Tag: Maplewood

MAP: Don’t have State Fair Food Parade tickets? Go on this food crawl

There are plenty of other ways to get a taste of State Fair foods leading up to Labor Day.  Check out this list of restaurants and businesses where you can find official Fair foods.

GUIDE: All the ways you can celebrate the Minnesota State Fair in 2020

The 2020 Minnesota State Fair may be canceled, but State Fair officials and business owners are coming up ways you can get your fix of the Great Minnesota Get Together.

The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

From a bottle of wine worth your age to free car washes, I rounded up the best freebies you can snag on your birthday.

The Girl Scouts couldn’t finish cookie sales because of coronavirus. So they’re donating them to healthcare workers.

Spring is a special time of year. The heavy jackets go in the closet and those delicious Girl Scout cookies go on sale. I’m a Samoas/Caramel DeLights fan, myself.

However, with COVID-19, Girl Scout cookie operations have come to a halt.… 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.

20 Mexican restaurants in Minnesota worth the trip

Nearly 1,000 votes came in from Twin Cities Live viewers suggesting where they like to go for the best Mexican food in Minnesota. I presented the top 5 picks on TV — and those are listed below.

While votes came in, I heard from people saying that certain Mexican restaurants don’t serve authentic food and that you need to go to specific parts of the Twin Cities to find true Mexican food.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

40 Ways to Holiday, Day 15: December 7

In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday activities.Read the rest

Curiosity killed the cat: my trip to the Rainbow Outlet in Maplewood

So I was driving from an oil change and did a double take when I noticed the Rainbow on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood was still open. There was an ‘outlet’ sign tacked on the windows. My immediate reaction: confusion. What is an outlet grocery store?… Read the rest