Rock Elm Tavern

Rock Elm Tavern
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.

Froth & Cork

Froth & Cork
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.

Easter Take & Heat Menu

Easter Take & Heat Menu
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,...

Gavin’s New Adventure

Gavin’s New Adventure
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...

Support Our Shops: Mocha Monkey

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.

Anoka Speakeasy

Anoka Speakeasy
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.

Fish Frys

Fish Frys
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...

The Block Food & Drink

The Block Food & Drink
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.

Sabbai’s The Donut Hole

Sabbai’s The Donut Hole
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.  

Ice Cream Shops

Ice Cream Shops
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  

Support Our Shops: Bungalow Club

Support Our Shops: Bungalow Club
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,...

FeBREWary: Waldmann’s Brewery

FeBREWary: Waldmann’s Brewery
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. ...