Tag: advice

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

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with three Minneapolis restaurants with fantastic date night dinner deals.   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. – midnight Two entrees, bottle of wine or a few beers and one round of

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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. The most expensive ramp I

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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. So it’s going to be busy. I get it

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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!

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

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Cheapest pop at the Minnesota State Fair

Sometimes you just want a nice cold Coca-Cola to wash down the cheese curds you’ve inhaled at the Minnesota State Fair. Before you head out the Great Minnesota Get Together, plan ahead so you can get a deal on pop (or soda, whatever you want to call it). Note: this television segment aired in 2016

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Best ways to stay hydrated and cool at the Minnesota State Fair

In 2016, I appeared on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live at the Minnesota State Fair to share the scoop on how to stay cool and hydrated at the Great Minnesota Get Together without spending all of your cash! Note: the information in this story was accurate for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair and sometimes things change. 

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ASAPtown: Why a Trip to the Tip of Cape Cod is a Must

Originally printed in Lavender Magazine June 8, 2017 Provincetown, Massachusetts holds a pivotal part in America’s history. It was there that pilgrims made their first landing (yep, not Plymouth) back in 1620. In the 20th century, it served as a getaway for the LGBT community. Its role was to be a town where individuals could be themselves

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