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March 2012


The Friend Who Disappeared

The Friend Who Disappeared

Before she was Sybil, Shirley Mason was just a woman who liked to write letters. When she disappeared, her Minnesota pen pal went looking for answers.

Hot Plate

Hot Plate

How did a Minneapolis warehouse become the hottest bar and restaurant in town? We spent a day inside The Bachelor Farmer to find out.

Hot Young Chefs

Hot Young Chefs

They're daring. They're fresh. They're all under 40. These 18 top young chefs are making Minnesota a foodie mecca.


Recipe for Success

Editor's Letter: Recipe for Success

A parade of small plates, each beautiful, distinct, and uniquely flavored.

Is Art Over?

Ripple Effect: Is Art Over?

Three shows of art imitating life hit Minneapolis. Uh-oh.

Ineligible Playa

Ripple Effect: Ineligible Playa

Three signs that Joe Mauer’s love life will have a bigger impact than his swing this season

Lucky Charms

Trending: Lucky Charms

How auspicious! St. Patrick must’ve conspired with spring trendsetters: This look is perfectly charming.

A Room of One’s Own

Life Style: A Room of One’s Own

Small-scale design projects prove great things come in small packages

Full House

Life Style: Full House

Home is where the art is

A Chance to Unwind

True North: A Chance to Unwind

Meditation and massage are the main attractions at this western Wisconsin retreat

Authentic Joy

Taste: Authentic Joy

St. Paul’s superstar Thai spot opens a polished Minneapolis sister, Krungthep Thai Cuisine

March 2012 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: March 2012 Arts Calendar

What you need to do, see, and hear this month

Birthday Bash

Scene: Birthday Bash

89.3 The Current celebrates its seventh birthday with lots of Minnesota music

Striking Out Disease

Scene: Striking Out Disease

Minnesota Twins players and the University of Minnesota team up to improve research

MN Moments: Ticker Tape

Sometimes the ties that bind don’t seem strong enough to hold us together

Sauerkraut’s Sister

Twin Cities Taste: Sauerkraut’s Sister

The force behind Angelica’s Garden

March 2012 Letters to the Editor

Mail-Archived: March 2012 Letters to the Editor

Comments from readers on the last issue of Minnesota Monthly

Designing Woman

Expert: Designing Woman

Lisa Peck of LiLu Interiors can make your house a home

Brighten Up

Finds: Brighten Up

Bold, bright, home décor

Work of Art

Makeover: Work of Art

A fearless attitude and bright color help this former hat model combat cancer

Katie McMahon Deserves a Kiss

Profile: Katie McMahon Deserves a Kiss

She was the lead singer of Riverdance. Now she’s our Celtic woman.

The First Lady of Food

Q&A: The First Lady of Food

Megan O’Hara—also known as Mrs. R.T. Rybak—on guerrilla gardening, food deserts, and what it takes to be a foodie town

Gülgün Kayim

Q&A: Gülgün Kayim

On making Minneapolis cooler and richer—through art and design

Vietnamese in Aisle 10

Quick Bite: Vietnamese in Aisle 10

Kowalski’s surprises with new Lemongrass Bol de la Vie

Right at Home

Shops: Right at Home

In Grand Re-Style features recycled, repurposed, refinished pieces—but still manages to look fresh

Northern Delights

Wine: Northern Delights

Washington whites

Sue Z.'s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.'s Finds

Leprechaun Ears, chocolate-covered cashews, truffles, and goodies galore!