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October 2012




Ten years ago, a place carrying Senator Paul Wellstone went down near Eveleth. His vision and passion live on, however, as does his memory.

Twin Cities Best Bars

Twin Cities Best Bars

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 lakes and even more watering holes. Wanna know what and where your next beverage should be? Allow us to assist.



Editor's Letter: PROST!

Magazine editors like me can’t really complain: on occasion, our work requires us to drink.

Ripple Effect: Won't You Be My Neighborhood?

This fall, Edina officially names its ’hoods. We thought we’d save it the trouble (with apologies to the New Yorker—and Edina).

I Know That Song!

Ripple Effect: I Know That Song!

Snooki pouts, Chris Koza croons? Yep, local studio In The Groove is landing the music of Twin Cities bands on the hottest TV shows. Here, a few musical coups.

Will the Stadium Be Cool?

Ripple Effect: Will the Stadium Be Cool?

We wondered how the “people’s stadium” will avoid becoming Metrodome II. Project overseer Michele Kelm-Helgen answered.

Homing Instinct

Life Style: Homing Instinct

The onset of fall—and impending motherhood—have ratcheted up my obsession with home décor

Thinking Outside the Keg

True North: Thinking Outside the Keg

Milwaukee’s industrial past provides a strong foundation for creativity to flourish

Creative Cocktailing

Taste: Creative Cocktailing

Pass the bourbon, the shrub, and the bitters: it’s time to get shaking. We asked three of the Twin Cities’ most revered bartenders to invent a new Minnesota-themed cocktail.

Halloween Grows Up

Taste: Halloween Grows Up

Minnesota-made candy for adults

Why do appetizer portions come in threes?

Taste: Why do appetizer portions come in threes?

It's time to investigate this eating pet peeve.

Icehouse Cool

Taste: Icehouse Cool

The Eat Street music club features crafty cocktails and gourmet comfort fare

October 2012 Arts Calendar

Stepping Out: October 2012 Arts Calendar

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

Playing Polo for Ponies

Scene: Playing Polo for Ponies

The 23rd annual Polo Classic uses sport to support equine education

Tooth Love

Scene: Tooth Love

Beer tastes even better when it’s being consumed for a good cause

Oh So Glamorous

Scene: Oh So Glamorous

Macy’s Glamorama flaunts haute fashion to raise money for cancer research

MN Moments: Junk Bonds

What’s the value of something unworn, unused, and gathering dust in your basement? Sometimes, it’s priceless.

Minnesota Scary

History: Minnesota Scary

When you think "horror movie," you probably don't think Minnesota. Well, you should. Turns out some of the nation's spookiest spots are right here in our backyard. Enter at your own risk.

Pattern Play

Home: Pattern Play

Guess what's fun again? Ornamentation, motifs, and cozy, studied clutter

The Nine Passions of Yesomi Umolu

Q&A: The Nine Passions of Yesomi Umolu

Meet the Twin Cities’ new go-to tastemaker


Quick Bite: Mosaic

A bright spot at Hi-Lake


Quick Bite: Primebar

Culinary progress stalls on Uptown’s anchor corner


Quick Bite: Technique

Le Cordon Bleu’s student-run dining room upgrades its digs


Quick Bite: Fika

The American Swedish Institute opens a chic café

A Cure for What Ails

Transformations: A Cure for What Ails

This month's subject battles breast cancer and finds a way to feel beautiful again

Sue Z.'s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.'s Finds

Things to try: Kaveli mixes, Great Scrape grill-grate scraper, and CityKid Java's Lake Street Blend