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Don't be bitters! Be the hero of your holiday party by bringing one of these great gifts.
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From invitations to budgeting, a lot goes into planning a party. Three experts explain how to be in charge and part of the fun at your shindig.
by Hayley Schnell
Secrets of a Party Hostess
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Hot party drink recipes, just in time for the holidays.
How to Make a Great Hot Party Drink / Photo by Eliesa Johnson
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Punch is an easy way to make sure there are cocktails for everyone at your party, without making you a slave to the bar. Here are four recipes to fit whatever kind of fest you’re hosting.
Johnny Michaels Punch Recipe / Photo by Becca Sabot
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Throwing a party can be a lot of fun. It can also be stressful. One way to ease the anxiety: Get out of the house—and rent one of the many private rooms available at Twin Cities restaurants.
Private Dining The Bachelor Farmer / Photo by Eliesa Johnson
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Our guide to the newest trend in Twin Cities catering: food trucks.
Twin Cities Food Truck Catering
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Jacquie Berglund changed the world because of what may have been the most important church basement stunt in Twin Cities history.
Jacquie Berglund
Global Eats
Although Lao Thai restaurant on St. Paul’s burgeoning University Avenue has been around for 17 years, most people have driven past it with hardly a glance.
by Peter Lilienthal
Lao Thai dish
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Does it shock you that Minnesota raises 47 million turkeys each year?
Stephanie March
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The red pomegranate fruit has inspired wonder since ancient times.
Pomegranate Tool
Restaurant Reviews
Stephanie March came looking for some zaatar seasoning and walked out with a pressure cooker, rose powder, a masala kit, and an exciting new connection.
ethnic foods co
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Chickens may soon be taking a much-deserved vacation.
by Andrew Zimmern
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Where to get the food, fashion, catering, car service, party spaces, mentioned in “Mix & Mingle,” the ultimate guide to entertaining in the Twin Cities, in the November issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Restaurant Reviews
See what our Hudson neighbors have to offer in this new bar with local Wisconsin beer.
Beer Taps
Restaurant Reviews
Minnesota’s highly skilled Indian population is booming. Dara gives her picks for best local lunches.
Indian buffet
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Take our quiz to find out.
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Schell's Brewery is poised to go where no brewery has gone before.
The Marti family
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When these four brewers aren’t drinking their own craft beers, they fancy the following local brews.
by Hayley Schnell and Stephanie March
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Co-owner Jim Grell is still the main man in the kitchen, but he's brought on a new chef who has debuted a new menu.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Food + Dining editor Stephanie March
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There are plenty of great beers made in the Twin Cities. But where to start if you only ever drink the stuff advertised on TV? With this handy macro-to-local brew translator.
by Hayley Schnell and Stephanie March
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Minnesota's craft beer boom isn't confined to the Twin Cities. Here, ten great taprooms outside the metro worthy of a brew-centric getaway.
Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota / Photo by Eliesa Johnson
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Love getting your beer close to the source, but hate scarce food options? We've got you covered.
by Erin Kincheloe and Mpls.St.Paul Editors
Restaurant Reviews
A road trip south isn't complete without a stop at this Bay City gem.
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New and different fish are being cooked all over the country, especially on the East Coast, utilizing oddball species that have never really been of much interest here in America.
by Andrew Zimmern
andrew zimmern
Global Eats
This past spring, it took a community to save the venerable and lavish Mai Village Vietnamese restaurant from foreclosure.
by Peter Lilienthal
vietnamese food at Mai Village