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Dude Friendly, Favorites, Treat Yo' self / 27.11.2017

When Tim and I moved to the North Loop, we were both so excited for the amount of amazing restaurants we would be surrounded by, most within walking distance. Shortly after we moved, Kado No Mise opened it's doors. We had walked by multiple times and I had heard some buzz about some of the chefs/owners, so I was excited to try it out. A few of our friends and family tried it before us (even though its right in our back yard) and gave good, yet, underwhelming reviews....

Dude Friendly, Lovely for Ladies / 29.09.2017

A note on who didn't win. Honorable mentions: Culvers,  Shake Shack, Matt's, Burger Jones. I'm not an elitist. Frankly, these burgers are in my honest opinion, as good as those on this list. Culvers is amazing for a fast food restaurant, Shake Shack blew my mind the first time I ate it and is now in the Mall of America, Matt's bar was good enough for Obama to visit when he was in town, and Burger Jones has awesome twists on the burger like their gyro burger I love. 5. Five...

Dude Friendly, Favorites, Lovely for Ladies, Treat Yo' self / 10.08.2017

Minnesota summers can’t be beat! People seem to come alive after the brutal Winter and fickle Spring and do everything in their power to soak up every last sunny day. Because of this I love to take mini “staycations” to fully embrace what our lovely state has to offer. For our 1st Anniversary, Tim and I spent the weekend in Wayzata. It was a perfect getaway from our busy lives in Minneapolis and felt like we were much farther away from home. We stayed at  Hotel Landing which just...

Dude Friendly, Lovely for Ladies, Treat Yo' self / 25.04.2017

I think one of the best parts of living in Minneapolis is our ability to access cute little towns  in 20 minutes. Sometimes I love exploring a nearby Suburb and I recently took my husband on an exploration around Wayzata. Below are some of my favorite spots in the Downtown- And someday, maybe, we will be jumping off Lake Minnetonka and calling it home :) One new spot that I have yet to check out is Bellecour. I have heard incredible things about it and since it is the same Chef...

Dude Friendly / 30.01.2017

The Minneapolis winters can be brutal, but that doesn't mean Minneapolis adventures need to stop! I recently took a long walk from one end of the Minneapolis skyway system to the other, snaking in and out from the Hyatt Regency to a Parking ramp by the North Loop, hitting up little hangout spots along the way like Barnes and Noble in Downtown Mpls. Here's a map of the Minneapolis Skyways!   There are still 2 far corners I'd like to visit in this system, and I totally understand for people that...

Dog's Welcome, Dude Friendly, Favorites, Nature Lovers & Tree Huggers / 16.10.2016

Get your fall fix by picking your own apples at Aamodt’s Apple Farm. We recently took a trip here with my sister and brother- in-law and my adorable niece. This was such a fun family outing and I can’t wait to make this a tradition for the coming years. I love this place because you are able to wander through rows and rows apple trees and fill your bag (as well as your stomach). Isla getting her fall spirit on Afterwards we wandered to the barn to fill up on...

Dude Friendly, Treat Yo' self / 16.10.2016

Eat street (Nicollet Ave from roughly 23rd-28th) is a rapidly growing neighborhood in Minneapolis and home to many independently owned restaurants. There are so many options in one area the true challenge is getting to them all. I have not been to all of them (yet) but I do have a few favorites along the block. Here are some of my favorites. Cheers and Happy Exploring!   BRUNCH: Copper Hen Kitchen- This place oozes adorable. The blueberry and cornmeal pancakes were a table favorite, and the Bloody Mary with a Bacon...

Dude Friendly / 25.09.2016

Grab coffee and Minneapolis’ Best Cinnamon Roll at Isles Bun and Coffee. This cozy little shop cranks out some of the best cinnamon and caramel gooeyness known to Minnesotans. They are made daily right behind the counter and the smell billows down the block. Frosting lovers: you have met your match- There is a tub of frosting waiting for you at the creamer and stir sticks table that allows you to frost until your heart is content. On days that I am not as hungry (or have better...