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February 2009

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Minnesota Monthly's Top Reasons to Love the Twin Cities

Minnesota Monthly's managing editor, Joel Hoekstra, visits the WCCO studio to discuss February's cover story, "The New Classics."

February 2009 Listed

VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers at Plymouth Congregational Church for the annual "Welcome Christmas!" concert, and Twice the Gift

February 2009 Party Pics

The annual Ordway Circle of Stars Gala, Friends of Gillette's 24th annual event, Heart & Stroke Gala, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Celebrate the Dream Birthday Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Back to Basics

Pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs are the new (recession-proof) thing

Valentine's Day Events

49 Reasons to Love the Twin Cities

Minnesota Monthly's Joel Hoekstra visits with Twin Cities Live hosts John & Rebekah to discuss MNMO's February cover story and what didn't make the cut.

Classic Act

I’ve never been very good at the Valentine’s Day thing.

Noble Effort

Singer-songwriter Keri Noble steps into the limelight again with her second full-length CD

Sue Z. Says

Valentine's Day restaurants, chef news and the Café Maude expansion

Tiger Sushi 2

Tiger Sushi’s second location is as stylish as an iPod

French Kicks

Vincent Francoual, the chef and owner of downtown Minneapolis’s Vincent, warms up winter with this recipe for creamy butternut-squash soup

February 2009 Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Bag Lady

My quest to stop the plastic menace

Women of Influence

We feature four influential women in the Twin Cities area who are breaking new ground and inspiring others through their accomplishments.

What to Drink Now

Deus Brut des Flandres

Mort's Deli

The Twin Cities’ newest Jewish deli packs them in, New York style

Dear Paul

Expert answers to your most dire questions

Brazilian Wax

Swing Shift

Can trumpeter Irvin Mayfield get Minnesota Orchestra audiences to embrace jazz?

Sweet Nothings

Love doesn’t cost a thing—so why should Valentine’s Day? These fancy gifts are all $25 or less