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Sheet Pan Nachos!

Sheet Pan Nachos!

Sheet pan nachos are so simple! They are the perfect meal to throw together at home when you’re craving a little comfort. This recipe has everything you love about your favorite bar nachos but takes layering to the next level. Every chip gets a little love this way! 


  • Preheat the oven to 375°. 
  • Cover a sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper (it makes clean-up a breeze!!!). 
  • Spread a few handfuls of chips out evenly over the pan.
  • Sprinkle half of the toppings over the first layer of chips as evenly as possible . 
  • Cover with a second layer of chips. 
  • Top them off with the remaining toppings. 
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. 

You’re just looking for the cheese to melt perfectly so it won’t take too long. If you want a little extra crisp, use the broiler for a couple of minutes but keep an eye on the nachos so they don’t burn (broilers can be finicky beasts). 

I like to add the fresh ingredients like cilantro and green onions after the nachos are done baking. Adds a little extra brightness to the dish! 


  • Donkey Chips Salted Tortilla Chips
  • Block Cheese (Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar & Pepper Jack shredded at home)
  • Ooey-Gooey Nacho Cheese Sauce (Recipe Below)
  • Pulled Pork (Other great options? Chicken, ground beef, chorizo, steak)
  • Black Beans & Pinto Beans (With two generous scoops of Adobo Sauce for heat)
  • Diced Fresh Jalapeños
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Minced Green Onion
  • Guacamole (I use Frontera Spicy Guacamole Mix with four avocados instead of the recommended two)
  • Salsa (We keep jarred salsa in the fridge but I love buying fresh salsa from the grocery store as a special addition to our Mexican Nights. Cub Foods makes a great spread of fresh salsas, available in the produce section)

Ooey-Gooey Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe


  • 1 15oz. can of nacho cheese sauce (typically found in the Hispanic or Ethnic food aisle at the grocery store)
  • ¼ to ½ cup Au Jus or Broth 
  • 2 tbsp chopped green chiles (optional)


In sauce pan, start to heat nacho cheese sauce over low heat. Add green chiles. Mix well.

Slowly add liquid. Mix well. Continue until desired consistency is reached. 

Allow cheese sauce to simmer slightly. Stir constantly to avoid burning. 

Serve hot.

Use spoon to drizzle cheese sauce over sheet pan nachos. 

The Isaacson Brothers – Nacho’ Average Realtors!


Ice Cream For Breakfast!

Ice Cream For Breakfast!

Lindsay Guentzel is a writer and television personality living and working in the Twin Cities. She loves everything that has to do with being at home — cooking, gardening, interior design, DIY projects — and she loves sharing ways to make it happen with as little stress as possible. 

You can follow her adventures on social @LindsayGuentzel. 

Celebrate Ice Cream For Breakfast Day on February 6th

The first Saturday in February isn’t the greatest time to celebrate Ice Cream For Breakfast Day when you live in Minnesota (don’t even look at the forecast) but I guess you can’t complain when someone gives you a built-in excuse to enjoy ice cream first thing in the morning, right? 

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a surge in high-quality, artisanal ice cream shops popping up across the Twin Cities. And while Mother Nature might not be cooperating with this celebration (again, don’t look at the forecast), it’s always a good idea to remind you of all the hidden ice cream gems you need to visit. 

Shopping small and shopping local is more important than ever. So whether you pick up some pints to bring home to stock your freezer or enjoy a mouthwatering treat from the comfort of your toasty car, I’m a firm believer that ice cream is always a good idea (one last time, don’t look at the forecast).  

Check out the hours on all of these places before planning your visit — a lot of them have limited their hours because of COVID and winter. 

Honey & Mackie’s


Out west? Make a stop at Honey & Mackie’s off Highway 55 and Rockford Road in Plymouth. What’s great about Honey & Mackie’s is they are always changing up their ice cream selections so you never know what amazing combinations they’ll have in store for you. Also check out their Valentine’s Day Sampler — available in-store only — which features 12 love-themed ice creams for you to share with your own Valentine (or buy two sampler packs and don’t share, we won’t judge). 

