Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis Hours: Tues-Wed: Noon-6PM, Thurs-Sun: Noon-8PM
Last week we finally got the chance to stop by PIFF in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. Purveyors of cool, the space is loaded with dope clothing, an entire wall of rare kicks and even an arcade game that allows you to win sneakers. Among the many items on display around the store, jaw droppers include a Supreme motorcycle helmet, BAPE x Adidas NMDs, Nike SB “Blue Lobsters,” and Yeezy’s. They also offer their own PIFF brand clothing, as well as The Hundreds and Carrots. A new, larger space across the street is currently in the works, so you know things will only grow bigger. A vast amount of HEAT for anyone looking to stay fresh, click the link below for a better look at what they have to offer.
Location: 825 Washington Ave SE #104, Minneapolis P: 612-378-3243 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10:30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 10:30AM-Midnight
Cane’s is one of those places that you might pass everyday without noticing it, but once you stop in you’re hooked, possibly for life. Situated in Minneapolis’ Stadium Village neighborhood, Cane’s has quickly become a local favorite among hungry University of Minnesota students. Originally based solely in Louisiana, Cane’s specializes in premium chicken; they only have chicken strips and chicken sandwiches…that’s it. The simplicity of the menu adds to the greatness of the restaurant, you know the chicken’s good when that’s all they serve. For all my sauce savvy eaters beware, Cane’s strictly prohibits any other condiment but their own “Cane’s Sauce” which tastes like a mixture of familiar flavors (Thousand islands?), but is still very much a mystery. This place wont put too much of a beating on your wallet either and I’ve found it to be a great hangover cure as well. Stop in and get a taste of what you’ve been missing.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Friday, April 17th @ 9PM
The Foolish family will once again take over the Kitty Cat Klub this Friday. This time around, 2% Muck will be premiering his project, Papa Samwich, while Garrison Grouse, Adept, 1990 (DJ set), and Bvckwoods open up the night. These are always a good time and they’ll only get better with warm weather approaching. The event is 21+ and the door is only $3, make sure to stay tuned for more.
Minneapolis has a good group of graffiti artists emerging. The guys at 4DK, especially Wundr, are taking over the streets. Whether it’s Uptown, Loring, Dinkytown, or even random sewers and trails; neighborhoods are being hit hard. I’m not sure when everything began, but over the last year, we definitely have noticed their presence. With Wundr’s cartoony-illustrations and unique placements of his signature Wundr birds; he has gained a lot of attention throughout the city. These are just a few pics that I thought captured his work. Just look at the colors and shading, the dude is legitimate.
Check out his website and buy a painting – Support Local
Location: 1309 4th Street SE, Minneapolis Hours: Mon-Thur: 10AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 10AM-11PM, Sun: 10AM-9PM
Mineapolis has had a long history of head shops that stand right up to the top shops in the country. Glass shops have come and gone (Green Monkey, Piecemakers), but one has stood the test of time at the top spot. The Hideaway Smoke Shop located in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood has grown from a tiny shack into what many would call the “Wal-Mart of glass shops” (in a good way). With a wide variety of every type of smoking device at fair prices; one can only feel like a kid in a candy store upon entering. A purveyor of artisan pipes, The Hideaway features pieces from well known artists like Branden & Minnesota Legit; with a firm rotation set in place. The staff ain’t bad either, they provide swift and courteous assistance as if you were picking out jewelry for a special someone. If you can’t find anything you like within The Hideaway’s confines, your best bet is probably to go custom (yes they do that too). Any time you’re thinking of grabbing something new for your collection keep The Hideaway in mind.
As you all probably know by now, there was a riot in Dinkytown last night when the Gophers beat UND. Unfortunately, we happened to be at the Kitty Cat Klub before the game ended, pitting us in the midst of this madness. No idea who caught this footage but the party got pretty wild. Glad that no serious injuries have been reported, let’s keep it classy tonight for the Championship game; GO GOPHERS!.
Tomorrow night Glow Mechanics are playing a FREE show at the Kitty Kat Klub. Bev, Ghostmeat and SL continue to build their chemistry and look to make it one hell of a performance tomorrow. Just a few weeks back Glow Mechanics stole the show at The Red Sea’s Annual Juneteenth Hip-Hop Celebration. Ever since there has been a growing buzz around them, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. Something Legitimate and Ghostmeat continue to stay busy as they are finishing up their new EP, which will be out by the end of the month; so stay tuned here at MADE for its release.
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Right in the heart of Dinkytown lies Al’s Breakfast. The 14-stool breakfast joint barely escaped re-developement; major development plans were set in place to close Al’s. With recent news, three other staple Dinkytown buildings will close including Duffy’s Dinkytown Pizza. Make sure to go and support Al’s Breakfast and continue to celebrate the establishments existence and enjoy some gasoline strong coffee and some delicious greased up breakfast!