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Food & Dining

2017 Dining Out for Life

Whether we’re celebrating with friends and family, going out for date night, or just simply too lazy to make dinner at home, dining out is an important part in all of our lives. And how […]

2017 New Restaurant Guide

In the past year, we’ve had a whole lot of turnover in the Twin Cities dining scene. Here is a fairly comprehensive list of the restaurants that have opened (or reopened as a new venture) […]

Eat the Menu: JUN

It hadn’t even occurred to me that the North Loop was missing something. Until, that is, I ate the something it was missing. In the restaurant it was missing. Nestled in the heart of the […]

Eat the Menu: Healthy Doesn’t Always Happen At Home

I maintain a pretty healthy lifestyle. Mostly so I can afford to eat whatever I want, whenever and wherever I go out for dinner. Or breakfast, lunch, brunch, snack, nibbles, etc. The last thing I […]

Eat the Menu: Romantic Valentine’s Dinners

Where should we go? What are you in the mood for? What about that one place? Are they still open? Do they even take reservations? Do you think they’ll have anything available? Did we wait […]



02.16.17 Score Thursdays Union Restaurant Minneapolis MN


2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually www.walkerart.org Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

From Bunny Hill to Mountain Top: National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Hollywood loves to romanticize winter sports: snow bunny couples skiing down the hill, warming up with a hot chocolate in the chalet, and maybe hitting the slopes again before the screen goes black. Turns out, […]

2016 Lavender Community Awards

Produced by Andy Lien Written by Shane Lueck The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports/Fitness

These products are perfect for all fitness enthusiasts, from hardcore gym rats to amateur athletes. From stocking stuffers to apparel and more, this list has something for every price point and every fitness level. Gear […]


Travel & Recreation

The Insane Travel Benefits From Premium Credit Cards

  by Eric Poole I would never pay $450 for an American Express Platinum card just to look like an A-Gay. My self-worth isn’t linked to a piece of plastic. Well, unless it’s an all-access […]


Vu with a Room in Louisville

Louisville is one of the 10 hottest gay destinations in the USA, declares Orbitz, and George Stinson can claim some of the credit. Well-known for opening the Connection, a gay nightclub, and his Marketplace restaurant […]


Honeymooning On The Water: Should We Take An Ocean Or River Cruise?

By Eric Poole Gay cruises have exploded in popularity in the past decade. The ability to unpack your steamer trunks once, see multiple destinations (often multiple countries) on a single trip, and honeymoon in a […]


A Change Will Do You Good – The Evolving Charm of Palm Springs

By Mike Marcotte It’s refreshing to experience the slower pace that vacations usually offer, whether you’re lounging by the pool or taking a lunch break with no end time. Change in routine and scenery do […]


24 Hours in San Diego

By Mike Marcotte San Diego is nothing short of a gem. My trip to Southern California only allowed for a day in the city, so I made sure it was jam-packed with food and activities. […]


Clubs & Music

Barometer: Gay 90’s Hosts Gala Grand Opening of New La Femme Show Lounge

Fabulous Refashioned Space Is Crown Jewel of Megabar On the evening of Jan. 13, the Gay 90’s hosted the gala grand opening of its new La Femme Show Lounge upstairs. This fabulous refashioned space is […]

Dyllan Murray’s New Single an Equality Anthem, Proceeds Benefit GLAAD and The Trevor Project

Singer Dyllan Murray has released the music video for his new single “No Wrong Way” featuring Kira Kosarin. The song explores equality for love between all races and genders, focusing specifically on the acceptance of […]

2017 Winter What To Do

Out There 2017 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Through Jan, 28 $79.50 package for all four shows, $25 individually www.walkerart.org Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing […]

Barometer: Mercedes Iman-Diamond Captures Miss Gay 90’s 2016 Title

On the evening of Oct. 27, the annual Miss Gay 90’s Pageant took place at the La Femme Show Lounge upstairs in the megabar. Brandonna Dupri-LaReese was emcee for the event. La Femme show director […]

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Style & Entertaining

The Wedding Guys: “Classic Is Always On-Trend”

Tulle and chiffon as far as the eye can see! March 5 marked the eighth time the large-scale Twin Cities Bridal Show was produced in St. Paul by The Wedding Guys. All eyes were on the […]

Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

Fashion: Sweater Weather

Photography, styling, and art direction by Taylor Hall O’Brien Hair by Whitney Vermeer / Skin by Andrea Hotline Models: Ricky Graham and Tay Godsey at Ignite Models Produced by John Mark Vintage sweater from Bearded […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Shane Lueck

My favorite part about holiday gift giving is the excuse to buy family and friends those things that they wouldn’t normally buy themselves. They’ve talked nonstop about how much they want something but can’t seem […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Andy Lien

KRUPS Savoy 12-Cup Thermal ET351 The newest coffee maker on the market features a thermal carafe, which purportedly keeps coffee warm for up to four hours, but my road testing has had me sipping still-warm […]