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Best of

the Twin Cities

Well, old sport, things sure are ducky in these twin burghs. Whether you're one of the old-money swells of East Egg, or one of the nouveau-riche bums of West Egg, we live the good life, and how! That's why this Best of the Twin Cities issue is just what you need. Because when you and your bird feel like putting on the Ritz, you want to know the best places to spend your hard-earned clams. Whether you want to go jitterbugging, grab a bottle of bootleg at some gin mill or juice joint, swing with some of that newfangled jazz we've been hearing about, or just relax with the finest grub in town, this is your guide to living high hat.

Cast your peepers on these pages to learn the best in people and places, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation, shopping and services, and food and drink. You'll also find out the winners you thought were the cat's meow in our Readers' Poll. And don't forget, you can even download our Best of the Twin Cities app for your smart phone.

We may not all have a load of dough, but with the Best of the Twin Cities, we can all live the life of Gatsby.

Best TV Newscaster Amelia Santaniello, WCCO

Best TV Weatherperson Belinda Jensen, KARE 11

Best TV Sports Anchor Mark Rosen, WCCO

Best Columnist Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Best Radio Station Radio K

Best AM Radio Personality Patrick Reusse, 1500 ESPN

Best Museum Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Theater Pillsbury House Theatre

Best Art Gallery Rosalux Gallery

Best Spread at a Gallery Opening Mpls Photo Center

Best Restaurant (St. Paul) Strip Club Meat & Fish

Best Chinese Restaurant Grand Szechuan

Best French Restaurant Meritage

Best Greek Restaurant Gardens of Salonica

Best Italian Restaurant Al Vento

Best Japanese Restaurant Masu Sushi & Robata

Best Korean Restaurant Kimchi Tofu House

Best Seafood Restaurant Sea Change

Best Steak House Burch

Best Restaurant (Minneapolis) The Bachelor Farmer

Best Neighborhood Longfellow

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests The Endless Bridge at the Guthrie Theater

Best Tourist Attraction Walnut Grove

Best Historical Site Split Rock Lighthouse

Best Cemetery Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery

Best State Fair Food Classic Walleye Roll at Giggles Campfire Grill

Best Festival Northern Spark

Best Trans-Friendly Event Cirque Du So Gay Bike Ride

Best Place to Do Something for Free Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Planetarium ExploraDome (Bell Museum)

Best Clothing Store (Women) Opitz Outlet

Best Acupuncture Attune Acupuncture

Best Body Supplies Intelligent Nutrients

Best Antiquing Downtown Hopkins

Best Art Supplies Art Materials

Best Bookstore (New) Common Good Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Booksmart

Best Record Store for Vinyl Treehouse Records

Best Eyewear Spectacle Shoppe

Best Garden Center Tangletown gardens

Best Weekend Getaway The Jeffers Petroglyphs

Best College Athlete Trevor Mbakwe

Best Park Fort Snelling State Park

Best Bike Trail West River Parkway

Best Bike Ride Freedom From Pants Ride

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle

Best Public Golf Course Rush Creek Golf Club

Best Hike Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Best Run The Downtown YMCA track

Best Road Race (Running) Get Lucky 7K and Half Marathon

PEOPLE & PLACES Best Local Blog: Heavy Table Best Local Boy Made Good: Al Franken Best Local Girl Made Good: Amy Klobuchar Best Local Website: City Pages Best Neighborhood: Northeast Best Politician: Amy Klobuchar Best State Fair Food: Cheese curds Best Tweeter: Chris Kluwe Best Villain: Michele Bachmann SHOPPING &...

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