Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Break-Up Spot

Nickelodeon Universe

Breakups — the ones that don't devolve into car keying — are best done in private. However, sometimes it's best to go out with a bang. The Mall of America contains dozens of ways to ruin a relationship that will be funny later (much later), many of them in Nickelodeon Universe. Lumber past him on the Sky Trail ropes course and yell down, "I'm over you!" Take her on the Spongebob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge, then at the exit whisper, "Well, we've hit rock bottom." Load him up on the Fairly Odd Coaster and squeal cathartically, "I'm so sick of this roller coaster! Get your shit out of my apartment!" After all, that person you're dating is terrible and is going to get broken up with so many times. Why not be the memorable one? Then get on the escalator without him/her, and ride away wide-eyed, waving slowly.

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 Tweeter Chris Kluwe, a.k.a. @chriswarcraft

Best Undiscovered Neighborhood St. Paul's North End

Best View Minneapolis skyline from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Villain Michael Brodkorb