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Minneapolis AWP 2015

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725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
The Walker Art Center is one of the major contemporary art museums in the U.S., housing some of the most iconic and innovative visual, performing, and mixed media art in the world. The Center hosted the first major museum exhibits by Joseph...
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3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Three floors of books beckon at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in the boutique Uptown District of Minneapolis. The store fosters a community of enthusiasts with its range of new bestsellers, used books, and rare finds on a variety of subjects in...
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3350 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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Bull Run Roasting is a locally owned, Minneapolis-based coffee roasting company and bar. This place boasts a casual yet charming atmosphere and crafts the perfect cappuccino. I drink my coffee simply—black, no cream, no sugar. But, when it comes...
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3803 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
What’s not to like about a sweets shop called “Sugar Sugar Candy” ? This little spot is artfully and whimsically decorated: The 45 rpm “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies is framed in a shadowbox on one wall while antique Parisian chocolate boxes adorn...
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6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Tucked inside a sprawling floral and garden center in Minneapolis is a mini Europe—more specifically, a French café with blue-checkered tables. The Parisian-born owners offer an impressive selection of classics, from croissants to bouchée à la...
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3812 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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In the last few years, Minnesota’s beer culture has come roaring to life, with breweries popping up like spring flowers (maybe hop flowers). Pig & Fiddle’s alluring wall of taps is packed with brews produced in-state, making it easy to take a...
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18 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
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I recently had the Ginger Yip at Eat Street Social, and it left me wanting more. The bartender hand-mixed this soda fountain drink and made it the same way you would a cocktail, carefully measuring the ginger syrup, cream, and seltzer. The end...
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4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
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A tartine (open-faced sandwich) and orange juice at this bakery and cafe will cost you $11.86, but this was no ordinary sandwich. It was a killer slice of miche (the right blend of crispiness and chewiness) topped with roasted ham and gruyère, and...
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219 N 2nd St #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
This ultra-stylish spot might just be one of the prettiest boutiques in the Twin Cities. The brand, built around design-centric office accessories, has made cube dwellers’ lives more chic in recent years, but its reach now extends beyond the...
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4021 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA
Three Minneapolis specialty spots—Dogwood Coffee, Rustica Bakery and Victory 44 restaurant—have teamed up to create a 'trifecta' of tastiness. The minimalist, modern restaurant-meets-coffeehouse crafts locally roasted coffee from Dogwood, serves...
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4901 Chowen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
There’s no better place than the Yogurt Lab to experiment with flavors and ingredients in search of the perfect creamy combination. Of all the frozen yogurt shops that have popped up in the Twin Cities, this is the most original and, according to...
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3910 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424, USA
The Wisconsin border is about a two-hour drive away, but this is still cheese-loving territory. And Mozza Mia, a mozzarella bar, is light years away from your average deep-fried curd. Dip into some seriously divine burrata or order a sampling of...
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50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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Minneapolis’s Nordic heritage is getting a contemporary food facelift thanks to the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant. The renovated “Peer House” warehouse space now holds the restaurant, a “secret” basement cocktail bar, a clothing store, and a rooftop...
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1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
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Butcher & The Boar serves up manly food with a modern twist, and a side of bourbon. The meats are carved and crafted in-house. The Smoked Beef Long Rib with Tabasco-molasses BBQ sauce falls off the bone, and the Cheddarwurst Borkshire Pork and...
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50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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Marvel Bar is at the center of Minneapolis’s mixology scene, with bartender Pip Hanson literally chipping ice for each cocktail. Classic and creatively crafted cocktails are served in this speakeasy setting, behind a discreet purple door and...
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3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Dogwood is a local boutique roaster built on relationships with producers around the world who the owners have visited and with like-minded importers. Its beans are served at Dogwood Coffee Bar in Upton, where you can order a delicious latte, and...
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Uptown, Minneapolis, MN, USA
The main thoroughfares and side streets of Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in the Uptown District are packed with boutiques, cafes, galleries, indie theaters, restaurants, and bars. The area is great for a day of urban wandering and is right near the...
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5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
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The folks who own Wise Acre Eatery also own Tangletown Gardens, a farm of some 100 acres just outside Minneapolis. They proudly source 80 to 90 percent of the restaurant's food directly from their own farm. Even when I was there in the middle of...
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4300 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
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Innovative seasonal small plates are Piccolo’s specialty. The best items are intended for a refined protein palate—suckling pig, foie gras, pigeon, and pickled pigs feet are on the current menu. For $52, select one item from each of five sections...
