City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities is here: Get the extras

We're mad about the Twin Cities. Why? Because it's 1961, and it's a great time to be living the American Dream.

Like the TV series Mad Men, this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue takes you back 50 years: Two new sports teams--the Twins and Vikings--are playing at Metropolitan Stadium. Dayton's is the king of retail. And at the metro's best restaurants you can enjoy a great steak and a fine cigar.

This year's issue includes 250 editor's picks, plus nearly 100 winners chosen by our readers. Of course, they didn't have the internet in 1961, but that hasn't stopped us from creating a slew of online extras. Here are details and links to the best of our Best-of issue, including information on how you could win a gift basket from City Pages with gifts from 2011 winners.

Watch this charming two minute video of our Best Of cover stars out on the town visiting several local landmarks:

City Pages--Mad About the Twin Cities from Black Iris Media on Vimeo.

Download our

free iPhone app

of City Pages' food and drink winners. With it, your smartphone will tell you how close you are to the Best Pizza, Best Dessert, Best Cocktail, and more. It will even work in other major cities that host our sister papers (New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and more).

You can use the Best of the Twin Cities app to check-in at all the Best Places in the Twin Cities. If you check-in at 5 of this year's Best Of winners, you'll receive the "Mad About the Twin Cities" badge and automatically be entered to win fabulous prizes.

So grab your hat or your heels and dial up your friends: It's time to enjoy the Best of the Twin Cities.

City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities is here: Get the extras

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