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December 2008


For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Fine dining for a new economy

Winter Survival Guide

Winter Survival Guide

From taking a class to listening to a concert, there’s plenty to keep you busy this season—even if you’re stuck in Minnesota.

He Who Laughs, Lasts

He Who Laughs, Lasts

Fifty years ago, Dudley Riggs founded the Brave New Workshop. Today, the troupe is not only still going strong, its comic effect is being felt nationwide.

Winter Escapes

Winter Escapes

Whether you’re looking for snow, sun, or just a scene, we’ve got a trip that’ll help beat the winter blahs.


The Agenda

Stepping Out: The Agenda

Theater, music, dance, and more—your best bets for December

December 2008 Party Pics

Scene: December 2008 Party Pics

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation Gala, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Nash Avery Foundation's Bash for Nash, and The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery's Harvesting Hope Wine Tasting

Artful Giving

Arts: Artful Giving

Santa knows where you’ve been shopping—and he thinks you can do better.

Homegrown Holiday

Elizabeth's Picks: Homegrown Holiday

From ribbon clutches to artisan coasters, these Minnesota-made gifts are sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list

December 2008 Style File

Style File: December 2008 Style File

The latest store openings, closings, and deals

Raise a Glass

Twin Cities Taste: Raise a Glass

What’s the most powerful woman in Minnesota food interested in these days? Lee Svitak Dean toasts the joys of at-home dinner parties.

Land of Plenty

Twin Cities Taste: Land of Plenty

Nick and Eddie proves holiday generosity isn’t just for greeting cards: Behold the biggest gourmet bargain of the year

December 2008 Letters to the Editor

Mail-Archived: December 2008 Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Acting Up

Talk: Acting Up

Mpls. unplugged, local giving, stocking stats & curtain call

Dear Paul

Talk: Dear Paul

Expert answers to your most dire questions

Belle Reve Boutique

Counter Culture: Belle Reve Boutique

Nordeast’s newest: Belle Reve


Quick Bite: Forepaugh's

The newly reopened landmark is beautiful, fancy, and, well, weird


Quick Bite: Zahtar

David Fhima is back—and better

Museum Shops

Top Shops: Museum Shops

You can find holiday gifts for everyone on your list at one of these cultural institutions. Long lines and crying babies not included.

Sue Z. Says

Sue Z: Sue Z. Says

’Tis the season to be jolly—and here’s something that makes me jolly.

The Getaway

Foreword: The Getaway

Who hasn't wanted to escape Minnesota at some point?