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February 2009

Features

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs are the new (recession-proof) thing

Soldier of Misfortune

Soldier of Misfortune

When Paul Reuben signed up to work as a private security guard for a contractor serving the American military in Iraq, he hoped to make good money. But the job may have cost him his life.

At Ease: The Great Twin Cities Spa Guide 2009

At Ease: The Great Twin Cities Spa Guide 2009

Looking to find bliss but can’t afford a trip to Bali? Here are more than a dozen Twin Cities’ spas that deliver relaxation, relief, and rejuvenation.

The New Classics

The New Classics

From old-school restaurants to iconic inventions and classic characters, here’s a hand-picked list of places, people, ideas, and objects from Minnesota that have stood the test of time—yet...

Departments

The Agenda

Stepping Out: The Agenda

Theater, concerts, dance & more—your best bets for February

February 2009 Party Pics

Scene: February 2009 Party Pics

The annual Ordway Circle of Stars Gala, Friends of Gillette's 24th annual event, Heart & Stroke Gala, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Celebrate the Dream Birthday Tribute to Dr....

Swing Shift

Arts: Swing Shift

Can trumpeter Irvin Mayfield get Minnesota Orchestra audiences to embrace jazz?

Sweet Nothings

Elizabeth's Picks: Sweet Nothings

Love doesn’t cost a thing—so why should Valentine’s Day? These fancy gifts are all $25 or less

Golden Girl

The Look: Golden Girl

Think beyond the little black dress.

Mall of America

The Look: Mall of America

Skip the slippery sidewalks and head to MOA, where the newest crop of luxury shops may surprise you

French Kicks

Twin Cities Taste: French Kicks

Vincent Francoual, the chef and owner of downtown Minneapolis’s Vincent, warms up winter with this recipe for creamy butternut-squash soup

What to Drink Now

Twin Cities Taste: What to Drink Now

Deus Brut des Flandres

Miel y Leche Cupcakes

Twin Cities Taste: Miel y Leche Cupcakes

What to eat now

February 2009 Letters to the Editor

Mail-Archived: February 2009 Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Dear Paul

Talk: Dear Paul

Expert answers to your most dire questions

Art of the State

Talk: Art of the State

Lines of Fire, Sweet Deals, and Curtain Call

OPM

Counter Culture: OPM

Splurge-worthy shopping

Noble Effort

Music: Noble Effort

Singer-songwriter Keri Noble steps into the limelight again with her second full-length CD

Tiger Sushi 2

Quick Bite: Tiger Sushi 2

Tiger Sushi’s second location is as stylish as an iPod

Mort's Deli

Quick Bite: Mort's Deli

The Twin Cities’ newest Jewish deli packs them in, New York style

Sue Z. Says

Sue Z: Sue Z. Says

Valentine's Day restaurants, chef news and the Café Maude expansion

Classic Act

Foreword: Classic Act

I’ve never been very good at the Valentine’s Day thing.