Explore Minnesota’s ‘Sota Pop at Super Bowl 52


If you are planning to check out all the festivities downtown this week… Stop by Explore Minnesota’s ‘Sota Pop an interactive pop-up experience Now through through Super Bowl Sunday! Curated by Explore Minnesota and created by local artists Its the most Instagrammable spots of Super Bowl LII! Located in storefront windows of Renaissance Square building […]

January 30, 2018

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition


If you are in need so something to do tomorrow, I highly recommend heading to the MN State Fair Grounds for the Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition. The three day competition ends tomorrow when you get to vote for your favorite sculpture in the People’s Choice Awards 11am-1pm. Don’t forget to stick around to watch […]

January 27, 2018

Grain Belt Brewery

Buildings & Architecture, Historical & Museum

Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the heart of one of the country’s strongest arts districts sits the awe-inspiring historic Grain Belt Brewery. In the early 1890s, four brewers, Heinrich Brewing, Germania Brewing, Norenburg Brewing and Orth Brewing, combined their businesses to create the Minneapolis Brewing and Malting Company, later changing […]

January 24, 2018


Food & Drink

If you are looking for an upscale, elegant, romantic night in Downtown Minneapolis, Zelo is where to go. Part business lunch destination, part dark lit date night favorite, it is located in the Nicollet Mall inside the Medical Arts Building. And the ambiance certainly doesn’t disappoint, filled with warm leather booths and soft modern lighting. […]

January 20, 2018

CLOSED: Dalton and Wade

Food & Drink

When it comes to whiskey, Dalton and Wade on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis is where it’s at. A neighborhood gathering spot that boasts over 200 American whiskeys and meat galore. Think smoked meats, shrimp and grits, pimento cheese toast, crispy chicken, hushpuppies, and cornbread biscuits with sorghum butter. And for dessert, you cant forget the […]

January 16, 2018

Ice Castles

Events, Parks & Geology

If you are looking for more outdoor winter activities……look no further than the Ice Castles in Stillwater! Opened on January 5th, the castle is located in downtown Stillwater in Lowell Park along the riverfront. Follow the glacial blue hues of the icicles and wind the crushed ice walk ways to find an incredible winter wonderland!The […]

January 10, 2018

Rise Bagel Co.

Food & Drink

Can we talk about Rise Bagel Co. for a second? Owned by sisters, Jen and Kate Lloyd, Rise Bagel has been a mainstay at farmers markets and pop-ups since 2014. Their Everything bagel was named one of City Pages’ “100 Favorite Dishes” in 2015. Rise opened this year in the North Loop neighborhood. The building, […]

January 6, 2018

Relighting the Grain Belt Sign

Historical & Museum

Welcome to 2018! A great way to open the new year is through bright, shiny, glowing lights! Enter the relighting of the forever iconic Grain Belt Beer Sign! Grain Belt beer was originally produced by the Minneapolis Brewing Company which formed in 1891. Later produced in the still standing Grain Belt Brewery in Minneapolis, Minnesota […]

January 1, 2018