Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Suburb


Birdtown is cute as hell. West Broadway Avenue between 36th and 42nd Avenue is a foodie destination just 10-15 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis. They’ve got Greek, Italian, Costa Rican, Mexican, and the surreal bacon bacchanal that is Pig Ate My Pizza, which, as you can imagine, serves a killer charcuterie. Meat’s in this town’s DNA. Hackenmueller butcher shop has been around for more than 120 years, selling burgers to Robbinsdale’s founders since before there were cars. A big ol’ Hy-Vee currently houses a mini Allina Health clinic and a bar, a great place to meet hunks on a Friday night. Just kidding. But it could be. Why not? The homes are affordable and the property taxes reasonable. It’s a completely sound life plan to go Hy-Vee, find a husband, move into McNair Manor, and enroll the kids in Robbinsdale Area Schools—which boast great music programming. Foolproof, really.

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Best TV Newsperson Ian Leonard

Best Construction Project Dayton's

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Best Radio Station KFAI

Best Lynx Player Napheesa Collier

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Best Power Couple Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett

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Best Twins Player Nelson Cruz

Best TikTok Creator Chris Udalla

Best Minnesota United Player Ike Opara

Best Vikings Player Danielle Hunter

Best Radio Personality Angela Davis

Best TV Station TPT

Best Wild Player Ryan Suter

Best TV Sportscaster Justin Morneau

Best Local Memes Fragile Canyons

Best Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns

Best College Athlete Rashod Bateman

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Best Sportswriter Michael Rand

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Best Tweeter @_jazzghost_

Best Road Minnehaha Parkway

Best Columnist Sam Cook

Best Instagram @Nklokphoto

Best Coach P.J. Fleck

Best Website Sahan Journal

Best Politician Mitra Jalali

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