Twin Cities

Spoonbridge and Cherry
Spoonbridge and Cherry

After 21 years in northern Minnesota, I reluctantly relocated to the Twin Cities in 2009.  Yes, there were better employment opportunities, but there was also rush hour traffic, hotter summers, and I couldn’t figure out how to get anywhere.  Since then, my sense of direction has improved, although I still don’t like extremely hot weather or rush hour.  But I have fallen in love with everything that the Twin Cities metro has to offer (especially the ice cream).

Elegantly plated sliced tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar
Heirloom tomato salad at W.A. Frost and Company

Restaurant Recommendations:

Cider flight with patio lights in the background
Cider flight at Minneapolis Cider Co.

Fun Places in Minneapolis:

Hallway with ornate woodwork, religiously-themed oil paintings, and chandeliers
Celeste of St. Paul

Fun Places in St. Paul:

Hand holding plastic bowl with three small scoops of ice cream
Three scoop sampler at Grandpa's Ice Cream

Fun Places in the Suburbs:

Purple cocktail garnished with a small rosebud
Purple Rose of Cairo cocktail at The Velveteen, Stillwater

Day Trips & Weekend Getaways from the Twin Cities:

Houseboat on the Mississippi River with the St. Paul skyline in the background
Covington Inn with St. Paul skyline