BEST PHARMACY - 2008
True, Tom Gupta's drugstore is among the last independently owned pharmacies in the Twin Cities, with the others countable on a Simpsons hand. And yes, it is also one of the great local bastions of civic engagement. His political salons, with attendees crammed into the narrow aisles of his cavernous store, have long attracted the DFL party's top brass—everyone from Paul Wellstone to Al Franken. But never mind Gupta's independence or political chops: The man's a hell of a druggist. Put it this way: If you can name a local pharmacist with a greater knowledge of prescription drugs from Adderal to Zoloft, you're probably lying.