A Texan visits the Twin Cities
Visit Minneapolis to see what it's like when a city has clean streets and sidewalks … and widespread composting. Here are some non-expert tips from a Texan's visit:
Catch a game. We went for baseball at Target Field, but Target Center — home to Minnesota's NBA and WNBA team — is just across the street. Plus, the Vikings play downtown too, and it's easily accessible on public transit.
- The Rangers pulled off three wins in Minneapolis after a tumultuous week of leadership changes in the club. And Twins fans were perfectly nice about it.
Eat a Jucy Lucy. This tip on cheese-filled burgers comes directly from our friends in Axios Twin Cities.
- The original delicacy can be found at Matt's, a cash-only diner tucked away in a neighborhood.
Go shopping. The Mall of America is as large as expected and worth visiting for every store imaginable.
- Plus, the world's finest eateries — Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville — are all bunched together.
Visit the sculpture garden. Marvel at these massive artworks, including a giant spoon and a rooster.
- This outdoor space has a great view of downtown and is accessible over a highway by an art-centric pedestrian bridge. Walkable bridges are common enough that there's a list of the best and worst in the city. Imagine that.
💭 Our thought bubble: More Texans should be visiting the Twin Cities in August to escape the heat (and torrential downpours). There's excellent Ethiopian food, great bookstores, funky bars and a nicer use of the river than Dallas.
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