Rick shared something private with his readers: A nerdy hobby that involves trolling vintage Minnesota Historical Society archives. Nerdy? Maybe. Voyeuristic? Undoubtedly. But who am I to judge? I am in a serious relationship with 10,000 pounds of letterpress equipment.

Rick’s nerdy hobby led him to the Grand Hotel. Specifically, the lobby. (the Six15 Room) More specifically, the lobby (re)designed by Tanek. Rick is a food savant – complex dishes are like poetry to his palate – but his other senses gobble up the surroundings:

He says of the new lounge, “The results are more than a guest amenity; it’s the kind of big-city hangout that I imagine locals will be happy to frequent.”