Best Restaurant for a First Date
Can Can Wonderland
For as long as humans have put on carnivals, these colorful gatherings have been magnets for new lovers. Like a stroll on the Coney Island Boardwalk, a date to Can Can Wonderland offers all the silly games and wacky distractions one needs to ease the awkwardness of a budding romance. Fantastic artist-designed mini golf, pinball and ping pong, arcade games — it’s all packed into this repurposed warehouse in the middle of nowhere St. Paul. The food and drink is sometimes Wonka-esque in its weirdness (maple and sage cotton candy, anyone? Boone’s Farm slushie?), but there are plenty of familiar classics like nachos, hot dogs, and pretzels with cheese so no palate feels snubbed. If you and your date can’t find things to talk about in this phantasmagoric playland, it was never going to work out anyway.