Cedar and 42nd
Hamburguesas El Gordo
Hamburguesas El Gordo has tacos and elote, but it’s known for its namesake Del Gordo burger. This sandwich, loaded with toppings, is a hangover cure like none other.
Hamburguesas El Gordo, 4157 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis, Minn. 55407
Curated by a couple with some serious vintage vision and a knack for character-preserving repairs, Southside Vintage is overflowing with furniture and knickknacks. There are clothes and shoes in the back, too.
Southside Vintage, 1832 E. 42nd St. Minneapolis, Minn. 55407
A woman- and immigrant-owned space that offers all kinds of Mexican baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free twists on classics, so everyone can indulge.
Dulceria Bakery, 1839 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis, Minn. 55407
Cedar Inn is the diviest of dives. Step into this Harley-themed bar for some of the best chicken wings and beer specials around.
Cedar Inn, 4155 Cedar Ave. S. Minneapolis, Minn. 55407
If the rain or snow hits, head over a few blocks north to the one-screen Riverview for blockbusters, indie films and cult classics. Movies are $2, and it still serves popcorn with real butter.
Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, Minn. 55406
Lake Hiawatha Park
Sitting on 241 acres of land with a sprawling lake that connects to the larger Lake Nokomis, Hiawatha is a great place to spend a winter day, with ice-skating and ice-fishing opportunities galore.
Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E. 44th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 55406
Angry Catfish bicycle shop
Bring your wheels and the pros will take care of repairs while you sit back and sip on espresso from their in-house coffee shop. Support them, and support the bike advocacy work they do for the city.
Angry Catfish bicycle shop, 4208 S. 28th Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 55406