May 2015

Found 10 blog entries for May 2015.

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Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook is a great spot in St. Paul to get the Irish pub experience. The Irish Nook stands out from the other Irish pubs and burger places in St. Paul due to the food, the drink specials, the live music and the free shuttles to the Wild and Vikings home games. If you love the Irish pub vibe, live music, tasty pub fare and excellent drink specials, make your next night out at Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook located in two spots around Saint Paul.

What to expect

You can find Casper’s located in two great spots in town. Find them at both 492 Hamline Avenue South or at 995 7th Street West in Saint Paul, MN. The Hamline Avenue South address is the Book while 7th Street is known as Shamrocks of Saint Paul.

The Nook is open from 11am to

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In our opinion, no city is complete without a vibrant downtown area and St. Paul, although it lives in the shadow of her twin, has vibrancy in spades. From the repurposed historic buildings to the convenience of having everything you need within steps of your front door, living in downtown St. Paul offers a way of life that only urban living can provide.

Loft living epitomizes the urban lifestyle and you can’t do better than purchasing a home at 9th Street Lofts. With only 49 homes, the community offers the best of both worlds ― the chance to really get to know your neighbors or almost complete privacy.

This community is located adjacent to Wacouta Park, in the Wacouta Commons development. The building started life as a printing factory and was

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If you enjoy racing for charity, competition or just for your own health, you need to find the right racing events in the St. Paul area. There are plenty held throughout the year and some are quite unique. Here's a look at some of the top races held throughout the area.

Fast and The Furry 8K & 5K9 - May

This annual race is held on Harriet Island every year. It provides the perfect choice for pet owners, as dogs are invited to enjoy the 5K9 with their owners. The 8K is a more competitive and timed run. The event also includes plenty of festivities for the entire family to enjoy.

Get Lucky - Around St. Patrick's Day

Known as one of the top races in the area, this Irish-themed race provides plenty of fun every year. You can dress in Green,

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A restaurant full of pride, healthy meals and conversation, Colossal Cafe is known as a great place for family and friends to gather. The menu is created to highlight seasonal ingredients and all dishes are made from scratch. Here's what you can expect when you dine at one of the Colossal Cafe locations.

The Menu

Serving breakfast all day and lunch, the cafe provides plenty of great options. Some of the top choices include:

  • Flappers
  • Colossal Breakfast
  • Spinach, Mushroom and Provolone Omelet
  • Frittata
  • Roasted Vegetable Omelet and Feta
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Spiced Turkey Breast Sandwich
  • Spinach Salad
  • Cubano Sandwich
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • And Many More!

There are all kinds of great options on both the breakfast

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The Cathedral of Saint Paul is the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It’s a beautiful landmark in the city offering daily mass, the Catholic sacraments, faith formation and much more. The city was once known as the Pig’s Eye Settlement back in 1841 when the area’s first Catholic priest dedicated his log chapel to the city and requested the name.

Today the Cathedral is a civic landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the area. In fact, over 1,000 households are members of the parish and it serves as a multitude of purposes for Catholics in the community. Here is a look at what members and visitors alike can enjoy at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

The History

The Cathedral’s

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Cossetta Eventi is an excellent option for dining in Minneapolis. They are a premier caterer in the city offering food services for weddings, corporate parties, special occasions, small gatherings and more. The menu consists of mostly Italian cuisine like the Lasagna Rustica, the Penne Bolognese and the Tiramisu.

You can order ready-to-serve box lunches around the Twin Cities for the busy work day. This family owned and operated business has been a popular choice since 1911 in Minneapolis. Here is a look at the menu and more at Cossetta Eventi.

What to expect

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Check them out at 211 South Exchange Street in Saint Paul. They are known for their excellent customer service, huge portions,

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Many attractions and companies offer tours throughout the St. Paul area. Whether you prefer to tour a brewery or a historic building, you will find plenty of choices throughout the area. Here are some of the top choices for tours near St. Paul.

Descubre Twin Cities Tours

A tour company providing plenty of private group tours in the St. Paul and Minneapolis are, Descubre is a great choice. They provide customized tours in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Find out more about the tours offered at,

Brewery Tours

Multiple area breweries offer tours of their facilities. Most of the brewery tours include samples and will show you how the process of brewing works. You can take a tour of the following area

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There’s a lot to be said about condo living in any city. Primary among the benefits is that you won’t be out shoveling snow in the winter or raking leaves in the fall. Condo living is low-maintenance living.

If you’ve decided to buy a condo you’ll have quite the selection from which to choose. Currently you’ll find 360 condos for sale in St. Paul, with an average list price of $184,661. The lowest price for a condo in St. Paul right now is $17,100 and the highest price is $2,249,000.

St. Paul Luxury Condos

Luxury units can be found in most of our city’s larger communities, typically as penthouses. In fact, the most expensive condo on the market right now is a penthouse at The Lowry in downtown St. Paul. Built in 1911 as a medical center,

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As we get closer to summer, the St. Paul events calendar is starting to look rather plump. There are two coming up next week, in fact, that we think you should know about.


The 4th annual Minnesota Monthly Grill Fest is happening the weekend after Mother’s Day (that’s this weekend, by the way), on both Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

One ticket not only gets you into the event, but it also covers wine, beer samplings and food. And oh ― the food. All of your favorite grilled foods will be in attendance and you can learn from the best how to grill like a pro.

This isn’t a family event, by the way. You must be 21 or older to get in.

GrillFest is being held at CHS Field and tickets are $40 if you buy them

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The St. Paul Grill is one of the finest restaurants in the city. It overlooks Rice Park and has become a Twin Cities landmark. The amazing atmosphere, attention to detail in the service and the classic menu provide something for everybody to enjoy.

The restaurant has been recognizes every year as one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities. From the premiere scotch club to the diverse dinner menu, there's plenty to enjoy at The St. Paul Grill.

The Menu

Along with the regular lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant provides a brunch, celiac friendly and group dining menu. Some of the favorite choices include:

  • Escargots
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Classic Shrimp Cocktail
  • Pepper Crusted Lamb
  • Caesar Salad
  • Duck Salad
  • Cream of Minnesota Wild
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