Vogue has discovered Minneapolis—and is really pumped about it

Vogue posted today a love-letter of sorts to about Minneapolis, singing the praises of the City of Lakes, from its lakes (duh) to its arts, food, shopping, and more. …The city itself is brimming with travel opportunities—especially during the warmer months. Maybe lake culture and the Midwest friendliness are infectious characteristics. Maybe winter-weary Minnesotans know … [ Read more]

Free banh mi and more at Lu’s Sandwiches this weekend

The new Lu’s Sandwiches location in Northeast will officially open for business on July 8, serving up banh mi, noodles, rice bowls, spring rolls, and egg rolls, reports Eater. It’s the first opening of three restaurants on the Eat Street stretch of Minneapolis’ Nicollet Avenue that are opening second outposts in Northeast. To celebrate the new location, … [ Read more]

Everything you need to know for the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival

The 2016 Minnesota Fringe website, along with the official festival schedule and tickets sales, is officially live at fringefestival.org. The festival, dubbed “Minnesota’s Summer Theater Crawl,” takes place August 4-14. The official list of shows is still in flux, but, when finalized, will be posted there. Currently, there are 169 slotted for performances. In the meantime, here … [ Read more]

Hello, Minneapolis! Love, Saint Paul

Visit Saint Paul, the city’s official convention and visitors bureau, is honoring the two-night engagement of Adele at Xcel Energy Center July 5–6 with a heartfelt plea to its twin city across the river:

Last ever Kräftskiva! headliner announced

The Bachelor Farmer, Marvel Bar, and Askov Finlayson celebrate five years in the North Loop neighborhood with their fifth and final Kräftskiva!, from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday, August 6. Indie rock favorite Metric will headline the annual summer block party/crayfish festival. “Kräftskiva! 2016 will be our fifth and final, and we’ve decided to go out with … [ Read more]

Two new theaters coming soon to a neighborhood near you

If all goes according to plan, two new theaters will have opened their doors in Minneapolis–St. Paul by this winter, reports City Pages. On West Seventh Street, Ryan and Tina North have just saved a historic theater from the wrecking ball. The Garden Theater originally opened exactly 100 years ago as a movie house, but … [ Read more]

Red Rabbit to open in North Loop by late fall

Red Cow owner Luke Shimp (pictured, above) has announced a new concept, Red Rabbit, will take root in the North Loop by late fall. The Star Tribune reports the restaurant will be housed at Washington and 2nd Avenues North, in a 116-year-old building currently being used as an auto repair shop. The patio will feature … [ Read more]

Minneapolis ranks No. 1 for best park system in U.S.

Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 5th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today. Minneapolis narrowly edged out St. Paul for the top spot. The cities tied for first in 2015. Washington, DC, placed third, finishing ahead of neighboring Arlington, Virginia. San Francisco, Portland, … [ Read more]

More jazzy nights coming to the Boom Room

Due to the success of their recently added Boom Room Jazz series, Boom Island Brewing Company just announced they have expanded their Boom Room Jazz nights to every Saturday at 7pm throughout the summer starting May 28. The series, which kicked off in March, originally featured free jazz concerts by local jazz musicians the last Saturday of the month, from 7-8:30pm. … [ Read more]

Viking Bar reopens on West Bank

Ten years after the “Gone Fishin” sign went up, the historic Viking Bar, in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood, is set to reopen Wednesday, May 25, the establishment announced via press release. The Viking Bar has a new set of owners, Patrick Johnston and Amy and Aaron Britt. They’ve been carefully restoring the bar, which is housed in an … [ Read more]

Milkweed Books coming soon to downtown Minneapolis

Milkweed Editions is opening a bookstore, Milkweed Books, in the Open Book building complex in downtown Minneapolis in late June, reports Publishers Weekly. The retail space is still being built out for the 700 to 750-square-foot bookstore, which will be located on the ground floor of the three-story complex, adjacent to the Coffee Gallery café. “We … [ Read more]

New Minneapolis farmers’ market heading to Riverplace this summer

Minneapolis is getting a new community-based farmers’ and artisan market this summer: Riverplace Market, located on the cobblestone courtyard of Riverplace on the Mississippi riverfront. Situated just across the bridge from downtown Minneapolis, Riverplace Market will be located at the confluence of Hennepin Avenue and Main Street. It is set to open for the 2016 season on Wednesday, June 1, … [ Read more]

Guthrie Theater announces 2016-17 season

Guthrie Theater’s new artistic director, Joseph Haj, announced his inaugural season, and is wasting no time in jumping in and showing off what he can do. Two literary adaptations, a monumental Shakespeare tragedy, a Sondheim masterpiece, two theatrical classics, a play with music, a world premiere, and a brilliant comedy from a significant new voice … [ Read more]

MPLS MAKE celebrates collaboration on Central Avenue

MPLS MAKE, a community workshop for Twin Cities-area woodworkers, is christening its new Northeast Minneapolis location this Saturday, March 5, and is inviting everyone to come celebrate with them. The larger Central Avenue space (4,000 square feet vs. 500) caters to woodworking enthusiasts, hobbyists, and contractors who want to use their skills, but may not have … [ Read more]

Never fear: Caffrey’s is back

Last December, Caffrey’s, the deli and sub shop on Lyndale and Lake in Uptown, closed abruptly. Now, as of Tuesday, it has re-opened just as unexpectedly, reports City Pages. “A visit to the deli confirmed that the doors are open and the kitchen is churning out old favorites like the Loaded Philly and the Ranch Gobbler,” … [ Read more]