As undergrads at the University of Minnesota, Brad Wellman and Matt Brunnette were the go-to style guys for their friends. Connected by a shared sense of style, each also has a family connection to handmade goods. Matt’s mom is a quilter, and Brad’s dad is a woodworker.
Remember those pinewood or carbon car derbies from when you were a kid? Well, it no longer has to be a childhood memory, because the grown-ups head to the races Saturday for the annual Beerwood Derby in Minneapolis.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads back to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that provides a taste of “The Big Easy.”
After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways.
If your home is in need of a spring spruce-up, you might want to stop into Bachman’s Spring Revival Ideas House. Each room has its own unique theme and story, but is tied together with energetic color, fresh floral and other living greens.
Andrew Basso, considered one of the world’s greatest escape artist, and is in the Twin Cities. Basso will be on tour with The Illusionists, the best-selling show on Broadway. It’s seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth on one stage at St. Paul’s Ordway Center.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that will get you in the spirit to head south of the border.
Since Sunday’s temperatures look to climb to near record-breaking highs, it’s been named a Top 10 Weather Day.
It’s another jam-packed episode of WCCO Saturday Morning. It’s the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak were getting into the spirit of things.
Our first stretch of mild March weather has prompted some golf courses across the state to open ahead of schedule or at least get ready for the season to start. As of Tuesday, there are two golf courses near the Twin Cities that are open for business, and more are scheduled to get their season started this week.
The term “foodie” means different things to different people. Minnesota Monthly Magazine just published their opinion of what it takes to be a foodie in Minnesota. “The Foodie 40″ is their March issue’s cover story, which is available in stores right now.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Shag Sushi for a cocktail that’s a full-body experience: not just taste but sight, sound, smell, feel.
Cars, hockey, dresses and the ultimate list of quintessential dishes of Minnesota’s top restaurants Here are the links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed packed hour.
Did you know Minneapolis is home to the oldest sketch comedy troupe in the country? It’s called the Brave New Workshop, founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs in 1958.
The Spring Parade of Homes is back for their 67th year — and this time with a focus on kitchens. It features more than 430 new homes open to tour all across the extended metro region. Prices range from as low as $142,000 up to $2.5 million.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers to check out another one of their “micro” cocktails.
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company has been putting on a one-of-a-kind show in Minneapolis all this week. So Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus put on their dancing shoes and took a few lessons of their own.
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” And like so many of the museum’s exhibits, this one is totally interactive.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers to check out one of their “micro” cocktails.
A week ago, we were wrapping up a six-day stretch of above-average temperatures and some melting. But Wednesday brought a different story and a different season, after officially bottoming out at minus 9 degrees in the morning. And as cold as it is Wednesday, it’s not a record. February has been cold, with way more days below average than above — and Wednesday was the coldest.
Add “The Atlantic” magazine to the list of national publications that are in love with the Twin Cities. While we’ve heard the accolades before: We’re smart! We’re financially stable! There’s a lot to do here! An upcoming article in the March 2015 issue of “The Atlantic” explores how the hearty stew of all of those factors makes the Twin Cities a model for others. The authors go so far as to call it “The Miracle of Minneapolis.”
Small batch beer, or craft beer, is a huge trend — especially in Minnesota. And now brewers are taking it to the next level. The new trend has beer aging the same way wine does: in barrels.
On this Valentine’s Day, millions of people will receive flowers from their sweetheart. It’s a traditional way to show your love on this holiday, and WCCO wanted in on the love fest.
If your Valentine’s Day plans include staying in, I have an idea. What about impressing your sweetie with an easy, homemade craft cocktail? Here are three recipes from a bartender whose own love life heated up in a kitchen — Laurel Elm from Saint Dinette.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And what better to get your loved one on this special day that hand-dipped chocolates and candies? WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus decided to do just that!