Fright Farm Haunted House

Historical & Museum, Holidays

Looking for more Halloween things to do? Add the Fright Farm Haunted House in Maplewood to your Spooky Bucket List. Housed in the Ramsey County Poor Farm which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places having been built in 1918, the location alone is sure to send chills down your spine. The Haunted […]

October 22, 2015


Food & Drink

I love pizza so much that I drag (usually willingly) my closest friends and even my Mom, pictured above, to any place that gives me my fix. I can’t help it, I have a thing for a good Italian food. So when I found out that it was Davanni’s 40th anniversary this month, I was […]

October 21, 2015

Anoka: The Halloween Capital of the World


If you’re a #Halloween #holiday fan, like myself, plan to spend some time in #DowntownAnoka, specifically leading up the big day. With a rightful claim to fame as the #HalloweenCapitaloftheWorld, #Anoka deserves the accolade. From hosting one of the first #Halloweenparades in #1920, in an attempt to take the “trick” out of “#trickortreat”, to having […]

October 18, 2015

The Butcher Shop House of Gore


Just in case your clamoring for ideas of #spooky-theme places to go between now and #Halloween, might I suggest #theButcherShop #HouseofGore in #StPaul… Boasting itself as the #Midwest’s Goriest #hauntedhouse, it celebrated its fifth year of #BellaLugosi-meets-#Creepshow bloody #horror. If you know me, then you know I love #oldschool, #1950s #grindhouse #horror and this place […]

October 17, 2015

Charlie Brown “The Great Pumpkin!”

Food & Drink

 ‘Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. Everyone tells me you are fake, but I believe in you. Sincerely, Linus Van Pelt P.S. If you really are fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.’ (Minnesota’s own, Charlie Brown […]

October 15, 2015

Make It. MSP Launch


Last night, I went to Greater MSP’s Make It. MSP Initiative Launch at the beautiful Muse Event Center, catered by Crave, who totally did it Minnesota-style, complete with fish hooks holding hors d’oeuvre and spoon and cherry desserts! Hosted by Michael Langley, CEO of Greater MSP and Diane Tran, the Systems Director of Neighborhood Integration […]

October 14, 2015

Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

Food & Drink

Located in Stillwater, ‘Minnesota’s birthplace’, Lift Bridge Brewing Co just so happens to be up next on the #mnbucketlist. The first time I visited Lift Bridge was during the World Instagram Day. They were so helpful and accommodating, especially for our big crowd. The second time was this past Saturday after the Harvest Fest (also […]

October 13, 2015

CLOSED: Shanghai Bistro

Food & Drink

So this #mnbucketlist-er was recommended by Emily and Mike. And, I’m so glad we went! The Shanghai Bistro is comprised of three restaurants, two in Wisconsin (Eau Claire and Hudson) and one in Minnesota (Stillwater). Originally called Giapponese in Woodbury, they were named “Best Sushi in the Twin Cities” by the City Pages. After some […]

October 12, 2015

Beltrami County History Center

Historical & Museum, Paul Bunyan

Fall is a good time to explore, not only outdoors, but to stop in to historical places to take the chill off. I chose the Beltrami County History Center in Bemidji. With neo-classical architecture dating back to its construction in 1912, the museum sits in the Great Northern Depot, the last depot built by Railroad […]

October 8, 2015

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas


This past weekend, my friend Ashley, from Carlson’s Llovable Llamas invited me to their open house.  Dani and I trekked over to Waconia to hang out with the Llama’s and get a firsthand look at what Carlson’s is all about. With +60 llamas in residence, CLL works with 4-H clubs to educate as well as […]

October 5, 2015

Pig Ate My Pizza

Food & Drink

On Wednesday, a bunch of my nearest and dearest go together to cross Pig Ate My Pizza off the MNBucketList. With Rebecca on picture duty, we got to hang out in the crazy, kooky Robbinsdale pizza parlor. How do I even start?  What accolades doesn’t PAMP have? I mean, it landed on the Thrillist, made […]

October 2, 2015

Veigel’s Kaiserhoff

Food & Drink

This MNbucketlist addition has been a fixture in New Ulm for 75 years with one of the most loyal community of patrons in the state. Veigel’s Kaiserhoff, across from the Keisling historic house, serves up authentic German food and, while looking like something out of a Bavarian Oktoberfest, is actually quite welcoming. Purchased In 1938, […]

October 1, 2015