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August 2008

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restaurant Max

Take a look inside restaurant Max, a new American and Californian-fare restaurant adjacent to the recently unveiled Hotel Minneapolis.

August 2008 Listed

2008 Get Out and Stay Out, Galleria's Second Annual Summer Music Sampler, Breast Cancer Ride, and the Seventh Annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tournament of Hope

Great MN Islands And How To Survive The RNC

Minnesota Monthly's Joel Hoekstra discusses the new issue with WCCO's Heather Brown.

Barbecue Buccaneers

Smalley’s in Stillwater serves up barbecue—pirate style.

August 2008 Scene

The Hard Hat and Black Tie Gala, The Serengeti Serenade, The Thank God for Kids gala, Greater Twin Cities United Way's Tocqueville Society Awards Dinner, and Symphony Ball 2008's "Thank You for the Music"

August 2008 Style File

The latest store openings, e-style & more

Fringe Benefits

Minnesota’s Fringe Festival is one of the biggest in the world, attended by thousands and propelling lots of new talent into the spotlight. But whether it launches careers is a matter of debate.

Beijing Bound

Q&A with Patricia Mitchell, Dear Paul, and More

What to Drink Now

A summer wine selection

August 2008 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Stroke of Fortune

How three Minnesotans helped propel the Yale rowing team—and the United States—to the gold medal at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

Private Island

No need to hit the beach when you can conjure it up at home with these tropical treatments

The Tunic

For summer, a tunic’s terrific.


A review of Crazy Good, The Man in the Blizzard, Wolves and Wishes, and Sweet Prudence

Flirt Boutique

Brevity is a virtue at the lingerie shop Flirt.

Easy Living

Is a desire for convenience another way of saying you’re lazy?

Dancing Ganesha

Not the same old, same old sambal

Party Time

The state fair and the GOP convention: How to tell them apart

Here and Now

Paris, Minnesota

Who else but Patrick Bernet, Minnesota’s foremost French baker, could make the height of blueberry season so elegant?