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Heiruspecs playing the LynLake Street Fest
These two trendy and neighboring neighborhoods, both of which straddle Lake Street, have long been bohemian homelands. Uptown's scruffy punk-rock past has given way to a mix of upscale Asian dining, local-designer boutiques, coffee houses, and quirky specialty shops, while Lyn-Lake preserves a slightly funkier vibe: two important small theaters reside here, along with some well-established and beloved restaurants, among them It's Greek to Me, whose ethnic flavor is obvious, and The Egg and I, where neighborhood hipsters congregate for hangover-soothing breakfasts.
Uptown/Lyn Lake Features
Coworking for Fashionistas: Two designers open "Showroom"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Jen Chilstrom and Kimberly Jurek have just opened (May 1) a new kind of fashion boutique. The Showroom is a combination retail shop/workshop/coworking space where local designers can come, work, exhibit, share ideas, and grow creatively.
Videoline: Tane Danger on Public Policy Comedy
Tom Niemisto, MN 2020
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Theater of Public Policy, cofounded by the improbably named improv guy Tane Danger, uses comedy to probe public issues. Call it improvisational democracy, with real situations, serious intentions, and plenty of laughs.
Coffee with your Tattoos? Tattoos with Your Coffee? A Slide Show
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Shops that pair high-end coffee with edgy, adrenaline-boosting activities are becoming a Twin Cities hallmark. We've got coffee and motorcycles (Bob's Java Hut), coffee and serious biking (Angry Catfish), and now coffee and that artistic test of pain-endurance called getting serious tattoos.
A Tale of Three Kickstarts
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Crowdfunding powerhouse Kickstarter is becoming the go-to support system for a wider and wider variety of business ventures locally and nationally. Here are three Twin Cities success stories: a wallet, a home-security device, a restaurant--that illustrate how Kickstarter fuses funding, marketing, R and D, and even a kind of before-the-fact customer support.
A Line or Two: Of Cold Ramen and Rice Balls
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities. Call it an editor's note as blog entry. This week: a lunchtime celebration of local Japanese food.
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