Numero Uno choice in cupcakes, for me is Yum! Kitchen and Bakery. The name says it all, really it does. If I bring a Yum! cupcake anywhere – I get the same reaction, “Yum!”. !”. I fell head over heels for the chocolate raspberry yogurt cupcake. oh em gee. I’ve been lucky enough to try […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
Ikes is one of my favorite places in Minnetonka. Lots of classic American food with a fun, eclectic atmosphere.
Living Waters at the Center for Harmonious Living
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 […]
(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.
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.
Brie and apple flat bread with artichoke bisque ala Jimmy’s. And to all the meat eaters out there, I hear they have great steak too.