Author: Give Me The Mike

The Saint Paul butcher shop only promoted by word of mouth

Chances are you would never know there’s a butcher shop in one sleepy Saint Paul neighborhood. First off, it’s on a college campus. There isn’t an awning with a fancy logo nor a flashing ‘open’ sign. Oh, and it’s inside an academic building. But best of all, it’s open to the public and it should be

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The 5 best meat raffles in Minnesota

In Minnesota, meat raffles are a way of life. It’s a simple concept — think of it as ‘bingo for people with short attention spans.’ For a $1, you purchase a ticket. The ticket has a number on it. Then there’s a big wheel. If they land on your number, you win meat. Maybe chops.

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Twin Cities Restaurant Room Rental Guide

Where to reserve semi-private and private dining rooms at restaurants, bars and breweries in the Twin Cities.

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It’s colder in Minnesota than it is in Antarctica

  January 2019 update: we did it again! A quick check of the weather app on the trusty phone shows that the air temp in Minneapolis on January 29, 2019 is colder than Antarctica. In fact, it’s colder than many other places known for being cold: Stay warm! Original article from a cold snap in

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5 best places to play bingo in Minnesota

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with the best places to play bingo in Minnesota! Chester Bird American Legion, Golden Valley Bingo on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays Buy cards for each game — $1 or $2 per game Titan’s Sports Saloon, Oakdale Various times each week, typically always on Saturdays Specialty bingo, including Moneybags

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The best comedy clubs in Minnesota

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with a roundup of the best places for standup and improv comedy in Minnesota. Acme Comedy Company North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis Monday is Open Mic Night — admission is free! Plan a bit of time to find parking on the street; download the Minneapolis parking app so

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Holiday Gift Guide: Lookin’ and Feelin’ Good

Gift that special someone in your life with hair and skin care products from Minnesota companies. Article originally published in Lavender Magazine November 2018 Life changes for the better when you take pride in your appearance. Confidence skyrockets and you end up with more pep in your step. Heck, it might even help you land

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A Minnesota holiday lights display guide, 2018 edition

From Albert Lea to White Bear Lake! Includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul locations, too

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