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August 2014

From JuiceBox comes a new book club specifically for hip, smart, Twin Cities moms of all ages. And you get to meet the books' authors, too. more

The Fam

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Photo from MN Renaissance Festival Facebook page

Five swell bets for kid-friendly fun this Labor Day weekend. Mermaids, flying pups, and time machines await. more

The Fam

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Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Mike McQuarry moved from Portland to Waseca, Minnesota, and now he's opening the first farm brewery taproom. more

Foodie

Chef Landon Schoenefeld is opening a new restaurant in Kingfield. more

Foodie

Steph March does the State Fair and shares news of openings: The Workshop and Third Bird. more

Foodie

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courtesy MN State Fair

After your Giant Slide ride, what will you do that's new for kids this year at the Minnesota State Fair? more

The Fam

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Cascade Bay

Here are your last chances for family poolside before summer runs dry. more

The Fam

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courtesy rhymesayers.com/atmosphere

Atmosphere's new video has Slug repping his ’hood with hardcore dad swagger. more

The Fam

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Photos by Drew Wood

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl explores the Minnesota State Fair's new West End Market, which includes LuLu's, The Blue Barn, and a frozen-foam blueberry Grainbelt beer. more

Foodie

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Photo from Oh Baby! Facebook page

Three years after closing its Wayzata store, Oh Baby! and its whimsical, handcrafted duds return to the lakefront shopping district. more

The Fam

Changes are afoot at Sushi Fix, including expansion and a full sake bar. more

Foodie

The Twin Cities most exclusive independent shoe store has a new space at Galleria befitting its sophisticated mix. more

Ali Shops

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Photo courtesy MN State Fair

How does one prepare for the coming Great Minnesota Get Together? Stretch and plan, plan and stretch. more

Foodie

Months after closing OPM boutique, retailer Susan Sun is popping up in Edina. Same cool clothes; new name. more

Ali Shops

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl says don’t freak out about ebola, instead worry about antibiotic resistant diseases born in your chicken’s poop. more

Foodie

Union's main level dining space, known as The Workshop, opens next week. more

Foodie

Everything you need to know about the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets opening Aug. 14 in Eagan, Minn. more

Ali Shops

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Photo by Katherine Harris

Inspired and downright approachable? Piccolo balances both without breaking a sweat. more

Eat & Drink

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Photo by Katherine Harris

You're mad for the servers' sakes. But what about the line cooks? The expos? The bar backs? more

Foodie

Canadian outerwear brand Arc'teryx will open its second U.S. store in Minneapolis. more

Ali Shops