The 12 Minnesota State Fair foods you need to eat

2017 marks my 28th consecutive year attending the Minnesota State Fair. I'm obsessed. For the last 12 years (soon to be 13), I have worked at the Great Minnesota Get Together representing my daytime employer. And with that, I've had plenty of time to eat my way around the Fairgrounds. This food list goes beyond…Read more The 12 Minnesota State Fair foods you need to eat

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3 can’t miss Twin Cities Farmers Markets

While Lowertown Saint Paul and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis host great farmers markets featuring locally grown produce and goods, there are 'berry-good' other spots that tend to be less busy and get you the same fruits, veggies and flowers. Here are three I've attended which are worth the trip: Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market When: Saturdays,…Read more 3 can’t miss Twin Cities Farmers Markets

The new Minneapolis brewery with kayak parking

The brewery boom in Minneapolis continues with the introduction of Pryes Brewing Company's 13,000 square foot space overlooking the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Opening June 17, the spot already has bike racks up for thirsty bicyclists traveling up and down West River Road. Soon, they'll add spots for those looking to sip on a pint…Read more The new Minneapolis brewery with kayak parking

Where you can present a PowerPoint about your single friends

Do you have a friend who is quite the catch but doesn't have good luck with online dating? Enter The Singles Exchange. Once you get that single friend's blessing, you can head to the event, hosted by the Grown-Up Club, and work your magic on their behalf. At each event, 10 people will present PowerPoint…Read more Where you can present a PowerPoint about your single friends

The event where adults read their childhood diaries in front of strangers…and it’s amazing

In the last few months, I was introduced to "Mortified," a weekly podcast relying on chapters around the world. The concept is ingenious: adults dust off their childhood journals, diaries and recordings and walk up on a stage to read them aloud...in front of strangers. Those readings are recorded and then pieced together in themed…Read more The event where adults read their childhood diaries in front of strangers…and it’s amazing

The Saint Paul butcher shop only promoted by word of mouth

Chances are you would never know there's a butcher shop in one sleepy Saint Paul neighborhood. First off, it's on a college campus. There isn't an awning with a fancy logo nor a flashing 'open' sign. Oh, and it's inside an academic building. But best of all, it's open to the public and it should be…Read more The Saint Paul butcher shop only promoted by word of mouth