Travel Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Minneapolis
Eating This Type of Fish Could Reduce Your COVID Risk, Study Suggests
Options such as salmon, Atlantic mackerel, sardines, cod, and herring are all packed with omega-3 fatty acids—which may reduce risk of death from COVID-19.Tamping down inflammation is a key part of that strategy, and in terms of what can give you a dietary boost in the right direction, a recent study suggests you may want to load up on fatty fish. (Related: 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet).
Here’s a list of things for which Minneapolis was known before May 25, 2020: Prince, snow, funny accents,, more snow, missed playoffs, , and—this cannot be emphasized enough—a heckuva lotta snow. But the evening George Floyd died under the knee of Derek Chauvin, that event and became woven into the city’s fabric, too.
Lists, of course, never paint a complete picture. The golly-gee-willikers accents are rare, at least in the city proper. The Mall of America is technically in, a different city entirely; ditto the Minnesota State Fair, which takes place in . , New York, gets twice as much snow as Minneapolis, but fewer sub-zero days. And yes, travelers to the Twin Cities will find a place still reeling from the past year but look again and they’ll also see an incredible outpouring of public art, young people united in protest, and thousands of lawn signs rallying for a better future.
Trader Joe's Just Added A New Flavor Of This Healthy Dessert
Hold The Cone ice cream cones are one of the most popular and healthy desserts at Trader Joe's and there's a new flavor: Coffee Bean.The tiny treats feature coffee bean ice cream in a chocolate cone and are covered with chocolatey coating. Instagram account @traderjoeslist posted about the find recently, and it's safe to say people are excited.
Minneapolis and its sister city of St. Paul are culturally rich but historically fraught. They’re quite diverse, but deeply segregated. They are impossibly complicated metropolises, as anywhere home to more than 4 million people might be. But Minneapolis is also blessed with gorgeous lakes, trails, bike paths, and green spaces, world-class museums, progressive galleries, ambitious restaurants, inspired shops, and some of the Minnesota Nicest™ people you’ll encounter anywhere in America. The more you get to know it, the more questions you have—and every layer you peel back reveals new depth and dimension.
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There's a Nationwide Shortage of This Popular Milk
Americans love Oatly oat milk, but retailers are explaining how a shortage is affecting coffee and grocery orders around the country.Late last week, Starbucks Corp. and Fresh Direct, the 19-year-old grocery delivery company that was one of the first in the country, confirmed short supplies of Oatly oat milk to Bloomberg. It seems the main reason for the scarcity is that the beloved plant-based milk brand has been working on a new plant in Utah to keep up with demand, but construction on that factory has reportedly been delayed because of issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting to and around Minneapolis
, or MSP, has been considered You’ll understand why when you walk its traveler-friendly terminals. Is that an indoor playground? Yes, it is. Are those free massage chairs? You betcha. The airport’s spacious bathrooms even made into an from no less than Gayle King, who is a fan. MSP is a major hub for and low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines, making it easily accessible from most U.S. cities. Unless you’re attending a convention downtown, you’ll want to rent a car to get around the city—though in spring, summer, and fall, there’s nothing better than tooling along the 50-mile and its spectacular on two wheels. (Bike-share program can help with rentals.)
What to do in Minneapolis
Travelers who wish to pay their respects to George Floyd can leave flowers or messages of faith and hope at the makeshift memorial at 38th and Chicago, a.k.a. George Floyd Square, and visit the somber “Say Their Names Cemetery” in the grassy vale at 37th and Park. Artists Anna Barber and Connor Wright’s impactful installation features more than 100 headstones—each printed with the name, date, location of death, and the words “Rest in power”—of Black Americans who have died at the hands of police. Afterward, head up to the(MAAHM) in North Minneapolis; exhibitions at the petite gallery dissect topics both historic (the horrific century-old lynchings in Duluth, Minnesota) and contemporary (the significance of church hats in the African American community).
Almost 100 Types Of Ice Cream Are Being Recalled, FDA Says
A recall of over 95 types of ice cream has been issued, according to the FDA, because they could be contaminated with Listeria.The dessert was made and distributed on or after March 24, 2021. It was sent to supermarkets, drug stores, and convenience stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Routine testing found the issue, prompting the ice cream recall.
MAAHM is one of many worthwhile museums dotted throughout Minneapolis. With more than 90,000 works spanning six continents and five millenia, theis like the Met of the Midwest and easily takes half a day (or longer) to visit. is the only cultural institute in North America devoted exclusively to Russian works; check the calendar for folk performances and lectures on the Soviet avant-garde. The is partly housed in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century mansion of a Swedish publishing magnate and its shows spotlight Scandinavian photographers, fashion designers, children’s illustrators, and more. It’s also home to , a Nordic-inspired eatery that bakes the most delicious cardamom buns this side of the Atlantic.
