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December 2013

Features

Best New Restaurants 2013

Best New Restaurants 2013

We rounded up the best new dishes, drinks, and dining experiences that 2013 had to offer. Bon Appetit!

Departments

Magazine as Supper Club

Editor's Letter: Magazine as Supper Club

Rachel Hutton, Editor in Chief

On With the Show

Ripple Effect: On With the Show

Bruce Coppock on returning to life, the SPCO, and the music that saved them both

Have One on Me

Ripple Effect: Have One on Me

Freecycle and the gift economy redistribute unwanted goods with heartening results (and occasional absurdity)

Which Holiday Show is Right for You?

Ripple Effect: Which Holiday Show is Right for You?

Dance or comedy? Schmaltz or no schmaltz? Find the show for you with our handy guide.

Scotch Takes

Ripple Effect: Scotch Takes

St. Paul Grill beverage chief Justin Spano tells us 90 percent of Scotch is blended

North Coast Food

Ripple Effect: North Coast Food

Atlas of the high and low

How Sweet It Is

Trending: How Sweet It Is

Sonja Eileen Aesthetics relocates and rebrands—right across the street

Natural Woman

Trending: Natural Woman

The eco-chic boutique is under new management

In the Loop

Trending: In the Loop

If you want to shop just one neighborhood this holiday season, it’s the super-hot North Loop

Natty Professor

Trending: Natty Professor

Heed this lesson in pairing color, pattern, and cool accessories to accentuate a smart, funny lifestyle.

Golden Arches

Trending: Golden Arches

Blink for Beauty celebrates five years of spa heaven

Fairy Tale Nails

Trending: Fairy Tale Nails

A happy ending to the woeful tale of chipped manicures and damaged tips

Feather Your Nest

Trending: Feather Your Nest

Decori Designs, 50th & France’s longtime interior design studio, has quietly undergone a face-lift

Bubble Up

Trending: Bubble Up

Glittery bath bombs, silky soaps, sweet scents: They make great gifts at holiday time.

Smart & Pretty

Trending: Smart & Pretty

Intelligent Nutrients rolls out holiday gifts. Collect them all.

A Time to Give

Wellness: A Time to Give

This year, give back to your community by giving of your time, talents, and resources.

Lodge Life

True North: Lodge Life

Northwest Wisconsin’s winter getaways, from eco-friendly to old-school kitsch

Sue Z.’s Finds

Taste: Sue Z.’s Finds

Flackers, Pop It Top It, Nourish: Cooking with Love in Four Seasons, Minnesota’s Bounty, The New Midwestern Table

Best New Restaurants 2013

Taste: Best New Restaurants 2013

We rounded up the best new dishes, drinks, and dining experiences that 2013 had to offer. Bon Appetit!

Zoë François, Artisan Baker

Taste: Zoë François, Artisan Baker

With the holidays around the corner, François shares a stunning recipe for rich, buttery panettone that’s studded with dried fruit.

The Agenda

Stepping Out: The Agenda

What you need to do, see, and hear in December

Have a Heart

Scene: Have a Heart

Children’s HeartLink celebrated 44 years of work with a gourmet-themed gala

Cape Optional

Scene: Cape Optional

Allina Health honored the superheroes of Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Dear Santa, If It’s Not Too Much Trouble

MN Moments: Dear Santa, If It’s Not Too Much Trouble

Christmas lists from Notable Minnesotans

In the Loop

Shops: In the Loop

If you want to shop just one neighborhood this holiday season, it’s the super-hot North Loop

Feather Your Nest

Shops: Feather Your Nest

Decori Designs, 50th & France’s longtime interior design studio, has quietly undergone a face-lift

No Place Like Home

Shops: No Place Like Home

Prime and polish makes stylish home decorating affordable

Natty Professor

Transformations: Natty Professor

Heed this lesson in pairing color, pattern, and cool accessories to accentuate a smart, funny lifestyle.

Sue Z.’s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.’s Finds

Flackers, Pop It Top It, Nourish: Cooking with Love in Four Seasons, Minnesota’s Bounty, The New Midwestern Table

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