Minnesota Meetings + Events Magazine

Dalton & Wade Whiskey Commons Offers a Wide Selection of Drinks and Down-Home Food

The name of Minneapolis’ new whiskey commons, Dalton & Wade, comes from characters in the classic Western movie “Road House.” 

“The premise for the whole restaurant was to create a place where these two very different characters would want to go if they got together to have a drink,” says Paul Abdo, a founding partner of Dalton & Wade. The building where the commons are housed is the only wood building built recently in Minneapolis and stands out in the warehouse district. 

Signature Drink: Bourbon Chai Flip

“Whether you love winter in Minnesota or hate it, a good winter drink can make the season more enjoyable. My favorite winter drinks are a whole category of cocktails called Flips. A cousin to the eponymous eggnog—but so, so, so much more delicious—Flips incorporate heavy cream with a whole egg, spirit, and sugar to make a dangerously delightful drink.

10 Things That Separate St. Louis Park

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St. Louis Park is so close to Minneapolis, the two cities actually share a ZIP code. That proximity though does not necessarily lead to a crazy urban environment. St. Louis Park blends the best parts of Minnesota’s largest city with suburb amenities. Free parking, great shopping and a bustling social scene compliment a variety of experiences and activities perfect for meeting and event groups. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites here.

Event Snapshots: A Toast to the Past and Future

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

Host a Masterpiece of an Event at Changing Art & Culture Venues

It’s hard to think of any place more creative than an art gallery, theater or museum. Places where things—artwork, exhibits, productions—are always changing. There’s hardly a reason to reinvent yourself when what you’re off ering so often varies.

Even still, these venues fi nd themselves itching for a structural change. And many of these Minnesota cultural institutions have made updates and undergone face-lifts—large and small—that have catapulted themselves into further creativity, allowing planners to host events with barely a thought on the décor aspect. 

Great Plains Tech Boom is Driving Meetings to Fargo-Moorhead Area

It takes two whole states to keep up with a destination this lively: On one side of the northflowing Red River, there’s Fargo, North Dakota, and on the Minnesota side, there’s Moorhead. Together, they’re an urban powerhouse that’s shaking up many people’s views of the Great Plains region. The visitors’ bureau declares the area to be decidedly “north of normal,” and touts the hip, eclectic vibe that comes from being home to three colleges and the biggest Microsoft campus outside Redmond, Washington.

High-Tech Hub

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