BLVD Kitchen and Bar


Food & Drink

A few minutes from the Ridgedale Mall in the west suburbs, just off west 394, sits BLVD Kitchen and Bar off Wayzata Blvd. It shares the same parking lot as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Michael’s Minnetonka.  It’s an upscale, polished bistro that instantly feels warm and welcoming. BLVD may be in the West Metro suburbs […]

December 29, 2016

Davanni’s


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

Purgatory Creek Park


Parks & Geology

I’ve always really liked Purgatory Creek Park in Minnetonka ever since I worked near that area. I think it’s because it’s really small and it’s just much more quiet and quaint. It is not quite as busy as the majority of the other parks in Minnesota during the summer. I’m not surprised if you haven’t […]

August 11, 2015

Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille


Food & Drink

The weekend before last, I brought Brittany and Chris (the most athletic, clean-eating friends I have) to drink craft beer and eat burgers at The Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille in Minnetonka. Yes, I’m that kind of friend. Winner of the 2014 Twin Cities Burger Battle, they feature a burger-of-the-week special pitting one against another. […]

July 27, 2015

Yoyo Donuts


Food & Drink

Oh, Yoyo donuts. How I love you, for a few reasons, actually. They are family owned, located in Minnetonka, make hand made donuts, offer ice cream, have a coffee bar AND have free wifi. Ok, so that’s six reasons. Fun fact you may not know, they do offer delivery ($75 minimum), huh.

July 16, 2014

Shady Oak Lake Cemetery


Cemeteries & Graveyards

I’m not sure how others feel about putting cemeteries and graveyards on their bucket list but I think its important to know all that a place has to offer and that includes its history, morbid or sullen as it is. Please let me know if it makes you uncomfortable or hey, if you like it. […]

July 10, 2014

Lone Lake Park


Parks & Geology

I thought I’d double up because today’s are next to each other… Next to Shady Oak Lake Cemetery in Minnetonka is Lone Lake Park. The park has athletic fields (soccer, basketball and tennis), outdoor seating, a kids play area, woodlands, wetlands and lots of parking. It also has a dock on the lake, beautifully set […]

July 10, 2014

Big Willow Park


Parks & Geology

Another great park on the #mnbucketlist is Big Willow Park in Minnetonka off Minnetonka Blvd. It’s filled with athletic fields but has a lot of hidden trails that lead through railroad tracks and beautiful marshes. Great spot for a run on a Saturday morning!

May 31, 2014

Bacio


Food & Drink

One of the most beautiful restaurants on the #mnbucketlist, is Bacio in Minnetonka. So many Italian and Mediterranean options, it’s impossible to pick just one. Definitely a great stop.

April 27, 2014

Hurricane Grill & Wings


Food & Drink

Saturday lunch at the most tropical, beach-like place we could find, Hurricane Grill in Minnetonka. Not a good place for a vegetarian or vegan, like myself, but if you are a#wings fan, it’s worth a go.

April 12, 2014

General Store of Minnetonka


Food & Drink, Retail

A local #favorite among the #Holiday shops. Fun #gifts, and #great #dessert, too! (from website)  The General Store of Minnetonka is a locally owned and operated family business that was started in 1984. At the General Store of Minnetonka, we provide our customers with an incredible shopping experience of more than 15,000 square feet of […]

December 3, 2013

Bar Louie


Food & Drink

(From website) Bar Louie is an eclectic urban bar with warm surroundings, filled with nightlife photography, hand-laid tile artwork and other local architectural touches. Made famous for our handcrafted signature martinis, we also feature an exceptional selection of uniquely presented American food traditionally and regionally inspired, including small plates, burgers and sandwiches.

November 2, 2013

Bacio


Food & Drink

One of the most beautiful restaurants on the #mnbucketlist, is Bacio in Minnetonka. So many Italian and Mediterranean options, it’s impossible to pick just one. Definitely a great #stop.

November 2, 2013