Skirting the Issues: Empowerment

Empowerment. In the nonprofit world in which I work, “empowerment” is a truly positive word, maybe even a celebratory one, which means giving humans the confidence to advocate for themselves. You know, we nonprofit do-gooders […]

Eat the Menu: Dining Out for Life

It’s that time of year again: Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors, and restaurants. You’ll see KARE11 personalities Sven Sundgaard and Rena Sarigianopoulos, in addition […]

New Not-to-Miss Restaurants

Lavender comes out with a new issue every two weeks, each one covering a new restaurant or food and drinking topic in some way, shape, or form. In a place like the Twin Cities, a […]

Now You See It: ‘The Naked Magic Show’ Reveals All

Good magicians don’t need sleeves, but great magicians don’t need pants. Or so says Brisbane magician Christopher Wayne, one half of The Naked Magic Show. Wayne, along with his naked magician counterpart, Mike Tyler, will […]

Drag Yourself to Brunch

Sass. Check. Eyelashes. Check. Heels. Check. If you’re in need of brunch with a side of lively entertainment, a drag brunch is the place for you. Where else are you able to enjoy your favorite menus (who doesn’t […]

Ride Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

All good things must come to an end. It must have been a tough decision for Mitsubishi to end its run of Lancer Evolutions. They were the focal point of the brand, exuding the highest […]

A Word In Edgewise: Seeing a Man (Lady) About a Horse

I’ve only twice caused a commotion in a bathroom, well, once in a bathroom, another time stopped by a policeman at the door. Both times I was at the bathroom North Carolina would have deemed […]

Dateland: Apples To Soap Nuts

My girlfriend wants to do an experiment where we say terrible things to an apple for a week. The apple conversation popped up while we were walking home from a grammar school science fair, where […]

At Large: Eating My Emotions / Restaurants To Feel Things

While quality of food is at the top of the list when it comes to our lasting restaurant impressions, the memories we make during our dining experiences can mean so much more. A meal is […]

From the Editor: Fancy Feasts

This Restaurant Edition hits some high points for this community, shining a light on what the data shows to be quite popular with our readership: nonprofits, new restaurants, and the arts. That we can hit […]

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