Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Tweeter

Chris Kluwe, a.k.a. @chriswarcraft

Chris Kluwe, the lovably geeky Vikings punter, has achieved the impossible in celebrity tweeting: a Twitter feed that won't insult the entire country's homosexual community or be read top to bottom in vocal fry. Instead, @chriswarcraft is pitch perfect. He gives his 42,000-plus followers a voyeuristic window into his fancy, fancy world ("In a limo ... wondering if I should let the driver know someone wrote "Penis" on one of the side windows"). He tweets with a refreshing, reckless candor: He once wrote of ESPN analyst Skip Bayless, "I mean, how much horse cock do you have to gargle to be that bad at your job," and he criticized Drew Brees and Peyton Manning's behavior during the NFL lockout with the hashtag #douchebags. And sandwiched between all that, he has the twit-wit to make people want to hang out with him. He likes video games! He's pretty liberal! For God's sake, his followers win free tickets to shit. In short, Chris Kluwe is a better, more interesting person because, not in spite of, Twitter. #whoamonguscansaythesame?

Best Break-Up Spot Nickelodeon Universe

Best Building Cathedral of St. Paul

Best Bus Route Route 94

Best Charity The Bridge for Youth

Best Corner Grand Avenue and West 46th Street

Best Festival MNfashion's Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week

Best Hipster Neighborhood Seward

Best Lake Cedar Lake

Best Local Blog Ripple in Stillwater

Best Local Boy Made Good Jim Burke

Best Local Girl Made Good Semonti Stephens

Best Local Website MPLS Bike Love

Best Local YouTube Video Street Stories

Best Make-Out Spot Prohibition, W Minneapolis—The Foshay

Best Meme The Duck-Dog Debacle

Best Myth Stillwater Bigfoot

Best Neighborhood Armatage

Best Place for a First Date Target Free Thursday Nights at Walker Art Center

Best Place to Do Something for Free Art Shanty Projects

Best Place to Meet Single Men (Gay) Camp Bar

Best Place to Meet Single Men (Straight) Fulton Brewing Taproom

Best Place to Meet Single Women (Straight) Hipshaker at the Kitty Cat Klub

Best Place to Meet Women (Lesbian) Grown & Sexy at Hell's Kitchen

Best Place to People-Watch Saintly City Cat Club events

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests St. Anthony Falls

Best Politician John Kriesel

Best Scandal Koch-Brodkorbgate

Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

Best State Fair Food Sweet corn ice cream at Blue Moon Dine-in theater

Best Street Lake Street

Best Strip Club The Seville

Best Tourist Attraction Minnesota State Fair

Best Undiscovered Neighborhood St. Paul's North End

Best View Minneapolis skyline from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Villain Michael Brodkorb