Dorothy Ann Bakery and Cafe  

Food & Drink

These beauties are from Dorothy Ann Bakery and Cafe in Woodbury. The delightful bakery goes all out for different holidays making it my must stop for Easter/Passover. So the story goes, St. Paul baker Ed Durin and his wife Dorothy Ann owned several bakeries. In 1951, when Ed was retiring, Walter Grochowski purchased one of […]

April 1, 2018


Food & Drink

While I’m still on my coffee fix, let me introduce you to another coffee-public-house-but-so-much-more stop on the #mnbucketlist. Brix in Woodbury, technically St. Paul, serves up coffee, yes, but also savory and sweet crepes and their delicious secret recipe for frozen custard. Less stepping away from their coffee roots and more stepping into limitless crepe […]

April 7, 2016

Acapulco Restaurante

Food & Drink

Since it was just National Margarita Day, I thought I would give you a place to go that makes a pretty good one. Oh! Fun fact: this #mnbucketlist stop is also a favorite hangout for my Dad.  Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano, although sounds like a chain, isn’t. Owned by the Leon family, Jesus and Maria Leon […]

February 23, 2016


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

Les Miserable (Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater)

Concerts & Venues

Today’s ‪#‎mnbucketlist‬ addition is the ‪Merrill Community Arts Center‬, home of the ‪Woodbury‬ ‎Community Theater‬ as it is celebrating its 40th year. It’s an extra special place because all of the members are ‪volunteers‬. Every single person is there and part of the experience because they want to and they give up time and themselves […]

June 30, 2015

Tavern on France

Food & Drink

Oh Tavern on France, I love you. If you haven’t been there you need to stop. It’s on France Avenue in Edina and it is the place for quintessential American comfort food. The Tavern has a great atmosphere along with a rich, dark and inviting setting. Outside there are even bonfires. My favorite part is […]

March 30, 2015

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

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

Woodbury Cafe

Food & Drink

The Woodbury Cafe is a busy, local favorite breakfast eatery in Woodbury. It reminds me of some little place you’d go after church on Sundays. Fast, friendly and has great service. And a fully stocked bakery! Side note; I’m totally in love with their caprese benedict with basil pesto hollandaise sauce.

January 5, 2015

Sugar Love Bakery

Food & Drink

How cute are those cupcakes!? The Sugar Love Bakery in Woodbury is the perfect place to find cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pies, tarts, brioche, brownies and cookies (and they are super cheap too!). They also have gluten free options and are vegan friendly! So triple win for even the sucre heavy heart.

September 29, 2014

Rose of No Man’s Land


Crossing a few things off the bucket list today. 1. First (not the last) trip to Rose of No Mans Land. 2. First time I designed someone else’s tattoo. Rose of No Mans Land is in Woodbury and has some pretty amazing artists. If you are looking for a new place to start your tattoo […]

July 26, 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