TCL reporter Kelli Hanson heads across the border to Nelson, Wisconsin where she finds a whole lot to do on her day trip.
The Stone Barn
Put on your fat pants and head to Wayzata where every Friday, 6 Smith creates a massive sandwich that you have to see to believe! TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is there now celebrating Fat Pants Friday!
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich takes us to a lovely restaurant located in the heart of the historic St. Croix River Valley. Pier 500 has spectacular views of the St. Croix and a chef-driven house made menu that’s sure to appease the whole family.
The town of Hudson, Wisconsin has been known for their Caribbean flavors for more than 20 years. San Pedro Café is located on their historic mainstreet. It’s a Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar sharing the flavors, culture, and pleasure of the Caribbean Sea.
Producer Lisa Adams is live at Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove. They have recently just reopened it’s doors for the first time since having to close due to the pandemic. Rock Elm Tavern is the perfect destination for brunch plans.
We are just one day away from the grand opening of a brand new ice cream shop. Nellie’s Ice Cream is located on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul and TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich gives us a sneak peak.
Reporter Kelli Hanson’s favorite coffee spot to hang with the girls is Froth & Cork in Hastings. It’s a hometown coffee shop, wine bar, and gathering space with shared office/work space upstairs. She finds out the history and the story of their beginnings.
Yia Vang from Union Hmong Kitchen is creating a menu for your Easter dinner kit that you can pick up and heat at home. You have a choice of whole snapper or Easter lamb necks with red curry for your choice of entrée. Click here for more information and to place your order.
Yia is also part of the Steller Union Family Meals Project,...
We are making one last stop in Waconia’s beautiful lakeside community. The perfect way to ring in a Friday is at Schram Vineyards!
Schram Haus Brewery
Axe Bridge Wine Co. (Grand Opening is Saturday, March 27th)
In 2020, events – especially weddings – took a back seat. This year things are opening up a bit and event centers are ready to hos you. TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson is live at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery in Kasota checking out their event center.
James Beard award winning chef and owner of Spoon & Stable, Bellecour, and Demi, Gavin Kaysen, is opening up a fine dining and casual restaurant in partnership with the Four Seasons Hotel that is being built in Minneapolis.
The hotel is expected to open in early 2022 and will be a 34 story building that will have a rooftop pool. This...
The lakeside of community of Waconia boasts the local hot spot to grab a cup of coffee called Mocha Monkey. It’s the perfect pairing of charm and funk. Reporter Kristin Haubrich introduces us to owner, Jon Schmidt, who serves up espresso’s in hand-crafted mugs.
Click here for Jon’s entertaining pottery tutorials on-line.
Over the past decade, there has been a growing trend in night-life fun, the rise of “speakeasy’s”! Speakeasy’s are cocktail bars that mimic the illicit hidden bars of the prohibition days. Club 300 in Anoka is the newest dining restaurant and Nucky’s Speakeasy is in the basement. Reporter Kristin Haubrich checks it out.
The Catholic tradition of fish frys started in Wisconsin in the 1860’s. During lent, they would gather and eat fish caught from Lake Michigan, since their religion didn’t allow them to eat meat on Fridays during this time. It is now a celebration everyone can enjoy. Food and Dining Editor of MSP Magazine, Stephanie March shares her...
Bebe Zito Ice Cream wants to take you on a Flavor Vacation! Their new flavors will transport you to a warmer climate. Steve and Elizabeth give them a try. The four top sellers will stay on their menu permanently!
On this perfect spring weather day, you can find Kristin Haubrich on the patio at The Block Food and Drink in St. Louis Park.
Mention TCL at The Block until Thursday, 3/11, and get half off any signature cocktail with the purchase of an entrée.
The Donut Hole in Shakopee is their newest bakery and customers are lining up. Their homemade treats will satisfy any sweet tooth so TCL reporter, Kristin Haubrich, checks it out. For more information, click here.
Even in the wintertime, there is nothing like some good ice cream to pep up your step. Kelli Hanson has a few ice cream spots in the Twin Cities that are open year round.
Cold Front, St. Paul
Bridgeman’s Ice Cream Parlour, Woodbury
Pumphouse Creamery, Minneapolis
We are in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson checks out The Bungalow Club – a neighborhood restaurant with the “most incredible homemade pasta.”
Beginning in March, on Sundays The Bungalow Club will have Pasta Night. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits. For more details,...
Built by German immigrants in the fall of 1857, Waldmann Saloon was one of Minnesota’s first watering holes.
But for 154 years it stood vacant until one man decided to reopen it and embrace the history of the building.
Waldmann's does have take-out and is open for indoor dining but they ask that you do make a reservation in advance. ...