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Food & Dining

Drive-In Restaurants

When America came out of World War II, our world and lives changed to what we thought were infinite possibilities. Our ancestors came home from battle to buy homes, cars, furnishings, and the latest appliances. […]

“Getting Hitched” – Urban Growler Brewing Company Provides Time to Vow and Space to Wow

When you hoof your way through the Capital City’s Saint Anthony Park neighborhood, it’s not hard to invoke an earlier time, especially when you get to 2325 Endicott Street. You notice straw-colored brick that, supported by […]

2017 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines & Andy Lien Arts Pairings by John Townsend Dining Pairings by Bradley Traynor Fool For Love Dark & Stormy Productions www.darkstormy.org through Sept. 16, 2017 The great Sam Shepard passed away […]

On the Runway with Rei

This article has been rewritten to update the Project Runway viewing party location and setting in light of controversy that has arisen with its original location, Clubhouse Jager, since we went to press with the […]

The 12 Minnesota State Fair Foods You Need to Eat

2017 marks my 28th consecutive year attending the Minnesota State Fair. I’m obsessed. For the last 12 years (soon to be 13), I have worked at the Great Minnesota Get Together representing my daytime employer. […]

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Travel & Recreation

Let the Good (Food) Times Roll!

Warning: This column contains material rated unsuitable for the following audiences: members of a punitive, anti-fun-loving sect; those on a Spartan diet; and any masochist who prefers suffering frostbite to vacationing in sunny Louisiana. Those […]

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Romance on the Danube – River Cruising Through Prague, Vienna & Budapest

by Eric Poole If you’re in search of the perfect honeymoon spot, there is nowhere in the world quite as romantic as the Danube. This river, which flows from Germany to the Black Sea, is […]

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From Paris to Prague along German Rivers

The swans were late for work. They’d been floating past our cabin’s balcony every day since boarding Viking Cruise’s riverboat Alsvin as we made our scenic way through Germany. We were sailing along the Mosel, […]

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Kicking Back in Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, as far as I’m concerned. I’m here to let y’all in on a few of the city’s secrets, and here’s the first: make it a mid-week stay […]

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Frankfurt and Friends

Frankfurt is ready for its closeup. Visitors to Germany often fail to venture beyond the city’s airport or train station before rushing off to their intended destination. Big mistake. There’s more to discover than those […]

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Clubs & Music

2017 Minnesota Leather Pride

Photos by Andrew Bertke Photos by Steve Lenius

TCGMC – All You Need Is Love

Photos by Paul Nixdorf

MiX: The Pride Parade at Mercy

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

MiX at Bar Lurcat

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Pride at the Gay 90’s

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Style & Entertaining

“Getting Hitched” – Urban Growler Brewing Company Provides Time to Vow and Space to Wow

When you hoof your way through the Capital City’s Saint Anthony Park neighborhood, it’s not hard to invoke an earlier time, especially when you get to 2325 Endicott Street. You notice straw-colored brick that, supported by […]

Just the Tips, Please!

In the last couple of years, mixing furniture styles has become increasingly popular. Done correctly, you can create a cohesive and visually stimulating look. Done incorrectly, your home can feel chaotic, messy, and collegiate (and […]

Florals and Styles Through the Years

By Frank Bohlander Flowers are almost as important a part of the wedding as the couple exchanging vows. Fresh flowers will always mark an occasion as a celebration worthy of extravagance. Same-sex wedding ceremonies are as varied […]

Fashion: Denim Distilled

We’re celebrating summer at Norseman Distillery with Raul Osorio’s latest menswear collection. This local designer and Project Runway alum is noted for his ability to tailor hard lines with soft textures and create innovative ready-to-wear […]

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 […]

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