Pictured: The Caramel Brownie Stout, an ice cream made with stout beer from Minneapolis-based Utepils Brewing, brownies and salted caramel. Embed:

Milkjam Creamery


Perhaps the most photographed ice cream in the state, Milkjam Creamery on Lyndale Ave and West 28th in south Minneapolis became incredibly popular both for its magnetic colors and its high-quality, unique flavors. Milkjam balances veteran flavors like Black and C.R.E.A.M with monthly seasonal flavors and even has a D.I.Y. Valentine’s Sundae Kit for sale right now which is the perfect treat for the ice cream lover in your life. 

Pictured: Black, the darkest chocolate ice cream you’ve likely already seen all over social media (it is stunning and delicious). This Milkjam staple is also vegan and gluten-free (Milkjam always has plenty of vegan and gluten-free options on their menu so no excuses for you not to enjoy). Embed:

Bebe Zito Ice Cream


Tucked away off Lyndale in Minneapolis’ Wedge Neighborhood, Bebe Zito is the love child of chef Ben Spangler and Gabriella Grant that features chef-driven, small batch ice cream made with high-quality ingredients. The couple, who got engaged and married at the shop, went into business to provide ‘flavor vacations’ to all of their guests — like G.O.A.T Apple Pie (a Cajeta caramel base with roasted apple and cinnamon jam topped with pie crumble streusel) or the Breakfast Club (Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms mixed into a citrus vanilla base then topped with caramelized Fruity Pebbles). 

Note: Prior to starting Bebe Zito, Ben — a chef who has appeared on the Food Network for his creations, helped develop some of the most popular ice creams flavors at Milkjam Creamery (including Black, pictured above). And the married team opened their brick-and-mortar store in 2020 which deserves all the applause because life was already difficult enough.  

Pictured: Shop favorite The Crowening with a Valentine’s Day twist — a red velvet Oreo cookie base, malted strawberry cheesecake cookie dough, strawberry Oreos and strawberry jam. Served in a red velvet cone from The Konery. Embed:

Celebrate At Home

This might be the easiest holiday to celebrate at home. Take your favorite sweet breakfast food — waffles, pancakes, crepes, cinnamon rolls — and add a scoop of your favorite ice cream to the top. Eat, enjoy and then take a long nap Saturday afternoon. Perfection! 

My ice cream recommendations? Ben & Jerry’s Oat of this Swirled (buttery brown sugar ice cream with fudge flakes & oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls), Talenti’s Gelato Layers in Banana Caramel Crunch, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Skillet Cinnamon Roll and Kemps Ice Cream’s Caribou Coffee Java Chunk.

National Bagel Day!

National Bagel Day!

I love bagels. And I’m not just saying that because this is a blog post about National Bagel Day. I’ve always loved bagels. Hot and toasted with a good old spread of delicious cream cheese over the top. Maybe a breakfast sandwich with egg, melted cheese and crispy bacon. An everything bagel loaded with turkey, tomato and sprouts, topped off with a spicy garlic aioli. To me, bagels are the perfect carb vessel. 

When I was 24, I lived a few blocks from Bde Maka Ska in south Minneapolis and my Saturday morning routine in the summer was almost always the same. A large black coffee from Caribou paired with a toasted rosemary bagel with bacon scallion cream cheese from the Bruegger’s on Lake Street. Enjoyed on a bench just feet from the lake, typically with a friend seated next to me as we dissected life’s greatest challenges over a low-key brunch.

When I decided to cut gluten out of my diet, I mourned carbs — specifically, I mourned bagels. I mourned finding an amazing bagel while traveling, an impromptu breakfast from the corner bodega in New York City or a quick lunch at a cute little bistro like proper bagel in Nashville. The old-school delicatessen in Berkeley, ordering a plate full of lox, red onion, capers to load up on a crispy bagel while sipping bottomless cups of coffee. 

Again, I love bagels. 

The good news? The Twin Cities is loaded with amazing locally-owned bagel spots for both gluten and gluten-free bagel lovers and I’ve offered up a few awesome suggestions for you below. The perfect way to celebrate this very important holiday. 

Rise Bagels

North Loop

530 North 3rd Street


Years ago, I attended one of Rise Bagel’s test kitchen pop-ups. For a long time, sister duo Kate and Jen Lloyd sold their organic artisan bagels at farmer’s markets across the Twin Cities. And then they decided to open up a shop. So they settled in to put together a menu of delicious, unique bagels, cream cheese and sandwich offerings and I was lucky enough to be invited along as a friend’s plus-one to partake in the luncheon. 