For edgier contemporary work, don’t miss theand its outdoor sculpture garden, home to Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry installation; the Frank Gehry-designed , with its astounding permanent collection of Modernist paintings; and , a gallery space devoted to amplifying the voices of American Indian artists.
Wegmans Is Recalling These Two Popular Grocery Items
Two recalls have been issued by Wegmans — one for a mislabeled salad dressing and another for bone broth that may contain hydraulic oil.A recall for the Kitchen Accomplice Organic Beef Bone Broth Concentrate was issued on April 25 due to concerns it could contain hydraulic oil. The substance is used as a lubricant in machinery for vegetable processing, meat and food packing, fruit harvesting, and cheese, dairy, and egg processing, according to CENEX. Just three days later, on April 28, a recall for the White Oak Farm&Table Gorgonzola and Pear Salad Dressing was issued because the product was mislabeled and is missing ingredients.
Since we've already noted the Mall of America isn’t even in Minneapolis, hit up the city’s fantastic independent retailers instead. Head to stylish lifestyle boutiquefor marbled notebooks and terrazzo incense holders, for sustainable fashion and handmade ceramics, for minimalist utilitarian items like German goat hair laptop brushes and Minnesota-made beeswax pillar candles, for affordable local art (much of it already framed), and the century-old for lefse rolling pins and cloudberry soap.
Prince fans who pilgrimage toin Chanhassen, a half hour from downtown Minneapolis, can chase their visit with a stop at the 1,137-acre in nearby Chaska. A paved three-mile walk traverses wetlands, woods, and prairie, looping through both wildflower and rose gardens. Back in the city, you can take on the Mississippi River by kayak (self-serve rentals are available from the seasonally operated ); sail and swim at ; or book yourself an only-in-MN private log-rolling lesson with the .
What to eat in Minneapolis
Of all the foods Minnesota is known for (tater tot hotdish, wild rice soup, lutefisk), none is more famous than theSo you might as well make your first stop , a friendly dive that has been serving no-frills burgers stuffed with molten-hot American cheese since the 1950s.
This Massive Costco Bakery Dessert Is Currently On Sale
The Caramel Tres Leche Bar is back in the Costco bakery section after being gone for a year, and is currently on sale for $2 off.As its name suggests, Costco Instagram account @costcodeals spotted the bar recently and alerted their followers. The instant savings of $2 is only short-lived—it's only available until May 16. But according to My Fitness Pal, the entire cake has 3,554 calories, 542 carbs, 125 grams of fat, and 434 grams of sugar (!).
Once you’ve checked that burger box, you’re free to explore the rest of the Twin Cities’ diverse culinary offerings: steamed Nepalese momos at, juicy birria tacos at , heat-packing papaya salad at the food court in St. Paul, and single malt whiskeys at the newly opened distillery.
For a more elevated dining experience, nab reservations at, the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim ( , ). The five-course prix fixe menu includes an inspired mix of vegetarian and pescatarian options, including a mackerel gravlax tostada and kimchi mandu with chrysanthemum, chayote, and shiitake dashi. Another funky fusion restaurant to light up the Twincy dining scene recently is , an Italian-Japanese eatery from Daniel Del Prado ( , ) and Shigeyuki Furukawa ( ). Under their brilliant watch, cavatelli is spiked with sake and pizza with miso pesto. And for dessert? You can’t top a kooky small-batch ice cream cone from the wildly creative husband-and-wife team behind . Their craveable flavors include gochujang brownie, Thai tea crunch, and a nostalgic riff on Dunkaroos.
Where to stay in Minneapolis
Minneapolis has no shortage of polished business hotels (this is a big convention town after all), but for a boutique experience with real personality, there’s no beating(rooms from $189). Located in a 19th-century brick-and-timber warehouse, the hotel puts an urban spin on a homey Northwoods lodge. (Think decorative antlers and luxurious Serta mattresses draped with cozy Faribault Woolen Mill blankets.) The in-house restaurant, , relaunched with a new menu from Chef Nyle Flynn doing his darndest to rep Minnesota with woods- and lake-inspired comfort foods like whole roasted meadow hen and Great Lakes walleye with lentils. The Hewing’s rooftop has a spa pool and sauna and guests can borrow hand-built bicycles for exploring the North Loop neighborhood. The Hewing is also walkable to Chef Gavin Kaysen’s and , two of the most celebrated fine dining restaurants in the Midwest, and idyllic Nicollet Island in the Mississippi. Stroll there after dusk to watch the sun set and see the four-story-tall, eight-decade-old Grain Belt Beer sign flicker to life.
IKEA is Recalling Thousands of These Popular Kitchen Items After Burn Incidents .
IKEA has issued a recall of two types of its packs of plates, bowls, and mugs after 123 breaking incidents, with four reported injuries.IKEA has issued a recall of 148,000 bowls, plates, and mugs because they could become brittle and break, according to an announcement posted on its website. If this happens when hot food or liquid is in one of the recalled products, it could possibly cause serious injury. Unfortunately, this has already happened, the notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.