Tag: advice

When adversity hits: handling misfortune during COVID-19


ad·ver·si·ty

/ədˈvərsədē/

noun

difficulties; misfortune.


COVID-19 reshaped our society. Millions more Americans have turned to food shelves and rely on unemployment checks for support. For many, finding the money to pay rent and put dinner on the table can be extremely stressful. Read the rest

Twin Cities Restaurant Room Rental Guide

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

31 can’t miss events in Minnesota this July

Not much gets better than July in Minnesota! There’s plenty to do with long summer nights. Bonus: you don’t have to spend 20 minutes putting on a parka and scraping ice off your windshield!

I compiled a list of events happening around the state.… Read the rest

The best restaurant date night deals in Minneapolis on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Originally published January 2018

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with three Minneapolis restaurants with fantastic date night dinner deals.

Note: Kafe 421 closed since this segment aired. They still offer catering services.

Featured restaurants:

Rinata, Minneapolis

  • Sunday nights
  • Four-course meal for $25/person
  • Reservations recommended but not required

Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis

  • Monday nights, 6 p.m.
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Folks are paying $4 to $65 to park downtown Minneapolis for 2 hours

After seeing one downtown Minneapolis ramp charging $65 for a parking spot on Friday night, I took to the streets to see what other parking ramps and lots are charging.

Fast facts:

  • The cheapest ramp I found was $8, and it was underground parking, meaning your car would stay warm.
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When locals should go to ‘super’ events downtown Minneapolis (and how to get there)

Based on previous years, around one million visitors are expected to trek to Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the days leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 4. In perspective, the Minnesota State Fair had nearly two million visitors…over the course of 12 days.… Read the rest

Best spots to take a photo at the Minnesota State Fair

When you’re at the State Fair, don’t forget to take a moment to snap a great photo to remember your time there. I was on KSTP-TV with the best free spots to snap a pic once you’re in the gates.… Read the rest

Transferring money with friends is easier than ever

Not many food vendors on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds take credit cards. To help, I was on KSTP-TV with two free phone apps that’ll help you pay friends back.

Splitwise and Cash apps are both free downloads.… Read the rest

The 3 State Fair brochures you need to ask for at the information booth

I was on KSTP-TV with an insider tip on tackling the Minnesota State Fair.

There are three brochures worth asking for at the information booth to help you navigate the Great Minnesota Get Together. Watch the video to find out the ones I recommend!… Read the rest

The hidden grocery store at the Minnesota State Fair

Need a couple aspirin after a Midway ride or did the deep-fried candy bar give you some heartburn? There’s a place on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds that can help.

Welcome to Steichen’s Grocery Store and Deli. It’s really hidden. If you’re at the All You Can Drink Milk booth, head north toward the Grandstand and turn left before you hit Cafe Caribe.… Read the rest