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Welcome to the Minneapolis Northwest blog! We give you the inside scoop on area events, date night ideas, things to do with kids, outdoor adventures, and the best restaurants shops to check out. We'd love to hear from you, too - feel free to comment on our blogs and give us a share on social media. 

Precautions around COVID-19 have led to limited hours of business (or temporary closure) for area attractions, shops, and restaurants, as well as the cancellation or postponement of area events. Please contact individual businesses or event organizers for specific details and hours of operation.

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Regina Eckes

Get Packing! Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

As travel begins to open up, this is the year you want to take your family on a safe and memorable vacation without breaking the bank. Take advantage of these budget-friendly travel tips as you start planning this year’s vacation (or vaxication) or…

Plan Your Vacation in Minneapolis Northwest

Natural beauty, international flavors, epic shopping, creative events, hotels to fit any budget – there are so many reasons to plan a trip to Minneapolis Northwest. Family vacationers, girlfriends getaways, and solo travelers are all welcome in this…

Restaurant Spotlight: 50's Grill

Take a step back in time and enjoy delicious home-cooked diner food surrounded by nostalgic décor at 50's Grill. This is not your everyday burger joint. You'll enjoy items such as hamburger steak, Grandma's meatloaf, a classic turkey dinner, BLTs…

Restaurant Spotlight: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine offers more by keeping things simple and local. Head Chef and Owner Ann Sengmavong has fused Thai with global palates since 2005 and is inspired by her travels across the U.S., Asia and Europe. The result of her creativity…

Where to Eat and Drink During Patio Season

Below are the best patios in Minneapolis Northwest that are open for business and taking precautions to ensure you can safely enjoy dining al fresco while the temps are up and the sun's out. OMNI Brewing Co. Make it a beer night at OMNI Brewing Co.…