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We can't wait to show you what we have planned for 2012!


LUSH to open Cafe + Bakery on Dec 27


LUSH Food Bar is expanding their hours and opening for Breakfast & Lunch.  We sat down with their owner for a quick chat about what this means for the NE  gay bar.

MO:  When I heard that Lush was going to open in the AM, I immediately imagined your Sunday Brunch, but 7 days a week.

LUSH: [Laughing] No, not at all.

MO: Ok, what will the vibe be like.

LUSH:  We want to open earlier with a cafe & bakery feel.  Fresh Bakery items that we make in house, as well as new breakfast items.  French Toast, crepes, scrambles and items like that.  We also have our new espresso machine, allowing us to make a huge assortment of drinks.

MO: Is it dine-in only, or will people be able to take their coffee to-go?

LUSH:  Both.  We want people to feel welcome to stay and enjoy their coffee too.  We're adding electrical outlets, so people can plug in their laptops and use our complimentary w-ifi.  We have plenty of space and want people to feel welcome to stay and read, work or whatever.

MO: Will there be hosts & servers?

LUSH: No,  we want poeople to feel welcome to sit and stay for as long as they want.  We don't want them to feel pressured to  eat quick and leave.  Just walk up to the counter and order from the barista. Your food will be delivered to your table.  That will be how it works for Breakfast and Lunch.  We will still have servers for dinner.

MO: How will this change LUSH as we know it know?

LUSH: It won't.  It is simply giving people the opportunity to join us for Breakfast, Lunch, or a cup of coffee 6 days a week. We are still closed on Monday. Our afternoon happy hour will still begin at 4pm when the  LUSH cafe element will turn into the LUSH Food Bar that you know.  We are simply giving you more ways to eat, drink, and be lushious.

MO: When does this start?

LUSH: Tuesday, December 27th at 8 am.

MO: We will see you then!


Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth



Spend NYE at Camp Bar with the RedStar Go-Go boys

Click HERE to RSVP

Santa Baby!

The Gay Pimp's Dirty Gay Christmas Song

Jonny McGovern aka The Gay Pimp

While it isn't as classic as other holiday standards,  people living on Santa's naughty list might be interested in podcaster & performer  Jonny McGovern's "Dirty Gay Christmas."  

The song is both graphic and explicit,  OBVIOUSLY NSFW!!

Click HERE for the song on itunes

Christmas with Mia a-DORR-able

Mia Dorr at Camp

Looking for something totally gay & family friendly to do this Christmas? (no, don't take grandma to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  Bring your family (birth or chosen) down to Camp and see Mia's live Christmas Show.   

DJ David B - Podcast #14

Looking for something to listen to on the ride to grandma's house?  Click HERE for the new podcast from  Dj David B.


...for a limited time only


Swing into Lush this week and try one of their new Seasonal Martinis

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2012

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Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2012, Derek Harley, has set up a facebook page so you can stalk (oops we mean watch) him on the road to the International Male Leather competition.

While your out this weekend, grab a copy of My Scene City and read their interview with him.

Congratulations Derek!

Click HERE to follow his journey

Yes, Yes she was

Janice Dickinson at the Saloon
Check out Janice Dickinson hanging out at the Saloon on Saturday night.  (Thanks for the photo Tim!)

Dj Kris Holiday Winter Mix

Check out DJ Kris Holiday's Winter Mix.   Click HERE to listen


Twin Cities Drinking Play


Don't miss Bye Bye Liver (the Twin Cities Drinking Play) at Camp 

Click HERE to get tickets

New Minneapolis, 2025

Get ready for the new shape of Minneapolis....in 2025

Doubling the number of downtown residents,  linking Nicollet Mall to the Mississippi, removing the metrodome & better transportation are all part of the  $2 billion Plan for the City.   

Look at the Tree

Neil Zumwalde's New Christmas Song


click HERE to listen and download his free song


Sexy and they know it

Been to one of our towns Video Bars lately, and there is no way you missed LMFAO's song "Sexy and I know it."

Well, some of our boys in the Air Force have made their own video to the song.

They have some Moves!!

Who Knew???

