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Best Of Secrets of the City Awards

We give out awards willy nilly—here’s the list!

SotC Lifetime Achievement Award: The TV in Nye’s Polka Lounge

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  We stopped into Nye’s on Saturday night to either pay our respects or say good… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best Restaurant Location Change

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  Himalayan Restaurant and their excellent Nepalese/Indian/Tibetan food has long been a standard of Franklin Ave in… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best Place to Power Lunch—Secretly

You work downtown in MPLS. Your bosses and coworkers work downtown in MPLS. But you need to meet up with a new prospective employer or client or boyfriend on the down low. Most spots you normally lunch are out, but… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best (and Weirdest) Winter Sanity Saver

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  Look, we’re not worried about you thinking we’re crazy—cause y’all know… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best Sunday Morning Tradition

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  When Kingfield’s Five Watt Coffee opened last May, we loved it… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best Breakfast Sandwich To Cure Your Hangover

We’re big fans of all the delectable menu offerings at Sun Street Breads. But when we’re nursing a crushing hangover, there’s one item in particular for which we quest. The Southern Fried Biscuit sandwich is, quite simply, the Grand Poobah of… Continue Reading →

SOTC Award: Best Place to GSD

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  Here at SOTC, we are all about GSD (getting shit done)…. Continue Reading →

SotC Award: Best Place to Lebowski

We lost count of the things we love about Elsie’s a long time ago. This Northeast bowling alley/brunch spot/bar/karaoke lounge/event space is truly a place for everyone, whether you’re looking to take the kids out for pancakes, day drink with old-timers, take… Continue Reading →

Secrets of the City Awards: Best BLT

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  You might think vegan breakfast when you think of Modern Times,… Continue Reading →

Secrets of the City Award: Best Tater Tot Night

Some publications save up their awards for special once a year blowout packages—but not us! We’re giving out awards whenever we want to, in whatever categories we want to.  Winner: The Seville’s Tuesday Tot Night It’s all the free tots… Continue Reading →