WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Horse Trail In MinnesotaIt is your typical Minnesota campground: shared stories, laughter around the campfire -- even the "neighsayers." Yes, this is a place for people and their horses. Zumbro Bottoms it is your pick for Best Horse Trail in Minnesota.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Beach In MinnesotaYour votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best BBQ In MinnesotaCharlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. "BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat," Johnson said. "Grilling is direct, high heat."
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Little League Field In MinnesotaThere are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann's. "I really wanted to build something that nobody else had," Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Food Truck In MinnesotaMidwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. "I am the Tot Boss," Docken said.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best American Legion In MinnesotaThis weekend we honor our veterans, the men and women who serve our country and preserve our freedom. In honor of them, we went looking for the best VFW or American Legion in Minnesota.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Manicure, Pedicure In MinnesotaJust in time for Mother's Day, we went in search of the best manicure and pedicure in Minnesota. Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to White Bear Lake for a little pampering at Indulge Salon and Spa.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Guacamole In MinnesotaThe avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul's Boca Chica -- which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Burgers In MinnesotaMiesville, Minnesota is a town you could easily drive right through. Halfway between Hastings and Red Wing on Highway 61, this town of about 130 residents is home to the best burger in Minnesota -- or maybe I should say burgers!
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Bookstore In MinnesotaThere's nothing better than curling up with a good book, especially during a cold snap in the middle of spring. But where's the best place to find a good read? You voted, and sent WCCO to St. Cloud to discover Books Revisited.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Easter Brunch In MinnesotaEaster Sunday is just a few days away, and many families will celebrate with a classic Easter brunch. It's a holiday tradition for Minnesotans, and WCCO wanted to know who is serving up the best. Your votes sent us to Jax Cafe, a northeast Minneapolis mainstay that's spanned more than 80 years and three generations of the Kozlak family.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For The Best Shoe Shine In MinnesotaA good shoe shine not only makes your shoes look great, but it also makes you feel great. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the right way to shine a shoe, so we went in search of the best of Minnesota.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Corned Beef In MinnesotaEvery year on March 17, everyone's a little Irish -- even if it's painfully obvious we're not. According to your votes, Stillwater's Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Butcher Shop In MinnesotaIn the tiny agricultural town of Pierz, they rely on their butcher shops. Many have come and gone, but one stands the test of time. Thielen Meats, voted Best of Minnesota, has been in the family for four generations.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Waterpark In MinnesotaThis time of year, we'll do anything to stay warm. But there's a place you can go for a taste of the tropics. You voted Water Park of America the best of Minnesota.