Tag: Twin Cities Live

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.

Vacation without leaving Minnesota

Do your Brainerd Lakes stay the right way by skipping the conventional hotel and heading to a resort.

The best pizzerias in Minnesota

I went on the search for the best pizza in Minnesota. Votes were collected on my Facebook page, the Twin Cities Live Facebook page, on my Twitter and by email. I shared the top 5 on Twin Cities Live.… Read the rest

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 of the top coffee shops.… Read the rest

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 stories.… Read the rest

The can’t-miss building at the Minnesota State Fair

It doesn’t sound super fun, but there’s a lot happening inside the Agriculture Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

I appeared on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live to share some of my highlights.

If you miss out on the First Kiss Apple, it’s still worth a visit to the Minnesota Apples booth for a Cider Pop!… Read the rest

The 17 best restaurants for breakfast in Minnesota

Breakfast becomes a passionate subject for many people. And for good reason.

For starters, it’s the most meaningful meal of the day. You need fuel to be productive.

It’s food people love, too: omelets, pancakes, French toast, hash browns.

Sitting down for breakfast is also the chance to connect with the people who mean a lot to you.… Read the rest

Date night ideas in one Twin Cities suburb

Hopkins, located in the west metro, is home to one of the cutest Mainstreets in Minnesota. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with places worth checking out if you’re looking for a date night, including one shop mixing books with beer.… Read the rest

The best ice cream shops in Minnesota

Something peculiar of the top 5 spots voted in: none of them make their own ice cream.

31 can’t miss events in Minnesota this July

Not much gets better than July in Minnesota! There’s plenty to do with long summer nights. Bonus: you don’t have to spend 20 minutes putting on a parka and scraping ice off your windshield!

I compiled a list of events happening around the state.… Read the rest