Chester’s Kitchen and Bar

Food & Drink

On a recent trip to Rochester with my mom and sister, I stopped at Chester’s Kitchen and Bar in the downtown area. A play on the city name (Ro-Chester, get it?), Chester’s is quite the find. Exceptionally put together with a cozy ambiance, it’s perfect for a date, a night on the town or a […]

January 2, 2017

Cafe Steam 

Food & Drink

While taking in the night life with my Mom and sister, Heather, we scoured Downtown Rochester, Minnesota looking for caffeine. Enter Café Steam. A locally-owned coffee shop that opened in January of 2015, ‘Steam’ is the perfect place to escape the fall chill with a hot apple cider, bravely take in the icy Arnold Palmer or […]

November 6, 2016

Wild Bill’s

Food & Drink

Today’s stop on the #MNbucketlist is Wild Bills, which I can only describe as rustic Texas bar and grill. Think over the top; its website ‘moos’, seriously. Wild Bill’s is a Midwest chain with five locations in Minnesota with others in North Dakota and Wisconsin. They have a ton of options for carnivores, not as […]

February 20, 2015

Stillwater Oils and Vinegars


If you are a fan of the new uprising of Oil and Vinegar Shops in recent years, then this stop on the bucket list is perfect for you. The Stillwater Oils and Vinegars (Stillwater Olive Oil Company) is a beautiful (albeit dark) artisan shop that features some pretty amazing combinations. I, of course, had to […]

October 30, 2014