7 years of Oysterfest? Better shucking believe it

Thousands upon thousands of oysters will be shucked and eaten this Sunday. (You can be one of the people eating them, if you so choose. Go here for passes, etc: Oysterfest 2017!) Meritage, the oyster capital of...

Keep an eye out for the rusty patched bumble bee

Most of us try to avoid anything with a stinger. On the top of that list, often, are bees. One person that is not like most people is Erica Hoaglund. Erica is a biologist with...

ACLU Minnesota has a new leader

After 20 years of leading the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) Charles Samuelson retired this last February. His replacement in the role of Executive Director will be John Gordon. Gordon primarily worked...

Quick and easy recipes for Thanksgiving dinner

Here are some quick, simple and delicious tips for a smashing Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving Maple Turkey The secret to any moist white meat poultry is to brine it.  This recipe is particularly great with smoked or...

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen cookbook coming this month

Sean Sherman, the mind (and hands) behind The Sioux Chef in Minneapolis, has a cookbook hitting shelves this month. He also (finally) has a restaurant space. This is important. The restaurant will anchor the new...

Weekly Business Roundup, 9/27 – 10/3

Your business week, 9/27 - 10/3 Minneapolis Downtown's Doubletree by Hilton has been upgraded. It got $3.5 million worth of upgrades, to be exact: To the lobby, rooms, and in-house restaurant, Lot 57. Fancy, but not...

Twin Cities Halloween Attractions

It’s bat time of year again, the most spook-able time of the year. Whether you’re a seasoned scare-junkie or simply want to visit a fun and festive hayride, Minnesota has you covered. From almost every...

Minnesota’s Haunted Places

Do you hear noises while you lay in bed trying to sleep? Have you ever experienced paranormal activity? Can you confirm that this isn’t all in your head and you're just making it up?...

A quick look at (taste of) umami

Umami has become a buzzword; a common descriptor. But its one of the best. A mysterious word that sounds delicious just to say. Restaurants use it to describe dishes, food writers to describe restaurant...

The best places to see fall colors in Minnesota

If you ask a Minnesotan why they love living in this state, one of the answers is bound to be ‘the change in seasons’. The switch from a hot, sticky summer into the cool,...