Food & Dining

Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Return of Lavender’s First Thursdays

By Lavender / July 29, 2021

Lavender’s first First Thursday happened back in early February 2008. Considering that this was the theoretical birth of First Thursdays,…

Waterfront Dining – Dinner With a View

By Holly Peterson / July 1, 2021

After surviving yet another Minnesota winter, it’s time to enjoy everything that a Minnesota summer has to offer. Fishing, boating,…

Oh, Madeline (Island)!

By Terrance Griep / July 1, 2021

Photo courtesy of Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce For Foodie Adventure in La Pointe, WI, Just Add Water—Lots and Lots…

Pride Is Better With Booch

By Kassidy Tarala / July 1, 2021

Photo courtesy of Bootlegger Brewery Bootlegger Brewing donates kegs of kombucha to the annual Pride Dabbler. Here’s how to enjoy…

Packing the Perfect Pride Picnic

By Holly Peterson / July 1, 2021

The Grocer’s Table. Photo by Lindsay Pohlad Picnic season is upon us. There is no better time of year to…

A Table For Everyone

By Kassidy Tarala / June 17, 2021

The Nicollet Diner owners Sam Turner and Dion Coker. Photo by Mike Hnida The Nicollet Diner is known for its…

Get Fired Up for the return of Minnesota Monthly’s GrillFest – June 26 and 27

By Lavender / June 17, 2021

Photo courtesy of GrillFest For most Minnesotans, grilling is a way of life during the non-cold and snowy months. Memorial…


By Carla Waldemar / June 17, 2021

The Cooper Burger I’d gone to Nashville for the music, came home with an even tastier passion: Nashville hot chicken.…

Mother Clucking Roxy’s

By Holly Peterson / June 3, 2021

The Nicollet Diner and the attached Muffin Top Café are an iconic pair—and they are about to be separated. Before…

Jakeeno’s: Italian Cooking that Tastes Like Home

By Holly Peterson / June 3, 2021

Photo courtesy of Jakeeno’s The Twin Cities has plenty of options for Italian American staples like pizza and pasta, but…

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