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
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
Real Estate
Rochester Neighborhood Guide: Scenic Oaks

Rochester Neighborhood Guide: Scenic Oaks

You’re in the market for a new home and you want one that – if not new – is at least newer. And you’d especially like a peaceful quiet neighborhood, minimal traffic and of course a neighborhood close to shopping and work. Considering your list... read more
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