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5 Reasons To Visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House

Mankato, MN is home to one of the recently named, “7 of the Most Charming Tea Houses in Minnesota”. Β We’re going to give you 5 reasons to visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House for the ultimate charming, local experience! Last fall Dusty and I took a walking food tour in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. One of our stops was a tea shop. Our experience with good tea thus far was limited at best. Β We vowed then and there that we’d explore tea options going  ...

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Drinking, Minnesota Drinking, MN

Discover Midwest Wine Country with the Winery Passport

Dining, drinking & discovering Minnesota and its neighbors is exactly what Dining Duster is about. Imagine our delight when we stumbled on the MGGA Winery Passport!  The Minnesota Grape Growers Association passport is $25 and includes 10 tastings from 48 participating wineries scattered around Minnesota as well as the Iowa and Wisconsin borders. This is pretty much right in our wheelhouse!  The passport also includes discounts such as BOGO’s and discounted bottles  ...

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