tumblrs, The Heavy Table is great, and I also find myself checking out SheSalty, which is run by a local girl who attends the Culinary Institute of America–it’s really interesting to read how that plays out.
Besides the delicious grub, what do you love about Minnesota?
What’s not to love about Minnesota? As I write this I’m sitting in a local coffee shop, drinking amazing coffee, surrounded by amazing people and enjoying amazing weather. I could sit here and try to sell Minnesota all day, but honestly, it just sells itself…as long as you pretend that snow doesn’t exist.