Playboy spends an evening in Minneapolis

Surprise: Playboy's advice regarding what to do in Minneapolis will leave you drunk and full, but also sexually frustrated.
Playboy recently dispatched writer Sarah Brumble to spend an evening in Minneapolis and write about it. Suffice it to say the results are more Wall Street Journal than Reuters, if you follow me (UPDATE: A tipster says Brumble actually lives in Minneapolis).

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That said, Brumble must've been really hungry and thirsty for booze that evening, as she spent the vast majority of her stay inside various Minneapolis restaurants and bars.

Here's a list of all the eating/drinking establishments Brumble name checks: Triple Rock, Nomad, Palmer's, 331, Bar La Grassa, Icehouse, and Santana's. She starts her day at at 1 p.m. on the West Bank, winds through Northeast for some evening trivia, circles back to the other end of town for a nighttime visit to Allen Christian's House of Balls studio, heads to Eat Street, then makes her way to Santana's for some 2:30 a.m. chow.

And, for what it's worth, she seemed to have had a very good time.

"Long summer days spent on the 22 lakes within city limits reward those who endure the cold," Brumble writes. "Just remember: Don't swim in the Mississippi. That's gross. And don't mention the omnipresent Fargo accent. That's as tired as a knock-knock joke in these parts."

Sure, passages of that sort aren't quite as fun as "Eat breakfast at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop," but at least Brumble's piece has the virtue of being helpful for visitors who might use it for advice about things to do in the City of Lakes. Especially if said visitors are rich and looking to gorge themselves.

That said, how is it possible for a Playboy writer to come to town and not visit Sexworld or one of our fine strip clubs? That's a #fail, Playboy. A big ol' #fail.

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Writer Sarah Brumble LIVES in Minneapolis. This is a piece written by someone from the area who is a freelance writer, not a Playboy writer "dispatched" to the area. And no, we don't follow you.


This article was written by a U of M student in his early 20's? NO WAY! 

Hey City Pages, will you ever hire real journalists that know how to do research again? I miss the days when you had interesting and relevant articles.


Posts like these make Minneapolis look so self-conscious and small-time. Seriously, why is this even an article? A review of a review? Because you thought she should have went to fucking Deja Vu to get some fake tits thrown in her face... because Playboy? Are you 13?

And yes, you need to be "rich" to eat at Bar La Grassa. Last I checked, I make what is considered a middle class income, and I can still find a way to work dining at not-Taco-Bell into my monthly budget. You also need to be rich to drink at the 331, known for their $30 craft cocktails.


Yes because, all the wealthy people go to Palmers...why indeed did she not cover the place where modest incomed people strip clubs...and the marked up Sexworld...

Anyway, this piece at no point mentioned for what purpose Playboy specifically was putting together this article. After all, Playboy is (in)famous for not always having smutty articles, just smutty pictures. So yeah, the she could have had any sort of original purpose for writing about the cities, including a who's who of high priced spots (although in this case not really) of the cities worth hitting up. All in all, I think she picked a decent range of spots at least.

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