Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Food & Drink

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 […]

August 12, 2022

Hazelwood Food + Drink

Food & Drink

Up next on the Minnesota Bucket List is Hazelwood Food and Drink. With three locations, Bloomington (pictured), St. Louis Park (pictured), and Tonka Bay.  Hazelwood is part of Nova Restaurant Group that also owns Tavern 4 & 5, Chesters Kitchen and Bar, Pescara, and Terza Ristorante – each of which are incredible. So it is […]

January 9, 2022

Honey and Rye Bakehouse

Food & Drink

Up next on the #mnbucketlist is Honey and Rye Bakehouse, a rustic midwestern bakery with a savory twist.  This neighborhood gem serves up Tiny Footprint coffee (although I’m partial to their rhubarb lemonade and the Honey latte), amazing monkey bread, and an assortment of other delectable morsels. To warn, this isn’t a place for the […]

January 13, 2017

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

Tucker’s Tree House

Parks & Geology

The #mnbucketlist isnt just for food, its also for hidden tourist attractions, too! Like Tuckers Treehouse in St Louis Park off Minnetonka Blvd. It’s this crazy, elaborate piece of history that you can’t help but stare at. They no longer gives tours of the treehouse but you can still #drive by to take a look. […]

May 29, 2014


Food & Drink

Crave is in the Mall of America, but also has locations in St Louis Park and Edina. This time, I tried MOA. It’s not hard to find, just look for the vampire-inspired branded logo at the corner of the food court. The restaurant itself is really dark but beautiful. Which lends itself a little to […]

May 20, 2014

Mill Valley Kitchen

Food & Drink

Oh, how I love Mill Valley Kitchen… One of my top ten restaurants on the #mnbucketlist. If you haven’t been, I highly suggest a visit in the near future! Ok, so I know I’ve talked about the Mill Valley Kitchen before but because its one of my absolute favorites, I’m gonna do it again. So […]

May 2, 2014