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17 12, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 12/17

By |2019-02-26T09:50:54-05:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

12 Nights of Christmas at the Groveland Tap 12/12-12/23 The Groveland Tap was one of my parents and their friends' favorite hangouts during college, so I grew up going there for burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and to watch my dad lose in pool to his best friend Chris bi-monthly. Known for their Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese dip, Stroganoff burger, skillet brownie, and fries, the Groveland Tap is always an above-par dinner spot. On top of the incredible food and throw-back-to-college vibe, the Tap is celebrating the holidays with 12 Night of Christmas in which they'll feature a new bear every night until the 23rd. Take a peek at their event page to see the lineup and to plan which day(s) you're goin' out for a burger and beer this week!   Inline Skating at U.S. Bank Stadium 12/19 Get a pre-holiday party workout in this Wednesday, head to U.S. Bank Stadium for some inline skating. Leisure skating runs from 5-8pm, and costs $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 skate for free. If you're the cousin who takes the family football game after Thanksgiving a bit too seriously, athletic skating runs from 8-9pm. Stadium staff asks that you bring your own skates and safety equipment. I ask that you wear purple and gold - Skol Vikes!   Hot Wheels Races 12/19 Flat Earth Brewing Company is hosting, quite possibly the coolest event I've come across to date - this Wednesday, beginning at 6pm, the brewery is having Hot Wheels Race [...]

10 12, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 12/10/18

By |2019-02-26T09:51:28-05:00December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fat Tire Bike Ride Series - 12/12 Get some fresh air this week, join Penn Cycle for their Wednesday Night Fat Tire Bike Ride! An knowledgable guide leads the group on a different route each week. The ride will be at a comfortable, no-drop rate as well. Lastly, chat with fellow bikers before and after the ride while shopping at Penny Cycle. The store is offering a 15% off parts, accessories, and winter apparel one hour before and after the ride. 2018 Santa Parade  - 12/12 The Spring Lake Park Fire Department is putting on a Santa Parade for the communitites of Spring Lake Park, Blaine, and Moundsview. The parade will start around 6:30pm and last nearly 40minutes and consist of festivally decoraded firetrucks, police cars, first response vehicles and more. The fire department asks that all spectatoris bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local food shelves. Oh, and don't forget a bag to collect the thrown candy in!   Summit Singers Winter Concert - 12/13 & 12/15 If you're a fan of boy bands, Christmas music, or both, you have to mark this event on your calendar! Summit Singers is an all male, accepella group from the University of St. Thomas. The boys will be performing their Winter Concert on Thursday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9pm, both at the O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium at the University of St.Thomas. The group is phenominal, trust me, I'm a Tommie myself!   Crafts & Drafts Artisan Market - 12/15 Gathered Goods Company has [...]

3 12, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 12/3/18

By |2019-02-26T09:52:13-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Office Trivia - 12/4 According to NBC, over 3.8 million viewers watched The Office finale. Are you a Michael Scott fan?  Get a team together and head to Basement Bar in Minneapolis to test your knowledge of the show at Office Themed Trivia this Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30pm. Get there early to make sure you get a spot! CRISP Boot Camp Nolo - 12/8 The trendy and popular salad restaurant Crisp & Green has teamed up with like-minded organizations and individuals in the community to bring you events that provide insight on how to be your best you. Get your sweat on with a sweat-breaking, heart-pumping workout at CRISP Boot Camp this Saturday morning from 9-10am. Registration is free but limited - sign up today! Tattersall Holiday Market - 12/8 The online event description is perfect, "A thousand times better than the mall. Drink and eat while you shop for your friends, family and other people you like." Enjoy pop-up bars, drink collaborations with Sharab Shrubs and Hobby Farmer Canning Company, a huge selection of local artisans, and more at Tattersall Holiday Market this Saturday from 12-6pm! Some of the vendors that will be featured are Sharab Shrubs, SipDark, Sota Clothing, Duke Albert, and Mother Earth Gardens. North Loop Holiday Bazaar - 12/9 Minneapolis Craft Market is making a stop at Modist Brewing Company in the North Loop this Sunday for one of our biggest indoor holiday markets of the season - There will be over 30 vendors in the taproom and warehouse space! Take a look at the vendors that'll be present [...]

26 11, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 11/26/18

By |2019-02-26T09:54:11-05:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jurassic Quest - 11/30 The Minneapolis Convention Center is hosting Jurassic Quest from Friday through Sunday this weekend. This event is as epic as it sounds! Jurassic Quest is America's largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Walk through exhibits displaying 80 truly life-size dinosaurs that are designed with the help of paleontologists to ensure the details are as historically realistic as possible. There are many more attractions for dinosaur fans of all ages. Dig up fossils, ride on a 24ft TRex, inflatables, craft stations, Dino Science stations, a Dinosaur Museum showcasing 60 million year old fossils, green screen pictures, and face painting.  Sounds like a roaring good time! Hoppy Holidays Maker's Market - 11/30 Join Urban Growler Brewing Company for their 2nd Annual Hoppy Holidays Maker's Market to celebrate the holidays and local artists. 20 vendors will be showcased, stop by any time on Friday 11/30 from 5-10pm and Saturday 12/1 from 12-6pm. See a list of the artists here. There will be crafts, live music, gift wrapping, and of course, BEER! Christmas in Excelsior - 12/1 Thanksgiving has passed, it's okay to listen to Christmas music now! Join the City of Excelsior for their opening weekend of Christmas in Excelsior this Saturday. Enjoy wagon rides and a hot cocoa bar from 12-4pm, followed by a Chili Dinner with Santa and a choir at Excelsior Masonic Lodge. Take a walk to settle your belly after dinner and browse the shops. Make sure to stick around for the tree lighting at 7pm and an [...]

19 11, 2018

What’s Going On – Week of 11/19/18

By |2019-02-26T09:54:07-05:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taco Tuesday - 11/20 Don't want to cook before you spend all Thursday slaving in the kitchen prepping for the full-belly feast? Get out of the house and head to Saint Paul, BlackStack Brewing is collaborating with Los Ocampo to host Taco Tuesday. Get 3 tacos and a beer for just $10 - taco 'bout a deal! These aren't just your average tacos either, Los Ocampo is a family owned restaurant, promising you authentic Mexican tacos just the way you like them - mix and match al pastor, steak, chicken, veggie and more! Indoor Farmers Market - 11/21 The Saint Paul Farmers Market is moving indoors for the winter (can I get an Amen?). Stop by Union Depot this Wednesday from 1oam-1:30pm for fresh produce to cook with for your Thanksgiving dinner! The event will be held in the historic Head House, right down the street from Union Depot Bar & Grill. There will also be baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, homemade sauces, and much more. Come grab a snack and support our local farmers! Light Up the Lake Celebration - 11/23 Join the city of Wayzata in kicking off the holiday season on Friday. The Light Up the Lake Celebration starts at 4pm with reindeer to pet, Letters to Santa, free hot cocoa and treats, and a Cash Bar. At 4:45pm there will be Candy Cane Hunt for the kids as well! There will be live music throughout the evening at both the Depot and the Marquee as well as [...]

22 10, 2018

Weekly Feature – Cadillac DeVille

By |2018-10-22T12:07:41-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When I think classic luxury the immediate picture that pops into my head is an overload of chrome, dramatic wings, and a boat-length body – You guessed it, I award the prize for the most iconic classic-luxury vehicle goes to the Cadillac de Ville. In 1959, Cadillac won the Motor Trend of the Year award for their innovation of the overhead valve V8 engine, the engine used in the prototype Cadillac de Ville. Read on for more classic-car history! […]

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