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August 2008


Barbecue Buccaneers

Barbecue Buccaneers

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

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

From waterfalls in the north to waffle shops in the south, Minnesota offers plenty of places to sate a traveler’s hunger for scenic views, tasty food, quiet rest, and family fun. Plus, a few...

How to Survive the Republican National Convention

How to Survive the Republican National Convention

Whether you’re heralding or heckling, here’s what you need to know.

The Cipher

The Cipher

Ambitious and ascending, Governor Tim Pawlenty is a champion to some—and a mystery to many.

Taste of Minnesota

Taste of Minnesota

Local vineyards have begun to yield wines worth talking about. Here, a tour of four bottle stops.


The Agenda

Stepping Out: The Agenda

Theater, art, concerts & more—your best bets for August

August 2008 Scene

Scene: 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...

Fringe Benefits

Arts: 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.


Destination: Hudson

Local art, high fashion, and fresh food bring out the best in this bustling river town

Private Island

Elizabeth's Picks: Private Island

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

August 2008 Style File

Style File: August 2008 Style File

The latest store openings, e-style & more

The Tunic

The Look: The Tunic

For summer, a tunic’s terrific.

August 2008 Letters to the Editor

Mail-Archived: August 2008 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Beijing Bound

Talk: Beijing Bound

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


Talk: Reviews

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

Flirt Boutique

Counter Culture: Flirt Boutique

Brevity is a virtue at the lingerie shop Flirt.

Dancing Ganesha

Quick Bite: Dancing Ganesha

Not the same old, same old sambal


Quick Bite: Indio

Fun, fresh, creative Mexican comes to Uptown

Sue Z. Says

Sue Z: Sue Z. Says

Summer tips

Here and Now

Foreword: Here and Now