My husband’s family lives in Lakeland so we’re down there quite a lot, but for some reason there is such a high turnover of restaurants in that area. La Maria Taqueria is a new restaurant in Lakeland, Minnesota that opened earlier this year. They actually have had a long standing food truck in Lake Elmo which is raved about so that made it even more exciting!Continue reading
LoLo American Kitchen and Craft Bar | Stillwater, MNStandard
I went to post a photo of our most recent visit to LoLo American Kitchen and Craft Bar in Stillwater, Minnesota and realized, that although they are probably my most recommended spot, I’ve never written a Hipster Hack about them which felt very wrong, so here we are with a recap of some of our favorite dishes!Continue reading
Devil’s Advocate | Stillwater, MNStandard
After months of driving past it and saying “oh shit, we keep forgetting about that place,” we finally made it to Devil’s Advocate in Stillwater for a very quick dinner before my nephew’s soccer game.Continue reading
Lolito Cantina | Stillwater, MN – 2022 Hipster HackStandard
I’ve already written one Hipster Hack back in 2020 for Lolito Cantina, but that was two years ago and it’s still one of our favorite places so it definitely deserved an update!Continue reading
STEPCHLD | Northeast Minneapolis, MNStandard
I’ve been wanting to try STEPCHLD for a while so I was excited when I was able to make dinner plans with my friend to check it out.
I miss living in Northeast Minneapolis so much and it’s places like this that are why.Continue reading
The Wild Hare | Stillwater, MNStandard
We spent an impromptu afternoon/evening in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota last Sunday, first meeting Fiance’s family at Forge & Foundry Distillery (Hipster Hack coming soon) and then we lucked out snagging a spot on the patio at The Wild Hare for dinner with friends, because with it being Labor Day weekend, downtown Stillwater was packed and the waits we were being quoted elsewhere were an hour.
We had never been before so it was also great to be able to check another place off the list.Continue reading
Little Italy | Hudson, WIStandard
Little Italy is the newest Italian restaurant in Hudson, WI and my sister, Andrea, is the Operations Manager there. I’m putting that first to be fully transparent, but if anyone knows our family, they would also know if we don’t agree with something or think it sucks we’re the first to tell one another haha, so I assure you that I am only posting this because the food is legitimately really good and I was not asked to.
It actually even worked out perfectly so I was able to go to dinner while Andrea was working and with our other sister, Ashley! There’s nothing better than stolen sister time!Continue reading
W.A. Frost and Co. | St. Paul, MNStandard
I’ve tried and failed in past summers to get onto W.A. Frost and Company‘s patio and I was not going to make that same mistake this year. Their patio is continuously listed on the top patios of the Twin Cities and it is clear why!Continue reading
Handsome Hog | St. Paul, MNStandard
We are having the best summer finally experiencing restaurants we’ve been talking about going to for what feels like ever. After two years of pandemic takeout and sticking to the same places (some would say sticking to the rivers and the lakes that we’re used to #IYKYK) it just feels like we’re finally getting back to experiencing life.
I’m embarrassed to say that Handsome Hog has been on my list since it was in its first location so it’s taken me damn near a decade to get there 🤦♀️. I’m happy to report, that brunch was everything I’ve been dreaming it would be, but jokes on me, because now Handsome Hog is back on the list for dinner.Continue reading
The Velveteen Speakeasy | Stillwater, MNStandard
I love a good prohibition era bar and it wasn’t hard to convince fiance that The Velveteen Speakeasy in Stillwater, Minnesota was the best spot for our next date night when I assured him it crossed off all his criteria:
- Dim ✅
- Strong Cocktails ✅
- Pork Belly ✅
Plus who doesn’t love playing dress up to go to dinner?Continue reading