Their brick-and-mortar store in North Loop is beautiful. The perfect surrounding for the products they offer. I ordered a large coffee (with an extra shot of espresso) and settled in to enjoy my Smoked Salmon sandwich on a gluten-free bun. This dream of a sandwich combines all of my favorite traditional fixings that scream ‘BAGELS’ — smoked salmon from Northern Waters Smokehaus in Duluth, red onion, cream cheese, capers and dill. 

Rise Bagels is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8am to 1pm (or until they sell out) and they offer online ordering and curbside pick-up. 

The Smoked Salmon sandwich, featuring Northern Waters Smokehaus smoked salmon (IYKYK)
The delicious options at North Loop hotspot Rise Bagel

Hark! Cafe

Warehouse District

430 North 1st Avenue


Did you know Minneapolis has a 100% vegan, gluten-free, celiac-safe restaurant? I didn’t either until last week when I started doing some research for this post. Hark! Cafe is a brand-new cafe in downtown’s Warehouse District (in the old Rosen’s location on 1st Avenue, for all of us oldies out there). It’s beautiful. Bright and open and colorful, even with the COVID-restrictions in place. 

Hark! is the lovechild of two best friends, Katherine and Lisa, who met in college and now spend their days reinventing their favorite recipes to fit the plant-based, gluten-free lifestyle. Am I vegan? Nope. But I’m open to trying everything. So I went for it with a toasted onion bagel loaded with garlic cream cheese, tofu “egg”, grilled pepper and onions, and vegan cheddar. 

It was delicious. And the bagel — which was the real reason for my visit — was awesome. The texture was like an old-school bodega bagel, nice and crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside. It was a bagel!!!!! (If you know anything about gluten-free baking, you know that texture is hardest thing to nail and these bagels taste just like bagels). 

Hark! Cafe is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday. 

A tofu breakfast sandwich on a toasted onion bagel with garlic cream cheese at downtown Minneapolis’s newest cafe Hark!

St. Paul Bagelry

1702 Lexington Ave North


5426 Nicollet Avenue


St. Paul Bagelry is owned by sisters Dodie and Peggy who opened up their second location in Minneapolis in 2017 after acquiring a cult-like following in the St. Paul suburb. And they make over 3,000 of their New York-style bagels every day.

Besides offering the classic bagel and cream cheese combo, St. Paul Bagelry has a long menu featuring breakfast sandwiches, lunch options and even pizza on a bagel that’s made-to-order (called the bagizza). St. Paul Bagelry bagels are also available at stores across the state, from Duluth to Rochester with a few locations in Wisconsin and northern Iowa as well. 

My suggestion? The MacGyver — hot roast beef, Swiss cheese, garlic herb cream cheese, green pepper and red onion on an onion bagel. 

St. Paul Bagelry’s two locations are open seven days a week with online ordering available as well.

The Joni Mitchell at St. Paul Bagelry (Source: @stpaulbagelry on Instagram)

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The Art of DIY Flower Arranging

The Art of DIY Flower Arranging

Freshen up your space with easy, quick and inexpensive flower arranging

Key Elements to look for with flower design –>


Grab some fresh flowers at your local grocery store, flower shop or YOUR BACKYARD!

Different types of flowers you should look for:

  • Bigger blooms: (ex. Hydrangea)
  • Smaller blooms: (any flower clusters)
  • Greens: (ex. Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus, Palms)


Step one: Find vases around the house- you can use pottery, mason jars, pitchers, basically a whole lot of stuff- get creative! The thrift store is a great option if you are coming up short- almost all the vases used here are from the thrift store. If you are looking for bud vases, Michaels always has a good selection.

Step two: Look around your home and see what you need- maybe your end tables are looking bare or you need the perfect centerpiece for your dining room… or all the above! These spaces may need color, height or texture. Simple bud vases with a pop of color are great to put on bookshelves, your bathroom vanity or around the kitchen.

Step three: Cut stems according to the height of the jar you’re using. If it’s a wider mouth, you’ll need a lot more flowers than if it’s the skinner mouth that most vases have. Keep in mind that you will want the flowers to have varying heights for depth. It’s all about balance!

If you’re doing a couple bud vases, they don’t need much! 1-3 flowers will add the perfect touch. You can put these little colorful guys anywhere around the house to add a little something extra.

