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Vote: Where’s The Best Rooftop Dining In Minnesota?

It’s one of the most popular things to do in Minnesota during the summer months. No, we’re not talking about fishing or playing golf. We’re talking about having a delicious meal and beverage under the sun.

07/06/2014

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Surly Brewing Names Jorge Guzman As Executive Chef For New Brewery

Surly Brewing has hired Jorge Guzman to be the executive chef for the new full service restaurant that will be a part of the $30-million plus destination brewery the company is planning to open. Guzman has been the executive chef at Solera in downtown Minneapolis for more than three years.

06/06/2014

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Best Upcoming Fashion Events In Minnesota

Mark your calendar for these “can’t miss” fashion events.

01/07/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Dining Al Fresco In Minneapolis

In just two weeks, the Minnesota State Fair opens. In other words: while warm weather can go into the fall, the official end of summer isn’t far away. Time to enjoy some patio and/or rooftop dining! Here are a few suggestions on the Minneapolis side of the river to get you going. Don’t worry, St. Paul, your turn is coming next week.

08/10/2013

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Best Sangria In Minnesota

Sangria usually consists of wine, chopped-up fruit and a splash of brandy, but some of these restaurants bring their sangria drinks to the next level. Here are some Minnesota bars and restaurants to check out this summer.

05/29/2013

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Best Bars For Networking In Minnesota

They say it’s not what you know but who you know. So head on over to these networking hot spots in Minnesota and start meeting other like-minded professionals.

09/13/2012

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Best Tapas In Minneapolis

Restaurants with a tapas, or small plates, menu are a fun way to explore new flavors and foods you might not try otherwise. So grab a group of friends or make it a date night and try some small plates at these Minneapolis locations.

06/13/2012

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Curiocity: A Taste Of Spain At Solera

But how Spanish can a Spanish restaurant, like Solera, be in the United States, let alone in Minnesota? I was curious to say the least.

11/27/2011

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Curiocity: ‘Farm In The Cities’ Unites Diners, Farmers

The first annual “Farm in the Cities,” slated for Sunday at Solera, has been coined as “a fundraising event to spotlight local farmers’ foods and the restaurants that serve them.” But at its core, it’s so much more.

10/24/2011

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Best Outdoor Movies In The Twin Cities

Dust off that can of bug spray and shake out those lawn blankets. If you’re into watching movies, why not take it outside? Here is a list of some of the best places to see a movie under the stars. My experiences at each of these places are all unique, however, all will add to your fun of getting out of the house. Here are several of the best, in no particular order.

04/28/2011

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Best Patios In Minneapolis

Let’s face it, if you don’t take the time to enjoy summer in Minnesota – you could very well miss it.

After months and months of long, winter days, when the weather finally perks up Minnesotans are the first to head outside and take advantage.

CBS Minnesota–04/21/2011

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Best Date Night Spots Near Target Field

When one thinks of a romantic evening with that special someone, baseball hot dogs may not immediately come to mind. It may be great ballpark food but it’s not exactly date night dinner kind of cuisine.

04/08/2011

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Best Restaurants Near Target Field

Heading to a Twins game on an empty stomach and would like to dine before the game? Or do you expect to be hungry after an amazing victory from the Twinkies? Either way, here are some great restaurants near Target Field.

01/09/2011

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Best Late-Night Happy Hours In The Twin Cities

Most happy hours are designed for people who work standard hours and want a drink after work. Not everyone works a traditional job, so dining establishments have started to offer late night happy hours. Here are five places to check out if you have a late bedtime.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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Best Small Plates, Tapas In The Twin Cities

Tapas is a Spanish word meaning appetizers or snacks. So when we talk about “small plates,” it frequently refers to a Spanish type of cuisine. Tapas restaurants have become more and more popular in recent years. As the health conscious search for healthier portion sizes and some of the more daring chefs look for ways to feature rare and distinctive ingredients, small plates are a hot trend.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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