Archive | February 2012

MN Restaurant Week- Cafe Lurcat

I was right! Cafe Lurcat is a must for #mnrestaurantweek. If you haven’t been yet you have until Friday to try their restaurant week menu.

If you don’t know what restaurant week is: check out They have lists of the restaurants participating, the menus, and links to get a reservation. Most lunches are $10-15 while dinners are usually $30.

Thank you Cafe Lurcat for a great meal. Great food, good service, and a wonderful view.I even got some entertainment from the handsy couple next to us.  There was nothing left on my plate for any of the courses. Thanks to the suggestion from our waiter Aaron I believe I ordered the best of the menu. The portions sizes were normal with enough to share with those at your table.

The hits were the Apple Chive and Cheese salad. It was fresh, clean, and so simple. The pot roast. It fell apart with a fork and had a wonderful red wine sauce. The best part of it for me was the carrots, if I knew how to cook them that way I would eat carrots for every meal. Other menu items I tried were the crab cake which was for the hearty and the barramundi which was light with a crunch with the added hazelnuts both were good but I was not in the mood for them.

On many restaurant week menus I have been disappointed with the desserts. That was not the case last night. I had a date cake with candied nuts. It was fantastic. One of the best desserts I have had in awhile. The hot sauce and nuts really put it over the edge. The chocolate cake was pretty good too. Not too rich or bitter.

The only thing that I would have changed was the weather. For those of you going there tonight. They do have valet parking for $8.00. It is a must for weather like this because the valets will meet you at the car with an umbrella.

Let me know what you think of Cafe Lurcat’s #mnrestaurantweek menu @mplsgossipgirl

Because a great meal can warm the heart.


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Great Girl Gathering- Girl Scouts Take Over the MOA

March 10- 11th Girl Scouts will be taking over the Mall of America. They are having their Great Girl Gathering to celebrate 100 years of inspiring generations of girls who change the world. There will be Girl Scouts coming from all over the world to celebrate.

It is open and fee to the public from 10-6PM.

As a brownie myself, I cannot get through February without buying a box of thin mints. I would definitely get a cookie eating patch. The best thing about this event is that they are selling their cookies at the Girl Scout Store at N120.

They will be having performances in the Rotunda including China Anne McClain. You can head on over to Macy’s Court for for a camping experience or to Sears Court for Yoga or Dance. Check the website for more information on the schedule.


Because changing the world matters.


Concussion Discussion- Free Baseline Screenings

This Thursday-Saturday Health Fair 11 is offering free baseline concussion screenings for anyone ages 10-69 at the Science Museum from 10-4pm on a first-come-first-served basis.

It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and you need to fill out a form that can be found on Kare11 and requires consent from an adult for anyone under the age of 18. Screenings will take place in the Science Museums computer education center and you will not need admission into the science museum to participate.

It is on the eve of many of the MSHSL tournaments and continues to bring awareness to the danger that concussions can bring.


Because a brain is a precious thing.


Minnesota Orchestra- Springtime in Paris

It’s time to surprise the one you love and get a little bit of romance in your life. If you cannot afford to fly away to Paris for a weekend this will give you the feeling of being there without the strain on your pocketbook.

Minnesota Orchestra is putting on Springtime in Paris this Saturday, March 3rd at 8:00 PM. Sarah Hicks is conducting. It will be french music with flair.

Contact the Box Office for tickets.



See you there!


Tabatha Takes Over Viewing Party

Need something to do tonight?

Stella’s along with H Design Salon is having a viewing party for Tabatha Takes Over tonight at 7:00PM. It’s being hosted by Jason and Alexis of MyTalk107 and Fox 9. Tabatha took over H Design Salon in Uptown now you get to see how they did.


7:00pm- Music

8:00-Fashion Show with local Celebrity Christopher Straub

9:00- Viewing of the show


Get Directions Here 

It’s open to everyone. Show up, have a few drinks, listen to some music, and get out of the snow.


Minnesota State Hockey Tournament

The Minnesota State Hockey Tournament is going on March 3rd-10th at the Xcel Energy Center and other rinks around the state.

As a high school student I cheered on my team. I showed my team spirit with face paint and spray painted hair. I wouldn’t recommend sitting in the student section it can get a little R-O-W-D-I-E.

Last year, I watched the live feed during my workday only to be disappointed by a loss for my hometown team. I will always be a fan win or lose! The curse has to be broken sometime right?

The State Hockey Tournament  is a great place to bring the family to watch some amazing hockey. The best part is some of the games are day games for those with little ones who have a hard time late at night!

Let me know who you are cheering for @mplsgossipgirl

Midwest Home Magazine


Crowd Cut has Midwest Home Magazine for only $8.00 for a 2 year subscription.


Register for Crowd Cut Here: Crowd Cut


Because reading is fun! #midwesthomemagazine


Wild Game Tonight? Ride Metro Transit Free

Looking for a way to save money? Are you going to the Wild Game tonight? Want to pre-game before the game?

Ride Metro Transit. @metrotransit

They offer free rides to anyone with a Ticket to a Wild game 2 hours before the game and 2 hours after the end of the game. Just show them the ticket and take a seat.

I would encourage anyone who doesn’t normally ride the bus to give it a try. It is easier than you think and you can have a few drinks before the game. If you need help planning a way to get there call 612-373-3333 and there will be someone to help you plan your trip. You can always go to their website and plan a trip as well.


Don’t drink and drive. Drink and bus.


National Pancake Day

Today is a good day! It’s National Pancake Day! #nationalpancakeday

IHOP is giving away a short stack of pancakes to customers in exchange for a donation to Children’s Miracle Network. This sounds like a win/win to me.

A good pancake can help you start out the day or end the night right. One of the best pancakes I have had in Minneapolis was at Hell’s Kitchen. Their lemon ricotta hotcakes melt in your mouth and require no syrup because they don’t need it.

Now all I have to do is find a place with pancakes that delivers. I think I will want to snuggle up by the fire tonight and avoid this winter weather. Let me know if you know of any places @mplsgossipgirl

Operation Glass Slipper

It’s prom time again. I wish I could say that I have wonderful memories from my own but when your boyfriend asks you by saying that, “my sister made me ask you,” it doesn’t go very well. I can’t believe that relationship ended…

I did look fabulous at prom though and that is what it is all about. I was going for the wow factor in my bright orange short poofy princess dress. Yes, it was an attention catcher like some of the red carpet dresses we saw at the Oscars last night.

I think every girl deserves to feel like they are walking the red carpet!

Coming up on March 24-25 at Mall of America over 1,000 girls will receive dresses to wear to prom at the 6th annual Princess Event. The girls who are chosen would otherwise not be able to afford a dress for prom. Who needs a date when you look that good?

Started in 2006 by a mother-daughter team Operation Glass Slipper gives out dresses for prom to help create an all eyes on me moment for high school girls.

There are many ways you can help. They currently are looking for people to recommend a high school girl who is in need. Go to their website to find out how to help them find girls to participate in this Cinderella experience.

If you cannot give your time. They are always looking for donations or Give Money at

Because it feels good to give.


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