Author: Give Me The Mike

Meet the gay twins who have a play about their life

With multiple YouTube videos receiving over a quarter million views each, a loyal Instagram following nearing 100,000, along with their own phone app, a book, and an off-Broadway play, the Zakar Twins — comprised of Michael and Zach — are doing something right. The guys caught the attention of comedian Daniel Tosh, who featured them

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The top 10 foods to start the 2020 Minnesota State Fair

From alligator to milkshakes to deep-fried Twinkies, there are hundreds of foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. And there are just as many guides to help you navigate your way around: a guide for new foods, a list of foods for first-timers, and another rattling off underrated foods. There’s even a guide with foods that the State

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The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair

You hear about new Minnesota State Fair foods and classic Fair fare, but what is a bit off the beaten path and worth the cash? I asked Twin Cities Live Facebook fans for their suggestions and presented the top picks on KSTP-TV. Australian Potatoes From Australian Potatoes, on Judson Avenue between Liggett and Clough near

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Other ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there

Parking at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is a headache. Don’t do it. And in 2019, Metro Transit’s free Park and Ride shuttle lots have filled up quickly, some days before 11 am. So how the heck do you get to the Great Minnesota Get Together? Here are some out-of-the-box options: Metro Transit’s Express service lots

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The cheapest beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair

Don’t overspend on beer, pop and water at the Minnesota State Fair! I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the insider advice on who has the best deals. Beer Midway Mens Club Underwood Street behind Visitor’s Plaza and across from the Butterfly House $6.50 20 ounce taps and $4.00 12 ounce taps of Miller

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Go on a private tour of the Minnesota State Fair’s Creative Activities Building

Every year, 6,000 entries make their way into the Creative Activities Building at the Minnesota State Fair. From wheat bread making to garments, the division covers a lot of work done by Minnesotans. Creative Activities Superintendent Curt Pederson has been involved with the State Fair for 43 years. I had the honor of walking through

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Dedicate a bench to someone who loves the Minnesota State Fair

Multiple people on my Facebook page asked me about the memorial benches you see around the Minnesota State Fair: how many are there, who gets one, and do you get to choose where they go. I asked Fair officials how the program works. For the 2019 State Fair, there are approximately 1200 benches around the

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What you need to do to your phone before going to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair’s phone app is the must-have before you head out to the Great Minnesota Get Together. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to explain what you will find on it. The State Fair’s phone app is free to download for both iOS and Android devices. You can find it on the

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Here’s a tailored brochure for the day you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair

When I stopped by a Minnesota State Fair Information Booth, I asked the worker what was the number one question she gets. Her answer: what is going on today. Well, the State Fair has a brochure for that. Entertainment on the Fairgrounds changes daily. The theme in Dan Patch Park is different every day, the

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The can’t-miss building at the Minnesota State Fair

It doesn’t sound super fun, but there’s a lot happening inside the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair. I appeared on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live to share some of my highlights. If you miss out on the First Kiss Apple, it’s still worth a visit to the Minnesota Apples booth for a Cider

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