Mindthoughts

LAST MINUTE LINEUP CHANGES AT MINNESOTA FRINGE

Comedian Joey Hamburger presents "Blind Date", a storytelling show in which nine characters recount their relationship experiences. Hamburger is remounting the show, which he originally performed in March at the Bryant Lake Bowl, and promises the usual absurd anecdotes and hilarious hijinks upon which his comedic brand is built. Hamburger's show replaces “OKCupid We Are Not a Match.com” in the James Sewell Ballet Tek Box at the Cowles Center.

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Best in Bathroom

good restroom can truly be a work of art. some have style but lose their allure with a lack of upkeep. Bars or clubs sometimes have restrooms befitting a nuclear explosion but for reasons unknown are quite suited to their environment. there is no singular key to success for a great restroom, but here are a few examples of what I’ve seen from the best restrooms in the twin cities. Before I share this list please keep in mind these examples are from my personal reviews. With water bottle in hand I walked from place to place and asked to see their restrooms. When I was told they were...

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Battle of Burgers

When I learned about the upcoming burger battle in St. Paul, I immediately pictured two semi-truck-sized hamburgers squar- ing off in a cage death match, fighting for burger survival and burger glory. When someone explained this burger battle in more detail, I found the reality even more spectacular. on Saturday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Mears Park, 12 local burger outlets are handing out burger sliders alongside Summit beer—and tickets only cost $40. essentially it’s exactly what I pictured, but with 12 burgers instead of two. Jim buron, the man behind the twin Cities burger battle,...

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Six Questions for Barb Abney, Host on MPR’s The Current

Barb abney has good local taste, both when she’s playing music weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and when she’s out and about the Twin cities at events the radio station sponsors. abney moved here from cincinnati’s WoXy.com, one of the premiere alternative stations in the country, in 2006. she dJ’d there for 12 years and built a radio and online community of music nerds.Read More

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Style Watch

On a typical day i receive 1,234 compliments on what i’m wearing. i mean that’s a rough estimate. people wonder how i can dress so well for a hamburger. When you think of a hamburger, you assume we all dress the same, a tomato here, a leaf of lettuce there, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. a hamburger can dress in many different styles. in this day and age with hamburger fashionistas spread across Minnesota, from your city designers like the 5-8 club to your country trendsetters such as Jl Beers in the Fargo-Moorhead region, hamburgers don’t have to settle for plain and simple....

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From a Nearby Galaxy

You’ve just graduated from college. You’re sitting in your parents’ basement. You’re wearing 3d glasses made out of cardboard. everyone is telling you to get a job or at least like the one you have and hate. You just want to save the world. the doorbell rings; you answer. It’s a superhero, here to save the day—and deliver your pizza. enter galactic Pizza: saving the planet one pizza at a time.galactic Pizza isn’t like most other pizza stops. Its menu is a mix of classic and modern flavor arrangements using organic ingredients purchased in season from local sources. they strive to make...

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Celebrity Profile-Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard

KARE 11’s Sunrise meteorologist and St. Paul native Sven Sundgaard first interned at KARE 11 in 2002 while pursuing his meteorology degree at St. Cloud State University and later joined the weather team in 2006. When he’s not forecasting the next snow storm or indulging in the Twin Cities’ culinary scene, he enjoys camping and running and traveling to all over the world to places such as Scandinavia, South America and even the Middle East. He’s also been a spokesman for Dining Out For Life, an Aliveness Project fundraiser that partners with local restaurants to raise money for area residents...

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Read This Article

Featured In Food Service News Magazine. In my first attempt at unbiased journalism, i will do my best to write unbiased and professionally in the interest of unbiased and professional journalism. so here it is, the first statement of unbiased fact: bryant-Lake bowl & theater is the best place in the world. How was that? OK, maybe i should confess here that i’ve performed stand-up comedy at bryant-Lake and therefore see it in a way the casual diner will never know—from behind a microphone. bryant-Lake bowl is seated front and center in an uptown spot where fads come and go, yet last...

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Article In CSBSJU Magazine

Joey Hamburger featured in the CSBSJU Magazine "Don’t expect Joey Hamburger to be funny, unless he’s on stage performing stand-up comedy. And for the SJU senior theater major, with his lanky frame, twinkling eyes, rak- ish, fly-away hair, as well as his last name of Hamburger, being a random, crazy guy has become his trademark on campus – a well-known character everyone loves as just, well, “being Joey.” “When people see me around or in class, they always expect me to be hilari- ous,” says Hamburger. “And I’m not. The reason I seem funnier than everyone else is that I work...

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

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