Red Schoolhouse Wines

It’s no secret amongst my friends that I never like their boyfriends…or at least I’m slow to warm up to them. This past Memorial Day Weekend I went to Wisconsin to visit my Lifey (aka best friend) Megan and her fiancé Tom. Tom has slowly but surely been winning me over the past year but he totally took the cake during this visit. Tom was tasked … Continue reading Red Schoolhouse Wines

The Loft at Studio J & JX Event Venue

  Supporing small businesses is always terrific but its even better when its someone you know. The Loft at Studio J and JX Event Venue is one of those unique situations where the community really gets to rise up and support one of their own. Mr. Sather was a favorite teacher of many North High students who eventually went on to open up the now … Continue reading The Loft at Studio J & JX Event Venue

Muddy Waters

I have slowly but surely been working away at crossing restaurants off my list. Last year I started a little notebook where I could jot down ideas for Hunkiedorie.net After time I realized that this notebook really became a list of all the local hotspots I wanted to visit. I have finally started to whittle away at the list and have had the best time. … Continue reading Muddy Waters

Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore

So part one of my perfect date (part two being dinner at Ice House) was a trip to Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore/Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstore. On our first date Alex and I talked about my love of reading. I am usually very hesitant to broach this subject since I love love love fantasy/science fictions books, or what I more commonly refer to as “Nerdy … Continue reading Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore

A Peace of Cake

The past few times I have walked around the Grand Avenue Neighborhood in Saint Paul I couldn’t help but notice an amazing aroma wafting through the air that immediately brought back warm memories of Twins games and the State Fair. During my last visit to Grand I decided to investigate the mouth watering scent further. My friend Alicia and I decided to walk down the … Continue reading A Peace of Cake

Gordy’s Steak House

A few weeks ago my friend Ali and a group of her friends went out to Gordy’s Steakhouse in Mahtomedi to celebrate her birthday. I had driven past Gordy’s hundreds of times but never eaten there. Ali’s boyfriend Ben was in charge of choosing the restaurant and had heard good things and I am always game to try new local places. Ben called ahead and … Continue reading Gordy’s Steak House

MN Landscape Arboretum

I think I have found my newest “happy place”! A few weeks back my mom and I had an adventure day and went out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This place is absolutely stunning and I have already convinced myself that I will be getting a membership next year. With over 400,000 visitors per year the staff at The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum work like a … Continue reading MN Landscape Arboretum

Pourhouse

Last night a few of the girls and I headed Downtown Minneapolis to The Pourhouse, one of my new favorite bars. I was first introduced to The Pourhouse this past summer when I went with some friends for a birthday party. The Pourhouse is such a fun and vibrant venue. I contribute this mainly to the amazing live music showcasing today’s pop music and 80’s rock … Continue reading Pourhouse