This week I made a quick trip to Minneapolis for work, this is only my second time visiting Minnesota and somehow both trips were in the winter. Considering this time was a solid 70 degrees warmer, yes, it was -39 the last time I was there I couldn’t have been happier. I still wore significantly more clothing than the locals and pretty much shivered the entire time, but in my book, it was a win.
The sun didn’t really make an appearance but that didn’t stop the city from having a St Patty’s Day Parade, at 7PM!!! It’s windy and freezing and there are cheerleaders and floats. I found myself thinking, I love this city. Let’s join the festivities and go for a pint! Of course, I had zero patience for the lines at the Irish pubs, so we went to a British one…I am not sure anyone cared, it was still packed.
In my short time there, I became a regular at The Butcher and the Boar, our bartender Kevin, was fantastic. He’s headed to San Diego next month and I told him he must hit Bo Beau and if he has Peyton as his bartender to go ahead and order a Manhattan. They are whiskey equals in my book. It was exactly my kind of place, beautiful atmosphere, friendly patrons, amazing small plates and finely crafted drinks.
I only discovered Uptown because it was too windy and cold for me to run outside so I went to Orange Theory. I feel like on my next trip, I will spend my free time there as it was adorable. Minneapolis, I’ll be back. I feel if you can be this much fun in the last week of winter, you will be a blast in the summer!