Coming Soon: Best of MN 2013

Look for the Star Tribune Best of MN on Sunday, May 19. Our second annual edition is packed with newsroom picks of the state’s finest parks, resorts, restaurants, shopping, even music and Minnesota-made beer. Want to whet your appetite for Best of MN 2013? Vote for your favorites in six key categories. Then check back (online only) to compare your picks with those of our experts.

See the 2012 Best of Minnesota

Best New Brewery

Best Brunch

# of votes   % of votes
Bachelor Farmer 257 38% 38%  
Tilia 157 23% 23%  
Lucia’s 134 20% 20%  
Spoonriver 68 10% 10%  
Meritage 68 10% 10%  
Total Votes 68    

Best Women’s Boutique

# of votes   % of votes
Bumbershute 30 16% 16%  
Stephanie’s 34 18% 18%  
Grethen House 24 13% 13%  
Cliché 56 30% 30%  
Local Motion 45 24% 24%  
Total Votes 68    

Best Theater With a Skimpy Budget

# of votes   % of votes
Theatre Pro Rata 335 34% 34%  
20% Theatre Company 90 9% 9%  
Yellow Tree Theatre 364 37% 37%  
Gremlin Theatre 47 5% 5%  
Walking Shadow Theatre Company 146 15% 15%  
Total Votes 68    

Best Urban Bike Trail

# of votes   % of votes
Minneapolis Lakes/Minnehaha Parkway 300 41% 41%  
Midtown Greenway 230 31% 31%  
Gateway Trail 85 12% 12%  
Big Rivers Trail 36 5% 5%  
Kenilworth/Cedar Lake/Southwest LRT 86 12% 12%  
Total Votes 68    

Best Hiking Trail in the State of Minnesota

# of votes   % of votes
Superior Hiking Trail 438 65% 65%  
Eagle Mountain, BWCA 85 13% 13%  
Brule River Trail, Judge C.R. Magney State Park 45 7% 7%  
Border Route Trail, BWCA 48 7% 7%  
Quarry Loop Trail, Banning State Park 63 9% 9%  
Total Votes 68