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.

The Twin Cities Auto Show is taking over the Minneapolis Convention Center this weekend, and tickets are still available for anyone who wants to check out the more than 450 vehicles on display.

If you didn’t get your hockey fill this week from the state tournament, the 26th Annual Let’s Play Hockey Expo is taking over the St. Paul River Centre this morning. There are tons of exhibits, interactive games, and even some players from the Minnesota Wild.

Across the river in Minneapolis, there’s another big event that’s bringing awareness to a serious cause in an entertaining way. The Minnesota Red Dress Collection is shining a light on women’s heart disease at the Loew’s Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The show starts at 7 p.m.

This week, Natalie Nyhus went in search of the Minnesota butcher shop with the meanest chops — your votes came in and elected Thielen Meats of Pierz the winner.

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center that opens today, called “We Are Hmong,” highlights the ethnic group’s experience here in Minnesota.

In this week’s edition of DeRusha Eats, Jason meets with the award-winning chef and baker John Kraus of Patisserie 46 in south Minneapolis.

Minnesota Monthly’s cover story aims to make the end-all be-all list of Minnesota dining in the Twin Cities — Foodie 40: The Ultimate Checklist of Minnesota’s Best Food. The magazine is also hosting their annual Food and Wine Experience inside Target Field this afternoon.

Mike Augustyniak went to Shag Sushi for this week’s edition of Mike’s Mix. He tried the Shagarita, a cocktail that’s a full-body experience: not just taste but sight, sound, smell, feel.

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