February/March 2020

In the theme of “live, love, laugh” we offer up stories about our community’s delicious abundance as well as about two local comics who offer the gift of laughter. 

In September, inspired by its The Vikings Begin exhibition, the American Swedish Institute held its signature event called “Museum Party Done Right.”

 
A monument at Lakewood Cemetery covered in snow.

This photo by Jeff Liss, Winter Wonderland at Lakewood Cemetery, won both our Readers’ Choice award and first place in the “City Landmarks” category of our 2019 Picture City South photo contest.

 
Ben Brueshoff, owner of BET Vodka, sits on a blue couch with a drink nearby/

"When people say, ‘Is there a spirit or a product that represents Minnesota?’ I want it to be BĒT Vodka,” says owner Ben Brueshoff.

 
Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet

Art shanties are back at Lake Harriet (Bde Unma).

 
Christopher Sarles, founder of Lowertown Bakehouse

Christopher Sarles' baked goods are attracting a cult following at Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market and beyond.

 
A variety of Valentine's Day jewelry from Max's.

Valentine’s Day is for celebrating love and showing our affection for the important people in our lives, be they a partner, friend, parent o

 
Comedian Khadijah Cooper tells a joke.

Local comedians Khadijah Cooper and Jon Savitt talk about their paths to success.

 
A home inspector checks out a faucet.

Tips for understanding what’s next in the home buying/selling process.

 
A fridge organized with clear, labeled bins for snacks, lunches, meal prep, veggies and fruit.

Many people struggle to keep their refrigerator organized. The trick is to create “homes” or designated zones for your food items.

 
The Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Local wine expert Nikki Erpelding shares some of her favorite books filled with wine knowledge.

 
A martini made with Gray Duck Vodka

Test your vodka knowledge!

 
Vanilla bean crème brûlée

This five-ingredient vanilla bean crème brûlée for two is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!