If you’re wanting to do a larger arrangement for a centerpiece of some kind, and have no idea where to start- here are some guidelines: start with the bigger blooms, like the Hydrangea, and put the smaller blooms around it, keep doing this process until your vase is getting full but not too tight, then add the greens! You can manipulate the greens by putting them all around the bottom edge so they can hold up the flowers in the center.

Lastly, the trick to keeping fresh flowers fresh, is to change the water once a day! No “flower food” needed. Another top-secret tip is if you have Tulips, put a couple pennies in there and they will last longer than if you didn’t- trust me!

Bottom line- flower arranging is pretty forgiving. Play around with the colors, and heights until you find something you like. If you do it a couple times, it’s a piece of cake and having them around your home really adds a fresh and natural touch. So go hit the back yard and freshen up your spaces!

P.S- If you are wanting to add fresh greens to your home, and even if you aren’t, you should get fresh eucalyptus for your shower. Tie the branches around your shower head and the heat and steam will help activate the essential oils and it can help reduce stress. It’s pretty spectacular. You can get fresh eucalyptus at your local Trader Joes or flower shop. There’re also a couple subscriptions now that deliver fresh eucalyptus to you every month, so you don’t even have to go in public- SCORE!

Content Creator: Elena Esters



BOO! Did we scare you? With Halloween weekend upon us, we wanted to list out our Top Three all-time favorite horror films. Not sure where it all began, but in the Isaacson household growing up, we loved our scary movies. Yes, we’ve pretty much seen them all. Hey, some of us were only 5 years old when we saw 1968’s Night of The Living Dead. Does that make us weird? Sure. But we have made it a family tradition by usually scoping out the newest Hollywood hub bub flick at our favorite theater in Minneapolis, The St. Anthony Main Theatre. We brainstormed and came up with our three favorites to share with you. We aren’t about the gore here, yes of course we all know to watch Friday the 13th or Halloween. But we’ve come up with three that you might’ve forgotten about, or never heard of. Don’t watch alone. These films will sure to spook you to your core. So cozy up in that beautiful living room of yours and lock the doors. Happy Halloween!


The Babadook (2014)

Don’t judge a film by its name. Yes, when this movie first came out, Director Jennifer Kent knew the name sounded silly. But that was her intention. She wanted it to have a name that was something that a kid could easily make up. The Babadook is no joke however. Even the director of the Exorcist, William Friedkin, said it was one of the best and scariest horror films he’d ever seen. Woah. The acting is absolutely phenomenal and the slow emotional build up in the film is what keeps you wondering and guessing what will have next. Watch until the end and you will be thinking about this film for months.  A widow who is sticken by the grief of the loss of her husband, is finding it hard to cope with her out of control son, whose behavior seems to be getting more out of control. When a book suddenly appears in their house called, “The Babadook”, the son states that he’s been seeing this Babadook at night. The Babadook may be a villain, but the film explores the difficulties of parenting and the emotional pain of grief.


The Shining (1980)

Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining. The film is about an inspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) who accepts a job to be the off season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in Colorado with his wife Wendy and son Danny. Danny possesses the psychic ability to see the hotel’s horrific past along with the hotel’s cook. The film explores the slow build up to Jack’s insanity. This film has epic scenes that are burned into memory and not to mention the most famous line from the film, “here’s Johnny”. In which Jack Nicholson improvised while filming. This movie is an absolute classic in our family and yes, we have seen it multiple times, but something about watching a character slowly grow more and more insane is not only fascinating but also intriguing. Who wants to take a trip and stay in room 217?


The Witch (2015)

The Witch in no way relies on jump scares, gore, or any other sort of silly monster to keep you watching until the end. Instead it takes its time to meticulously stir the pot to build up to its demonic and monstrous end that will leave you saying that was the best ending to a horror film. The film takes place in 1630s New England when a family is banished from the Commonwealth because of a religious dispute, are forced to build a farm outside of a secluded forest. Even though the film is set in 1630 New England, it feels modern in its implications about oppression, misogyny, and distrust. Winner of the Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, this will sure to become one of your top horror films of all time.

Now your electricity bill has increased because you will sleep with the lights on now…

I will leave you with Tony the Vampire…



Content Credit: Leah Isaacson



It’s time Minnesota. It’s finally that time. Where we can finally feel the warmth of what is that? Oh yes, the sun! It’s officially summertime and we couldn’t be more ready. Every year we deserve an award for getting through those unforgiving winter months and then the tease that is called spring. What better way to treat yourself than to an ice cream? Even though we will for sure eat ice cream when its -20 degrees out, but it’s more fun when you can actually sit outside and enjoy it. We scooped out (punny!) two uniquely different ice cream shops in our beloved Twin Cities that will have you drooling by the end of this blog post.