(Check out their inspiration vid after the jump)

Boys Night Out at Lush


Welcome to the hottest spot in NE Minneapolis. With sleek modern d├ęcor, exuberant entertainment and eclectic food menu, this is your favorite spot to EAT. DRINK. BE LUSHIOUS.

Click HERE to become a fan on facebook 


MCTC Cinema Division Excellence Award

Congrats to Ryan Coit for winning the MCTC Cinema Division Excellence Award For Photography 2011. Make sure you check out his photographs on the wall of the video bar at the Saloon

Top Facebook Topics in 2011

well, one way to get Drunk

Mega Mashup 2011

Check out this Mashup of every song you danced to in 2011

Bye Bye Liver @ Camp


Don't miss Bye Bye Liver (the Twin Cities Drinking Play) at Camp 

Click HERE to get tickets

Click HERE to check out our HOMO:Calendar


Trader Joe's in uptown?

Hipsters, keep your ironic hats on, uptown is getting a Trader Joe's. The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal is reporting  the rumour of their opening in the Lyn-lake neighborhood is true.

"Trader Joe's, which has been trying to break into the area for several years, has a deal for a store at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue. The development would include a building at the corner of 27th and Lyndale that formerly was occupied by the Sunnyside Up Cafe and other retail shops, as well as a neighboring building to the south that is home to Arts Materials."-John Vomhof Jr., Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal


Grindr for Striaght Dudes

Didn't know that "bros" needed this... But they now have a location-based-straight-male-networking-tool.

While your on scruff & grinde, you can tell your dude friends to download the Bromance App.


i got your crazy

Check out the local all Male Britney Spears cover band SPEARZ's teaser pic for their new music video Womanizer.  Their first video "Slave 4 u" already has over 20,000 hits and went to #1 on Youtube in Vietnam. 

Hillary Clinton's Epic Speech

"I am talking about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, human beings born free and given bestowed equality and dignity, who have a right to claim that, which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time."-SECRETARY CLINTON via

Sinful Sunday Beer Bust @ LUSH


Click HERE to become a fan of LUSH on facebook

Green Hair L'Assassins

L'Assassins styled by Soraya Hatfield of Pin-Up Styling

Behind the scene photo of the  L'Assassins on the set of their new music video.  Punk Music never looked so fabulous.  

Plan it out

Quorum, Erin Schwab, Ballet of the Dolls & Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus All have special events this weekend. Check out our HOMO:Calendar to learn more (click HERE)

For our Bartenders

This post is dedicated to all the bartenders & servers out  in the land of Homoapolis (and beyond).  Thank you for taking care of us

When most people think of Craigslist, we don't think of using it as an etiquette guide...

A newly viral post from the "best of" Craigslist isn't a missed connection or an amazing deal on a "gently-used" desk... it is an explanation of how to act at a bar...from a bartender.   

"Wilde" new Specials at Wilde Roast Cafe

Wilde Roast Cafe will be heating up this winter with their new Monday & Wednesday specials.

First up,

Monday is Burger Night: You can grab a chicken, beef, veggie or turkey burger for $5.  A high quality burger for cheaper than a fast food combo meal.  This special starts at 6:30pm and runs till close. 

Wednesday is Dollar Draft Beer Wednesdays:  Purchase an entree and you can get a Tap beer for just a buck.  This offer starts at 6:30pm and runs till close.

As always, check with the cafe to learn the details of the specials.

We're trying to imagine a sassy quote that Oscar Wilde might say about these new specials...

"I can resist anything except $5 Burgers.."
"An entree that begins with a $1 tap beer is sure to develop into a real friendship."

But our brain is distracted (that burger looks awesome.)   Our new plan, swing into Wide Roast Cafe on a Monday, have a $5 Burger, and let Wide inspire us...



Gay Men of Color

Are you a gay man of color? Click HERE to check out a networking page on facebook devoted to you.


World AIDS Day

December 1st is Worlds AIDS Day 

 "AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children." -wikipedia

You can help brighten lives here in the Twin Cities by supporting the Aliveness Project.  Commitments can range from a donation, adopting a holiday basket, wrapping gifts, or delivering baskets.

Visit aliveness.org to learn how you can help!

"The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota. What started out as a small group of people gathering to share potluck meals has grown into a membership organization that now serves one out of four Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS!" -via
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