Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Minneapolis: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
The grand opening last fall drew the best-dressed, most multicultural crowd we've ever seen in the Twin Cities, and that's sayin' something in a city known for its depth and breadth of theaters.
The 500-seat venue connects the bones of the transplanted Shubert Theater with the 1888 Hennepin Center for the Arts, creating an intimate space celebrating both old and new. And the dancing? The opener's original mix of Native American, modern and ballet left us craving more (612/206-3636; thecowlescenter.org).