September 2014


Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Where to pick apples and pumpkins near the Twin Cities of Minnesota, including Aamodt's Farm, Afton Apple Orchards, Minnetonka Orchards, Minnesota Harvest, Anoka County Farms, Apple Jack Orchards, and Center Creek Orchard. more

Sep 30, 2014 7:08 PM The Fam

Mike Phillips’ Red Table Meats is launching, for real, after many delays. more

Sep 29, 2014 12:53 PM Foodie


Photo courtesy of Landscape Structures

Specially designed playgrounds popping up across the Twin Cities promote “inclusive play” among kids with and without disabilities. more

Sep 29, 2014 10:15 AM The Fam


Photo from MN Landscape Arboretum Facebook page

What’s up for Twin Cities families this weekend? Free Museum Day, xplorchestra, and an enormous block party. more

Sep 26, 2014 3:16 PM The Fam


from The Curious Goat Facebook page

Food trucks go permanent, restaurant chefs go to food trucks, and plenty of good eats are on deck for the weekend. more

Sep 26, 2014 9:37 AM Foodie

Target hopes to gain some heritage hipster points by partnering with Faribault Woolen Mill on a limited edition holiday collection. more

Sep 25, 2014 10:03 AM Ali Shops

Wow Bar is bringing blowouts to Grand Avenue, and leasing part of its Edina space to a top Twin Cities stylist. more

Sep 24, 2014 2:34 PM Ali Shops

Twin Cities gift retailer Patina will open its seventh store in Woodbury. more

Sep 24, 2014 1:58 PM Ali Shops

Zen Box Izakaya is hosting Ramen Massive Attack with the Ramen Burger this Sunday, September 28, 2014. more

Sep 24, 2014 11:53 AM Foodie

After months of construction delays, the storied West Bank dive bar will not open at Mall of America. more

Sep 24, 2014 11:07 AM Ali Shops

L.L. Bean will open its first store west of the Mississippi, at Mall of America. more

Sep 23, 2014 7:41 AM Ali Shops

Crooked Water is debuting a local bourbon called Kings Point. more

Sep 22, 2014 11:34 AM Foodie

Jason DeRusha's thoughts on the Grand Avenue institution as its third decade draws to a close. more

Sep 22, 2014 12:00 AM Eat & Drink

Longtime Calhoun Square retailer Bay Street Shoes is closing. A storewide sale is on now. more

Sep 19, 2014 12:17 PM Ali Shops


Photo by Katherine Harris

Hello to Nicollet Diner, goodbye (again) to Figlio, and—it's beer at Ren Fair season! more

Sep 19, 2014 11:14 AM Foodie

What's really in that tent, and why does everybody want to buy it? Hoigaard's in St. Louis Park sets up for its 47th annual tent sale. more

Sep 18, 2014 8:20 AM Ali Shops

Your primer on the new meat-centric concept, Pork & Pickle, from former Travalian chef-pirate Geoff Hausmann. more

Sep 17, 2014 10:34 AM Foodie

Town Hall Brewery is offering 11 infused beers for Wheat Week. more

Sep 16, 2014 9:01 PM Foodie


courtesy Kevin Kling

Minnesota humorist Kevin Kling talks about writing "Busytown the Musical," a Children's Theatre Company show based on Richard Scarry books, with kids and family expert, editor Stephanie Wilbur Ash, who writes about good stuff for families on the go. more

Sep 16, 2014 5:20 PM The Fam

House of Talents' handmade, African baskets—featured at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Crate & Barrel—now have a home in the North Loop. more

Sep 16, 2014 8:53 AM Ali Shops