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Tag: Maplewood

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. Depending on their…

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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.

The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities

Most of these freebies were verified as of May 2019. Enjoy! If you know of others not listed, please let me know about them. Connect with me with the form at the bottom of this page. From a bottle of wine worth your age…

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…

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….

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…

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…