As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Minnesota. This year, Best Of has continued to show you Minnesota’s best local places to see and things to do. Some of our most successful content revolved around Food & Drink, or anything holiday related. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.

Get it at O'Gara's, located on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street. (credit: CBS)

Get it at O’Gara’s, located on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street. (credit: CBS)

Photos: Top 10 Bets For New Food At The MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair draws visitors from near and far each year. From to deep-fried monte Cristos to donut batter ice cream, a bunch of new foods were offered at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. So we decided to help narrow down the list of food to try. Read here to find out a few of our best bets.

Best Roadside Attractions In Minnesota

If there’s one thing Clark Griswold would enjoy most about Minnesota, it’s the various quirky roadside attractions we have lining our highways. When you go, don’t forget your camera. Over-sized birds, giants and a large ball of twine make up this list of eccentric photo-ops. Read here to discover Minnesota’s best roadside attractions.


Best Tacos In The Twin Cities

When this piece was published, Cinco de Mayo was right around the corner. But what better way to prep your stomach for all the margaritas you’ll drink than to fill it up with tacos – at any time of year? Tacos can be made with chicken, beef, shrimp, fish or pretty much anything. Some of the best tacos can be found right here in the Twin Cities and these five restaurants have some of the tastiest around. Read here for the Twin Cities’ best tacos.

(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Best Minnesota Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2013

Planning a Thanksgiving brunch or dinner can be a difficult or stressful task depending on the situation. Thankfully, restaurants in Minnesota served delightfully prepared traditional Thanksgiving goodies. These five restaurants let visitors skip the cooking this Thanksgiving and enjoy a holiday meal with their family at any of these Minnesota staples. Read here to find out which restaurants were open on Thanksgiving.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Best Free Summer Music Events In Minnesota

Summer is long gone, but these outdoor concerts of 2013 were hot spots during the beautiful summer weather. Tons of music events are offered every summer in the Twin Cities. So read on for ideas for summer 2014!

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