Late last fall we had the opportunity to visit a brand new city and enjoy a weekend getaway in Minneapolis, MN. Lauren and I weren’t really sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised to find a warm and inviting city that has lots to do. From lovely public art, to fine dining, to an international marketplace, there was definitely lots to do whether you are visiting during the week on business, or taking a short weekend getaway.
From the moment we started looking into the best places to eat in Minneapolis, one name started coming up over and over again: Hell’s Kitchen. Located in the basement level of a skyscraper (where else would Hell be? ) in downtown Minneapolis, this restaurant has been a local staple of the Twin Cities’ food scene since the doors opened over a decade ago. When you look at the restaurant, with its heavy over the top kitsch decor you have to ask yourself: Is this all style or is there substance? Well we decided to descend into the depths to find out.
We absolutely love a good brunch! What’s there not to like about waking up late on Sunday and dragging yourself out of the house for the only meal that allows you to have a cocktail before noon and not be judged? Thankfully the people of Calgary seem to love brunch as much as I do, so there are tons of options for a great brunch in and around the city. After doing lots of tasting and drinking (tough job right?? ) we’ve come up with a list of what we think are the 6 most unique and best brunches in Calgary.
The city of Calgary is often overlooked when planning a trip through Canada, and to be honest I’m not sure why. This beautiful city is a perfect hub to plan outdoor adventures in places like Banff and Drumheller in addition to having a a slew of arts, cultural, and other activities to enjoy in the city proper. If you are planning a trip through Calgary take a look at our Ramblin’ Calgary Travel Guide for a great selection of things to do in the city.
Long before craft brewing was a national trend, the folks behind the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA had a fantastic vision. They built a craft brewery inside a fully restored Roman Catholic Church. The Church Brew Works isn’t some gimmick though, over the years they’ve become a Pittsburgh staple while achieving the holy trinity of restaurants: Fantastic food, great drinks in a unique and beautiful location. Plus, they brew beer on an altar!