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

Staring Lake Park

Parks & Geology

There’s is something to be said about the parks in Eden Prairie – likely my favorite in the whole state. And Staring Lake Park off Pioneer Trail ranks right up there. From walking, hiking, ski and bike trails, athletic fields, courts, courses to archery ranges, concerts, fishing piers and an off-leash dog exercise area, I […]

August 13, 2015

Eden Prairie Library

Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture

On gloomy days like this, I find that the best thing to do is to find a book, look for a cozy spot and let the day melt away while you get lost somewhere else. And… I just so happen to know the perfect place where you can do just that. The Eden Prairie Library […]

June 11, 2015

Ice Castles

Holidays, Parks & Geology

Tonight’s bucket lister was the Ice Castles in Eden Prairie (also in Utah, Vermont and New Hampshire) at Miller Park. They have Fire performers Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30-8:30pm, every half hour. The whole place is a maze with fountains and tunnels and walkways, and yes, you will even find Olaf. If you are planning […]

January 16, 2015

Jake’s City Grill

Food & Drink

Jakes City Grille looks small from the outside but is really expansive and beautiful on the inside. I’m only talking about the Eden Prairie location as they have locations all over Minnesota; Eagan, Maplewood, Plymouth and Gull Lake. I highly recommend the flat breads, apple honey grape, specifically, and their pizzas.

October 1, 2014

Eden Prairie Cemetery

Cemeteries & Graveyards

Off Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie, just before you get to Miller Park, there is the Eden Prairie Cemetery. It’s right on the side of a really bright and sunny hill where all of the graves are spread out and easy to get to. Because I go to this one often, I do have a […]

August 13, 2014


Food & Drink

Wildfire in Eden Prairie is an upscale jazzera, roaring 20’s inspired steakhouse that focuses on beer, steak, chops and seafood (says it right above their moniker). It’s actually pretty fun. The service is fast, the servers are entertaining and you kind of feel like you should be in a flapper dress when you enter. I […]

August 12, 2014

Crumb Gourmet Deli

Food & Drink

Crumb Gourmet Deli in Eden Prairie is a little deli with that mainly serves soup, sandwiches and salad. Although its very simple, not really anything to write home about, it does have cute branding (go figure, that’s what I’d pay attention to).

August 6, 2014

Edenvale Park

Parks & Geology

Edenvale Park is a quiet, small park in #Eden Prairie. As I’ve said, I try to include everything on the bucket list so, city parks included. It’s little with not much there outside of a playground and a hockey rink. But, if you like somewhere that you can be alone, it’s a good spot on […]

August 3, 2014

Round Lake Park

Parks & Geology

Looking for a new city park (in Minnesota, of course)? Try Round Lake Park in Eden Prairie. I love this place, even though some areas are a little condensed. They have a boat launch, a beach, a skate park, paved trails, a water park, docks for fishing, a beautiful pavilion and even an elliptical or […]

July 29, 2014

Miller Park

Parks & Geology

If you love being outside (even in this heat!) a good city park to try in Minnesota, especially if you have kids, is Miller Park. Located in Eden Prairie off Eden Prairie Road, it has a big, kids play area, water park, paved trails, really nice athletic fields (baseball, soccer, tennis… ), is beautiful and […]

July 21, 2014

Purgatory Creek Park

Parks & Geology

Looking for a quick walk in the park after work or a stroll around a small lake? Well, I have the perfect, urban place. Purgatory Creek Park is right off Technology Drive in Eden Prairie is in a central location, easy to get to and has so much to offer! It has a military monument, […]

June 18, 2014

Kona Grill

Food & Drink

Scratching the Kona Grill off the #mnbucketlist tonight. I can’t believe I haven’t been there before! The food is awesome, especially the asparagus (go figure) salad and the tomato bisque. It’s beautiful inside, too. If you haven’t been, make a plan to – or come with me!

April 15, 2014

Tavern 4&5

Food & Drink

A new American tavern offering a flavorful twist on classic pub fare, Tavern 4&5 features a rotisserie, wood fired oven, robust bar with wide variety of local tap beers, trendy microbrews, inspired cocktails and your favorite wines by the glass. The menu specializes in flavorful, straightforward, American tavern food classics—with thoughtful attention to presentation, seasoning and fresh […]

September 12, 2013

Punch Pizza

Food & Drink

(from site) There isn’t a place in the world where pizza is more ingrained in the culture than Naples. It is, after all, where pizza was born. That includes firing your pizza in a wood-burning oven to a blistering 800 degrees. Punch utilizes the same centuries-old techniques that Neapolitan masters use to create a truly authentic […]

August 5, 2013