The first stop on our ice cream escapade was to Wonders Ice Cream Shop in Saint Paul. Wonders Ice Cream Shop is Minnesota’s First Rolled Ice Cream Shop. Now if that isn’t special, I don’t know what is. Not close to Saint Paul? No worries. Wonders Ice Cream has shops in Blaine, Maple Grove, Burnsville, and Mall of America! Woah. Why did we pick the Saint Paul location? Rolled. Ice Cream. Taco. You read that right folks! At the moment these fiesta wonders of the world are only available at their Saint Paul and Maple Grove locations. The Rolled Ice Cream Taco has a chocolate waffle cone in the shape of a taco shell that is then stuffed with your flavor of rolled ice cream and the toppings of your choice. We chose vanilla as our ice cream and toppings included bananas and strawberries.


What is rolled ice cream? It is a popular treat in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The ingredients are laid out on a surface that is about -20 degrees Celsius. Once all the ingredients are prepped and evenly distributed, it is pushed with a spatula that turns it into rolls. They are placed in a cup and topped with any ingredient you could imagine. We also tried the Cookie Monster one of their signature menu items. Topped with Oreo’s, chocolate chip cookies, and we added Teddy Grahams for good measure. Get on the bandwagon because rolled ice cream is the treat of your dreams this summer. Plus it makes quite the Instagram post. Check out their website HERE!


Our second stop was to MN Nice Cream in Northeast Minneapolis. I mean the name in and of itself should make you smile. This place is all about the toppings. Glitter people. Glitter! Edible glitter! This place is Instagram heaven. Not only is every scoop of ice cream Insta worthy, you have plenty of backdrop options to choose from, adorable pastel striped colored walls, a neon ice cream sign, and not to mention their ice cream trucks that sit outside in the parking lot.


We ordered the waffle cone with Trix, vanilla soft serve ice cream, and loaded on those toppings with glitter, sprinkles, and Fruity Pebbles. I guess you could call this a breakfast dessert, not to mention the size of this thing was as big as our heads. Scrumdiddlyuptious! Location is prime here being next to Able Seedhouse + Brewery. There are plenty of benches to sit on outside and parking is ample with having a parking lot right across the street. Go simple with the ice cream or load on the toppings. They also offer Vegan ice cream! There is something here for any ones taste buds. Check out their Facebook page HERE!


So get out there and treat that sweet tooth of yours! You deserve it. Happy summer folks!

Brotherly love…??


Content Creator: Leah Isaacson

Hip-Hop Easter Tips

Hip-Hop Easter Tips

If you’re anything like us, we are all feeling the aching need for spring. That crisp air that gives you chills but the good kind, like, “oh hey, I can get out my sweet white sneakers that I bought last year. “ We’re almost there. This period of time before spring can feel like the last haul of a work out when you’re feeling exhausted and just want to lie down. But you keep pushing and like true Minnesotans, we keep pushing through Sprinter. Sprinter: When it snows on the first day of spring. But during Sprinter a beautiful holiday occurs, Easter, a time to get together with family, eat delicious egg bakes, and celebrate the miracles of life. Whether you’re hosting Easter or just showing up with a side, we have some trendy ideas for a different take on your typical Easter décor. Whether you’re a millennial that wants to decorate your open airy apartment or a new homeowner who is hosting their first Easter, we have the ideas for you to keep your focus during this time of transition from winter to spring, to make the most out of this holiday.

Chalkboards are our love. For our Easter brunch we’re using it as a menu. We bought this particular one at a local antique store. However, you can find a chalkboard at excellent price points at Target, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels. Chalk can get messy, so use chalkboard markers for a clean look. As Vanilla Ice would say, “brunch brunch baby.”

Here is a modern take on the classic Easter basket. We feel that Easter baskets are bought every year but there is no use for them after one day. So why not purchase a “basket” you can use year round. We love this one from Carver Junk Company. After Easter, use this in your bathroom to hold soap and any other small toiletries. You could also use this as a desert tower. Place cupcakes, cookies, and cake for another hosting event. Or use it in your bedroom for plants, jewelry, or even your remote. The possibilities are endless.

