Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Suburb


Is Richfield fancy now? Sorta! The first-ring ’burb is known for its blue-collar sensibilities and mid-century ramblers, but it’s recently acquired hipper food and drink options—Lyn 65, Pizza Lucé, Lakewinds Food Co-Op, Giordano’s, Andale Taqueria y Mercado—and a smoldering-hot real estate market. For the second straight year, Richfield was named the hottest housing market in the Twin Cities, according to a Star Tribune survey. Gentrification’s fangs can only dig so deep into the 36,000-person suburb, however. Home prices are still (relatively) affordable, burgers at Sandy’s Tavern remain $5, and A World of Fish will outlive us all. More than ever, the freeway-wrapped, character-rich city lives up to its motto: “The Urban Hometown.” 

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Lynx Player Sylvia Fowles

Best Wild Player Eric Staal

Best Twins Player Byron Buxton

Best Timberwolves Player Jimmy Butler

Best Vikings Player Case Keenum

Best Coach Mike Zimmer

Best College Athlete Jordan Murphy

Best Sports Fan Millie Wall

Best Sporting Event MIAC hockey

Best Sports Highlight The Minneapolis Miracle

Best Sportswriter Britt Robson

Best Sports Talk Radio Host Dan 'Common Man' Cole

Best TV Sportscaster Mark Rosen

Best TV Newsperson Jason Matheson

Best Columnist Jon Tevlin

Best TV Station Minneapolis Television Network

Best Radio Station KFAN

Best Radio Personality Cathy Wurzer

Best Podcast 'Gleeman & the Geek'

Best Website Wedge Live

Best Commercial Bauhaus Brew Labs

Best Instagram @maywaver

Best Tweeter @RandBallsStu

Best Viral Moment 'Stranger Things' dino hoodie

Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good Winona Ryder

Best Politicians Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

Best Power Couple Tom Weber and Peggy Flanagan

Best Local Landmark Hahn/Cock

Best Hipster Trend Booze in movie theaters

Best Place to People-Watch Stone Arch Bridge

Best Dressed Jahna Peloquin

Best Construction Project Allianz Field

Best Road Pierce Butler Route

Best Way to Get Flipped the Bird Biking in the winter

Best Parking Lot Stillwater Veterans Memorial

Best Public Bathroom Walker Art Center

Best Sign of Spring Nice Rides deployed