Located in downtown St. Paul, Mickey’s Diner is quite possibly Minnesota’s most iconic diner. The classic box car was originally designed in New Jersey then transported to Minnesota in 1939. Known for their pancakes and breakfast plates, this is a place where a slim wallet can take you far. Milk shakes and malts are a must with any burger, everything is cooked to order so you’ll know it’s fresh when it hits the table. If it’s hockey season beware, things can get crowded quick, Mickey’s is a very small diner so make the trip during off hours. Click the link below for their official website.
Minneapolis’ Open Streets campaign continues next Sunday with a trip downtown. Notable stops along the route include Pizza Luce, Xcel Energy, Gastrotruck and First Avenue’s annual garage sale. These are family friendly events so think of the kids if you’ll be partying, if you’re looking for something to do head down to First Ave.
If you live in Minneapolis or have been to the city, then you know we have quite a few bridges connected to the downtown area. One of the city’s most iconic bridges, the Hennepin Bridge, shines bright year round while accompanied by the historic Grain Belt sign. With nearly a full moon shining through the sky, it made good a great opportunity to explore the river.
While temperatures have been fluctuating , it ended up making it a little tricky creeping along the riverside. In the end, it was well worth it – the ice made for an absolutely perfect view with lights reflecting off of it. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend walking down to the river to witness this for yourself.
As the fog rolled in heavy the last two days, we decided to take a nice stroll through downtown Minneapolis for some photos. With the combination of warm weather, melting snow, and fog – it ended up being a perfect opportunity for capitalizing on the lighting downtown.
Standing off the corner of Nicollet and look up – you are able to catch the three tallest buildings downtown (Capella, IDS and Wells Fargo). While this is one of the better views downtown, we wanted to sprinkle a mixture of different views of MPLS. Below, are a few extras from the session. Thumb through and make sure to stay tuned here for more to come.
Last weekend Minneapolis was host to Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown in celebration of our great states love for snowboarding. The event was a blast giving a slew of riders the chance to compete for $20,000 dollars in “Cardboard IOUs”. Taking home the big prize of $8,000 was Ryan Paul followed by Nial Romanek who took home $5K. Hopefully this isn’t the last time we see Lib Tech and the good guys at Monster, stay tuned for more as the winter season gets into full swing.
This years Downtown Throw down is nearly upon us and it’s shaping up to be another dope event. Sponsored by Cal-Surf & City Pages this year’s throw down will feature 25 invited riders who will all compete for $20,000. The event is FREE and will go kick off in downtown Minneapolis on October 19th, if you don’t have anything better planned you should definitely hit this up; it should be a good time for all ages.
During this time down at Brit’s, Summit will host a wide variety of taps to sample. While sampling beers, the brewers will be on deck to chat and answer any of your beloved questions. Meanwhile, fall will be arriving just in time to enjoy some lawn bowling on the rooftop.
What’s on tap? Oktoberfest, Saga, Pilsener, Summer Ale, Oktoberfest, Meridian Session Ale, Porter, EPA, Oatmeal Stout, India Pale Ale, Horizon Red Ale and Unchained 13: Another IPA.
Pizza Luce is back for another Block Party this year after missing out on having one last year. This year Pizza Luce decided to move the party downtown, in celebration of its 20th year of existence. Not a lot of details have surfaced yet on the party, but they have released 8 acts on their line-up. Pizza Luce has also stated that they will be announcing a very special guest on July 22nd, so make sure to stay tuned for more.
The lineup so far:
Cannons North (Pizza Lucé’s own) Pennyroyal (Pizza Lucé’s own)
Martin Devaney, Sean Anonymous, Frankie Lee, Haphduzn, Bloodnstuff,
and After the Burial.