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Tag: Minnesota

The Minnesota restaurant where you can get Cheese Curd Pizza

It’s time to drop everything and drive to the Pizza Barn. Their Cheese Curd Pizza with a ranch dressing sauce needs to be your next meal. Pizza Barn originally opened in Princeton, Minnesota in 1983 (Princeton is about 50 minutes north of Downtown Minneapolis)….

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The 5 best coffee shops in Minnesota

After counting thousands of votes, I visited the spots selected as the five best coffee shops in Minnesota. And at the bottom of this page, check out a list of spots receiving honorable mention. I was on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live with the stories…

What you should know before visiting St. Paul

Give Me The Mike received promotional consideration from Visit Saint Paul Saint Paul, Minnesota may be the smaller twin of the Twin Cities, but it has a whole lot of charm and plenty to do. Here’s some advice for planning a trip to Minnesota’s…

Over 4 million Christmas lights on display just east of the Twin Cities

Sponsored content Sam’s Christmas Village & Light Tour is a partner of Give Me The Mike For Twin Cities residents who miss the now closed Holiday Lights in the Park at Lake Phalen in Saint Paul, I have an option you will love. Sam’s…

Holiday Gift Guide: Stellar Stocking Stuffers

Originally published in Lavender Magazine, November 2019 Quality doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. Here is a roundup of companies, including three based in Minnesota, who are making products anyone would love to receive this holiday season. And keep reading for some exclusive…

2019 Minnesota Holiday Lights Display Guide

The best holiday light displays around Minnesota, presented by Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour.

The 5 best bakeries in Minnesota

I tallied your votes for the best bakeries in Minnesota. Most of them are outside of the immediate metro (none are in Minneapolis or Saint Paul) and they all have been around for generations. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live to share their…

The top 10 foods to start the 2020 Minnesota State Fair

From alligator to milkshakes to deep-fried Twinkies, there are hundreds of foods available at the Minnesota State Fair. And there are just as many guides to help you navigate your way around: a guide for new foods, a list of foods for first-timers, and another rattling…

The most underrated foods at the Minnesota State Fair

You hear about new Minnesota State Fair foods and classic Fair fare, but what is a bit off the beaten path and worth the cash? I asked Twin Cities Live Facebook fans for their suggestions and presented the top picks on KSTP-TV. Australian Potatoes…

Other ways to get to the Minnesota State Fair besides a free Park and Ride lot or parking there

Parking at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is a headache. Don’t do it. And in 2019, Metro Transit’s free Park and Ride shuttle lots have filled up quickly, some days before 11 am. So how the heck do you get to the Great Minnesota Get…