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Restaurant Review: Band Box Diner

Nestled on a triangle-shaped block in the Elliot Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, between Park and Chicago Avenues, is a small white restaurant adorned with bright red letters that spell out Band Box Diner. It is not a dining car, but a more stout structure with much larger windows.

12/22/2011

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Art On The Skyways: Part 4

In this new installment of our guide to the art on the skyways, we take a look at more inspiring sculptures and other works of art.

12/12/2011

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Reliving ’1968′ At Minnesota History Center

The year 1968 was tumultuous, exciting, and boldly patterned. What better museum to document such a year than the Minnesota History Center?

12/05/2011

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Normandy Kitchen’s Burger Is Fit For A King

The Normandy Hotel, located in downtown Minneapolis, wasn’t always completely covered in their signature half-timbered facade, faux-aged with spots of underlying brick.

11/30/2011

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Behind The Scenes At The Guthrie

The Guthrie is an impressive piece of architecture, with its curvaceous blue facade featuring larger than life portraits of playwrights, and an Endless Bridge, which, according to the Guthrie’s website, is one of the longest occupied cantilevered bridges in the world.

11/21/2011

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Art On The Skyways: Part 3

On the skyway level of the 501 Marquette building — also known as The Soo Line Building — is a squared-off section of ceiling hollowed out above a staircase. The hollow comes to a dome shape and all four sides feature the Minneapolis skyline in pastel tones.

11/07/2011

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A Look at MIA’s Outdoor Art

Since the Minneapolis Institute of Arts first opened its doors in 1915, the museum’s permanent collection has grown from 800 works of art to nearly 80,000 objects. And can you believe they keep some of those pieces outside?

10/24/2011

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Review: Ike’s Food & Cocktails

Sidling up to the bar at Ike’s Food and Cocktails is nothing short of an event.

10/19/2011

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Gallery Spotlight: Interact Center

Interact has much to offer when it comes to the arts. There are a few art galleries in this area of Minneapolis, but none display such an array of unique artwork as often as Interact.

10/17/2011

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Gather For Happy Hour At The Walker’s New Restaurant

The Walker Art Center’s newest restaurant, Gather, a D’Amico restaurant which recently replaced Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21, offers a grand view of downtown Minneapolis from the inside — and out.

10/12/2011

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Art On The Skyways: Part 2

Last month, we featured a guide to some of our favorite works of art displayed in Minneapolis’ skyway system, but there’s more art to explore. We take a look at four more inspiring pieces.

10/10/2011

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Museum Spotlight: Hennepin History Museum

Just south of downtown Minneapolis, past the Stevens Square neighborhood is the Washburn-Fair Oaks Mansion district. There is a central neighborhood park full of large mature trees, and the surrounding neighborhood is home to quiet, stately houses.

10/03/2011

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SooVAC Serves Up Provocative Art

We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities because, to put it simply, there are a ton of art galleries here. And because of the variety of art available, much of it is affordable for almost everyone.

09/26/2011

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Overlooked Sculptures At The Walker Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden houses other sculptures that are just as deserving of your attention as the Spoonbridge and Cherry. Here’s a guide to our favorites pieces.

09/19/2011

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A Guide To Art On The Skyways

It’s true that Minnesota has a reputation for being a perfect place to explore the great outdoors, but only to a point. Sub-zero degree windchills in the winter and overbearing heat and humidity in the summer tend to make many locals second-guess living here.

09/12/2011

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