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July 2007

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Fogo de Chão

Watch our video tour of Fogo de Chão, a new Brazilian steakhouse in downtown Minneapolis.

What to Drink Now

With its affable personality and deep American roots, it’s a perfect choice for a Fourth of July barbecue.

Epicurean Expedition

Sizzling steaks, strawberry shakes, and supper-club specials-there are plenty of reasons food lovers should head for the hinterlands this summer.

July 2007 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers on the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Women and Children First

Books and music reviewed

The Guthrie Reconsidered

The Guthrie at 1

Where There's Smoke

Red sky at dawn—the BWCAW fire, firsthand.


Harry Potter casts a spell on readers of all ages

The 10 Most Unwanted

We've been duped, swindled, cheated, and conned by some smooth operators over the past 150 years. But perhaps they deserve more than our scorn.

The Battle of Gitche Gumee

Windy banter, water pistols, and a standoff at sea in the Apostle Islands of Wisconsin. A dispatch from the war between the sexes, as told by a survivor.

Raising the Bar

Take drinking and dining to new heights at Minneapolis’s best restaurant roof decks

Faith Healer

How a pastor from Eden Prairie became the new face of American evangelism

Bear Essentials

Black bears have long lived in the forests of northern Minnesota. But what does it mean when a bruin decamps to the prairie—or town?

The New Nautical

A classic makes a comeback with a hint of shine, a shot of color, and sea-breeze soft fabrics

Get Dressed

Wardrobe whiz Rhonda Ruhland on what to wear, how to shop, and when to turn a sweater into a throw pillow

Picky Girl

Picky Girl makes being choosy chic

Feeling Strangely Defined

Have you precariously attained relevance today?


For weeks, we drove, we scouted, we taste-tested.

Summer Side Dish

Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery serves a salad off the grill

Southern Comfort

Mysore Cafe brings an uncommon brand of Indian cuisine to Uptown