The Morning After
Girl Bike by Reed Dean White, North Mankato | Oil on Canvas
Tad braved the opening day crowds to conduct his annual judging of the fair’s Fine Arts exhibition.

Shopping & Style
First look at the Mall of America’s new wing: Sky view from the Atrium and the new grand entrance
Updates to Ridgedale and MOA are shaking up our shopping scene.

Community
Health and Learning prep for students of all ages—including us grownups.
By: Beth Leipholtz, Kate Murphy, Marina Lang, and Sarah Elbert

Eat & Drink
Greetings from Minnesota sign at the Minnesota State Fair | Photo by Caitlin Abrams
It took nine hours, but we ate and drank every new thing at the Fair so you wouldn't have to.

The Feed
Buffalo'd Bones from Famous Dave's at the Minnesota State Fair | Photo by Caitlin Abrams
We've already eaten all the new foods, and had a nap, so let us guide you on your way to your perfect State Fair.

Home & Design
Liz Gardner's home that doubles as her studio/office.
One of the Twin Cities’ notable creatives, Liz Gardner, expertly blends her style and that of her partner’s in the home that doubles as their studio/office.

Eat & Drink
Apple trees at Sweetland Orchard in Webster, Minnesota
If you think the craft beer boom has been something, get ready for the coming-on-strong craft hard cider boom.

Dara
Day 1 of the Minnesota State Fair
Dara tasted nearly every new food, so she could bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

JuiceBox
Giant Slide Minnesota State Fair mspmag
Weekend fun for Twin Cities families: The State Fair, Renaissance Festival, and a full-moon canoe adventure.

Ali Shops
Shopping bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota brands and retailers worth shopping between bites.

Eat & Drink
Maple bacon funnel cake at the MN state fair
On a quest to eat all 50 new foods (and some of the bevvies) at the MN State Fair? We’ve plotted your slog for you.

Eat & Drink
Cast members of the Realish Housewives of Edina from left to right: Quinn Shadko as Claudia-Louise,
What about The Real Househusband?

Shopping & Style
Warby Parker showroom within Askov Finlayson boutique in the North Loop of Minneapolis
Shop talk with Co-CEO Dave Gilboa.

Real Brides
Real Bride Taylor overcame her first (and hopefully only) wedding breakdown on her way to selecting her dream venue.

Foodie File
What is chef Erick Harcey up to NOW in Linden Hills?

Ali Shops
Bambino registry
Bambino Decor introduces a gift registry.

Special Advertising Section
Local experts weigh in on key questions to ask, and the responses you should expect.
By: Sarah Asp Olson

Shopping & Style
Rick and Danna Atherton
Rick and Danna Atherton—the brains, and bucks, behind several hot startups.

Home & Design
Witt & Bliss at D.NOLO in North Loop, Minneapolis
Interior designer Martha Dayton opens her dream shop.

Aisle File
Helpful tips to make the morning after your wedding go off without a hitch.

Eat & Drink
Saint Dinette
Saint Dinette brings it all together in lowertown.

Arts & Nightlife
What happens when you pair up arts leaders from disparate worlds to talk about the state of the local scene and their respective crafts?
By: Chris Clayton, Drew Wood, and Stephanie Wilbur Ash

Eat & Drink
A distillery and cocktail bar stocked exclusively with ingredients made to Dan Oskey’s high standards.

Eat & Drink
A hot dog condiment bar
Dog days call for condiment craze in this easy way to make everyone at the party happy.
By: Isabelle Wattenberg

Arts & Nightlife
While Woody Harrelson was in town filming this summer, he did more cool MSP things than many locals. Here’s the abridged version of everywhere Woody popped up.

The Feed
Apple trees at Sweetland Orchard
That nip in the air means the beginning of orchard season, and all the ballyhoo that implies.

Eat & Drink
The bar at Il Foro in downtown Minneapolis
The setting of downtown’s new Il Foro is the same eye candy of a historic gem it’s been for nearly 100 years—but how’s the food?

Ali Shops
Jon Charles Salon
At long last: a medical solution for the consummate first world problem.

Dara
Interior of Pig Ate My Pizza restaurant in Robbinsdale, MN
The Twin Cities is in the middle of a major cooks drought, and the Robbinsdale pizza shop is officially feeling that pain.

Ali Shops
Linden Hills' Extrados salon and spa is closing, but don't worry: your brows won't suffer.

 

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