April 2015

Found 11 blog entries for April 2015.

Lunch at Manny's Steakhouse - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/colecamplese/4812913696

One of the top 10 steakhouses in the entire world is found right here in Minneapolis. Manny's Steakhouse is found in downtown Minneapolis and provides a menu full of great cuts of beef. If you want to enjoy some of the finest beef in the world, dining at Manny's is a great choice.

Manny's provides some of the best USDA-certified, dry-ages, center-cut beef you will find. It's all hand-trimmed by master butchers. Along with the fine beef, they also use many locally sourced ingredients, excellent seafood and plenty of fresh vegetables.

The Menu

The menu at Manny's isn't just about steak, although it's the hero for sure. You will also find chops, chicken and plenty of seafood. Some of the favorites include:

  • Maine Lobster Cakes
  • Oysters
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It’s the first day back at work after the weekend and I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking forward to next weekend. It’ll be the first weekend in May which means it’s time again for the May Day Parade and Festival.

This is an event that’s been around for so long – 41 years this year – that it is woven into the fabric of the city’s culture. More than 50,000 spectators and participants turn out each year.

May Day Parade

Of course, the parade is the biggest draw of this month-long festival and it happens on Sunday, May 3rd. Organizers like to call it a “walking theatrical performance,” with each section of the parade organized by a different May Day staff artist. The two-story-tall puppets are a crowd pleaser.

This year the parade

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You will experience friendly service in an inviting atmosphere when dining at Chimborazo. Although it is not large in size, this restaurant provides unique menu options. Focused on dishes from Ecuador and the Andean highlands, there is no other restaurant of its kind in the Minneapolis area.

Owned and operated by Chef Marcos Pinguil, this eatery is sure to please all your senses. Marcos moved to the Minneapolis area from Cañar sierra. When he was a young boy, he was taught how to cook a variety of Ecuadorian dishes.

Dinner, Lunch and Brunch

On the menu you will find a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, main dishes and side items. Lunch and dinner options include sanduche de pernil, caldo de bolas de verde, ensalada fresca,

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Theatre - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/geralt-9301/

Celebrating 55 years of productions, the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre provides a variety of cunning performances that are loved by all who attend. All comedy skits are 100% authentic, and guaranteed to make you laugh. Experience the art of improv as well as satire.

The Brave New Workshop is a place that you can come and learn while interacting with thought, laughter and play. This Theatre provides a variety of authentic sketch comedies, music and improv situations. One of the oldest comedy theatres in the United States.

Sketch Comedy

Join the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre Thursday through Saturday to watch some of the best sketch comedy in Minneapolis. If you want to catch some improv skits, stop in late Friday and Saturday night.

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The median sales price for a home in the City of Minneapolis is $218,500, which is an increase of 20 percent over this time last year. Since “median” indicates that roughly half of the homes were priced less than this figure and half were priced higher, it only stands to reason that there are many affordable homes in the city.

Two of Minneapolis’ most affordable communities are Camden and Near North – with lots to like about both.


If you had bought a house in Camden last year, you’d be sitting pretty right now as prices have increased more than 35 percent. Sellers were more apt to accept lower price offers as well, receiving only 90 percent of their original list price. This year, that statistic has increased to nearly 95 percent.

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Lake of the Isles Park is one of the most popular parks in Minnesota. It sees 5.5 million visitors every year with people from around the world wanting to see its picturesque beauty. It opens daily at 6am and closes at 10pm and can be accessed by the bud or light rail.

It’s not only the perfect place for recreation but it is commonly rented for outdoor use and event space, as well as weddings. It’s 208.36 acres in size and easily accessed from the neighborhoods of Lowry Hill, Kenwood, Cedar-Isles-Dean and East Isles. Here is a look at the fun you can have during a day at the Lake of the Isles Park.

About Lake of the Isles Park

The park features a pedestrian trail 2.63 miles in size and a bike trail 2.76 miles long. Not only is it a

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Steak - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68711844@N07/15638549207

Have you been to Fogo De Chao yet? It’s an authentic Brazilian steakhouse that will make you feel that you just arrived to Brazil. It’s located on Hennepin Avenue right by top attractions and they feature valet parking to make your visit event greater. You can stop in for lunch, dinner and of course they feature great happy hour deals on weekdays.

It’s a unique dining experience in which you’ll enjoy a gourmet salad and sides bar before getting tableside service including your choice of meats until you can’t eat anymore. When you’re ready for a unique and exquisite dining experience in Minneapolis, make your reservation for Fogo De Chao.

About Fogo De Chao

Fogo De Chao is a Brazilian restaurant that started in 1979 by sharing the “gaucho” way

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We hear it often: “Real estate is local,” but I’m always fascinated by just how local real estate really is. For instance, although we consider the Twin Cities our local area, when we look at the latest real estate market statistics, they vary widely from city-to-city- within the region. Some cities have better news than others, and Minneapolis is one of them.

Great News for Minneapolis Home Sellers

The news for homeowners who are thinking of selling their Minneapolis homes is mixed. First, the best news: the median home price has increased more than 20 percent over this time last year. It now sits at $218,500.

There’s a telltale sign in the numbers though that you should take heed of if you’re sitting on the sidelines waiting to sell. The

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Lake Calhoun - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aturkus/2498125216

Lake Calhoun is part of the Chain of Lakes and the largest lake in Minneapolis. It’s a huge tourist attraction and local favorite because of the recreational fun it offers. Biking along the surrounding trails is the perfect way to enjoy the views since it’s surrounded by park land and walking trails.

Whether you want to ride bikes, walk the trails, enjoy the views, fish or take a swim, Lake Calhoun will be the perfect place to hang out this summer. Whether you’ve been to the beautiful, huge Lake Calhoun or have never experienced it, here is a look at what your summer could be like.

About Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun is Minneapolis’ massive lake that extends 401 acres and 87 feet deep. It’s part of the Chain of Lakes and part of the Grand Rounds

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Pizzeria Lola - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/huddleston/15610121507

Pizzeria Lola is one of the cutest pizza places in Minneapolis because of the pet-friendly patio they offer. You can dine-in at Pizzeria Lola seven days a week or grab food to go. It was started by a Korean immigrant with a love for food that decided to quit her day job and, inspired by her mother’s own delicious cooking, decided to open an artisan pizza pie place. It’s named after her dog, the star of the Pizzeria Lola website. If you’re ready for quality pizza in a great atmosphere, check out Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis.

About Pizzeria Lola

This nationally-acclaimed restaurant is a local favorite featuring wood-fired pizza and an excellent staff. They are open Sundays through Thursdays from 11am-10pm and Fridays through Saturdays from

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