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August 2011


My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Loved by some, loathed by others, the State Fair is more than greasy food and midway rides: it's the great Minnesota get-together, open to all for 12 days a year.

Hidden Minnesota

Hidden Minnesota

Bid the big city adieu and discover these small-town gems scattered across the state.

Happy Trails

Happy Trails

Ten trails that show off the craggiest bluffs, vastest vistas, lushest forests, and most breathtaking scenes Minnesota has to offer.


Ready, Set, Swap

Departments: Ready, Set, Swap

The national food-swap movement, blending old-school kitchen craft with new-school values, has arrived in the Twin Cities.

Hidden MN

Editor's Letter: Hidden MN

Cool shops, delicious treats, curious sights, and amazing adventures that lurk outside the Cities

Wellness: Foot Patrol

Reward your feet for all the hard work they do in order to stay on your toes for a lifetime.

August 2011 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: August 2011 Arts Calendar

Ten hot picks and the faces behind this month's arts and culture

The Ultimate Garden Party

Scene: The Ultimate Garden Party

Despite the rain, 10,000 people attended the sold-out Rock the Garden show. Tickets for the concert were snatched up in less than 24 hours—a new record.

Meals to Mend

Scene: Meals to Mend

Open Arms wines and dines guests, raising money to make sure others don’t have to go without meals

MN Moments: Back to Reality

April isn’t the cruelest month. In Minnesota, it’s August—hot, sticky, and overshadowed by the responsibilities that follow Labor Day.

Building Blocks

Expert: Building Blocks

Stylish services for the modern sophisticate

Natural Luxury

Finds: Natural Luxury

Pure ingredients and a clear purpose lead to superlative skin care

Business Class

Muse: Business Class

How to inject youth, trend, and figure-flattering silhouettes into a professional wardrobe

In Full Dress

Muse: In Full Dress

You’ll know a frock star when you spot one, with their brightly-colored plumage and effervescent personalities.

Picnic Perfect

Omnivore: Picnic Perfect

Plan a picnic with serious foodie cred.

Calories In, Calories Out

Omnivore: Calories In, Calories Out

The newest good restaurant in the southwestern Twin Cities is the Herb Box, inside the Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness.


Omnivore: Sopranos

St. Louis Park’s Sopranos has some stellar dishes, and some sleepers.

The Art Angel

Profile: The Art Angel

We abuse art—dropping it, driving into it, even shooting it. Luckily, we have Kristin Cheronis to restore it.

Full-time Fairy

Q&A: Full-time Fairy

After getting her degree in fiber arts and sculpture at Mankato State University, Gfeller decided it was time to stop searching and start making some magic of her own.

The Slammers

Q&A: The Slammers

Shane Hawley and Dylan Garity on defending our poetry-slam dominance

Blue Point

Quick Bite: Blue Point

The oysters? Blameless—fresh as buttercups, saline, expertly shucked, perfect in every way


Quick Bite: Republic

Another worthy gastro-pub rises

Wise Acre Eatery

Quick Bite: Wise Acre Eatery

A showcase of farm fresh produce

Exchange Rate

Shops: Exchange Rate

The Mall of America cashes in on new Armani A|X

Oregon Pinot Gris

Wine: Oregon Pinot Gris

A consummate food wine, especially ideal with an August feast of fish and vegetables.

Sue Z.'s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.'s Finds

Fabulous BBQ sauces, grilled corn on the cob, and other farmers' market goodies bring the heat this summer

Special Advertising Sections

Cosmetic Treatments 101

2011 School Guide

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