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December 2009

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December 2009 Listed

Harvesting Hope 2009 benefiting the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, and the Minnesota Monthly Best of the Cities party

Web-Exclusive Pet Show

In the spirit of our December issue's "Pet Show," we asked readers to submit photos for a Web gallery of more Minnesotans and their pets.

Feelin' Festive

There’s no place like here for the holidays and we’ve got the activities, restaurants, concerts, shops and plays to prove it. Seek shelter from the snow or enjoy the cool temps with these recommendations and you’ll catch the spirit of the season.

Bar La Grassa Video

Take a peek inside Bar La Grassa, a new Italian restaurant led by Chef Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery.

Star Underperformer

Chef Isaac Becker’s new Bar La Grassa delivers lots of comfort, but few thrills

Holiday Gift Showcase 2009

Making a list and checking it twice? Don’t forget to include these wonderfully unique (and wonderfully local) gift ideas.

December 2009 Party Pics

The Ronald McDonald House celebrated 30 years at its Fam Glam event, the annual Opera Gala benefiting the Minnesota Opera, the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities' annual benefit gala, and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center fundraiser.

The Gift Guide

We’ve found unexpected gifts for everyone on your list. Best of all, everything here is locally made. Because it is the thought that counts.

Dog Fight

Our pets have everything from day care to yoga, and now lawyer Marshall Tanick wants to give them legal rights. But is this a good idea?

Chardonnay Uncorked

An excerpt from our food editor’s new book, Drink This.

Yoga Mutt

Season’s greetings from an upward-facing dog

The Anchor Fish & Chips

Good fish, good beer, let’s eat!

Jesse the Journalist

He’s got questions—about 9/11, global warming, and more. But will Jesse Ventura’s new TV show find the answers?

Pet Show

Your friends. Your neighbors. The humans who love them.

StyledLife

Now open: StyledLife at Galleria

Face Facts

A social-networking addict pulls the plug—well, almost…

Puppet Master

Inside the workshop of Father Nathanael Hauser, a crèche-doll-maker at St. John’s University.

Sue Z. Says

Local food news

Dutch Treat

I’ve always envied people who grew up with holiday traditions.

Lyndale Tap House

The new Lyn-Lake pub offers pit beef and pork—with pinups