Restaurants
Rochester Welcomes Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

Rochester Welcomes Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

If you’re in the mood for a burger joint where the music’s a little louder, the crowd’s a little younger and the atmosphere is always Friday casual, you’ll want to check out Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon. Sandwiched between the Olive Garden and Denny’s at the north end of... read more
Newt’s Restaurant – A Rochester Tradition

Newt’s Restaurant – A Rochester Tradition

  Dining out in Rochester is often times a formal affair; Pescara, Michaels, The Redwood Room coming to mind. And while none of the above are what I’d call stuffy, their respective atmosphere(s) do bring to mind dear old Mom’s admonitions to, “sit up straight,... read more
Fine Dining at Pescara in Rochester

Fine Dining at Pescara in Rochester

Do you have a go-to special occasion restaurant? A place you know you can count on for impeccable service, quiet relaxed atmosphere and over-the-top food? As I’ve written here before, Newt’s North in our Friday night tradition. But when we have something special to... read more
Events
This Weekend in Rochester – October 31st to 1st

This Weekend in Rochester – October 31st to 1st

Halloween – the second largest holiday next to Christmas in the U.S. – is here, and on a Friday night no less. Our Your Rochester official taste-testers – from the Official Donut Guide article – are going as (who else) Elsa and – for the... read more
This Weekend in Rochester – October 24th to 26th

This Weekend in Rochester – October 24th to 26th

Fall color is absolutely amazing this year wouldn’t you agree?! Even the big oaks, typically so somber in color, are joining in the fall fun with deep reds and burnt oranges. There’s a spot I pass each morning on County Road #22 that’s like an... read more
This Weekend in Rochester – October 10th to 12th

This Weekend in Rochester – October 10th to 12th

If you’ve been checking these weekend event posts on a regular basis you’ll likely be of the opinion I should stay out of the weather forecasting business. Last week I said the weekend was going to be beautiful and it turned out cloudy, raw and windy. We... read more
Outdoors
An Outdoor Adventure Park for Kids in Rochester

An Outdoor Adventure Park for Kids in Rochester

Check Your Adult Perspective at the Door Raise your hand if you’ve taken your kids to the Minnesota Zoo. Keep it up if you’ve taken them to Como Park as well. How about the Zollman Zoo at Oxbow Park in Byron? Right now you may be comparing the three zoos... read more
Where to Satisfy Your Green Thumb in Rochester

Where to Satisfy Your Green Thumb in Rochester

Ah those Minnesota winters . . . hardy souls they make of us all. But come springtime the lot of us, be anxious to cast off the ice-crusted cloaks of winter and get outside and into the garden. If you relish the idea of making your own relish; if you find beauty in a... read more
A Golfer’s Guide to Rochester Area Courses

A Golfer’s Guide to Rochester Area Courses

“If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.” – Horace G. Hutchinson I can attest, Mr. Hutchinson is correct; no amount of sailor-on-a-weekend-bender-swearing will ever fix my slice. Fortunately I... read more
Real Estate
Where to Board Your Horse in Rochester

Where to Board Your Horse in Rochester

In Corrals are Okay; Where to Live in Rochester if You Have a Horse we talk about the neighborhoods in Rochester that are zoned for horses; some great choices if you’re planning to move. But what if you’re not moving and you live in a townhome or a condo or a... read more
Rochester Neighborhood Guide: New Southwest

Rochester Neighborhood Guide: New Southwest

Imagine if you will a neighborhood of stately brick and stone architecturally designed homes, most built in the early to mid 1900’s. A neighborhood where mature oaks and maples line the boulevards and large well tended yards. A place close enough to the clinic and... read more
Shopping
How to Be Fashionably Thrifty in Rochester

How to Be Fashionably Thrifty in Rochester

You probably know at least one person – maybe it’s you – who’s incredibly thrifty. They always seem to find the best deals and the most amazing sales and have that enviable ability of making one dollar do the work of three or four. For me that person is my son – he is... read more
Where to Satisfy Your Green Thumb in Rochester

Where to Satisfy Your Green Thumb in Rochester

Ah those Minnesota winters . . . hardy souls they make of us all. But come springtime the lot of us, be anxious to cast off the ice-crusted cloaks of winter and get outside and into the garden. If you relish the idea of making your own relish; if you find beauty in a... read more
Featured Articles
Finding Your Way Around Rochester

Finding Your Way Around Rochester

It’s 1974, I’m 16 years old, my driver’s license fresh in my wallet and I’m visiting my cousin who goes to school in downtown Minneapolis; my first long distance solo driving experience. A small town boy from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, I’ve never even been to downtown... read more