Benedict’s Morning Heroes

Food & Drink

Benedict’s, in the Promenade of Wayzata, is the latest from Mike Rakun, chef-owner of Mercy Bar & Dining Room in Minneapolis. One of the newest on the Wayzata restaurant scene, and already a serious favorite of mine. Sure, they serve the traditional breakfast fare, BUT they throw in their own twist! They have all kinds […]

July 18, 2018


Food & Drink

Let me start by saying, I adore ninetwentyfive. Paying homage to its address on Lake Street… you can enter the restaurant though a corner street-side door, or stroll through the lobby of The Landing… Wayzata’s first hotel to open in decades, and take in the warm fireplace and beautiful decor. Inside, you’ll find a two […]

December 30, 2017

Lake Minnetonka

Parks & Geology

The frozen sunrise is incredible when viewed over Minnesota’s ninth largest lake, Lake Minnetonka. With 125 miles of shoreline, it’s easy to find a beautiful vantage point. This particular spot is Wayzata Bay off Lake Street in Wayzata looking towards Cedar Point.  

December 12, 2017

Mazda / The Hotel Landing 

Buildings & Architecture

Recently, I got the chance to take the All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5 for a spin. With it’s deeply vivid, Soul Red Crystal Metallic color complementing every curve and angle creating a sense of motion, even at a standstill, I chose to go to “The Gateway to Lake Minnetonka,” Wayzata, Minnesota to see a place that […]

July 24, 2017

District Fresh Kitchen + Bar

Food & Drink

While I typically brunch on the weekends, there is nothing like escaping the typical work day during the winter. Since Sunday is my day to plan out my week, it only makes sense to give you a place to escape this weeks grind. District Fresh Kitchen + Bar, located in the beautiful up-and-coming area called […]

November 28, 2016

Groveland Cemetery

Cemeteries & Graveyards

Getting back to the #mnbucketlist… If you’ve ever driven down Woodland Avenue in Wayzata, you may have noticed a really huge, black, wrought iron sign that reads, ‘Groveland Cemetery’. Or all of the beautiful tulips growing everywhere. Either way, it’s actually a very lovely necropolis amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy road. There […]

August 10, 2015

Redeemer Church

Buildings & Architecture, Cemeteries & Graveyards

I know that on the bucket list I include cemeteries and ruins but very rarely do I include churches. I typically don’t bucket list them because I don’t want to sway one way or the other with any kind of church. Plus, to be perfectly honest, I’m Jewish so me going to different churches isn’t […]

June 24, 2015

Wayzata Public Docks

Parks & Geology

If you’ve ever been through downtown Wayzata, right off of Main Street, you’ll notice that there’s a pier onto Lake Minnetonka. The majority of people assume they are the Minnetonka docks, however it’s actually the Wayzata Public Docks. They are at the intersection of Lake Street and Gary Avenue, right in front of the historic […]

April 23, 2015


Food & Drink

Next up on the #mnbucketlist is CoV in downtown Wayzata. It is the perfect Nantucket meets North Carolina lakeside coastal venue. It’s just off Lake Minnetonka and is already known it’s seafood creations. Since I’m not a fish and crustacean #connoisseur, I had the tempura broccoli with candied red chili glaze and the avocado bruschetta […]

April 4, 2015

Yogurt Lab

Food & Drink

If you haven’t noticed the surge in frozen yogurt shops, you are A. Not on the ball or B. Not sugar frenzied. My favorite is the Yogurt Lab. They are all over the place but I like the one off Lake Street in Wayzata, across from CoV on Lake Minnetonka. With crazy flavors that are […]

January 9, 2015

McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant

Food & Drink

Are you an Irish pub, hole in the wall, cramped quarters aficionado? Well, McCormicks Pub and Restaurant is right up your alley! With great hospitality and an amazing beer and wine list, how can you possibly go wrong?! They are next to Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, kitty corner from CoV and have an amazing menu. […]

November 21, 2014

6 Smith

Food & Drink

If you’re in the Wayzata area and are looking for something different, look no further than 6Smith. It’s an artisan, industrial chic Meat and Seafood restaurant with a beautiful rooftop and an unparalleled view of Lake Minnetonka and Wayzata Bay. It’s located right off Lake Street in the Boat Works Building. I highly recommend the […]

October 6, 2014

Wayzata Bay Beach

Parks & Geology

One of my favorite places to go on the bucket list, in the area, is the Wayzata Bay Beach. It’s right next to the Boat Works Building, off of Lake Street. With it being right next to a pier, you get the perfect view of Lake Minnetonka. Quiet and gorgeous, can’t get much better than […]

October 5, 2014

North Shore Marina

Parks & Geology

Next on the list is a place you’ve likely just driven by (if you are ever in the area). The North Shore Marina. This one is from Browns Bay but there is also Smiths Bay and Maxwell Bay in Wayzata, Excelsior and Big Island. It’s a place to slip for bigger boats and has a […]

July 25, 2014

Wuollet Bakery

Food & Drink

If you live in Minnesota, and you haven’t heard of Wuollet Bakery, then… you’re just like me. Seriously. I had no idea this existed and now that I do, oh, dangerous. Woullet is packed full of cupcakes, cakes, pies, donuts, pastries, muffins, coffee cake, crumb cake and breads. They also have a full coffee and […]

July 24, 2014

Wayzata Olive Oil and Vinegar

Food & Drink

Let me start by saying, anywhere that offers free chocolate chip cookies (good ones, too!) has my attention and my vote. Just sayin. Well, the Wayzata Olive Oil and Vinegar store does! Or at least, they did when I stopped by. They are right off Lake street in Wayzata, next to Blue Pointe, opposite from […]

June 26, 2014

Maggie’s Family Restaurant

Food & Drink

If you love classic comfort food, dive breakfast joints, have been to Wayzata off Lake Street and you haven’t been to Maggies Restaurant, what have you been doing?! You are seriously missing out! Maggies is a local staple and a hotspot for early morning crowds. That being said, expect a short wait. Imagine this; you […]

June 21, 2014

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