Masa’s Brunch Reviewed by Minnesota Monthly

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Masa Minneapolis has recently started serving Sunday brunch. With bottomless sangria and mimosas in addition to their egg-centric Mexican dishes, the weekend just got better. Read the full article here.

“While the Twin Cities are home to many incredible Mexican joints, Masa’s territory lies in a bit more elegance than larger-than-life burritos.”

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Explore Minnesota During National Park Week

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Minnesota Monthly is encouraging their readers to get outside during National Park Week and explore their local national park. The Mississippi River Fund has some great opportunities for local Minnesotans to enjoy the National Park on the Mississippi River including biking with a national park ranger and volunteer opportunities.

Drink Like James Bond

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Minnesota Monthly‘s Rachel Hutton shares Phillips Gin-Ka in today’s TC Taste blog.  A gin and vodka blend first introduced to the public in 1971, Phillips Distilling Company reintroduced Gin-Ka to the public this fall.

Inspired by James Bond, Hutton recommends the Vesper cocktail, ” a drink Bond invents in Casino Royale: three measures of gin, one of vodka, and half a measure of Kina Lillet shaken until cold and then garnished with lemon peel.”

A Park in Progress: Coldwater Spring

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In a recent post, Explore Minnesota reveals the “rebirth” of the Minnesota historic landmark, Coldwater Spring (via Joel Schettler, Minnesota Monthly). Along with REI and the National Park Service, the Mississippi River Fund is currently restoring the 10,000 year old, 29 acre site, keeping the historic Coldwater springhouse and reservoir. The site re-opened on September 1 “as part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, an urban national park.” Join us at Coldwater Spring on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29. Let the restoration continue! For additional information, please visit http://www.missriverfund.org/.

Images: Courtesy Mississippi River Fund