The stretch of Lake Street that runs trough Uptown is full of chichi restaurants, yuppie bars and bros from the suburbs. For real flavor, cruise through midtown (between Stevens Avenue and Hiawatha, approximately.) You'll find halal butchers, taquerias and dress shops full of flouncy...more
El Burrito Mercado has a stall in the Midtown Global Market and a store in St. Paul. They sell a broad selection of Mexican groceries; the salsa norteña is great on everything -- seriously. Everything.
For years, baseball games in Minneapolis were confined to a dim, echoing, atroturfed "inflatable toilet" known as the metrodome. But with the construction of Target Field, baseball fans can now cheer on their team in an outdoor stadium like normal human beings. The stadium is gorgeous...more
Hifi is a punk-rock themed hair salon, thoroughly bedecked with rock memorabilia. The chairs, fixtures and mirrors were all salvaged, giving the place a unique vibe that is far and away more interesting that your average shopping mall hair salon. The stylists are knowledgeable and are committed...more
Net your own trout in the stream or order the catch of the day. The shrimp are as big as your face. Since 1933 Jax has served as the special occasion spot in the Twin Cities. My grandpa used to come here for 3 martini lunches in the 60s -- in fact, when new seasons of "Mad Men" air, Jax hosts a...more