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2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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French Meadow Bakery & Café has been promoting sustainable practices since before it was cool. Their menu of small plates, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, and more hearty main dishes cater to all dietary needs and allergy restrictions with...
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323 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
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The arty, European vibe of Erte and its neighboring Peacock Lounge cocktail bar welcome locals and visitors for some of the best steak in town. Erte specializes in protein delicacies, like artisan burgers, pork belly, and duck confit as well as...
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3909 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424, USA
As anyone who watched Pretty Woman can tell you, stylish boutiques have a reputation for being a little snooty—if not downright unwelcoming. Well, throw that notion out because this is how Minnesota does fashion: cute and fun with nice service to...
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730 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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Borough’s atmosphere is as pleasant and thoughtful as its cuisine. The industrial interior has rustic accents like dangling lights covered in antique cheese graters. Their regularly changing menu features organic, locally grown and raised...
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2203 N 44th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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At Victory 44, there are no servers, only chefs, so each dish you order comes with a personal, thorough description from the man or woman who cooked it. The high-quality items, like the dates-and-bacon Devils On Horseback, all have their own...
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333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum is a striking stainless steel landmark on the University of Minnesota campus. Stroll by to admire the silver curves and angles, and either continue on to explore the college...
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5001 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
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I’ll definitely go back for the roasted potatoes, smoked salmon, olive oil cake and the eggs florentine (aka poached eggs topped with Hollandaise sauce)! Al Vento serves this “European-style buffet” on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....
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3535 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Now you see it, but in a year you might not. That's one reason to keep coming back to the Edina Promenade, a cheerful pedestrian and bike-friendly greenway that connects Centennial Lakes to the Galleria shops. I recommend walking it so you can...
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4315 S Upton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Bibelot Shop is a fun and playful independently owned store that's been in the Twin Cities for almost 50 years. The shop is incredibly well-curated, offering unique items and clothing for you and anyone else on your list. If you're looking for...
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65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
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Decorated with peacocks and named for a famed Irish playwright, this little Victorian cafe serves up a killer huevos rancheros with smoked gouda hash browns. In addition to the Mexican food with an Irish twist, The Wilde Roast has some good...
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645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
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For Brazilian or Brazil aficionados, come and check out excellent caipirinhas with a bottomless basket of pão de queijo, or try these 'picanha in pão de queijo sliders'! A great moment for a Brazilian!
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4351 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
Minneapolis and Edina are separated by a mere two-lane street, and even though France 44 Wine & Spirits falls on the Minneapolis side, Edina residents consider it their own. The exceptional selection of beer, wine, and spirits is highlighted...
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3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
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I can't tell you clearly how to get to Victor's 1959, but I assure you when you find it you'll be highly impressed. It's a small cafe, but the vibrant paint and rows of window box flowers will welcome your arrival (spring-fall of course). Grab a...
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3220 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
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Neighborhood bakery, Rustica, bakes classic and unique varieties of breads with daily specials including brioche (Tuesdays), currant rye (Fridays), and egg braid with raisins (Fridays). Their hands-on approach brings out the best in taste and...
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18 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
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Eat Street Social’s new bar-within-a-bar, the Torpedo Room, serves artisanal tiki cocktails with tasteful kitsch and Midwest flair. Flavors like sweet corn cream (instead of coconut cream) and apple cider (instead of pineapple and orange juice)...
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5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
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Well, maybe a little more than a side. Hot Plate's walls are lined with paint-by-numbers masterworks, giving it a fun, cozy atmosphere. If you like classic American breakfasts (and some Tex-Mex faves, like Huevos Divorciados) and have a penchant...
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117 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Pracna on Main is hands-down my favorite bar in Minneapolis for many reasons. Here are my top three: Established in 1890, it's the oldest restaurant located on the oldest street in Minneapolis - historic Main Street. On warm nights, Pracna's huge...
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5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
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Hot Plate is tucked into a corner of South Minneapolis that is all too easy to drive past without realizing what you've missed. We arrived early on a Sunday and joined the crowd waiting outside for a table. Hot Plate offers free coffee while you...
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2002 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Boneshaker Books is an all-volunteer run, collectively owned radical bookstore where you can browse the latest fiction alongside radical classics by Assata Shakur and Malcolm X. There's an adorable children's section as well! Check out their...
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5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Housed in a Spanish Mission-style church in Minneapolis, the Museum of Russian Art boasts an extraordinary collection that ranges from artifacts from the Romanov Dynasty to modern Soviet art. Set aside an hour to enjoy an informative docent-led...