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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:24 AM

Going up to the Twin Cities this weekend

Just a short extended weekend up there. Any recommendations for things to do or see up there?

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Reply Going up to the Twin Cities this weekend (Original post)
47of74 Oct 2012 OP
oldtime dfl_er Oct 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #2
riverwalker Oct 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #5
dflprincess Oct 2012 #9
geardaddy Oct 2012 #12
geardaddy Oct 2012 #4
mkultra321 Oct 2012 #6
47of74 Oct 2012 #7
mkultra321 Oct 2012 #8
geardaddy Oct 2012 #10
geardaddy Oct 2012 #11

Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:28 AM

1. Joe's Garage for dinner

if you like mashed potatoes -- and who doesn't?

http://www.opentable.com/joes-garage

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. Well, the Minnesota Orchestra is on strike, but there's the Walker Art Center

and the Science Museum in St. Paul, both of which are pretty interesting.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:31 AM

3. Wellstone Memorial

Oct 25 will mark 10 years. Crash site memorial is North of the cities, and other events in the city.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:09 PM

5. The crash site memorial is near Eveleth, almost 200 miles from Minneapolis.

However, his grave is right in Minneapolis at Lakewood Cemetery.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:17 PM

9. And while at Lakewood one can also visit

Hubert Humphrey, Rudy Perpich and Floyd B. Olson.

It's really an interesting place to visit.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:58 AM

12. and Tiny Tim!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. Lots of good music venues.

First Avenue
The Fine Line
Lee's Liquor
The Amsterdam

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:08 PM

6. What are you into?

There are amazing restaurants here. I love the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It has more classical art than the Walker's modern art. Also, where are you staying? I would be glad to give you tips by neighborhood.

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Response to mkultra321 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:12 PM

7. There are a couple ways to read into that question.

I'll have to try out some of the local restaurants. I'm staying downtown.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:25 PM

8. Heh. I suppose so.

Great restaurants downtown. I like Capital Grille for steak over Mannys although both are $$$$. Love the area down on the river by the Guthrie--great for walking around if it's not too cold this weekend. Maybe poke around the cool new(ish) Guthrie building, take the Stone Arch Bridge over to NE Mpls. Idea #2 would be the Walker with the sculpture garden and bridge over to Loring Park. Good restaurant inside Walker, too.

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Response to mkultra321 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

10. Yes, those are all great.

Also, by the Guthrie, Spoonriver is a good restaurant.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:57 AM

11. If you're staying downtown

I'd suggest wandering over to the warehouse district for restaurants. Lots of great new places, including The Bachelor Farmer, owned by the sons of Mark Dayton.

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