Zimmerman Cafe Bar and Bowl


Food & Drink

The second place my brother and his wife suggested was the Zimmerman Bar Bowl. They both raved about the food and how great the staff is and they were so right. The whole venue looks like a scene from Top Gear, complete with leather bar seating and steel plated walls. A fun place that fits […]

June 16, 2016

CLOSED The Whistling Pickle 


Food & Drink

Whenever I’m on a road trip, mostly because I’m only in Minnesota, I try to connect and go bucket listing with people who live in the area. For Princeton, I called my brother and sister in law, who lives in Zimmerman which is just a few miles from Princeton and they suggested two places. The […]

June 13, 2016

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge


Parks & Geology

I’ve passed by the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge dozens of times without stopping. I finally decided to check it out on this road trip. The refuge, established to protect and restore the habitats associated with the St. Francis River Valley, is about 9 miles northwest of Zimmerman. It’s 30,700 acres of Federal land that showcases […]

June 13, 2016

Santa Lucia’s Ice Cream


Food & Drink

It’s hot. Like sweaty, sunny, sticky, melty hot. The kind of hot that requires ice cream, and a lot of it. Welcome to Santa Lucia’s Ice Cream. With two locations, one in Princeton off 1st Street and the second in Zimmerman off Fremont, Lucia’s is a hit. It opened in 2010 and has something called […]

June 12, 2016