Tis the season for holiday cheer! Bundle up and head out into the cities to see dazzling light displays and participate in seasonal festivals and activities.
Each holiday season, the plaza of Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park becomes a twinkly wonderland, with hundreds of thousands of white lights adorning the trees. Stroll through the park with your sweetie, then head over to Wells Fargo WinterSkate to take a twirl on the rink.
An experience well beyond just holiday light displays, the annual Holidazzle celebration pulls out all the stops with food, music, local vendors, and even fireworks in Loring Park. Check the event schedule and bring the family for outdoor fun in December.
Drive down historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul to take in the sights. Not only are some of the cities oldest, most impressive homes on this iconic strip, but so is the Governor’s residence. Many of the homes take great pride in their holiday decor, so take a cruise and enjoy. Guided and self-guided tours of the Governor’s residence are available.
Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments is a wonderful place to call home. Located in beautiful St. Louis Park, there is plenty to see, do, and of course, eat. In this post, we’ll run down a handful of tasty destinations that you simply must try — from Indian to Chinese to vegetarian and more.
Best of India
Authentic Indian fare in the ‘burbs? You got it! Best of India restaurant has been tantalizing tastebuds in SLP since 2005. Famous for their amazing daily lunch buffet, which rotates new, chef-made dishes regularly, this independently-owned restaurant is truly the real deal. Stop in for dinner for a more elevated experience, or swing by for the all-you-can-eat lunchtime feast. Click HERE for more info.
A go-to destination for vegetarians (and their meat loving friends), Yard House is a definite crowd pleaser. Featuring an extensive menu, this SLP fave offers dozens of veg-friendly dishes, plus a menu of signature entrees and apps made with Gardein (a tasty veggie/soy/grain meat substitute). That’s not to say Yard House is a vegetarian-focused spot — meat and seafood dishes are major stars here as well. Click HERE for more info.
Specializing in Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese cooking, Yangtze is a must-try for those who appreciate (or are curious about) authentic Chinese fare. Stop in for dinner or lunch to experience a whirlwind of mind-melding spice, robust flavors, and specialties made with love. Know as one of the Twin Cities’ most coveted dim sum destinations, Yangtze also offers Hong Kong-style dim sum service from 10am-2pm every Saturday and Sunday. Click HERE for more info.
Raku Sushi & Lounge
In the mood for sushi? Head to Raku Sushi and Lounge for a huge menu that spans from sashimi and specialty rolls to soups, salads, entrees and more (yes, more — much more). Even the non-adventurous eaters in your party will find something delicious to nosh on here. Hit up Raku’s epic happy hour for serious sushi and app deals as well as fancy cocktails. Click HERE for more info.
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Parkway 25, a luxury apartment building in St. Louis Park, is set to begin leasing in mid-September. Will you be on the list? Our beautiful, modern apartment complex has been built brand-new, from the ground up, to provide a high-end living experience. For those looking for a comfortable lifestyle without giving up access to the best of the Twin Cities metro area, Parkway 25 is a haven — and a gateway.
Parkway 25 offers a number of fantastic amenities that you’ll be hard-pressed to find together elsewhere. In addition to the basics such as controlled entry, a smoke-free environment, and handicapped accessibility, we also offer concierge services, a fitness center with club like amenities; a Zen courtyard with outdoor pool, hot tub, and sundeck; outdoor fireplace and fire pit with gathering areas and grilling stations; conference room and beverage center; luxurious club room with catering kitchen, large screen TVs and more; an on-site dog park and grooming area, common area with wi-fi, bike storage and repair area, and heated underground parking with car wash and electric vehicle charging stations.
We are in close proximity to public transportation, major freeways, a future light rail station, downtown Minneapolis, Uptown, and the Cedar Lake Trail. We’re also just a short walk to Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles.
Our units range in price and design, and offer modern floor plans that make best use of the space — from airy, light-filled studio units to the bright, open penthouse spaces. Enjoy chef’s kitchen layouts with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, 9 foot ceilings, large windows, spa bathrooms, large balconies or patios and much more.
Check out our available floor plans and find the right fit for you! Visit www.parkway25.com to learn more and apply.
Parkway 25, a new luxury apartment building near Minneapolis, is situated in St. Louis Park, a bustling area filled with great places to shop, experience and to grab a bite. Whether you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go lunch, delectable baked goods or a sit-down experience, SLP has got you covered. In today’s post, we’ll run down a few of our favorites, and leave the eating up to you!
Wakame Sushi & Asian Bistro
If you’re a fan of sushi, you’ll easily become a regular at Wakame. This Excelsior Blvd. gem offers a plethora of specialty rolls and fresh sushi as well as an extended menu of Asian entrees, appetizers, soups and more. You’ll love to belly up to the bar here too — they offer great happy hour deals on food and drinks twice daily from 3pm-6pm and 9pm-Midnight!
If you haven’t had a Rustica baguette, you really haven’t lived. A perfect blend of crusty and chewy, it’s no wonder their baguettes are in demand all over the city. Not to say everything else at Rustica isn’t something to write home about — it most definitely is. Stop in Saturday morning for a cup of coffee and an ooey-gooey chunk of caramel monkey bread, or pick up a beautiful variety of seasonal desserts to impress guests at your next dinner party.
A contemporary take on the classic Jewish deli, Prime is an eclectic spot that serves everything from potato knishes to juicy burgers. Try the famous Delmonico steak for a protein rush or get nostalgic with pastrami piled high on rye. Prime serves a variety of both traditional Jewish and American fare that will please just about anyone. Not to mention, everything on the menu is kosher!
Go for a stroll around the lake and finish it off with a stop at Yogurt Lab. This fro-yo shop allows you to customize your treat, with dozens of flavors and toppings to choose from, making building your dessert is just as fun as eating it! Featuring a fresh daily frozen yogurt recipe made with organic yogurt and hormone-free milk, you can try flavors such as pomegranate, avocado, red hots, cotton candy, salted caramel and many, many more.
For more information on places to eat in the neighborhood, as well as shopping, recreation, entertainment and more click HERE.