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Cool Cocktail Roundup

Mix up creative cocktails from spicy to fruity for a refreshing kick to summer
A pet dog and baby saying hello to each other

Preparing Your Pet for Your Baby

Having a baby may change your life, but remember, it changes your pet's life, too

Restaurant Review: Giulia

Yes, it’s the place that pulls the mozzarella at your table. But it’s also a lot more.

Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Try This Summer

The sustainable trend isn't going away. Check out these spots for diverse, environmentally friendly cuisine

Promo for 12 Weeks of Summer

100 Fun Things to Do This Summer in Minnesota

Fill your timeline with a season of patios, flavors, panoramic views, and new experiences

Explore

A girl sitting in a hammock looking out at Mount Rushmore

Endless Summer in South Dakota

Exploration abounds in the heat of the Black Hills summer sun.
The Cannon Valley Trail, which was once a Chicago Great Western Railroad line

Bike-Cations: 6 Day Trips from the Twin Cities

Bikers can enjoy these day-size bike trips from Minneapolis-St. Paul to natural, small-town pleasantries
The Loring Park Art Festival

Sue Z.’s Charitable Check-In: July

The best events that give back this month—plus Sue Z.'s hot tips on where to eat next
The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis has plenty of board-friendly passages

What’s SUP?: Get Started Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) gives lake-lifers a new perspective

Arts

Mill City Summer Opera

“Così fan tutte”: Minnesota Opera’s Last Show in the Ruins

Mill City Summer Opera presents Mozart’s edgy comic opera al fresco
Actors John Catron and Sally Wingert in costume.

Weekend Best Bets: July 19-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Night Moves, Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, Summer Jam, Bacon and Beer, and more
Dont Put the Boats Away Cover

Books: “Don’t Put the Boats Away” Is a Timeless Portrait of...

Minnesota author Ames Sheldon releases her emotional historical fiction sequel on August 27
During the Sweet Songs and Flying Objects festival, see "The Daily Scream" (or "Le Anges Au Plafond") by Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud, direct from France.

July: The Unofficial Puppetry Month

The National Puppetry Festival, Open Eye Figure Theatre, the Jungle Theater, and Coup d’Etat are putting on more than 20 shows with puppetry

Food

Cool Cocktail Roundup

Mix up creative cocktails from spicy to fruity for a refreshing kick to summer

Restaurant Review: Giulia

Yes, it’s the place that pulls the mozzarella at your table. But it’s also a lot more.

Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Try This Summer

The sustainable trend isn't going away. Check out these spots for diverse, environmentally friendly cuisine

Restaurant Review: Beast Barbecue

Against the backdrop of a Twin Cities barbecue explosion, does Beast compete?

Culture

A pet dog and baby saying hello to each other

Preparing Your Pet for Your Baby

Having a baby may change your life, but remember, it changes your pet's life, too
All the designers and models of DesignICON 2 gather onstage after the awards are doled out.

Our Notes: An Iconic Fashion Show

Whether Lizzie McGuire or Guillermo del Toro, at DesignICON 2, the fashions must be inspired by icons
Melon Treats at Love Your Melon, summer 2019

Style + Shopping July 16-29 || Melon Treats at Love Your...

See streetwear for kids, shop the summer sales, and grab a sweet treat from Love Your Melon

Trendsetting with Sarah Edwards—and Her Closet

Shop Sarah Edwards’ Closet offers the chance to shop local while meeting Twin Cities fashion experts on July 23