Union Depot’s 5th Annual Holiday Bake Sale


Events, Food & Drink

My absolute, most-favorite event of the year is the Union Depot’s Annual Holiday Bake Sale. Hosting the top Twin Cities bakeries for 5 years in a row, it certainly doesn’t disappoint! More than just a bake sale, it includes all kinds of events like baking and cooking demonstrations and musical performances. This year, there was […]

December 9, 2017

Pheasant Hunting / Wounded Warriors Guide Service


Events, Parks & Geology

The 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include some pheasant hunting. Not a hunter or gun owner myself, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by experts and enthusiasts alike. I had never been hunting before, but grew up around the practice. Luckily, over the course of the […]

October 28, 2017

Shooters Sporting Clay


Events

  During the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, I was able to attend the SMSU High School Trap Shoot Challenge at Shooters Sporting Clay. After, we were able to traverse the course. Shooters Sporting Clays, Inc. is a family-friendly, year-round gun range in Redwood County, Minnesota. They have a heated, indoor 5-stand facility is designed […]

October 23, 2017

Late Nights Minneapolis 


Events

Is being front-and-center at a live, late night comedy show on your bucket list? Great! I have just the thing! Late Nights Minneapolis is the city’s only fully-staged late-night style talk show and comedy experience. If that sounds like an extremely specific description, it is, because the show is the only one of it’s kind. […]

October 10, 2017

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas


Events

This past weekend I braved the rain, grabbed a hot cocoa and headed out to hug some Llamas at Carlson’s Llovable Llamas in Waconia. It has become an annual tradition to tour the farm during their open house. A fun, unique experience for kids and adults alike where you can learn, interact, feel and even […]

October 3, 2017

The Dead End Hayride


Events, Holidays

Before I say anything, I should tell you that I love Halloween. Everything spooky, frightful, gloomy, cobweb-covered and pumpkin-y. That includes haunted and scary. This is why I decided to check out The Dead End Hayride in Wyoming, MN. Located in the back woods of Pinehaven Farm, DEH is known for their over-the-top pyrotechnics, explosions, […]

September 24, 2017

Bill’s Gun Shop & Range


Events

Is shooting a gun on your bucket list, or how about visiting an indoor gun range for the first time? If the answer is yes to either, you are not alone. Both were on my list and luckily Bill’s Gun Shop and Range made it possible! I went on Ladies Night, which is every Wednesday, […]

September 13, 2017

Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 


Antiques, Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture, Casino, Cemeteries & Graveyards, Concerts & Venues, Events, Food & Drink, Historical & Museum, Music, Parks & Geology, Retail

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth? Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, […]

March 4, 2017

Cheap Skate Roller Rink


Concerts & Venues, Events

When it’s bitter, frigid cold in Minnesota, it’s tough to think beyond wrapping yourself up in a quilt and hiding in the house. Let me pose an alternative, if you’re willing to brave the plummeting temperatures. Venture to a place where the glow of the pinball machine illuminates the bold colored walls. The metal lockers, […]

December 18, 2016

Do The Dow


Buildings & Architecture, Events

When it comes to art, I naturally gravitate toward local. Lucky coincidence because St. Paul’s Dow Artist Studios had their annual open house, Do The Dow, this weekend and I was able to get my fill. An exhibition that featured work from 25 different artists including Carolyn Brunelle, Noreen Tyler, Martha Kuzzy, Joan Cox, Steve […]

November 13, 2016

Pumpkin Nights


Events, Holidays

If you need something to do to this weekend, I suggest making your way to the Twin Cities Pumpkin Nights at the State Fairgrounds. Displaying more than 3000 pumpkins along the half mile walking path, Pumpkin Nights takes a theatrical approach to the typical pumpkin patch. You’ll see things like; Scarecrow Row, International Bazaar, the […]

October 30, 2016

SkyGlider


Events, Food & Drink

The Great Minnesota Get Together came to a close on Monday. Another year, another 12 days of deep fried, chocolate-dipped, stacked high, served on a stick, roasted, on a bun, in a cone foods and festivities. Luckily, I was there to see it all. I even spent some time with WCCO Radio on the final […]

September 7, 2016

Andy’s Grille


Events, Food & Drink

It’s not hard to love our next stop at the Minnesota State Fair. As we are winding down our Drink Your Way Through The Fair with Lift Bridge, it only makes sense to end drinking this much with a dance. To Grease Lightning at Andy’s Grille, that is! Every hour, on the hour, the staff […]

September 5, 2016

Cheese Curds


Events, Food & Drink

I’ve spent this week talking about all the great places and things to try at the Minnesota State Fair but, I haven’t told you what my top-of-the-list, get’um every time, so good you cant have just one, hoard them and never share, State Fair food is. Cheese Curds. I can’t even talk about them without salivating. […]

September 3, 2016

Midway Men’s Club


Events, Food & Drink

This is Joe. Joe loves beer. Joe loves beer so much that he has “BEER ME” tattooed on his knuckles. Joe also works at Lift Bridge and just so happens to also love the $2 burgers and $3 beers at the Midway Men’s Club. Its been at the State Fair since the ’60’s, taking the […]

September 2, 2016

The Blue Barn


Events, Food & Drink

Let me just avoid any confusion; it’s Meatloaf-on-a-Stick. Now that is out of the way lemme tell you where to find it. The Blue Barn, a venture by the Blue Plate Restaurant Company who started Highland Grill in 1993 and grew to include The Lowry, Longfellow Grill, Scusi, Groveland Tap, Edina Grill, 3 Squares Restaurant, […]

September 1, 2016