Five Ways to Savor Summer With Colleagues
On the Links
Wage friendly competition on the 18-hole mini-golf course at Como Park, followed by a round of refreshing Como Libre cocktails and chicken tinga nachos at the Spring CafÃ© at the Como Lake Pavilion.
Down in the Valley
Wend your way down the Mississippi River to Maiden Rock, home of Vino in the Valley, an enchanting outdoor supper club-style experience complete with vino, brick-oven pizza, and pasta, plus show tunes belted out by owner/host Larry Brenner.
On the Big Water
Cruise the bays of Lake Minnetonka on Excelsior’s Lady of the Lake, a historic triple-decker paddlewheel boat; then stroll up Water Street to the Excelsior Brewing Co. for pints of XLCR (get it?) American pale ale.
In the Vineyard
Convene at Parley Lake Winery in Waconia for a tour of the vineyards and a wine tasting in the historic 1885 barn. Then head over to the Noble Lion in Victoria for perfectly on-point steak au poivre, Belgian frites, and other specialties.
On the River
Step aboard a spacious pontoon in Stillwater and spend a memorable afternoon on the St. Croix before repairing to the glamorous bar at Pearl and the Thief for Southern-style Sazeracs and oyster shooters.