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2019 MN Fringe West Bank Picks

August 1-11, 2019 Every year for ten days in August, Minneapolis comes alive with the most experimental, most laugh-out-loud, most affecting, most fringe-iest theater and dance performances of the year. The Minnesota Fringe is the largest non-juried festival in the country, and most of the action...

Creating Community In Cedar Riverside

Join Springboard for the Arts, The West Bank Business Association, and neighborhood partners for a series of projects this spring and summer to connect and celebrate the Cedar-Riverside community! Events include a creative lighting artwork display to increase safety, a youth artist exhibit, a large,...

Support West Bank Businesses this Saturday!

Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday - a great chance to support  small businesses. According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, shopping at a locally-owned business yields a 48% return to the community versus a 13.6% return when shopping at a chain...

Bullwinkle's Fun Bar

Bullwinkle’s Saloon and Fun Bar

Located on the Seven Corners intersection of the West Bank neighborhood, Bullwinkle’s Saloon and Fun Bar, formerly just Bullwinkle's Saloon, has been a go-to destination for college students for many years. Now under new ownership, Bullwinkle’s has recently re-opened with a revived menu, drink specials, live...

West Bank favorite: Malabari Kitchen

Tucked next to the Cedar Cultural Center sits Malabari Kitchen, a cozy little restaurant that serves South Indian food with big flavor. The only restaurant in Minnesota specializing in Kerala cuisine, Malabari Kitchen’s home style cooking features a rich array of spices and focuses on...

The Sixth Annual Cedar Commissions

If you’re a music lover looking for something fun to do that will also support the local art community then head over to The Cedar Cultural Center February 3rd & 4th, 2017 for the sixth annual Cedar Commissions performances!   Funded by a grant from the Jerome Foundation,...

West Bank Highlights: Lucky Dragon

This week on the West Bank, I had dinner at Lucky Dragon Restaurant. Located right on Riverside, (1827 Riverside Ave), it is so easy to spot and is in the most ideal location for parking – surrounded by street meters, lots, and ramps! Also, though, it...

Jewel of India: A Hidden Gem

The West Bank is home to a number of restaurants, ranging from American style bar food to Ethiopian cuisine. So when I found myself in the neighborhood on a cold winter night, hungry and looking for something warm and delicious to eat, I was happy...

The Wienery: A Humble Hot Dog Heaven

The Wienery is one of those hidden spots that is easy to miss if you don’t know where to look, but if you spot it, you’ll be treated to simple, tasty, no-frills food. I popped into The Wienery on a recent afternoon, looking for a quick...

The Triple Rock Social Club: Punk Rock with a Side of Tots

One of my favorite past times is going to live shows and one of my favorite spots has always been The Triple Rock Social Club. For many music lovers, like myself, Triple Rock was and continues to be an integral part of the Minneapolis music scene boasting...