January 2015


Photo from The Loppet Foundation Facebook page

Frosty family fun awaits at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, City of Lakes Loppet, and those ice castles in Eden Prairie. Read more

The Fam


Photo courtesy St. Paul Winter Carnival

Dan Oskey is opening his own distillery, Boneyard is now a margarita shack, and it's time to go outside and drink beer. Read more

The Feed

Long-time chef Patrick Atanalian now has a stake in the Washington Avenue restaurant. Read more



Photos courtesy SpaceCrafting

Is Josh Hartnett, our favorite Minnesota movie star, looking to downsize in Minneapolis or, gulp, abandon us?! Read more

Home & Design

Six things to know before you visit that frosty spectacle in Miller Park. Read more

The Fam

Top bartender, Dan Oskey, had a new distilling project in the works. Read more


The once cutting-edge restaurant in the Hotel Ivy is now closed. Read more



courtesy Peter Geye

The Minneapolis dad on his book, The Lighthouse Road. Meet him Jan. 19 at Barnes & Noble, Galleria for The Mother of All Book Clubs. Read more

The Fam

A new kosher deli, a new Dan Kelly's, and plenty to do this warm winter weekend in the Twin Cities. Read more

The Feed


Photo from Minneapolis Parks Facebook page

An above-freezing holiday weekend is on tap! Here are seven ways to enjoy it with the kids. Read more

The Fam

Beer taps at Surly Brewing

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

With a planned 85-seat elevated restaurant, a beer garden, an event center, and a massive patio the new Surly Brewery just keeps getting crazier. Read more


New owners have breathed new life into one of the good old Irish pubs. Read more


The nationally touring pork competition is coming to the Twin Cities. Read more



Photo via New Bohemia Facebook

Opens/Closes/Shuffles and the like that always happen this first week of 2015. Read more

The Feed


courtesy Hank's mom

We asked JuiceBox Nation for their similes, metaphors, analogies, and such to describe what it’s really like to parent children in extreme sub-zero temperatures for days on end. Read more

The Fam


Photo courtesy MN RollerGirls

It's a long winter, families. Take in some hockey, gymnastics, and roller derby why don'tcha. Read more

The Fam

Dara's guide to the Twin Cities' best places to eat near movie theaters. Read more


The Minneapolis startup is an online marketplace of designs curated specifically for kids. Read more

The Fam


Photo from Facebook

Think winter means no food truck for you? Think again! Vin's Italian food truck delivers downtown by bike for just $2. Read more

Eat & Drink

After 10 years, Solera, the pioneering Spanish tapas restaurant in Minneapolis, is closed. Read more