Edina Grill

Food & Drink

Are you looking for the perfect breakfast spot? Well, look no further than the Edina Grill. It was next on my bucket list and I love anything on 50th and France. Just like the name suggested, its in Edina and they have a grill BUT I was more interested in the very retro 50s décor. […]

February 27, 2015

Venture North Bike & Coffee Shop

Food & Drink, Retail

One part full service bike shop + one-part coffee shop + a whole lot of community involvement Venture North Bike, Walk, Coffee. I happened upon this place after hearing about them while I was attending the Harrison Winter Art Festival (I’ll post about it tomorrow). As soon as I set foot inside, it was obvious […]

February 25, 2015


Concerts & Venues, Retail

If you are the person who spent your adolescence scouring through record bins and traipsing the aisles of music stores and you long to return to those times, then you are in luck at Discland in Bloomington. It is the perfect place to get your nostalgia on, sort of reminds me of Cheapo or Amoeba […]

February 24, 2015

Moon Donuts and Cafe

Food & Drink

Up next on the #mnbucketlist is Moon Donuts and Café, in Northern Buffalo off Hwy 55 (in a little strip mall). I originally went there looking for sprinkled donuts, they are kinda my thing, but, alas they had none. They did, however, have red velvet cake donuts with frosting. Be still my beating heart! So, […]

February 23, 2015

Winter of Love Festival (Harrison Neighborhood Association)


My throwback for today is to this past weekend at the Harrison Neighborhood Associations’ Winter of Love festival (same weekend as the 50th anniversary of Malcom X’s death). It was hosted at the Harrison Park Community Center. True to festival’s title, there was so much love! All of the hosts and attendees made me feel […]

February 21, 2015

Wild Bill’s

Food & Drink

Today’s stop on the #MNbucketlist is Wild Bills, which I can only describe as rustic Texas bar and grill. Think over the top; its website ‘moos’, seriously. Wild Bill’s is a Midwest chain with five locations in Minnesota with others in North Dakota and Wisconsin. They have a ton of options for carnivores, not as […]

February 20, 2015

Fauley Park

Parks & Geology

Driving to Cloquet along Highway 33, you’ll find Fauley Park, tucked away near the old Main Street. Fauley Park features a Duluth and a Northeastern Railroad Steam Locomotive No 16 and a railway car. Of all the surviving D&NE engines, No 16 remains closest to its old stomping grounds. The furthest away from her home […]

February 19, 2015

Deutschland Meats

Food & Drink

Sticking with the Lindstrom theme: Deutschland Meats in Lindstrom is a family owned meat processing store that’s right off of Lake Boulevard. If you don’t know where it is, just look for the really huge sausage on the rooftop, not kidding. It’s across from the Lindstrom Bakery and kitty corner from the water tower that […]

February 18, 2015

Lindstrom Bakery

Food & Drink

Since the last post about Lindstrom became more about the #pastry shop down the block than the actual water tower, I think I’ll have to do that next! Up next in the tundra of eastern Minnesota, comes today’s #MNbucketlist stop, the Lindstrom Bakery. The bakery, which is right next to the giant Swedish coffee pot […]

February 17, 2015

Calvin Berger (New Century Theater)

Events, Music

On the #mnbucketlist for last night was New Century Theater’s Calvin Berger, a production by Minneapolis Musical Theater It’s a New Age, contemporary, loose, musical adaption of the French play, Cyrano De Bergerac. Which is one of my absolute favorite comedies. The cast is really talented, incredibly engaging and hilarious. They have a final performance […]

February 15, 2015

Matt’s Bar

Food & Drink

Happy Birthday to the best Step Dad on the planet. Thank you for being a partner in crime, a great joke teller, an adventurer, for being there during the darkest, hardest times and for being a daughter kind of Dad. Amber and I love you! So much so that we were willing to stand in line […]

February 15, 2015

Coffee Pot Water Tower / Frostop Rootbeer

Historical & Museum

Since these two are some of Minnesota’s most unique roadside attractions, and being that they are about 10 miles apart, I will do them together. The first being the most iconic, Lindstrom’s Swedish Coffee Pot watertower that reads “Välkommen till Lindström” which is “Welcome to Lindstrom” in Swedish since nearly half the town’s descendants are […]

February 11, 2015

Cadillac Ranch

Food & Drink

Cadillac Ranch is one of those places that looks exactly how it sounds. Totally the Bar and Grill you’d expect. Think Big Texas, minus the attire. They have a six different locations and one of them is a Mall of America, which is the one that I tend to frequent. The décor is #rustic meets […]

February 10, 2015

Yellow Room / Amber Box (Guthrie)

Buildings & Architecture

Since the last week of my life has been almost exclusively filled with visual art, performing arts and applied art, it’s only appropriate that I’d pick something along all of those lines. At the Guthrie, on the same floor as the very intimate, Dowling Studio, is the Yellow Room also know as the Amber Box. […]

February 8, 2015

Oliver! (Pantages)

Events, Music

Last night, I got to cross off Oliver! from the #mnbucketlist! I’m always up for anything at the Pantages Theater because the shows are always fun, intimate and relaxed. From the re imagined story line of a grim orphaned boy to the fantastic children actors / singers and the impressive industrial meets dirty costume design, […]

February 7, 2015

Spoon Bridge and Cherry

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

Here is my #throwbackthursday, and also partly my wishful thinking about warmer temperatures. If you were asked to pick a single landmark to represent the city of Minneapolis, you would be hard pressed to find one more iconic than the Spoon bridge and Cherry sculpture in the Walker Art Center. BUT did you know, that […]

February 5, 2015

Franconia Sculpture Garden

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

Part 1. Next on the #mnbucketlist is a place so vast that it needs two posts. It’s the Franconia Sculpture Garden in Shafer, near Taylors Falls. It’s incredibly well known but very much off the beaten path. I happened to go in the winter but I do suggest going all-year-round just because you get a […]

February 3, 2015

The Salty Tart

Food & Drink

Moving to the one of the more sultry things on the #mnbucketlist, The Salty Tart, and no, that’s not just my clever nickname! It’s also a divine little confectionary shop at the Midtown Global Market in the Midtown Exchange Building. I picked this because it just so happens to be a favorite stop for Andrew […]

February 2, 2015