Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Food & Drink

Since we are on the outs with winter and coming up on spring, I thought I would take you back to the need to hibernate and keep warm. Imagine, if you will, the perfect ski lodge cabin (if you like my kind of cabins) – that’s Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, the next stop on the […]

February 18, 2016

Lucky’s 13 Pub

Food & Drink

Photos by By Rebecca Studios  A few weeks back, my best friends and I got together, as we do every month for bucket list dinners and crossed off Lucky’s 13 Pub from the #mnbucketlist. With locations in Bloomington, Mendota, Fargo, Plymouth and Burnsville, it’s easy to find one that is near you. With a spacious, […]

February 3, 2016


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

Jensen’s Cafe

Food & Drink

Since it is grandparents day, as you may know, I decided that #breakfast with my grandparents at Jensen’s Cafe in Burnsville would be best for an #mnbucketlist stop. Especially since Jensen’s is brought to you by Doron Jensen, whose grandfather, Alvin Johnson started the café in Nebraska almost 70 years ago. He also owns Jensen’s […]

September 13, 2015

Droolin’ Moose

Food & Drink

If you are a huge chocolate fan, I can’t recommend the Droolin Moose enough. With a store that is nothing short of lovable, with its wide-open spaces and a tasting bar,… yes, that’s right, a chocolate tasting bar. It’s hard to go wrong. They have locations in Bloomington, Burnsville and St Louis Park. The chocolate […]

April 21, 2015

Chianti Grill

Food & Drink

Chianti Grill is up next and I, for one love this place. Italian is always my first choice so this fit my foodie personality to a tee. I’m a huge bruschetta fan and they didn’t disappoint! Of course, if you have dinner with me, expect to be there a while – there’s always so much […]

January 14, 2015

Roasted Pear

Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a #casual, laid back Bar and Restaurant in the Burnsville or Brooklyn Park area, I’d suggest stopping at The Roasted Pear. I took a chance and tried the Burnsville location, right off Nicollet and was pleasantly surprised. I went for the baked mac and cheese, like always and waffle fries (seriously, […]

August 19, 2014

Lac Lavon Park

Parks & Geology

If you like a shady, rustic-looking city park, that is a little hidden, try Lac Lavon Park. Its near County Road 42 in Burnsville and, because it’s a stones throw from Crystal Lake – a much busier park – has a great deal less people. They have a playground, secluded trails, horseshoe pits and a […]

August 8, 2014

Burger Jones

Food & Drink

Burger Jones is a fun little burger joint with a chain-restaurant-feel that kind of grows on you. Locations in Burnsville and Minneapolis (Uptown). There are not a lot of options for vegetarians or vegans, I warn, but aside from burgers, they have the best hard shakes and malts. I’m partial to Nutella shake and I’m […]

July 30, 2014