A small shoe shop located in the shopping mecca of 50th and France near Dana's and Hot Mamma. There is a small selection of sensible shoes that are comfort driven and modest in fashion expression. If the latest spike heel is your deal, this place is not for you. Small assortment of jewelry and accessories. Mom always told me one day I'd appreciate sensible shoes. I guess I'm not ready to give up my classic black pumps or red stilettos yet.
The small storefront window displayed shoes with spring heels. I had to go in and find out more. The friendly shopgirl explained the Z-Coil footwear was engineered to reduce the impact of walking on modern surfaces, therefore reducing back pain and assorted foot and leg issues. Still I can't imagine wearing a pair of these silly shoes. If putting a bounce in your step is your interest, this is your place. For the rest of us there is unusual jewelry and a few interesting handbags to consider.
Giant black and white cookies dwarf the pastry case they share with on-site baked goodies in this bakery / deli / restaurant. The smell of fresh baked bread lures you in from the door (real sourdough, perfect rye, and assorted daily or seasonal specialty breads). I couldn't resist ordering a Rachel from the deli and was not disappointed by the generous stack of turkey or the flavorful New York City style deli pickle spear. Delicious, friendly, popular spot located at Hopkin's Crossing. Fast takeout.
This family restaurant is located in downtown Chisago City in an old mercantile storefront. High ceilings and floors with character add to the charm of this local haunt. They claim to have some of the best hot dogs this side of New York City and my dining companion agreed. I chose to order a burger topped with grilled onions and fries. The burger was perfectly prepared and the grilled onions were freshly grilled. During the weekdays you may find the friendly smiling tattooed cook is your waiter--something i like in this restaurant. Visitors stop in while out antiquing and locals spend Friday nights listening to impromptu music by the talented and the not. And in the summer don't forget to order a yogurt cone on your way out.
Lost up north in rural MN and craving a latte? Cabin Coffees with it's comfortable woodsy atmosphere and the smell of brewing coffee will not disappoint. You can order a fancy city latte or enjoy the house blend while you gossip, read, or wi-fi for free. They serve light breakfasts and lunches. Tasty baked goods and treats too!
Family operated auto repair that treats you like family. Locals have trusted this garage with their trucks and cars for decades. Friendly with just the right amount of grease under the mechanic's nails. Try them instead of the chain places for oil change, tire rotation or to restore the engine of your prized vintage vehicle.
I was skeptical I would enjoy a museum about a fire that happened in the 1890's--but I was surprised how interesting this place really is. First off it is in an old railroad depot that is on the National Registery of Historical Places. The original structure was destroyed by a huge fire that burned hundreds of miles and killed hundreds of people. The building was immediately rebuilt after the fire so this is an authentic example of the original right down to the separate waiting areas for men and women. There's a tiny gift shop and the staff was interesting and friendly. Worth visiting.
This antique mall is huge! There must be easily over fifty vendors all under one giant roof. A collectors' heaven with so many treasures. I found a perfect pewter buffet cream and sugar set and my companions scored a hand painted Bavarian berry set and a vintage glass cake stand. Leave everyone at the casino because your luck will be better here!
This family style restaurant is located just off the I-35 has been a favorite stop for cabin goers and the locals for years. Cassidy's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good daily specials, home style comfort food. The soups are warming and wonderful. Take a loaf of bread or some buns home along with your doggy bag. Nice alternative to Tobies.
Giant cinnamon and caramel rolls just like Grandma used to make! Sticky sweet and a real treat Tobie's legendary rolls are not to be missed or soon forgoten. Tobies is a well known stop on the I-35 almost half way between the metro and Duluth. Stopping for gas, don't have time to dine in Tobies Restaurant? Then head into their bakery for cookies, breads, and rolls. Bet you can't resist them!