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The Anchor Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips at The Anchor

Authentic fish & chips in the Northeast neighborhood

Just around the corner from neighborhood fixture Dangerous Man Brewing Company lies a little slice of England plopped down in Minneapolis. From the creaking wooden sign outside to the vinegar carafes adorning the tables, The Anchor’s commitment to the full British fish n’chipper experience is extraordinary.… Continue Reading →

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge

Come for the tiki drinks, stay for the food

Psycho Suzi’s is what you get when you pour a biker bar, a beach, your salty great-aunt Lola, and a fifth of rum into a cocktail shaker and shake it up. In other words, it’s flat out fun.

The obvious draw are the tiki drinks, which range in strength from strong to zombie.… Continue Reading →

Photo Friday: Grain Belt Sign

Grain Belt Sign, Minneapolis

Nicollet Island, Minneapolis

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Dangerous Man Brewing

Small is beautiful

Nestled in the charming Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis is the tiny and vibrant Dangerous Man Brewing Company.

Despite the name and the ferociously bearded logo, Dangerous Man is first and foremost a neighborhood tap house that aims to bring fresh, delicious beer to its patrons while fostering a sense of community that harkens back to the neighborhood pubs of yore.… Continue Reading →

Gear Review: LeSportsac Abbey

The Ideal Carry-on Bag

It’s official, I’m in love with LeSportsac’s travel bags & purses.
Now you all know that I adore my Weekender. It’s been my faithful companion as we’ve traveled around the world. However, their new carry-on bag, the Abbey, is quite possibly the perfect bag for quick trips.… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is like an art history textbook come to life. The collection includes 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years; and the work on display is perfectly curated and leads visitors through an interesting and informative tour of art through the ages. - See more at:

Win a LeSportsac Carry-on!

LeSportsac Carry On

We’ve partnered with LeSportsac, purveyors of fine travel bags that don’t sacrifice style for substance to give away a fabulous Abbey carry-on. Enter now!Continue Reading →

Mill City Museum

Flour Tower Sign

 A museum with an explosive past

The core of Minneapolis is St. Anthony Falls, the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River. The city’s explosive growth during the late 1800s and early 1900s was fueled by mills utilizing this waterfall to turn cotton, wood and most importantly – wheat, into consumer products for a growing nation.… Continue Reading →

Sea Salt

Bay Scallop Tacos at Sea Salt

Location, location, location…and damn good seafood

As dedicated readers of this blog know, we like to do our sightseeing on full stomachs. So before we went to Minnehaha Falls, we asked our friends who live in the city, people we met on our adventures, strangers, etc. (we like to do our research) where we should eat near the park.… Continue Reading →

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls

An wildly urban waterfall

Minneapolis is a unlike any other large city we’ve ever visited. It’s a city that truly loves nature and integrates it into the very fabric of its urban infrastructure. You can ride your bike around the entire city by following the Grand Rounds scenic byway. Its lakes are clean and clear with excellent beaches, and the Mighty Mississippi looks more like a crisp northern river than the Big Muddy.… Continue Reading →