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Food & Dining

Eat, Bake, Love

Owners of Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe and Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar share their baking backgrounds and philosophies. Dessert can truly transform where you are. One bite of lemon pound cake with a light lemon […]

Neighborhood Guide: East Lake Street

Between Minnehaha Avenue and Lake Street Bridge lies a paradise for the common foodie. From Blue Moon Coffee Cafe to Longfellow Grill, my stomach’s growling just thinking about it. Whether you’re new to town or […]

Neighborhood Guide: East Town

One of the greatest spots for a bite to eat or a night out on the town is East Town in downtown Minneapolis. Based on how much money I’ve spent and how many carbs I’ve […]

Eat The Menu: Fireroast Cafe

If you live in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, you’re pretty lucky. There’s a neighborhood cafe at the corner of 37th Avenue and 38th Street that wants to be friends. Bonus, they’re willing to bribe […]

The Very Best Gay-Owned and -Operated Restaurants in the Metro Area

During our annual toast to all this Pride, we wanted to take a moment to give a shout-out to some of the chefs and restaurant owners who are part of the community. A great restaurant […]

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Travel & Recreation

Craving Ukraine

Want to spend your European vacation in a land where everyone speaks English; tourists outnumber locals; and restaurants offer menus in five languages? Then skip this story. If, however, you relish discovering the hot spot […]

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Oh! Claire

Ten years ago, there was no reason to pull off the highway as you barreled down I-94, heading for the bright lights of Madison or Milwaukee. Today, folks in the know from those Wisconsin cities […]

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Pride in Punta Cana Caribbean

Imagine celebrating Pride in paradise: the warm ocean breeze rustles through palm trees as a cheerful attendant asks if you’d like another piña colada. Meanwhile, a poolside DJ keeps the party going with the latest […]

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KC’s Calling You

Honk if you love barbecue. Even better, head to Kansas City. Here, close to 200 pit masters fire up the oak and hickory to flavor anything and everything you can maneuver onto a grill. A […]

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Memphis, Soul of the South

What makes hearts beat in Memphis? Is it the rich heritage of America’s favorite music, or its forefront push for civil rights? Trick question, because the answer is yes, because the two are forever intertwined. […]

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Clubs & Music

Video: Lavender’s First Thursday at Sociable Cider Werks

Join us for Lavender’s next First Thursdays happy hour at Sociable Cider Werks on Thursday, Aug. 2! Come down for great drinks, great conversation, and meet with some of our featured nonprofits, such as Second […]

Video: Lavender’s First Thursday at The Nicollet Diner

To accommodate those celebrating Independence Day this week, Lavender’s next First Thursday happy hour will actually take place on the SECOND Thursday of July, and we’ll be partying with our good friends at The Nicollet […]

06.22.18 GROWN & SEXY PRIDE VIII WITH DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH AND SWEETPEA Minneapolis MN

 

2018 Pride Weekend What To Do

The biggest weekend of the year is upon us, and here is a list of events throughout the Twin Cities that will give you endless ways to show your Pride. THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Lavender’s Pride […]

Another Day, Another Slay

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Minneapolis resident BeBe Zahara Benet has ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ She’s the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently, won multiple challenges as a […]

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Style & Entertaining

Be A Bakken Bride (Or Groom)

Get hitched at the Bakken Museum garden-side venue. The Bakken Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is known for its world-class collection of historic medical and scientific instruments as well as books, journals, and manuscripts. What is less […]

Strike A Pose

Style expert and wardrobe consultant Sara Rogers shares her story of modeling and fashion. The fashion industry is like a second home to local model, style expert, and trend specialist Sara Rogers. With over 20 […]

Some Sass to Kick Trivia Lass

Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events gives game night a whole new meaning. Founded by an Irishman in 2010, Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events has become notorious for its playfulness, laughter, and sincere interactions with clients. […]

Vanitas Vanitatum

Local fashion designer Samantha Rei finds success with Vanitas line. Samantha Rei, born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, has brought big names like Huffington Post, Glamour UK, Vogue UK, and Project Runway […]

Video: Three Top Barbering Trends with Master Barber, Gabe Arrazola

Meet Gabe Arrazola, Master Barber in Uptown Minneapolis. He’s got three barbering trends he’d like to you see—contact him here for an appointment.

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