Try this! Take any candle stick holders in your house and place an egg in each one. So easy.

We are obsessed with succulents. Succulents are easy to maintain and their colors and different shapes and sizes are perfect for centerpieces. For pots, take old bowls or other plant holders you haven’t been using. Fill with dirt and add small rocks or sand to fill it in at the top. We made ours at Carver Junk Company during their Succulent Bar.

Enjoy, friends!

Author & creator: Leah Isaacson

Super Bowl Extravaganza

Super Bowl Extravaganza

With all of the festivities here for the Super Bowl and you don’t know what to do?! Have no fear! The Isaacson Brothers are here to highlight FIVE things you need to do before Tom Brady and Nick Foles leave the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

One: ‘Sota Pop

Looking to up your Instagram game or take some amazing pictures with friends? This is dubbed the most Instagrammable spot in the Twin Cities during the Super Bowl, according to MPLS – STP Mag. It’s a really neat pop-up exhibit with many colorful murals and attractions. Who knows, you may be able to take a selfie with Tom Brady? – 500 Nicollet Mall.

Two: Prince Exhibit

Give us some purple snow and I will die a happy man. This is a must see if you are a Prince lover – 500 Nicollet Mall area

Three: Kitten Bowl

Sometimes all those crazy cat people get a bad rap. Tony and I wanted to take all these kittens home. Enjoy some laughs and watch some of the greatest feline athletes this world has to offer. You will be surprised that some kittens take the event more serious than others. One team is known to run the 3-4 defense.

Four: Music

Put on your dancing shoes (and maybe 27 layers of clothes) and watch some great outdoor concerts throughout the week. If the cold is not your thing, there are still tickets avalbile for Imagine Dragons, J-Lo (personal fave), and some more amazing bands. We encourage all of you to check out The Armory & First Ave, our favorite venues. For a complete lineup of music acts CLICK THE LINK BELOW.

Five: IDS Building Celebrity Watching

If you want to take a break from the cold, chill out in the IDS building. There are pop-up Super Bowl shops, many cafes and restaurants. You can watch LIVE broadcasts of ESPN and look for some famous people. *Randy Moss*

We will be downtown throughout the weekend enjoying the events, came hang with us and we’ll buy you a beer! It will be an exciting week and we are looking forward to seeing you there! PS (anything more than one drink and it will be charged to Sam…)

For the full lineup of Super Bowl events, check out the calendar HERE



We *love* this time of year! There is so much going on and everyone seems to be in a festive mood. Here is a round-up of just some of the markets you’ll find in the Twin Cities this holiday season! Merry everything!


Where: Loring Park 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis MN

When: Thursdays-Sundays until December 23rd

Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fridays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

What: A holiday market with food and activities for the whole family!

Where: Union Depot: St. Paul

240 E Kellog St. Paul, MN

When: Friday-Sunday until Dec. 10th

Friday, Dec. 1: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3: 12-6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10: 12-6 p.m.

What: A free event that is based on the traditional Christmas Markets in Europe. There will be a variety of local vendors.


Where: The Norway House: Minneapolis

913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

When: November 21st- January 7th

Monday’s – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday’s – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday’s – 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday’s – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday’s – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday’s – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday’s – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

What: Display of beautiful gingerbread houses for everyone to enjoy!

Where: Grand Ave St. Paul, MN 55105

When: Saturday,December 2nd


Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 – 10:30am: Join Santa during a pancake breakfast provided by Tavern on Grand! Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Annual Art at Ramsey, 10am – 5pm: A juried holiday art fair of quality fine crafts and fine art. The event is sponsored by Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education in cooperation with Artists’ Circle.

Classic Trolley Rides, 11am – 4pm: Take a ride along Grand in style. Trolleys will stop at bus stops.

Holiday Petting Zoo, 10am – 3pm: Swing by Frattallone’s Ace Hardward, 650 Grand to visit some fun, friendly creatures.

Soup Tasting/ Competition, noon – 3pm: Get a taste of Grand ave and sample soups at participating restaurants (until supplies last).


No Coast Craft-o-Rama: Friday, December 1 (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, December 2 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Midtown Global Exchange building 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Island of Misfit Makers: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the FOOD BUILDING 1401 Marshall Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413

A Handmade Holiday Market: Saturday, December 16 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company 1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Holiday Market: Saturday, December 16 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at Studio 125 Mpls 1621 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414


Published By: Katherine Jensen