What's Happening in the Twin Cities? 5 Top Local Lifestyle Blogs to Follow

February 13, 2017

what-s-happening-in-the-twin-cities-5-top-local-lifestyle-blogs-to-follow.jpgDid you know that blogging dates back nearly a quarter of a century? Blogs have grown from personal journals to sources of news and commentary on nearly every topic under the sun. Stay on top of all the latest and greatest Twin Cities happenings by bookmarking these top local blogs in your digital devices.

1. Heavy Table

There are two kinds of people: foodies and foodie-wannabes. Whichever category you fall under, Heavy Table provides everything you need to know about the food and restaurant scene in the Twin Cities. Co-founder James Norton, an experienced food writer, wanted to create a daily source of local culinary information with an honest, unbiased view. In addition to their news, reviews and profiles, Heavy Table keeps tabs on other Twin Cities food blogs.  

2. Twin Cities Moms

Have you ever thought that moms deserved their own "professional" network? In 2013 two local working moms felt the same way and started Twin Cities Moms as a supportive online community and parenting resource. Many posts feature witty and thoughtful essays about a particular aspect of the mom life, but the blog also explores the personal side with entries about topics such as fashion and relationships.

3. Twin Cities Theater Bloggers

USA Today and Fodor's Travel are just two of the national organizations that recognize the Twin Cities as one of the best places outside of NYC for live theater. Twin Cities Theater Bloggers is an aggregate site that unites the top bloggers covering the local stages. Sites like Girl Meets Broadway and Single White Fringe Geek offer reviews, interviews and other posts focusing on Twin Cities theater.

4. Pocket Your Dollars

Everyone loves a bargain, and Carrie Rocha's blog lets you in on all the best money-saving opportunities in the Twin Cities. After Carrie and her husband paid off more than $50,000 in debt, she started Pocket Your Dollars to share her hard-earned education with others. Today more than one million visitors follow her blog that includes budgeting tips, curated lists of sales and freebies, and a monthly "Open Mic" discussion board for readers to pose questions and offer their own suggestions.

5. Secrets of the City

This arts and entertainment blog lives up to its name by filling readers in on all the best and brightest in contemporary "TwinCy" culture. Regular features include the self-explanatory "Burger Hunter" and "Cheat Sheet," a digest of each week's top talking points. Secrets of the City also spills the beans on the hottest local restaurants, musical acts, and movers and shakers.

Do you have a favorite blog to add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

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