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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.

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

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