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Katie Ballalatak

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Katie is an associate editor for Minnesota Monthly and Greenspring Media's Custom Publishing Division.
Animales Barbeque Co.

25 Places to Dine and Drink Outdoors in the Twin Cities

Make the most of patio season in the metro, from Animales Barbeque Co. to Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery and beyond

Best of MN 2020: Things to Do

Drive-ins, sunflowers, biking, and more things that kept us from totally losing it this year

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 1-4

In the Twin Cities this weekend: Bakken Museum exhibit, Oktoberfest, new space for sales at MOA, and more

Weekend Best Bets: Sept. 17-20

This weekend in the Twin Cities: Lots of fall activities cropping up, plus the Thai Night Market and Ren Fest
Folly Coffee in St. Louis Park open's brewery-inspired coffee tasting and tour room

Folly Coffee Introduces Brewery-Inspired Tasting and Tour Room

Folly Coffee’s new set up allows guests to learn how its brews are made and taste the finished products, all in 30 minutes

Weekend Best Bets: September 10-13

Check out a hard seltzer tasting, goat yoga session, live outdoor music, and more

Explore St. Croix’s Riverside Towns

Each of these towns is lovely to visit on its own, but together they make the perfect weekend trip
Red Wines, recommended by Solo Vino in St. Paul

7 Red Wines for White Wine Lovers

Just in time for National Red Wine Day, here are seven red wines handpicked by the experts at Solo Vino and Surdyk’s
Claddagh Coffee's Wee Little Shop on Selby Avenue is one of the many coffee shops in the Twin Cities area to have a service window for contactless coffee stops

5 Minnesota Coffee Shops with Little Walk-up Windows

These walk-up windows are great for contactless service during COVID-19—plus, they’re pretty cute
Kids in Need Foundation and other ways to support educators this year.

5 Ways to Support Educators This Upcoming School Year

From donating school supplies to giving financially, teachers need our support more than ever