Minnesota in February
Collected by Lida Frankel
308 E Prince St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
Black Dog Cafe is the cultural epicenter of Lowertown in Saint Paul. Kudos to this wonderful place for ambitious programming in music and the arts. Some of the most respected twin cities musicians stop by regularly to play gigs. Music ranges from...
895 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
Today I finally tried one of the taquerias in my new East Side neighborhood. And let me say this: these were easily the best things I've ever tasted. Dayton's Bluff, specifically Arcade Street, is a hidden lode of outstanding authentic...
235 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
One of my favorite cocktails: Enter The Dragon - a margarita with passion fruit juice, cava, muddled hot peppers ... Yum! You can find it at Barrio. And there are pretty good eats at this place, too. Find it in Saint Paul by the lovely Mears Park,...
4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111, USA
When you have time stop for a bite to eat and/or enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly, fresh squeeze OJ or a good cup of coffee, this is THE PLACE! Excellent eats, prompt courteous service. All sandwiches and baked goods are made fresh and are so yummy!...
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...
3812 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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...
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Minnehaha Park is a serene 193-acre green space along the Mississippi River that features a 53-foot waterfall. During the winter, the falls turn to ice, making for a dramatic landscape. With a restaurant on site, bandshell, playground, wading...
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...
2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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...
1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Little-known fact: There is a museum of Target history (located in the HQ building) tracing the roots of the Dayton Hudson Corporation, and displaying classic advertisements. You'll learn about Spot the dog, too.
201 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Tasty and right amount of crisp! This Asian-fusion restaurant has, I believe, the best sweet potato fries. It's served with spicy ketchup -- a "nosh" side is $2.95; a basket for sharing is $6.95. Bonus: Gluten free.
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