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...

Keefer Court Bakery & Café: A Tiny Space Brimming with Treats

When I'm feeling hungry and I need quick, affordable, and most importantly, delicious food, I immediately head to one of my favorite spots on the West Bank, Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe. The name may not invoke thoughts of tender meat filled buns, warm soups,...

Arch Lights 2016: Putting the Art in Party

What’s better than fighting overzealous shoppers and standing in long, loooong lines on Black Friday? Anything, really, but more specifically, how about celebrating the arts! If retail therapy isn’t for you, join The Southern Theater on November 25th for an evening of revelry and celebration for...

Give to the Max Day 2016

Mark your calendars, Give to the Max Day 2016 is Thursday November 17th! The scheduled donation period is already in full swing and all donations scheduled between now and November 16th through the GiveMN.org website will be counted toward Give to the Max Day. GiveMN.org offers an easy...

Mapps Coffee & Tea: A West Bank Gem

Whenever I find myself on the West Bank and in need of a spot to work with great ambiance, I head to Mapps Coffee and Tea. In a world of glossy, super-trendy coffee shops, Mapps feels like walking into the familiar home of an old...